Although I do not agree in Context with the Less Sound = More Ground "Myth". I do agree with Bill Dart, Malcolm Smith and others on the reality of the situation. Malcolm in my opinion is a man of few words and what he says on this issue does carry some merit and power in our industry. I do not agree with some of the BRC, AMA and C.O.R.V.A decisions but I also do not agree with many issues my Representatives endorse, no matter in the political arena or in the motorcycle arena. Some decisions are just bad. I would like to just say I whole hearted agree with the article in this months BRC mag written by Bill Dart. I will not add all that was said if anyone would like the article, I will be glad to scan and send it to you. But here is the gist of the article.
Bill Dart -- BRC Mag
If you are thinking of buying an aftermarket exhaust system, you need to think hard about which one to buy. Not only should it improve performance and/or reduce weight, it should comply with the 96 db level. Not only will this keep you in compliance if or when a national sound standard is implemented, it is the right thing to do. Make sure your friends do the right thing too. If we all make an effort with our own equipment, and reach out to those we hear are too loud, we can make a difference. Our recreation future may well depend on it
I hope this will not start a fire storm, please think about this for a minute. I do not give any credit to the entire article with just one quote, but honestly to me it is the right thing. I have read the "IT IS MY RIGHT" I disagree with that It is not MY RIGHT to have a loud bike, it is my right to be a responsible rider, and the times we are in now enforces this issue right to our door steps.
This is not 20 years ago, this is now and things change and so must we. I totally understand the reasoning that the less sound is just a smoking mirror, I agree with that. But We need to start realizing that as our society grows it encroaches on the areas we rode in 20 years ago. That is progress unfortunately, eventually time catches up.
Last I want to ask the mods or Steve and Bryan to add this poll for all. Just to add, I belong to AMA and BRC just sent my membership to CORVA
Do you belong to any one or more
1: AMA -- Member
2: Blue Ribbon Coalition -- Member
3: C.O.R.V.A. -- Member
4: AMA, Blue Ribbon -- Member
5: AMA, Blue Ribbon, Corva -- Member
6: AMA, Blue Ribbon,Local Area/state Org -- Member
7: I am not a member of anything I don't care
Blue Ribbon Coalition
C.O.R.V.A Web Site