I see alot of stock pipes wanting to sell...my opinion??? KEEP THEM AROUND...
:roll: All well and good, but it doesn't change what you were doing wrong.if i end up in court about loud pipes, i will bring in every instance
of loud stereos where i have phoned the police and they did
i had some butthead kid driving past my place at 3 am with his
stereo shaking my house and it took two years of phone call to
the cops to get off their asses and go and talk to him ...
I documented every instance and every phone call ...
and what about all the semi's with loud pipes?
and what about my neighbour's screaming kids ... they have
drowned out my bike!!!
and my neighbour's stupid endless barking dogs!!!
someone wants to bitch about my loud pipes? bring it on ...
I want my day in court!!!!
It has NOTHING to do with "doing something wrong" and everything to do with TOLERANCE and COURTESY.:roll: All well and good, but it doesn't change what you were doing wrong.
Citing cases of two wrongs make a right probably won't get you too far in court. . aside from adding court fees and whatnot. . :lol:
opcorn: I'm sure there are those that will dispute that. .
:dontknow: Okay, I give up. WHY??? What do you base your opinion on? Why the concern over other peoples' pipes? Is Obama gonna form a Department of Excessive Motorcycle Noise and appoint you to oversee it? What's the story???I see alot of stock pipes wanting to sell...my opinion??? KEEP THEM AROUND...
You might start believing and I will tell you why.I recently heard that Maine had some sort of "must be stock" law coming up.
Personally I'll believe it when I see it.
Won't work .... here's why!So......
....what if you fashioned a Honda emblem out of stainless steel or another type of material; and then affixed it to your aftermarket pipes?
Pointing this out to the law may get you out of that ticket, don't you think?
"It's original equipment officer, see; it says it right there....."
I mean, Harley Davidson has their logo all over their parts, so why would not a Honda logo be believable?
The Label Match-Up Program
Two key elements of the label match-up are contained in the federal regulations. They are noise emissions testing, and labeling. This applies to street9-1 (highway use), and off road9-2 (dirt bikes) motorcycles manufactured after December 31, 1982, which are for sale in the U.S.
Once the motorcycle successfully passes the noise emissions test (J331a), two labels (one on the vehicle chassis, the other on the vehicle muffler) are required to be affixed in a "readily visible position" at the factory. Both these labels contain an identical model specific code 9-8 (along with other information) that is unique to the make and model of the motorcycle. The comparison of the model specific code between the two labels provide a way to "match up" the muffler to the motorcycle.
A regulated motorcycle that has an exhaust system installed without the correct label (i.e. competition use, pre regulation, export only, or no label at all) or has an exhaust system from a different make and model of motorcycle (un-matching model specific codes), is in violation of federal regulations and section 4909a(2) of the Noise Control Act (NCA).
The label match-up, quite simply, eliminates all ambiguity as to what is or isn't a suitable motorcycle muffler. It greatly lightens the burden on police, who normally would have to place a subjective value like "excessive" or "unusual" on motorcycle exhaust noise, by instead just requiring a simple visual check for the correct muffler label and model specific code. Enforcement is this easy. No sound level meters or special skills are required.
The first is the "motorcycle noise emissions control information label" affixed to the motorcycle chassis (as defined and required by 40 CFR205.158). This label includes the model year, a model specific code that only appears on an approved muffler designed for a specific vehicle, engine rpm during federal test procedure, the statement "this motorcycle meets EPA noise emissions requirements of either 83dba or 80dba" and a warning that "tampering" is in violation of federal law.
That department already exists ...... read the above post!:dontknow: Okay, I give up. WHY??? What do you base your opinion on? Why the concern over other peoples' pipes? Is Obama gonna form a Department of Excessive Motorcycle Noise and appoint you to oversee it? What's the story???
:beer3:Don't act a fool and 99.9% of cops won't bother you. :thumbup: