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And a big BOO to you too Urs Max, there is no such thing as a loud bike, just tone deaf people with a throbbing hangover.
I'm pretty sure most people prefer to keep their hearing, there's simply no need to make the vehicles as loud as some are. Use a race track if you can't do without such defeaning noise.
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Old 31.05.2020, 17:56
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I'm pretty sure most people prefer to keep their hearing, there's simply no need to make the vehicles as loud as some are. Use a race track if you can't do without such defeaning noise.
Just take the batteries out of your hearing aid, problem solved.
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Old 31.05.2020, 18:19
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Just take the batteries out of your hearing aid, problem solved.
I did, but my neighbor says it doesn't improve his hearing.
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Old 31.05.2020, 19:53
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I don't know the exact testing criteria for noise, but I from what I remember of a conversation with a Jaguar engineer it is tested at certain steady speeds. With gearing and a powerful motor you can sit at low revs and a high gear at 50 km/h or 130 km/h and be as quite as any other vehicle. Then when you give it some shoe you'll be beyond the noise limit.
When you want your motorbike to be more noisy but controllable, leave the exhaust alone but open the intake. Will make a beautiful noise when you give lots of gas, but will remain silent when going a steady speed.

When doing this to an old Guzzi at idle it'll sound like an old steam engine... i miss my LM3
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Just take the batteries out of your hearing aid, problem solved.
Why not get speakers inside your bike helmet that blares the sound at the only person guaranteed to enjoy it?
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Whelp! Itīs official, Austria (Tyrol) has banned loud bikes.
Wonīt be long now before all bikes have been pussyfied.
Does that mean less growling, more whining and the occasional miaow?
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Old 01.06.2020, 09:39
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When you want your motorbike to be more noisy but controllable, leave the exhaust alone but open the intake. Will make a beautiful noise when you give lots of gas, but will remain silent when going a steady speed.

When doing this to an old Guzzi at idle it'll sound like an old steam engine... i miss my LM3
I have DB killers in all of my big bikes except for one of the LMIVs, and pretty open intakes in all, three with stacks. Definitely some nice intake noise!

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I'm pretty sure most people prefer to keep their hearing, there's simply no need to make the vehicles as loud as some are. Use a race track if you can't do without such defeaning noise.

Funny thing this - in the UK I have a Ducati with OEM straight through exhausts. Came like that from the dealer, and is road legal (gets MOT'ed every year - and in one case got stopped by the police looking for a stamp on it).



That said, I wasn't allows at brands hatch with it, as it was (substantially) over their noise limit...
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That said, I wasn't allows at brands hatch with it, as it was (substantially) over their noise limit...
Does the UK have something like a definitive noise limit that applies at all times, regardless of speed etc? Perhaps subject to pitch?
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Old 02.06.2020, 07:59
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Does the UK have something like a definitive noise limit that applies at all times, regardless of speed etc? Perhaps subject to pitch?

Officially, yes. 80dB is the limit (driveby test) this applies to new motorbikes. I haven't seen a single MOT garage with a dB meter.

That said, if your bike is pre-1983, no noise limits apply and you're free to do pretty much whatever you want.


If you fit an aftermarket exhaust, it must comply with some standard (can't remember which) and not make "excessive noise".


On race-tracks, the owners don't want to upset their neighbors (nor the local council)... so they have noise limits measured at the entrance.
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Re: Ban for motorbikes.

I live on the Ammersee where there are prime roads for bikers to ride on. Yesterday was a typical bank holiday and bikes were out in their hundreds.
You know the kind, bikes that have sat in the garage all winter and only get aired when the conditions are perfect and ridden by riders who dismount at a traffic light to polish the chrome.
Itīs not the individual bike that is loud itīs the hundreds of noise conform bikes spiced with a few louder ones. For that to be under control you would need to ban all bikes.
But then, as we have noticed you have to ban, sports cars, SUVīs Trikes, quads and three series BMWīs with a tuning kit. Oh why not ban all vehicles with a combustion engine and get the electric car bugaloo going.
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Re: Ban for motorbikes.

Noise rarely an issue for me but the serpentine roads going up/down a mountain apparently paradise for racing motorbikes while a nightmare for everyone else
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Noise rarely an issue for me but the serpentine roads going up/down a mountain apparently paradise for racing motorbikes while a nightmare for everyone else
If they're a nightmare for everyone else I would have no problem if they didn't use them. Or at least if the camper vans didn't use them.
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