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Ok I stole this from another site and felt that I should share it with you guys...........
This.,,,
Good News PPL, I've just had a read over the Australian Vehicle Standards
(AVS) and found and interesting "out" for those of you who may get pulled
over by the police/EPA for noise testing.

The EPA may want to preform a Stationary Noise Test on your bike.

The noise limits on your bike are:
ADR39 (most bikes manufactured prior to Jan 1 2005) Limit = 94dB(A)
ADR83 (all bikes manufactured from Jan 1 2005) Limit = No ceiling, however
the EPA will use "Whatever is on stated on your original Stationary Noise
Test label as supplied by the manufacturer)

Here's the key to not being tested by the EPA. "Claim that your bike is
compliant to ADR83 as allowed via AVS Rules 1999, Rule 20(3)(a). Remember no
upper limit! on ADR83 you must however pass a "Drive-by test" which does
have a limit, however it also requires a set-up that cannot be achieved by
normal roadside testing.

The AVS says that your allowed to comply with ADR83, even if your bike was
homologated to ADR39!

If the EPA say they are going to do a Stationary Noise Test on your bike ask
them to perform a ADR83 test.

"Go get em troops"

---law---
Australian Vehicle Standards
Rules 1999

Australian Design Rules Part 3
Compliance with ADRs Division 2
Rule 20 Compliance with third edition ADRs

(3) a vehicle, or equipment fitted to a vehicle, need not comply with a
requirement of a third edition ADR if:
(a) the requirement is replaced by, or is inconsistent with, a requirement
of a later version of the ADR applying to the vehicle or equipment; and
(b) the vehicle or equipment complies with the requirement of the later
version.
---law--

Bad news... if you have an after market pipe you MUST have a sticker on the
exhaust which identifies the pipe and indicates it's noise level. Fine =
$200. "Go buy your self a CAN-KIT" $20 at all good bike shops.
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so there you go good stuff to know.
 

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did you end up going riding hardcore?

I didnt after your messsage about the EPA on the old road

also did anyone get caught?
 

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nah mate no ride for me as far as I know no peeps got busted.
but I will give you a buzz next time or the other way around.
 

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I was under the maybe False impression ? - That the NSW Govt had pulled rank on the EPA and said that nil road side testing would be considered ? Thought AMCN ran a story on it recently...I'll have to check..
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~~~ start of police media release ~~~
Motorcyclists targeted during Operation Blackbird II
31 May 2005
Highway Patrol officers on the Central Coast and the Roads and Traffic
Authority (RTA) joined forces over the weekend to target motorcycle offences
during Operation Blackbird II.

On Sunday (29 May), Highway Patrol officers from the Hunter Valley, Lower
Hunter, Kuring-gai, Brisbane Water and the RTA took part in the operation.

The operation began on Saturday morning and focused on the following roads:
The Old Pacific Highway from Berowra to Brooklyn, Peats Ridge Road, George
Towns Drive from Kulnura to Wollombi, Wollombi Road from Wollombi to Broke
and Putty Road from Bulga to Windsor.

During the operation the following results were obtained:

Vehicles stopped 58
Motorcycles stopped 139

Number of speeding vehicles 31
Number of speeding motorcyclists 17

Number of defects (vehicle) 1
Number of defects (motorcycle) 28

Number of infringements issued (vehicle) 16
Number of infringements issued (motorcycle) 16

Total charges 1

Inspector Brian Tracey of Hunter Valley LAC congratulated Highway Patrol
Officers on the excellent work they did.

"We are happy with the results of the operation and will continue to run
such operations. Those that break the law will be caught," Inspector Tracey
said.
 

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From what I can see there are a lot more "vehicles" ( I assume mostly cars) that were speeding or breaking other road laws then there were bikes.

Kinda looks bad for the bikes on defects but I am guessing most if not all of those are for pipes and not safety defects, so it would look as if they should have been focusing on the cars not the bikes!!
 

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I agree... that make it obvious that targeting motorbikes is a waste of time. 16 out of 58 car infringments and 16 out of 139 bike infringments. Why isnt this on a current affair... "motorcyclist targeting operation hampered by dangerous cars"
 

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Here's another option.

Let them do a road side test, and let them book you if they want.

A road side test cannot be done unless it is in a controlled environment. Take it to court, and then hit them with this fact. It has to be done in a sound booth to carry any weight. With it being done by the road side, you have other things affecting the reading inlcuding other traffic, planes and wildlife (Nolz knows about the huge noise that wombats can make).

Even so, get a label for your can so you can't get done for an illegal pipe.

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Or better yet, just don't have a can at all. Then you don't need to worry about any stickers, and you won't be able to hear any sirens behind you
 

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Bahahahaha at first I was thinking you where going to say stock can untill I got to the end of your post
 

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Ryan you pussy!


I went up the old road at 12:30 and didnt see a cop until coming back thru Calga from the Gosford end where we saw a cop bike turning up toward Wollombi. Apparently there was an undercover white XR6 cruising around as well but we didnt see it.

However there were 11 cops on the Putty and RTA officers doing exhaust harrassment. Bikers Anon had 5 people booked for speeding and 2 for unlabelled aftermarket exhaust.

They cant do a valid noise test beside the road, but they can defect suspect bikes and require you to go to an EPA (actually DEC) facility for proper testing.

The whole point of the exercise was to encourage us to ride somewhere, anywhere, else. This is due to the number of bike crashes on the putty and complaints to singleton council from sleepy 4wd driving tourist twats that its scary to come around a corner on the wrong side of the road and find a noisy fast moving motorcycle in the way, particularly after having downed several glasses of various local reds.

Some exhaust noise legislation was ?recinded? in parliment, which was a first step, but actually made more bikes at risk uless further steps are made to change the legislation.
 

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So what happens if you have a bike dated after 1 Jan 05 but do not have a sticker on it indicating the stationary noise test information?
 

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If ANYONE gets a ticket for this - plead NOT GUILTY and wait....and wait....I have not heard of anyone getting to Court as the Police have been pulling the tickets as soon as anyone contests them.I know of 3 ppl that have had this happe..That's here in QLD - can't speak for other states...
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i ahve a mate who rides an r1 with a micron pipe. he was fines by the cops on mt glorious. the cop said it was to loud but had no testing device. mate modded pipe a little then went and had it tested. it passed and he put the sticker on it. all within 3 days of getting the fine. sent the noise test to the cops infringment loiterers stating that he would not be paying the fine as his bike had been tested and passed. they sent a letter back saying that the officer was within his rights and the fine would stick!!!!! so he has sent another letter back basically stating that he will see them in court! still waiting on corespondance back from the cops.
 

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mmm nearly got wiped out the other day when i took me pipe off my bike because i was going to sell it.a lady pulled straight into my line while i was side by side,i forced into the emergency lane to aviod her.loud bikes save lives because if they dont see you at least they can hear you with a pipe on your bike.
 

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The only bike I've ever been able to hear whilst in motion, and not in front of me was a VTR with an unbaffled Yoshi.
Dorks in cars won't hear you regardless, beacuse they're to busy focussing on the shiny red lights on the back of the car directly in front of them.
The sooner you realises this, and start to ride accordingly, the less often you'll nearly be taken out.
But even then, the cagers will still test you now and then...
 
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