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Noise pollution

hello  Well I have heard on the BBC about a scheme to  tax noise pollution from cars and motorcycles  well how this work out they’ve not said  and what else are they going to come up with  to stop us riding our bikes    yours  anna j  

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Could be the end for  BSA Gold Stars, Rudge Ulsters etc. Even with original "silencing" they make a racket. Can't say I feel any sympathy at all  towards the  local Harley berk  who can be heard from miles away with his straight pipes.  And it won't make any difference at all to the local hooligans who blast us with their no numberplate  unsilenced off road trikes at all hours. I doubt my 99 with Siamese pipes and standard cheroot "silencers" would go unnoticed. When your Healy 3000 loses its silencer on that road hump you will HAVE to call recovery, no driving it home or to the exhaust shop.There will be lots of unintended consequences to this.But if it is any use against the twerps driving around with huge base speakers I would be surprised.When that traffic car with its Blues and two's overtakes you by the camera ,will you be the one who gets the ticket?.Do you live under a flight path??.

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I was fined for inefficient silencers and excessive noise back in 1977, riding my Jubilee (I was 17).  Mind you people did hold their ears if I opened the loud button going up a hill! It surprising how much noise a 250 can make with a megaphones! So the legal power is already there if they want to use it. 

Dan

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Unsurprisingly, people are now starting to kick up a bit of a stink about it.

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In NZ, with a maximum speed limit of 100 km/hr (110 on a recently opened motorway, for a few km.)     The local tearaways can´t go fast, so, they go loud!  The same attitude as those who buy a Commando 961, then scrap the legal silencers.

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It's madness but that won't stop the spiteful idiots in charge. Sounds reflects, refracts, is concentrated and dispersed at random, so a pass or fail will be a random event also. The noisiest things in our cities (especially when you combine the offensive sound and the length of time we hear it) are the turbo diesel buses, and I wonder how they will be dealt with? All this technology has taken us into despotism.

Last year I has ringing in my ears after a police siren abruptly switched on the moment the car was passing me. They should rise from zero...

And the biggest noise problem is noisy neighbours, but the kind of people who rule us don't live in the kind of neighbourhoods where they suffer.

Must look for a Government Consultation web site. That's the only chance. But they are dominated by fired-up amateur politicians who want to 'make a difference'.

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It looks like the trial system will be installed on the A32 near West Meon, can't wait. The notices will be sent out automatically, so for those with bikes that were built prior to the silencer E marking becoming law, not an issue. 

Looks like my posty is going to need a bigger bag. 

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the effect of leaning on the button of a set of air horns as you drive/ride past the camera would be.

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How is an automatic roadside system going to measure sound output at a specified range and angle? Noise falls with the square of distance (twice the distance = 1/4 the sound) unless it is focused or reflected, in which case it can easily seem to be magnified. Seems to me as if it will never stand up in court, but they will rely on riders paying £50 straight away rather than go to court and face substantial legal costs, loss of earnings  and  a magnified fine if they lose. So the fact that their policy cannot be legal won't worry them in the slightest.

 

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Hello Well we can be fined up to a Grand  if your silencers are noisy   and over 86 DB   Most Air compressors  give of around 90 DB but you can buy easy fit baffles    from Ebay  then there is mechanical   Noises    too that police can give you a warning about,  if you are stopped  so ride safe  and check your bike   for Noise  you can get a cheapish Bd meter  , I have used these for years  as my first job was a Trainee Sound engineer for Altec Lancing  London  and In my time I custom built Speaker cabinets   for Bands and Discos   the Main Speaker chassis i use are made by Fane  Yorkshire Made,   and big name Brands have used there speaker chassis as well  Now all nightclubs must fit a drawmer sound suppressor  witch can be set at 85 db  and it will not go any louder no mater what the DJ dose,   I wish our bikes were like this  but you can fit that bit extra in side your silencer   save us getting a fine  and councils will be fitting  road side sound detectors   from now on along side the speed cams  So another ploy to get more cash for the Treasury   yours anna j

 

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