They close South Beaumont by the chicken ranch, first, no trash, real riders, no houses for many miles, no one calling in, it was just not right that bikes should be riding on that land. Oh, wiat it was BLM and county.....so, they gave tickes to those that parked on the city side of the streem. What does 98bd compared to 96db have to do with anything miles from houses and not a living thing to be seen? The isn't even a tree for as far as the eye cans see except for by the streem. Can anyone hear the bikes? No but, sure is important to make sure noone rides a bike in Riverside County and you feed into this? All puffed up like you on some save the world by making you bike more quiet? All the while you ride one of the biggest dirt bikes made? Tell others to keep there bikes quiet while you sneek around riding where you don't belong? We are talking riding on BLM land (where it is legal) and private land gets closed down and it's not because we are doing something wrong. It's because no one will tell you PC guys to SHUT UP! Now they are going to make all street bikes, cars making any noise more then 75' away gets a ticket. We need more rules! Vote Hillary! She will fix it for us!!!! Next time one of you have the balls to ride your bike fast enough to catch me. Let me know how you feel about how loud my bike is..............
I think you're mixing up replies from more than one person, cupcake.
Anyway, there's a big difference between riding with the type of muffler you describe, and 'the loudest one possible'.
Bikes sure as hell don't need to be silent, but some of us really need to be as quiet as possible because we are in close proximity to lots of other folks.
I agree 100% that you could make bikes silent, and the greenies would find another point to complain about, but an unreasonably loud bike (for the area where it is going to be used) will play a part in converting those that are otherwise neutral into active opponents.
I know a fellow that lives close to the *only* legal trail riding spot in central CT and guess what- if he could get the place closed down if he could. Why?
Not because of people riding with reasonably loud aftermarket pipes, but because there are enough yahoos that ride with obscenely loud pipes, over 100dB easy. Out in the desert, no one would hear them. In the northeast, a loud bike is a different story.
I would consider 98dB perfectly reasonable in most cases.
You need to do a little more thinking before you share your opinion, also. You are lumping different replies to you, and different kinds of people, with different thoughts and concerns, together.
Concerning 'sneaking around where I don't belong', there are pretty much no legal places to ride, but there are landowners who don't mind if you ride through their property. Some with active approval, some with tacit approval. In this situation, being quiet is a big plus. If the landowners get pissed or annoyed (or if signs of parties start to appear), the signs and gates
I have to say, some of what you say I consider reasonable and you come close to making a cogent and coherent argument, especially about there being responsible riders and idiots, and how fixing the 'sound' issue will not keep riding safe. There are indeed those that will stop riding by any means neccessary, whether it be because they are greenies, people who don't consider it 'proper', or they just do it because they can, as a power trip.
But, then your juvenile puling and whining comes in, and spoils the message.
One can only hope that you'll mature a bit, and can then add to the discussion.