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Loud Pipe Perspective

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Perhaps NY should just legalize lanesplitting and then there'll be no problem. Might just ease that traffic congestion a little as well.

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Lane Splitting != Loud Pipes

Apples and Oranges.

I'm quite content with California's Lane Splitting law. You do it, you accept the risk.

Loud pipes are another story.

You won't find a "right to loud pipes" anywhere, nor will you find a lawyer that would defend you pro bono if you wanted to sue to keep that right that you don't have.

If the public really wanted to quash loud pipes, they would require annual motorcycle inspections that insured all were in compliance with DOT requirements. vehicles that were inspected and then found to be out of compliance afterwards would be cited, and if the vehicle in question was cited repeatedly, it would be impounded.

Don't like not being able to ride without loud pipes? Well, don't ride.
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Loud Pipes Bad, Lane splitting good

Lane splitting up to the stop line of a red light, or when traffic on the freeway is moving at or below 35 mph isn't crazy. Keep your delta at 10mph or below and you should have plenty of time to react to cage drivers.

Legalized lane splitting, done correctly is good. that space a rider opens up at the traffic light can help an auto driver make a light they might have otherwise missed.

Motorcycles that are moving, create less emissions per trip than ones stopped along with cars.
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