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AB,Frank
10th June 2010, 15:38
Well, new law for scoots in Edmonton

92DB's max at idle,measured at rear of scoot 1 meter(3.28') away
first offense $250.00 fine...goes up from there..with impound at third offense:frownone

I guess it was just a matter of time for this to happen,like the flu ,its going to spread all over the place.

wilkin4
10th June 2010, 16:34
The question is will they enforce it ?

Guess there is one way to find out......:tour

bud095
10th June 2010, 16:36
yep, i see it coming here also but im running stock pipes so it doesn't really matter to me.

921200hd
10th June 2010, 16:43
you know that edmonton police has harley's in there fleet that are louder than 92db and that the city transit bus came out at 95 db i wouldnt worry to much if you get a fine fight it in court and say city busses are 95 i want all the busses to have quiter exhaust and dont use my tax dollars to replace it i want it to come out the mayors pocket its election time i think and that dork wants votes so screw him i heard tell that a couple guys bought a brand new harley took it down wyhte ave to the tim hortons and a stock bike brand new was over so we get a tickit regardless i say we all get on our bikes one day all of edmonton and ride hard through town they cant catch us all

Epyx
10th June 2010, 16:50
95dcb at idle is still pretty freaking loud. What is your bike now? I dont think most people have much to worry about. If a city bus is 95dcb, those things are super loud. How loud do you want your bike to be?

http://www.eltoroairport.org/issues/noise_levels.htm

http://www.coolmath.com/decibels1.htm

921200hd
10th June 2010, 16:58
that was the test a stock bike from what iam told is over my sporty with stock pipes is over iam bettin 92db is not that loud maby 110 could be i just think edmonton is full of pussys a bunch of whiners glad i live in edson and edmonton 88db at like a plant you need ear plugs and i dont find that loud to me and thats for long term exporsure like 12hrs a day at work so 92 is not that bad not bad enough to complain about there's just to many wimps in edmonton

idigther
10th June 2010, 17:01
That's so BS - biased aimed at motorcyclists. I'm no fan of obnoxious pipes but 92db is nothing compared to boom box cars. I had the impression that Canada was the Northern "home of the free", hockey nuts and moose burgers. Not that I like moose :-0) ! There are many towns and counties here in the U. S. That have db level laws that apply to anything on the public roadways....boom box cars incl. My personal choice was the SE 80503-07 slip ons for my 2007 because 1) warranty and 2) I don't want to get hassled like I used to for loud pipes on my FXEF. If I lived in Alberta I'd be writing a letter to the local news paper editorial page and provide the db levels for the public buses and anything else city owned or operated that tax money supports. Maybe an organized rally at tge seat of the local government by a by arear bikers and hot rodders would be fun.

flathead45
10th June 2010, 17:05
95dcb at idle is still pretty freaking loud. What is your bike now? I dont think most people have much to worry about. If a city bus is 95dcb, those things are super loud. How loud do you want your bike to be?

http://www.eltoroairport.org/issues/noise_levels.htm

http://www.coolmath.com/decibels1.htm
I have a decibel meter and my ironhead was only 89db at idle, in a garage, from5 feet away and with dragpipes.

on the road it was too Eucking loud. so I went back to cycleshacks with mufflers. its still loud but not as ear shattering.

921200hd
10th June 2010, 17:11
ya we are home of the free and moose burgers tast good man i would love to see a rally hey edmonton get your ass in gear lets get a rally goin i live in a town 2hr west of edmonton and would ride from there to join the rally and edmonton is the city with the noise bylaw not all of alberta

scarecrow777
11th June 2010, 21:44
Note to self. Don't go to Edmonton.

921200hd
11th June 2010, 23:12
there not really enforcing it

bud095
12th June 2010, 11:50
i saw some a-hole at a red light last night making a whole lotta "look at me noise":frownthre its no wonder people are bitching.

floorit
12th June 2010, 11:54
I got loud pipes on my truck, and all my bikes so I'm all for noise. Hell, I ran short shots for ages and didn't think they were even close to obnoxious. But do you know how loud 92db at IDLE really is? If it idles at 92 it would be revving near to or past 100db, and that my freinds if just friggin ridiculous.

