But Fred, M-80s are illegal.
Seriously though, I have to agree with you. Maybe its the whole age/wisdom equation, I don't know.
10 years ago I owned an IronHead Sportster with 2" straights and I made sure everyone knew it every chance I got.
This past weekend, I'm crankin up the road on my V92C w/stage I turnouts (factory) and I start to think to myself "man, these things are loud as hell". Yesterday, I was shopping the internet for a new set of muffs.
I think alot of it has to do with the gargantuan size of these modern V-Twins. Used to be Harley was king of the hill with the 1340 and such. Nowadays, if it ain't over 1500, it never gets off the drawing board.
You put a set of 2.5" shorties on a 120" S&S V-Twin and you are gonna rattle windows for blocks, no doubt about it.
I think a little common sense could go along way to fixing this issue. If not, these towns in Florida are going to be at the top of a growing list. For a collection of people that are already scrutinized for everything we do, we can't afford that kind of attention.
The problem is, getting these folks to hear what you're saying