I realize there are a lot more important things in need of fixing, but purposely loud motorcycles are particularly annoying.
I was told in an auto inspection that I needed a muffler, and I had to replace it even though it didn't even have a hole in it. But "choppers" have no mufflers, only what racers call "header pipes." They are much louder than most motorcycles.
I asked a policeman about this, and he said: "Motorcycles don't need mufflers." What?
I asked the state police and was told they didn't have decibel meters to enforce noise limits. What?
Are there no noise ordinances that apply to choppers? I have written my legislators with little satisfaction.
Why do we citizens have to put up with excessive noise from this annoying group? I know one justification involves making a lot of noise so other drivers notice them, but then why are Japanese, German, Italian and stock Harley bikes so quiet?
There are noise laws. Someone should start enforcing them.