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Exhaust mods and Cali laws.

Discussion in 'United States of America' started by Roose, Jan 9, 2019.

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  1. Roose

    Roose Just got it firing!

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    Midnite Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Curious about this too. Has anyone here been cited yet? Wonder if CHP is specifically targeting modified moto exhausts more than before? My neihbor’s A CHP officer - I’ll check with him and report back when I get a chance. Curious what Todd thinks as So. Cal resident and purveyor of finely crafted modified exhausts...
     
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    Wisconsin v7 Racer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Wisconsin along with others have laws on the books too. Modify the guzzi all you want and a cop will still think its stock sounding compared to a Harley.
     
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    Roose Just got it firing!

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    Yeah I don't believe many MG riders will run into this particular problem. I'm always weary of encroaching laws. And I hate the idea of anyone not being prepared for the absurdity of this law altogether.
     
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    I don’t know what to think really. Seems every January they roll out another new scare tactic law. There’s tons of these type laws on the books already. Each year seems nothing changes. Hope it stays that way.
    In other states where I’ve seen “crack downs” including profiling and herding motorcycles, is a disgrace.
    Many of the big brand exhaust companies here spend a tremendous amount of money for State approval... so this could get really ugly if nothing but stock is acceptable. Most of my exhaust are well below 95db when ridden normally, and most people think all Guzzis are vintage. Hopefully that keeps us off the radar... that is until the entire state is electric only (which new vehicle sales is coming for this here). It will be time to move when that day arrives.
    This state is a gearhead mecca, so hard to fathom the day when internal combustion is completely banned here, but change is on the horizon it seems. Always a way around for the diehards. Mad Max, here we come.
     
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    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Site Contributor!

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    For some reason I'm seeing you as Toecutter. Not sure what that says about you or me. :rofl:
     
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    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    Perhaps some residents consider loud pipes on public ways, a nuisance.
    On some race tracks, however, where it isn't regulated, it is sometimes encouraged.
    YMMV

    Alex
     
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    It’s started already...

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    V700Steve High Miler GT Contributor

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    Got to love GA, no muffler law. The towns make one to get rid of biker clubs that set up a clubhouse . I run my 700 w/36" strait fishtails, only cause I had them new sitting on the shelf and no $ for mufflers. Not loud unless you are on the gas or the freeway going 80.
     
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