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09-26-2012, 03:56 PM,
Fun phone calls today!
So, my Vstar 650 muffler is gutted, and she ROARS. Well thats fine, but there is a little thing about me being military that says a ticket out in town is more indepth....then just a ticket out in town.

SO i called a local shop to get my sound decibel tested to ensure they were within legal standards, here is a brief summary of how it all panned out lol

---Called Motorcycle shop:

Me: hey im looking to get my motorcycle exhaust tested in decibel to ensure im within legal standard for the state of Florida?!

Owner: Well, in the state of florida, for the regualtions put into affect (79 dB at 35mph or less 82 dB over 35) he said most bike without a muffler cant reach that sound (exageration of course but entertaining)

---Then i decided to cover all grounds so i get a little wild and call the local Sheriffs Office (dumb right? lol)

Me: Hey i purchased a motorcycle out of Miami and under selling conditions they advised that my baffles have been removed from the exhaust so im afriad it might be a bit to loud for the state of florida?

Officer: This county doesn't issue decibel testers to our police officers, so the only way you could get a ticket is from a State Trooper and there is only one down here that has the device 120 miles north.

--- So finally i called my Motorcycle Coordinator for my base (who also teaches the Basic Riders Course Class coming up)

Me: Hello, im enrolled in the upcoming course but im afraid my exhaust is a little TO loud, i have spoken with local cops, and they assure me that it's either impossible or imporobale to be over the legal limit

Coordinator: When you come to my riding course if your exhaust is some how louder then mine, i'll buy you a set of saddle bags.

Oh what an epic conversation.

Not sure why i felt the need to share this discussion, just some things are funny to me, and this was a great order of events!
09-26-2012, 04:10 PM,
Fun phone calls today!
Seems as if no one could really give you a straight answer.

Different topic but what branch?
09-26-2012, 05:16 PM,
Re: Fun phone calls today!
Since I have to put more then 5 characters.........Navy

09-26-2012, 05:28 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
Hey i dont know how gutted your pipes are but if youre running basically drags you should look into this ->

Some instructions on tuneable baffles. They work ok. I lost a little bit of off the line torque when i went to drags but now i can red light race like a fiend.
LoLrcycle rider Cool
09-26-2012, 05:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-26-2012, 05:56 PM by Linden.)
Re: Fun phone calls today!
Haha that is pure genious, only dilema is I have no way to weld lol

But someone around me has too hmmm

Edit: will I need to tune to the type of riding I'm doing? I'm jetted now for no baffles
09-26-2012, 08:10 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
funny story, thanks for the share.
09-26-2012, 08:22 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
nah you dont need to change jetting. check out my thread on how to make ones without a welder
LoLrcycle rider Cool
09-26-2012, 10:32 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
Lol. Nice conversations you had.
09-26-2012, 10:39 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
Good story, I like it. At least you don't live in and over policed Nanny state like Australia
Two wheels moves me body and soul Cool
09-27-2012, 11:55 AM,
Re: Fun phone calls today!
My instructor for my upcoming courses calls me back later and tells me if I simply do not like the sound he has a fairly new set of baffles I can buy for 20$ lol
09-27-2012, 12:26 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
Well, that always works too. Congrats and let us know how it goes.
09-27-2012, 05:22 PM,
RE: Fun phone calls today!
Funny story, thanks for the share.
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