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Old 09-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:39 AM   #3
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I think the AMA is missing the boat here. They have this standard that is really different standards for different engine types.

From an enforcement standpoint, this is overly complex and cumbersome. The powers that be won't use it, and will just do what they have been doing; making draconian legislation that pisses us off.

Of course, all this could have been avoided if some of us weren't using the streets as our personal echo chamber.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:42 AM   #5
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That extra 1.5 hp has screwed us all Moke.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:59 AM   #6
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I think the AMA is missing the boat here. They have this standard that is really different standards for different engine types.

From an enforcement standpoint, this is overly complex and cumbersome. The powers that be won't use it, and will just do what they have been doing; making draconian legislation that pisses us off.

Of course, all this could have been avoided if some of us weren't using the streets as our personal echo chamber.
But wait, that's not correct. (Except for the part about stupid-loud bikes)

The whole point of the SAE J2825 standard is to provide a simple, uniform, consistent standard for testing all manner of bikes: cruisers, sports, duals, etc. I've read several articles on the new standard and it sounds like a huge improvement over the previous tests (if there were any, in many cases the cops just write a ticket based on their opinion).

Here's a pretty good article on the topic:
SAE Motorcycle Exhaust Sound Test Standard - webBikeWorld
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:02 AM   #7
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Ken should want bikes to be as loud as possible. It potentially can drown out the words, "I do."
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:03 AM   #8
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"The SAE J2825 standard, prepared by the SAE Motorcycle Technical Steering Committee, recommends a decibel limit of 92 dBA at idle for all machines; or, using the Set RPM or Swept RPM Test, 100 dBA for three- or four-cylinder machines, and 96 dBA for bikes with fewer than three or more than four cylinders. "

If I'm an LEO, I want a single test, single standard. Make it so.

I guess it is better than the subjective standards out there now, though.
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"The SAE J2825 standard, prepared by the SAE Motorcycle Technical Steering Committee, recommends a decibel limit of 92 dBA at idle for all machines; or, using the Set RPM or Swept RPM Test, 100 dBA for three- or four-cylinder machines, and 96 dBA for bikes with fewer than three or more than four cylinders. "

If I'm an LEO, I want a single test, single standard. Make it so.

I guess it is better than the subjective standards out there now, though.
Ha! You should see the cops meet for their yearly Utah LEO bike ride. About 90% are on Harleys and about half of those run open pipes it seems. LOL!
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Ha! You should see the cops meet for their yearly Utah LEO bike ride. About 90% are on Harleys and about half of those run open pipes it seems. LOL!
The cops all get their bikes in Ft Lauderdale from Rossmeyer's fleet center. 1st thing they do is hammer out the baffles with a pry bar, then come back and complain that "it runs rough." So the mechanics put a Stage 1 download on the ECU and take the inner cover off the airfilter.
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