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    Default Heads up! New ME noise law!!!

    I'm friggin PISSED!


    I JUST found out there was a bill back in APRIL, that got introduced and PASSED/SIGNED by our PIECE OF S#!T gov. Baldie.


    It is a MOTORCYCLE SPECIFIC law against AFTERMARKET PIPES. NOT against LOUD pipes, (Although that is the intent.)


    Let me be more specific, you coule be driving a Honda Rebel 250cc with aftermarket pipes, and it is now ILLEGAL. No Inspections.


    Is it ANYWHERE near as loud as ANY Harley? Nope. Is it legal and ticketable?


    Yup. $137.00 FINE, PLUS your NO INSPECTION Fine.


    It's NOT a "Noise" Law... It is an "Aftermarket Parts" law.


    Bring on the Police Harrassment. It is just another law passed POORLY that targets the wrong thing.


    I F**KING HATE MAINE!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billtexts/SP064702.asp

    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billpdfs/SP064701.pdf

    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/search_ps.asp

    http://www.pressherald.com/news/motorcycle-noise-regulations-take-a-step-forward_2010-02-19.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToMang07 View Post
    I F**KING HATE MAINE!!!!!!!!!!
    But I hear Maine has great lobster.

    That is a sh*ty law. How are they going to know what is after market though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76VTX View Post
    But I hear Maine has great lobster.

    That is a sh*ty law. How are they going to know what is after market though?
    Thats just it....its NOT a NOISE LAW. The cops are gonna sit out there with a decible meter and pull over every HD going by and (try to) issue them tichets.

    OOPS.... Stock Parts.

    So the next step is they will just start pulling all the bikes over for "inspection stickers."


    Its a green light for cops to pull over any bikes they want. End of story.


    I am OK with the new "Inspection Sticker" part of the law. I always inspected mine, I have a valid sticker right now.


    May be my last one.
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    The new law HAS officially passed, it goes into effect THIS MONTH, July 12, 2010.

    There is a "Memo" that has circulated statewide to ALL departments, to make everyone aware. (I work in Corrections, and even WE got the memo.)

    I just checked the website, and it has changed, and now reads THIS:

    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/billtexts/HP117002.asp

    It WILL effect out of state drivers, regardless of whether or not that have inspections. So if you bike does not sound like a sewing machine, be ready for police harassment.

    F**king sucks, so bad. I have my pipes for performance, NOT sound. I do not want to loose torque/HP because my pipes are louder than stock.

    Ridiculous.
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