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My reading of the law is that it is NOT just sound level. The inspector is required to visually inspect the pipes- straight pipes or pipes with removable baffles wont pass. Removable baffles may be the tricky part and likely subjective based on the inspector.
 

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My reading of the law is that it is NOT just sound level. The inspector is required to visually inspect the pipes- straight pipes or pioes with removable baffles wont pass. Removable baffles may be the tricky part and likely subjective based on the inspector.
What a crock.
How often are these inspections?
 

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I thought about getting some stainless steel mesh and wrapping mine but the wording suggests has to be stock or equal to original. What ever that means I don't know. Looks? sound? emissions? pretty vague I think.
 

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I thought about getting some stainless steel mesh and wrapping mine but the wording suggests has to be stock or equal to original. What ever that means I don't know. Looks? sound? emissions? pretty vague I think.
That was my thought too. To me it didn't mean you couldn't have aftermarket, but that notice didn't really spell out what "equivalent" meant. Maybe in the lawyer gibberish law filing itself it's mentioned.....
 

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I still would just pack them down as quiet as you can get and take it in.
I am sure the inspectors are stupid enough not to even notice.
It's New York after all, the state is run by stupid people.
 

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The wording of "or equivalent" does seem pretty vague and ambiguous. I did dig around a little and at first glance it seems this is the City running the state, as often does it seems. It seems to be going under the name of the SLEEP Act and is aimed at reducing noise pollution because the WHO has labelled it is an "underestimated threat" per the bills write up. Fines for noise go from $150 to $1000 and or up to 30 days in jail. I didn't see in the write up a specific decibal level, but more troubling I saw that it was the buy/sell/istall of any muffler or exhaust that would amply an engine noise, or the modifying of stock exhaust to amplify the sound. They did call out straight pipes and removing internal baffles. Interestingly, the pilot program that uses a traffic camera with a mic on it in NYC and the SLEEP Act don't seem to care about loud stereo systems blasting away.
Here are the articles I pulled the info from.


 

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Yeah, California has made it difficult to impossible to get aftermarket motorcycle exhausts shipped into state. Everyone has to buy them from individuals or eBay to get them into state. Otherwise, ship them to a neighboring state and then go get them.

We're also apparently going to pilot the volume cameras in 6 cities around the state.

Just glad I held on to my stock pipe. Recently installed it because my own pipes were starting to get on my nerves, but after riding around with my quiet pipes and almost getting hit a bunch of times, might be swapping back real soon.
 

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Just glad I held on to my stock pipe. Recently installed it because my own pipes were starting to get on my nerves, but after riding around with my quiet pipes and almost getting hit a bunch of times, might be swapping back real soon.
Or maybe look into how you ride :unsure:;)
 

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Maybe I should start a rent an exhaust business. For a fee, I mail you stock exhaust, you have them for two weeks and then mail them to my next customer. If you don't mail back you get charged for full price of replacement. I'd better start hitting the salvage yards.
 

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I got a new map from Vance Hinds for the Big Air and the stock exhaust. So come inspection time I will switch out the pipes. It usually takes them about 3 or 4 days to get back to me with a new one if I make changes.
 
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