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Your Maine Noise Victims

February 4, 2010

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Andy Ford is mad as a hell and he refuses to put up with you anymore! Andy Ford. Surely you must know Andy Ford! Well then, you must have at least observed that there is a gentle rhythm to the motorcycling year. In most of the United States there is the season of riding away […]

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Motorcycle Pollution

November 19, 2009

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Yesterday, Arizona became the first state to try to opt out of the new air pollution regulations for motorcycles that are scheduled to take effect in 2010. The new set of laws would have mandated emissions testing for bikes registered in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In a written petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

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More Noise In New Hampshire

September 4, 2009

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The New Hampshire noise wars are flaring again. Last weekend New Hampshire State Police as well as police from the towns of Rye and North Hampton set up check points to test motorcycle exhaust system decibel levels. No cars, trucks, buses, airplanes, boats, lawn mowers, leaf blowers or blimps were stopped. Only motorcycles. This has […]

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New England Noise Crusade

July 20, 2009

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It is noise pollution season. Neurotics nationwide are blaming your bad motorcycle for their unhappy lives. It happens every summer. And, it wouldn’t be so bad except summer after summer more and more of the neurotics turn out to be politicians and cops. A couple of recent stories from New England illustrate this dismal trend. […]

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Zombie Noise Nazis Reported

June 23, 2009

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Esteemed web colleague Brad Aaron wrote on Streetblogs.com earlier this month that that ridiculous New York noise bill, Proposed Introduction Number 416-A, was still alive. For those who do not remember this proposed law, it would have made it illegal to stop, stand or park anywhere in New York City if your bike was equipped […]

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Ride Loud Ride Free

January 23, 2009

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Bikers in New Hampshire are fighting a proposed law that would lower the allowable noise limit for motorcycles. Representative Judith Day, a Democrat from North Hampton, is sponsoring House Bill 95 which would lower the noise a motorcycle can make from the current limit of 106 decibels down to 99 decibels. Day says she introduced […]

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Myrtle Beach Warns You

January 13, 2009

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The Honorable John Rhodes, Mayor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina wants you to, “please know that Myrtle Beach is not anti-biker or anti-motorcycle.” Also His Honor wants you to know that if someday you happen to get lost and stray across the frontier from South Carolina into the People’s Republic of Myrtle Beach on a […]

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Noise Nazis Back Off

January 8, 2009

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The New York Noise Nazis have temporarily postponed enactment of “Proposed Introduction Number 416-A to amend Chapter One, Subchapter Two of Title 19 of the Administrative Code; A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the parking of motorcycles equipped with straight pipes on the […]

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New York Noise Nazis

December 16, 2008

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If you have to ride through New York City, whatever you do, don’t stop. The City Council of New York, the 51-member legislative body for the big-shot capitol of the East, is expected to pass a new law this Thursday, December 18th. And, if your lips move when you read you should take a really […]

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Bill 117

December 15, 2008

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A bill you should know about is slowly meandering its way into law in Ontario. Liberal Parliamentarian Helena Jaczek, who represents a district in suburban Toronto, has proposed a law, called Bill 117, that will prohibit children younger than 14-years-of-age from riding as passengers on motorcycles anywhere in Canada. Jaczek was elected last March and […]

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Too Loud Laws

October 27, 2008

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Everyone agrees, we must be stopped by any means necessary, fair or foul. The latest weapon against us is the “noise pollution” law. Right out of the gate, let’s not dance around. First thing, let’s state two self-evident truths. “Noise pollution” laws are a most excellent example of what Clinton guru Dick Morris used to […]

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Do Not Go To Myrtle Beach

September 29, 2008

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If you go to the Myrtle Beach Fall Rally, “The Pilgrimage,” this week -whatever you do, stay out of Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the putative home to two biker rallies each year. The Spring Rally each May has drawn as many as 300,000 visitors. The Fall rally, which this year runs from […]

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