Failed sound test w/ Q Pipe
Posted November 20, 2002 - 08:56 AM
They run the sound tests at the enduros.
They say a "Q" pipe has a 50/50 chance of passing the 101 db limit they enforce now.
They also had the opinion that there was little chance of any blue bike passing the 96db limit that will be enforced on jan01 03.
The CRD although has been claimed to have passed the usfs test for approval is still not legal in their eyes.
I am adding a cobra sparky to the end of my crd pipe in the hopes of having a legal quiet pipe.
This news was shocking to say the least and am going to talk to these guys more about testing procedures and possibilities.
Posted November 20, 2002 - 11:08 AM
Its racist I tell you !!!!
Posted November 20, 2002 - 12:35 PM
SFO - my bike has been measured at 95 & 96 dBA on two occassions - both at Middle Creek. I run a Thumper Racing Quiet Core in my stock '99 exhaust system.
There is a HUGE difference between a 96dBA bike and a 103 dBA bike. I like bikes and I can't stand to be around a bike that's blowing 103dBA. It's plain inconsiderate.
Posted November 20, 2002 - 12:42 PM
I inquired why he said "blue bike" and didn't worry about the Orange one? No definative answer. Just that they don't worry about the orange bikes.
My pal's 520 with an FMF somethingorother on it is louder than my YZ with that FMF Q. And since most guys run aftermarket exhausts on their blue bikes, esp. YZs since you need a sparky to ride public, the rangers have quickly figured out that blue=loud.
Reading this post again made me think even more that Bill Dart is a tool. As Kaze states above the FMF Q is the pipe Bill touts in that ridiculous article he penned for the BRC newsletter. No way will that pipe come in under 96 Db on our bikes.
I think that by the time you get a 426 down to 96Db it will probably not run very well, at the least you are going to need to rejet.
Before you cut that next check to the AMA or BRC, remember that they supported the park ranger-enforced CA Db limit law. Whose side are these jerks on, anyway?
My condolences to all who live and ride on public land in CA. If anybody sees Bill Dart headed to my state, please let me know, I'd like to talk to him before he supports a similar law in my area.