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    Default How do they get away with making so much noise?

    I can't understand how these so called boy racers get away with making so much noise. I'm certain that if I had a noisy exhaust such as that I would fail my warrant. So how are they able to obtain a warrant with all that noise?

    We have a couple of boy racers in the neighbourhood and the noise that they make - including the blowback - is just unacceptable. So how do they get away with it?
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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    they disconnect the bov and change muffler for the wof then revert it back again. in some cases its simply the wof garage turning a blind eye.
    of course any cop can catch them and do them for that. but that means govt actually has to spend money on the police.
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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    WOF? It's a joke, isn't it? Just look at the prices for getting a WOF: from $15 ~ $55 +.

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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    I used to issue them for 5/- a good few years ago

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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    How about bikes that are louder than all the traffic around them combined, noise laws are inconsistent. And don't tell me Harleys have to be noisy or that it's somehow part of the character, I've seen(& heard) quiet ones before.

    Some people just think it's cool, and feel the need to share it with the rest of us. Luckily it's not too frequent round my area.
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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    Watching the Highway Cop program on TV, I get the notion that after getting a WOF the vehicle owner is required to maintain the vehicle to a WOF standard. Even though there is a current WOF on the vehicle the driver can be charged for operating a vehicle not up to WOF standard. Worn tyres, noisy exhausts and faulty brakes are examples.
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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    And don't tell me Harleys have to be noisy or that it's somehow part of the character, I've seen(& heard) quiet ones before.
    Harleys have a special sound, without which they would be a Lime Scooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Harleys have a special sound, without which they would be a Lime Scooter.
    Yeah bollox. When a Lime scooter has that kind of power you might have a point.

    There's an older guy I see sometimes on a beautifully maintained Harley around here, it still sounds awesome just a more muted than most you see around and you can't hear it hundreds of metres away.
    Harleys are loud because their owners want them to be, not because they need to be. The same with a lot of cars. When the bike going past you is louder than the train at the crossing it's just obnoxious.

    One time one my way home from holiday I hit a rock and tore the exhaust off my car, it was bloody loud but I swear not as loud as some of the vehicles you see around.
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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Harleys have a special sound, without which they would be a Lime Scooter. . .
    . . . with bicycle bitters. A Harley and Lime with a twist.
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    Default Re: How do they get away with making so much noise?

    They call it blowback, we call them fish cars since they make a fish noise.

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