Last edited by BCCOM; 02-06-2013 at 07:42 PM.
" It is clear that the EPS must calibrate the apparatus before any test can be administered. "
That's awesome. I had a quick google around but couldn't find the relevant requirements for Vancouver and BC, can you point us in the right direction?
There aren't any at this time. It is BCCOM's belief that this might be something the governemnt/certain municipalities may try to bring in sooner than later and wondered what people's thought are? Lots of riders opting for the "Noise Snare" method as it does not target motorcycles but all loud vehicles and noise in general.
Good lord. More BS from this organization in order to allow their meatstick members continue to blatt
from stoplight to stoplight.
If you think they are out there representing anything, you are sadly mistaken.
The difference between you and me .........
I read the info on M.O.D.E.L. 's website.
I have to say, I'm 100% behind the Bylaw, I'm 100% behind the Noise Snare, and I cannot hope enough that it happens here. I'm sick and friggin' tired of attention whores on bikes thinking it's their "right" to blat around town disturbing people with their attention whore machines.
I would feel very disappointed if BCCOM were to actually NOT be in favour of the same bylaw being enacted here in BC. Clearly, the continuation of these dudes on their uncorked bikes pissing everyone off will lead to legislation which will make ALL motorcyclists suffer, not just the idiots who need people looking at them.
Seriously, if BCCOM is in support of M.O.D.E.L., we need to have a serious re-think about our only motorcycle lobby group in BC.
Perhaps this might be a great opportunity to put guys like me in my place, and take this opportunity to officially state as representative for BCCOM, that you are in full support of noise bylaws, including noise snares, and spot checks for aftermarket unbaffled exhaust, being enacted province wide. I shall be the first in line to offer a public apology.
Um what was the question?.......I suspect anything they tell me is for the greater good has an underlying agenda.
The more you let them rule you the more they will attempt to rule you to an even greater level.
What may seem like a reasonable concession or compromise may only be the precursor of the onslaught of rules that are soon to follow,all for the greater good of course.
Unless the same rules are followed for all combustion engine vehicles across the country it would seem to be a case of discrimination against motorcyclists.
Currently I run several machines at work that are much louder than any motorcycle.
BCCOM is a reflection of its members. For better or worse way more people ride cruisers than sport bikes. Hence BCCOM tends to manifest attitudes more in line with those who pursue the cruiser lifestyle.
I think BCCOM is great, but they don't always represent my interest.
I lived on Whyte ave many years ago. Those loud pipes could shake things off my shelves in my apartment! I didn't care, I was young, I though it is cool, and I got my class 6 there!
Back then, the cops used the loud pipe excuse to chase away HA or wannabe, make Whyte safer after dark. The cops were very friendly to other motorcyclists, and they even had a KLR ghost bike!
as long as the test does not force a higher standard then current CMVSS standards I would be all for this ......
my ZX12 is pretty dam loud but useing the concept of respect it rarely get noticed. Full throttle between lights is not required for my riding enjoyment
< spell chequer is totally bustimacated >
Give and take
Give them strict noise checks, and strict compliance with vehicle standards (targeting aftermarket parts)
Take lane filtering and use of bus lanes