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Are there laws/statutes/regulations on how loud a motorcycle can be? How does that correlate to several ordinances about stereo noise emitting from a vehicle?

Be careful out there. A guy that works for me had to leave early yesterday to attend the funeral of his friend that was killed on his bike due to collision with a car. A young girl driving the car and although the investigation isn't complete, they're saying she may have been texting on her phone.
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i think seattle put a noise limit on vehicles of all types. so many yards away a certain sound level. i'm not sure about radio sound.
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i think seattle put a noise limit on vehicles of all types. so many yards away a certain sound level. i'm not sure about radio sound.
There are various noise limits in various jurisdictions.

Not planning to run anything that is not stock so noise issues should not be any problem from the engine/muffler.

We did talk to the H-D dealership about helmet to helmet communicators. They have tiny speakers in them, as long as you are in range they work as full-duplex communicators. They also sync with your iPhone so you can make phone calls, listen to your playlist, etc. They use voice control, similar to Siri/Alexa to control the units. Can't imagine that could lead to a noise violation!

CARDO Systems seems to make the best units, integrate into the helmets, waterproof, rechargeable, etc.
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Bamby I am in TOTAL agreement with you about the "loud pipes" pile of crap.

It is not true.

Its called the "Doppler Effect" and the reality is exactly as you describe it. The sound is behind you, they don't hear you coming, they do hear you leaving!



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know what does help people notice you? Wearing hi-viz gear, adding auxiliary lighting to your bike, and upgrading your horn are all great ways to make your presence known. Not only do they do a better job than an after market exhaust, but they also cost a lot less. I should say that if by some chance you are wearing hi-viz gear, riding with auxiliary lights, using an upgraded horn...

FWIW, the lovely Mrs_Bob already has a Hi-Viz jacket, with level II padding at the elbows, shoulders & back! I'm looking at buying a similar Hi Viz jacket with CE level II armor too. As for Aux lights, those are also planned as are real horns.

Somewhere on the forum is the story of my daughter taking out one of our scooters in the summer and complaining about my rule of 'helmet, plus wearing lace on shoes, long pants/long sleeve shirt' even in the heat of summer. She hit a patch of gravel and slid the scooter on its side at 30mph. Both she and the lovely Mrs_Bob realized at that moment that my safety rules DO make sense.
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The new communication systems seem to be a massive improvement on the BlueTooth systems.

I'm looking at the CARDO Slim for the me and the lovely Mrs_Bob

Here is a somewhat bizarre, but very informative comparison between the two market leading companies (Sena & Cardo). Worth watching if you do-all motorcycle headsets are of interest to you.

LINK to video >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AMoXbXHALc&t=72s


LINK to product page > https://www.cardosystems.com/product...packtalk-slim/
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