'Curious' About Getting Noisy Bikers ...

'Curious' About Getting Noisy Bikers To Quiet Down

There are 107 comments on the WBZ TV story from May 11, 2009, titled 'Curious' About Getting Noisy Bikers To Quiet Down. In it, WBZ TV reports that:

May 8, 2009 10:45 pm US/Eastern Reporting David Wade It's spring and the sound you hear just might be the roar of motorcycles.

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Eddie

Seattle, WA

#86 Nov 17, 2009
OldOwl wrote:
<quoted text>
Well. I have the solution to the biker problem. When ever I go hunting, I have to wear day glow RIDICULOUS looking clothes so idiots who don't know the difference between a DEER and a PERSON don't shoot me. Not my idea. It's the law. The government seems to think they know better than I. So, lets pass legislation that ALL bikers have to wear 100 square inches of day glow orange whenever they ride. Now drivers can see them, and they can put the quiet pipes back on that they used to get an inspection sticker. I rode for years and never had loud pipes and never got hit by a car. It's just a cop out BS story that has become the bikers mantra. as a former biker (I grew up) I think loud pipes sound like sht, and are rude, and bothersome.
Lets get this 100 square inches of orange legislation passed!
SUMMARY: Next time the dog is barking, and a loud bike is coming down the road, run out and tie the end of the dogs leash to a tree across the street. Problems solved.
Will that orange help you when another hunter targets a deer and notices in the background a blazing orange jacket with a human head attached to it? Wear the "ridiculous" orange, it might save your life.
gamblin man

Everett, MA

#87 Nov 17, 2009
SHELLY wrote:
Just like every day, he stomped again yesterday and I missed part of the interview with Sara Palin. Her and Opra was talking and he made so much noise I couldnt hear. Sara is a real interesting person. I hope she runs for President next year. I wish I could hear what she said.
Turn the tv off, get off your lazy ass and go rake the leaves out of Nate's parking space..

Since: Nov 09

Middleton, MA

#88 Nov 17, 2009
Let me tell you, there have been at least 5 times this summer that my pipes prob saved my life. There's also a difference on how you use them. Loud pipes will be no more offensive than trucks going by unless the person riding the motorcyle is an idiot. When you're just riding along with the flow of traffic, it just blends in. If they're riding around reving their bikes they're creating a lot of noise that is not needed. Bikes are hard to see, they can hide in blind spots and I can't tell you how many times someone changes lanes or pulls out and doesn't see me. THAT'S when I give it a rev. There's a time and a place for everything. If you want to crack down on something, crack down on idiots who are making UNNECCESSARY noise.
Jimmy

Boston, MA

#89 Nov 17, 2009
Birdwhoswims: Apparently a Native American name, maybe Lakota. Nice.

Since: Nov 09

Malden, MA

#90 Nov 17, 2009
I think unless you move to the moon, no matter where ya go your going to hear loud noises. If you havn't gotten past that yet, see a therapist?
everett

Medford, MA

#91 Nov 17, 2009
gamblin man wrote:
<quoted text>Turn the tv off, get off your lazy ass and go rake the leaves out of Nate's parking space..
I gotta say, I spit out my coffee when I read this. Too funny.
jcklla

Malden, MA

#92 Nov 17, 2009
Not so that there is noise everywhere you go. There are many nearby communities, closer than the moon, that are so quiet at night that you whisper when you talk outside.

Since: Oct 08

South Weymouth, MA

#93 Nov 17, 2009
Havocstarter wrote:
Chill out riding season is just about over.. It's not just about being able to hear the riders coming most drivers see you but have no road curteousy. They run right up behind you and purposely squeeze you out. Safety goes both ways I'll keep riding loud pipes pay any tickets if I get one. It's my safety I'm concerned with. Again noise is part of living in the city. Don't like it move.
I'm extremely "Chilled out." So let me see, first it was about people don't SEE bikes, so loud pipes is a safety factor so they can be heard and "save lives." Now suddenly it has changed to "People run right up on you and squeeze you out." So, how is loud pipes going to prevent people from doing that? I'm at a loss there, please explain.

And NO, NOISE is not about living in the city. We have laws which loud pipes break. If you can't abide by the laws, pay the penalty. Living in the CITY is about TRAFFIC and idiot drivers. If you can't deal with it, MOVE to the country and ride with the cows. If you're a big bad biker, the danger of riding in traffic comes with the territory. Take the heat or get out of the kitchen. My uncle was killed on his Indian by a lumber truck. Didn't stop me or my brothers from riding.

