View Full Version : attn all BC RIDERS, very important!

03-19-2007, 10:07 PM
Thought I should pass this along.

Donít be fooled into thinking "This doesnít apply to me!"

MLA Lorne Mayencourt has put forth a private members bill to lower the
decibel level from 91 to 85. The bill can be found here:

Before you think it only applies to the "Loud Pipes Save Lives" advocates
please be aware that many bikes including Hondas and Yamahas that are stock
are failing the hand held decibel meter test in the City of Vancouver. At
present in Canada motorcyclists are left to be subjected to a test that has
no standard. The Motorcycle Moped Industry Council is presently working on

While BCCOM does not support illegal pipes, it also must protect the rights
of motorcyclists from a bill that will only further escalate the problem
with a flawed testing system. The issue here is enforcement of legislation
that is already in place, use it!

The Coalition asks that you take the time to email your MLA to say you do
not agree with this bill and to use the legislation already in place.

Please follow this link to find out who your MLA is:

Adele Tompkins,
Executive Director
B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists

"Working for your Freedom to Ride"

03-20-2007, 02:27 AM

we are planning a trip this year through bc and vancouver island. Although my pipes aren't "loud", they aren't stock either. what is the penalty?


03-20-2007, 02:37 AM
they are just talking about doing this for the moment, hence BCCOM (British Colombia Coalition of Motorcyclyists, kinda like ABATE) wants people to shoot a letter/email to their local politicians.

There already is an existing noise law they can ding you with. But they need the testing equipment. From what I hear it is really difficult to be charged. Maybe if they got you for possession they will ding you for noise. It seems to be a downtown Vancouver problem.

Will let you know if things change.