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Just got a friendly memo from the policeman at the gas station telling my bike is just too loud and that most cops would be writing me a ticket . He said he's giving me a break and to quiet it down a bit . I dont have a problem with using db killers but I had bike tuned without them . You guys think mapping would be ok with db's installed?
 

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Anyone on here with 2-1-2 termi slip ons on a 796 think theirs is too loud without db's?
I have termi 2-1-2 without db's. Love that sound! :)

I still have to do cat delete. Maybe after that I put moded db's back to get some backpressure.




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Just got a friendly memo from the policeman at the gas station telling my bike is just too loud and that most cops would be writing me a ticket . He said he's giving me a break and to quiet it down a bit . I dont have a problem with using db killers but I had bike tuned without them . You guys think mapping would be ok with db's installed?
he definately wouldn't like my termi 2 into 1 without the baffle.

Given that the termi 2 into 1 can be run with or without a baffle leads me to think that your mapping would be fine.
 

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Pop em in and try it, you'll know pretty much if its running ok, won't hurt anything.
 

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Just got a friendly memo from the policeman at the gas station telling my bike is just too loud and that most cops would be writing me a ticket . He said he's giving me a break and to quiet it down a bit . I dont have a problem with using db killers but I had bike tuned without them . You guys think mapping would be ok with db's installed?
or just look into the law and see what it really says about sound regulation, if any.. just because they have a badge and a gun doesn't mean they're right about everything and can say whatever they want.


disclaimer: i'm not a hater of cops.. i grew up a cop's kid and know a lot of them.. the truth in the matter is, a lot of cops are A-Holes

look into your local law and see if you can be cited for your pipes... it sounds like he was giving you a 'break' because there is no foot for him to stand on.

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS, people!
 

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I have the Zard Top Guns with the DB killers removed and the sound is sooo sweeeet!!! It runs fine and no heat from the LEO's as of yet.
 

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According to several sources you are required to have a muffler but there is no sound criteria. You are legal to run your pipes as is in the state of Virginia. Be safe.

State-by-state motorcycle laws
 

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or just look into the law and see what it really says about sound regulation, if any.. just because they have a badge and a gun doesn't mean they're right about everything and can say whatever they want.


disclaimer: i'm not a hater of cops.. i grew up a cop's kid and know a lot of them.. the truth in the matter is, a lot of cops are A-Holes

look into your local law and see if you can be cited for your pipes... it sounds like he was giving you a 'break' because there is no foot for him to stand on.

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS, people!
Yeah, you might as well check to make sure it's not BS, but I think you'll find most places have a sound ordinance on the books and if there is no specific db limit it would be up to the discretion of the officer which in itself if BS.
 

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the guy probably gave ya a break. Use it and find out if there are any noise limits. No harm in looking, maybe the guy was being nice or being a jerk, but he did not hassle you so it sounds like a good opportunity to find out for yourself.
 

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Yeah, i found it pretty informative. Kind of nice to look at before going cross country.
 

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Virginia: The exhaust system must be no louder than the original factory equipment.


so how will the policeman prove that what he's got is louder than the factory? :D
 

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Virginia: The exhaust system must be no louder than the original factory equipment.


so how will the policeman prove that what he's got is louder than the factory? :D
I could be mistaken but I believe one of the manufacturers stickers has the exhaust db info on it, if he has a sound meter he can measure it... I have seen this happen.
 

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I could be mistaken but I believe one of the manufacturers stickers has the exhaust db info on it, if he has a sound meter he can measure it... I have seen this happen.
from what i understand the police officer has to be trained to use the DB sound meter in order to administer the law. similar to taking a breathalyzer test.. if the officer is not trained to use that device how can he/she know if it is an accurate reading..

again, just because they wear a uniform, have a gun and a badge does not mean they're right and can do whatever they want...
 

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Virginia: The exhaust system must be no louder than the original factory equipment.


so how will the policeman prove that what he's got is louder than the factory? :D
THIS!

i'm not saying run around buzzing the exhaust as loud as you possibly can but this is like getting a ticket for speeding without the cop using a tried and true method to detect your speed.

'i pulled you over and am citing you for driving 78 miles per hour in a 65mph zone'
how did you determine my speed officer? you were driving the other direction
'you looked like you were going that fast'


^^does not hold water... neither does the subjective determination by one's ear on whether or not the exhaust pipes are louder than what came from the factory..
 

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This is a good resource. However, cities can also introduce bylaws limiting the amount of noise (dbs) a motorcycle can emit. In fact Calgary is the first city to start using a roadside test. The video says it all. There are at least a couple cities in B.C. that are targeting motorcycles with 'noisy' exhausts. Global Calgary | City's
In less than 10 seconds I found this nice little compilation. You can too.
Motorcycle Noise Limits | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
Lot's of other goodies in that site as well. Great little reference, IMHO
 
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