I have debacle straight shots. Went to the harley dealership today and the guy mentioned that loud pipes can will get the bike impounded in places like point pleasant... is this true? Any other popular spots that have similar enforcement?
California just passed a law that makes after market pipes illegal without an approval stamp or sticker on them. Pennsylvania has one on the books, but I have not seen it enforced yet. Just like the height of handle bars will not exceed a set height above the lowest part of the driver's seat, 12-18" I think, that would make all apes illegal.
Some local level places have laws against "modified exhausts"
"Loud pipes" do very little to protect you from your stupidity. I have come very close to having several accidents on my BIKE with "loud pipers", who in each case did something VERY Flipping stupid.
"A noise limit of 92 decibels applies to any motorcycle manufactured before 1970.
A noise limit of 88 decibels applies to motorcycles manufactured after 1969 and before 1973; 86 decibels applies to motorcycles manufactured after 1972 and before 1975; 83 decibels applies to motorcycles manufactured after 1974 and before 1986; 80 decibels applies to motorcycles manufactured after 1985.
Motorcycles registered in the state that are manufactured on or after 2013 or have an aftermarket exhaust system manufactured on or after 2013 must have the federal EPA noise emission label affixed to it in order to be operated, used, or parked in the state."
^^^ My favorite part..."or parked in the state." What if it is parked on a trailer because the pipes don't qualify? Does this apply only to California tags? Should I go into business creating a temporary dampener for pipes on bikes taking a trip through California?