AB,Frank
12th June 2010, 17:34
Here is a bit of an update, the city purchased 8, DB measuring kits,at a cost of $17,00.00 a piece.That tells me ,they will be out in force and writing tickets...so they can pay for them puppy's.
Some guy was on the AM radio yesterday morning,saying he measured a city transit bus at 102 DB's when it was leaving the bus stop....are THEY going to get a ticket?? When pigs fly I say...This bylaw is ONLY for scoots!!

Koot
12th June 2010, 19:17
Hey there roadtrip...... back at ya .... a quote from your BC post...

"I think you should move to a non-socialist area or have enough $$ to hire a constitutional lawyer and take it to the supreme court."

:laugh :p :laugh

Seriously though, you can count on some harassment aimed at the bike community and that sucks. :( :(

Koot

flashedwards
12th June 2010, 19:59
Roadtrip: you said that the test is from 1 meter...is that to the side, straight back or what? I've got a db meter and I'd like to see where mine would come in...just need to know where to set up the meter.
Flash

floorit
12th June 2010, 20:07
It's no wonder they are doin this shit. I was buyin my lunch at a little cafe with an outdoor, walk up order window when some dude on a "chopper" big twin came around the corner and nailed it. He musta been runnin street sweepers or somethin without baffles. Had 36" ape hangers clear over the top of his head. He was in a hurry to get home for lunch I guess, cause it was BLAAHHH,BLAAAAHHHH,BLAAAAHHHHH,BLLLLLAAHHH, all the way out of site. All of this in a 20mph residential neighborhood, 11:30 on a week day. The bad part was, even after all that noise he couldn't have been going more than 50. All I could think was "Here come a noise ordinance".

Unbalanced
12th June 2010, 20:27
I am a project manager at a manufacturer of industrial and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, and many of my projects go into buildings or areas where sound levels are a concern. I do quite a bit of sound testing. 92dB is pretty damn loud. I don't think even drag pipes would register that high at idle. I'm sure plenty of pipes go well beyond that when hard on the throttle, but at idle 92dB would be flat out ridiculous.

Decibels is a logarithmic scale. 3dB points is approximately twice as loud. 92 is twice as loud as 89, and 95 is again twice as loud as 92.

Did the law specify sound POWER or sound PRESSURE? They're both measured in decibels but they are different. It might be worth looking up, cause if any of you guys plan to check you're own bike you'll need to set the meter in the correct mode.

bud095
13th June 2010, 09:01
It's no wonder they are doin this shit. I was buyin my lunch at a little cafe with an outdoor, walk up order window when some dude on a "chopper" big twin came around the corner and nailed it. He musta been runnin street sweepers or somethin without baffles. Had 36" ape hangers clear over the top of his head. He was in a hurry to get home for lunch I guess, cause it was BLAAHHH,BLAAAAHHHH,BLAAAAHHHHH,BLLLLLAAHHH, all the way out of site. All of this in a 20mph residential neighborhood, 11:30 on a week day. The bad part was, even after all that noise he couldn't have been going more than 50. All I could think was "Here come a noise ordinance".exactly the point i was trying to make earlier,so im sticking with my stock pipes.the "look at me noise" is getting way out of hand.

scarecrow777
23rd June 2010, 16:48
I don't see how they can give anyone from out of town a ticket. Isn't it kind of like that Myrtle Beach helmet law?

mindseye
31st December 2010, 13:43
well, I got nailed with it in fall.....fighting it in April, they moved the sensor 3x to get a high reading.....another things that tics me is a jap bike can go 100db, while a v-twin is 96.....I have a harley so what they are in fact saying is I can be louder if I ride a certain kind of bike....DISCRIMATORY!!!!...this law makes no sense, my lawn mower does 110db:frownthre

AB,Frank
16th January 2011, 23:07
Roadtrip: you said that the test is from 1 meter...is that to the side, straight back or what? I've got a db meter and I'd like to see where mine would come in...just need to know where to set up the meter.
Flash

From what I was told its straight back.

freeidaho
16th January 2011, 23:35
I have a set of electronic shooting muffs that electrically cut off outside sounds above a certain limit. They are great cause you can hear conversations, but not gun shots.

Just for discussion sake I note that they kick in at 85db to prevent hearing damage....

kr

dwagar
14th April 2011, 15:43
isn't ALL of BC under the same noise restrictions? I don't know if I can get my V&H pipes down to that. Even with Quiet Baffles. Well, sort of. I tossed out the fibreglass wrap. So, I guess they are semi-quiet baffles now.

I'm glad Calgary hasn't passed such a thing.