Vancouver Riders Beware
Even with an event as big as the Olympics going on, Johnny Law found the time to follow me for 3 blocks and then give me a ticket for my bike being too loud.
I have HardKrome Strippers on my VN900 Custom. Anyways, I can admit that they are probably too loud for downtown Vancouver (they sure echo off the buildings) but it was 11 AM, not 2 in the morning waking up the neighbours. Anyways...he was on a Harley and said they are really clamping down and going to be hammering anyone with aftermarket exhaust that they deem TOO loud.
He did not have his decible meter with him but still gave me a ticket, although it has no points associated with and no order to repair. He said if he had his meter I would have gotten 3 points against my insurance rating and an order to appear with a new exhaust that meets the requirements.
I won't be going downtown any time soon for sure. Never had a problem in East Van or BBY yet.
2009 Vulcan 900 SE