Are we killing our own sport?

Discussion in 'Land/Legal Protect Your Rights' started by Wolf, May 10, 2006.



  1. cleopatrisha

    cleopatrisha Rookie DRN Member

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    Noise what noise

    Yeah I can see if your riding in town or near someones home but this is not the case with alot respectful of riders.


  2. rm250_master

    rm250_master Rookie DRN Member

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    i love to race and im thinking about opening my own track when i get older and if i have 2 i will buy my own bikes to rent out be fore they stop rideing all together.

    dirtbiker 4 life!:aj:
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    2T vs 4T noise issue

    To preserve the sport a 98db noise limit must be investigated! Can a 4T make the limit and be competitive with a 2T at the same noise level? Will a 98db limit be needed for a 2T when the closures are coming from noise that travels and irritates locals as now with the current 4T trend? :whoa:
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    nsxxtreme Rookie DRN Member

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    a suggestion on the loud sucks banner.

    Sticking this at a local track event, everyone would know what it means.

    But if you used it somewhere else not everyone would know what you were talking about. Somehow include what you are talking about in the banner. I dont know exactly how to do that. A picture, additional text, dont know it's a great start though. It's something for the more creative people to come up with.
  5. shadowsniper

    shadowsniper Rookie DRN Member

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    you know i've been reading most some of this thread and i can agree. i believe in loud pipe just because i like the deep throat noise, but your right the noise is a problem for alot of people out there. a few weeks ago i was talking to a buddy of mine about how it pissed him of that road bikes can have there pipes as loud as the want but we dirt bikers have very strict regulations. i would be willing to get involved, let me know what needs to be done and i will do what ever i can.
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    Street bikes really cannot be "as loud as they want." Almost all cities have noise ordances. The police in that town will probably stop you if you ride through with your noisy street bike.

    Also remember that even though street bikes have loud pipes, its not a whole lot different from a semi truck barreling down the road. You only hear the loud pipes for 15-20 seconds as they drive by.

    MX bikes usually ride in a small area, within a constant distance. They also are ridden in the middle of nowhere a lot of times. People expect a loud harley , semi , helicopter , airplane, jackhammer, dump truck, rap music, etc. while in an urban setting.

    They don't expect these things while horse back riding, camping, hiking, taking a crap, etc in the middle of the forest. Also don't forgot about the negative stereotypes people already have about us.


    Some old man drove up to my cabin just last saturday and started complaining that "I was ripping up the town roads and doing donughts" He went on and on about how its illegal to ride that thing and the he graded the roads, etc. He also told me about some rider on "yellow bike" he chased off his "sand pit" just a few days ago. He took my U-turn on a dead end minimum maintenance road for a donut somehow I guess. Thank god I don't own a suzuki or I think he would have called the sheriff.

    This guy was obviously lumping me into the rest of the r-tards who he had to chase off his private property.

    After I informed him that I had a motorcycle licence, the bike was fully registered with the DNR and that I was just as legal as the 30 four wheelers that run up and down the road all day he got a bit quiter. I apoligized 15 times for "ripping up the road" and told him I would be more careful. I have no other way to get to the 1 trail we have left besides driving carefully down this road.

    My tracks had completely dissappeared when it rained the next day, but the point is he already stereotyped me as a jackass dirtbiker, and will probably continue to lump me into the group.
  7. shadowsniper

    shadowsniper Rookie DRN Member

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    yeah very true.
  8. flyingfuzzball

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    yea most dirtbikers are stereotyped by people who have had bad experiences
  9. jsned

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    I didnt want to start a new thread on something I know has been hashed out here alot, and I didnt want to put one in the Flame section. This is probably already been said by a few of you in this thread but I just got to say something.

    I am not bashing 4 Strokes, because have you heard a stock WR450 or stock CRF450X, very quiet. I know 4 strokes can be quiet, but I went to ReeeeeeeeedBud this weekend and I will tell you the AMA is NOT doing enough about the problem. If they want to do something they will have to start with the professional ranks because alot of people are easily influenced into thinking they have to have what #4 and #7 have. I would be willing to bet the race would have been just as good and turned out just the same had they all been riding quiet bikes. If ALL of them had been riding quiet bikes.

    But they will just talk about it and crap becuase I think very few people really care these days.
  10. Chris in Denver

    Chris in Denver Rookie DRN Member

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    Yep, went to the track last weekend. Saw two bikes. 1 2smoke and 1 thumper. The little two stroke was rippin it up and the 4 stroke rode like me-slow and unsure.

    You guessed it. The four stroke was obnoxious and loud. I was thinking-yep he really needs that extra 1 or 2 hp. Plaaaalleeeeeze.
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    How do you get your bike noise tested? These sound meters can be pretty expensive to use only once or twice. I have a two stroke CR250 and want to use it on the public trails. There is a 96db restriction and I have no idea how loud my bike. One thing for sure its alot quieter then a comparable 4 stroke! That being said I know a bit about power spectrum and noise is measured at certain frequencies which is more sensitive to the pitch made by a two stroke.
  12. Tod

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    Expensive for one guy, but not for a club.
    Maybe join or go visit one.

    Another possiblity is to rent a meter from a local concert sound company. Most likely if you ask to rent one for five minutes in the parking lot, they will probably just go outside and hold the meter for you for free.

    You will also need a tach. Chainsaw shops have the vibrating kind for 2 strokes and they are pretty cheap.
  13. dan7777777

    dan7777777 Rookie DRN Member

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    I like quiet bikes. But why does everyone get so worked up over 2 strokes fading out?
  14. ItsMaryland06

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    i couldnt agree more



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