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New Hampshire riders take notice - HB95

A bill is in committee right now to ban aftermarket exhaust and limit noise levels on motorcycles. It also states that all motorcycles must have a functioning tachometer.

You may want to call your state rep to discuss this. I spoke with one of the bills sponsors today. She stated the reason for the bill was loud bikes. I told I fully agreed with her about loud bikes, but there must be a better way to address the issue. She said the thinng to do is to work with the legislatures and see if we can find a middle ground.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legi...09/HB0095.html

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post #2 of 12 Old Jan 10th, 2009, 12:44 pm
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So, would it then be illegal to register a fully stock, ultra quiet motorcycle if it did not come equipped with a factory tach? Or would the dealers be forced to install one, just to make a sale?

Just another example of "knee jerk" legislation.

Should be interesting if it passes come June and Laconia Bike Week.

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This would pretty much end the Laconia rally, wouldn't you think?

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This would pretty much end the Laconia rally, wouldn't you think?
I read the same thing about NYC. I think they'll have a small war on their hands with the local Hells Angels chapter.

I'm sure this is much to the delight of the local authorities. They hate that weekend but are forced to put up with it due to the increased revenue stream. They do their part to adding to the increase in revenue but writing as many tickets as they have in their books.

What municipality is next Daytona Beach Florida? Sturgis South Dakota?

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A bill is in committee right now to ban aftermarket exhaust and limit noise levels on motorcycles. It also states that all motorcycles must have a functioning tachometer.

You may want to call your state rep to discuss this. I spoke with one of the bills sponsors today. She stated the reason for the bill was loud bikes. I told I fully agreed with her about loud bikes, but there must be a better way to address the issue. She said the thinng to do is to work with the legislatures and see if we can find a middle ground.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legi...09/HB0095.html

huh, so my wife's 2007 VStar 1100 Custom (completely stock) would not be allowed because no tach? (not available on the star cruisers) what a buncha horseshit!

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huh, so my wife's 2007 VStar 1100 Custom (completely stock) would not be allowed because no tach? (not available on the star cruisers) what a buncha horseshit!
Agreed about the equine poop, butt what the heck is the motive about legislating the installation of a tach?? I can't get my brain around that one, unless some asshat put together a far-fetched notion about loud pipe bikes and missing tachs??
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My guess is the reason for the tach requirement is to make it easier for an officer to measure the decibel level of the exhaust during a traffic stop.

>> No person shall operate a motorcycle which has a measured noise level of more than [106] 95 decibels on the decibel meter when measured 20 inches from the exhaust pipe at a 45 degree angle while the engine is operating at 2,800 revolutions per minute for one and 2 cylinder motorcycles and 3,500 revolutions per minute for any motorcycle with 3 or more cylinders.<<

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My guess is the reason for the tach requirement is to make it easier for an officer to measure the decibel level of the exhaust during a traffic stop.

>> No person shall operate a motorcycle which has a measured noise level of more than [106] 95 decibels on the decibel meter when measured 20 inches from the exhaust pipe at a 45 degree angle while the engine is operating at 2,800 revolutions per minute for one and 2 cylinder motorcycles and 3,500 revolutions per minute for any motorcycle with 3 or more cylinders.<<
Thanks, Kevin. I think I see some tachometer mods in some creative folks' future!!
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Ha-ha, for sure, Dick. You know someone will figure out a way around this law. I'd love to see loud pipes go away, but I don't think laws are the way to go about it.

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How many times have you passed a car only to watch the operator put the window up and place their hand over their ear? They expect all motorcycles to be loud and annoying.

Honestly, I thought their already was a law about loud exhausts.

What they should do is write a law prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving.

It's all about enforcement

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Your lifestyle, money or property are never safe when the federal congress, state congress, city council or home owners association is in session. Personal opinion... there are just too many people in office that rode the 'short' bus to school years ago.

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Re: New Hampshire riders take notice - HB95

I always say it better to police yourself then let someone else do it. It was only a matter of time before VERY loud pipe started to piss off to many people. I don't like it when others take away my options but if to many people are irresponsible it will only be a matter of time before it goes away.

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