By the way, I got a reply from my state rep., and he said he will "Forward it to the appropriate committee, and thanked me for my concern. You'll look cute in orange, and you'll be nice and safe. No need to thank me.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#94 Nov 18, 2009
just ordered some new "Reaper tips" for the Raider..it is gonna sound SWEET!!!!
SHELLY

Boston, MA

#95 Nov 18, 2009
I dont ewven know where Nate live. What does that have to do with my mailman stomping up the steps. Yesterday I missed part of Dr Phil because of him.
gamblin man

Everett, MA

#96 Nov 18, 2009
SHELLY wrote:
I dont ewven know where Nate live. What does that have to do with my mailman stomping up the steps. Yesterday I missed part of Dr Phil because of him.
Not only lazy,,dumb..P S Try to get the mailman to wait for a commercial break...
Eddie

Seattle, WA

#97 Nov 18, 2009
SHELLY wrote:
I dont ewven know where Nate live. What does that have to do with my mailman stomping up the steps. Yesterday I missed part of Dr Phil because of him.
May I suggest a TiVo, or better yet, a book.
SHELLY

Boston, MA

#98 Nov 18, 2009
What chanel is tivo on?
discustid

Manchester, MA

#100 Nov 18, 2009
Jeffrey wrote:
When I was a teen...many moons ago...we had duel exhaust pipes on our dropped Fords. It was cool, then! But these loud noisy bikes are a nuisance in the city! They disturb the peace and cause pain in my ears! Bad enough the police and fire engines pass by, with their sirens going, but do I have to listen to the loud sounds coming from these chilish bikers ? NO, I say put your foot down ( but not in front of them ) and demand that this pollution must stop! Take control of your city...stop the noise makers ( except on New Years Eve or Halloween or your birthday )!
suggest to them they put cotton in their tailpipes.

Since: Nov 09

Malden, MA

#101 Nov 22, 2009
SHELLY wrote:
What chanel is tivo on?
channel 1
Just Curious

Everett, MA

#102 Nov 26, 2009
jcklla.....are you seriously quoting the law right now???? Do you actually believe that the police in this city (or any other for that matter) actually care about the law?????? You dear naive person...all police care about is how to get out of doing any kind of paperwork....you have illegal immigrants driving vehicles illegally and running stop signs and hitting pedestrians and NOTHING is being done about these things...c'mon now...do you really think they will pull someone over just because their vehicle is making to much noise??? I think not....that might require doing a little bit of extra writing for the day...and what cop wants to do that...
jcklla

Malden, MA

#103 Nov 27, 2009
So, Just Curious, are you saying that laws are not enforced because the police officers are lazy. Here and everywhere else?

Am I naive to think that the role of a police dept is to enforce laws? It seems to me that this would be an easy law to enforce, it's not like you have to go looking for the noise. Is there paperwork involved other than writing the ticket?

Mass general law chapter 90 section 16

No person shall operate a motor vehicle, nor shall any owner of such vehicle permit it to be operated upon any way, except fire department and fire patrol apparatus, unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a muffler to prevent excessive or unnecessary noise, which muffler is in good working order and in constant operation, and complies with such minimum standards for construction and performance as the registrar may prescribe. No person shall use a muffler cut-out or by-pass. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any way which motor vehicle is equipped (1) with a muffler from which the baffle plates, screens or other original internal parts have been removed and not replaced; or (2) with an exhaust system which has been modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the exhaust.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#104 Nov 27, 2009
vroom vroom and stuff...
thenoseknows

Everett, MA

#105 Nov 27, 2009
idk, my bike is noisy as hell. comes in handy. i get to set of my nosey neighbors car alarm when i ride by. funny thing is my other neighbors think its funny and encourage me to keep doing it

Since: Oct 08

South Weymouth, MA

#106 Nov 29, 2009
jcklla

I agree with curious. Cops don't wanna do sht. I suppose if a loud bike went by and woke one up sleeping at the boat ramp, or electro switch, MBTA parking lot or any of the other nap zones, they'd write a ticket.

The only ones who will do anything is the RMV, and you have to press it, but then they will slap some down time on the sticker station that passed the bike.

They will all look cute in hunter orange.:)

Mine is all laid out for the morning. Blood bath starts at 6:15. Yum!

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