by Larry
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:36 am
 
Forum: Noise Pollution
Topic: Sound vs. Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 4056
Don't be too shy, David. Ask the management to turn the music down, or better yet, turn it off. If he doesn't , complain it about and walk out. I am shy too and occasionally do just that. Here is a tip: I have found that this sometimes gets results. Tell the management of the noisy restaurant ( pres...
by Larry
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Maine Legislature poised to take action on loud motorcycles
Replies: 34
Views: 27497
[quote="EZDUZIT"]Larry, If a pipe is baffled, then it isn't a "straight pipe". There are some mufflers that are adjustable. The noise output is very close to stock. Too close to tell w/o a db meter. Dr Jekill & Mr Hyde (85 db) http://www.harleycustom.com/Prod-Dr._Jekill_&...
by Larry
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Maine Legislature poised to take action on loud motorcycles
Replies: 34
Views: 27497
Baffled straight pipes do not constitute a legitimate muffler. Straight pipes are not EPA compliant. They are for "closed course competition use only", and not for street use. No motorcycle intended for street use is originally equipped with straight pipes, baffled or not. EPA compliant mu...
by Larry
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:19 am
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Maine Legislature poised to take action on loud motorcycles
Replies: 34
Views: 27497
The Supreme has ruled no such thing as a general prohibition on the states enforcing federal laws. The federal imagination law is one thing, the federal motorcycle noise law is another. The states can enforce federal laws if Congress expresses that intent. In the case of the federal motorcycle noise...
by Larry
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:52 am
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: So I built a classic car
Replies: 20
Views: 16080
Welcome. Glad to see you approve of our agenda. Your defiant use of straight pipes will greatly aid the advancement of our cause. Thank you for your support. I found your site while looking up a certain Officer Holtsclaw in Houston who's been harassing some of my friends with motorcycles. Never befo...
by Larry
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Houston TV Station to cover MC Noise Enforcement
Replies: 59
Views: 37852
@LARRY - Are you serious? you think "bikers" and loud cars shouldn't have a hand in re-writing the city noise ord? c'mon don't be silly, of course they should. SOME bikes come from the factory stock. My friend has a harley that came from the showroom floor reading 90DB's.. so please, do t...
by Larry
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:39 am
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Houston TV Station to cover MC Noise Enforcement
Replies: 59
Views: 37852
" I want the EPA to specify motorcycle exhausts. Why shouldn't they? They already have." Indeed they have. Now we want those regulations enforced and complied with. "There is some validity to the truism "Loud Pipes Save Lives", whether you want to believe it or not." Th...
by Larry
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:00 am
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Motorcycles
Replies: 140
Views: 82114
[/quote] I am exempt from the noise laws if you want to push the issue because the newest bike own is a 76 Laverda and guess how many types of exhaust they sold for over the road use as factory accessories?? my 67 T-120-tt came with no head light and no mufflers, legal for street use by the safety s...
by Larry
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Houston TV Station to cover MC Noise Enforcement
Replies: 59
Views: 37852
larry, nothing productive can come from arguing the lawsuit here, you have your opinons and we have ours and neer the twain shall meet. it will be decided in court and since it doesnt relate specifically to noise it has no business being disccussed here anyway. bda, one does not have to bein a 'pro...
by Larry
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Motorcycles
Replies: 140
Views: 82114
Actually, loud exhausts are not illegal. The law states that it must mimic the factory exhaust note....guess what, I own a HDs and Triumphs that never came with silencers or mufflers from the factory-as an option!. Don't preach to me about rider training programs, I am an instructor here in Va, and...