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Loud Pipes Risks Rights

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Lucky Bastard Dual Sport

Dual Sport is a type of motorcycle riding which is a mix of private & forest service roadsand off road trails connected with the use of roads. Dual Sports are suitable for those who desire to develop skills without the pressure to keep-up with the pack. Trails range from two track, gravel, minimal pavement, and single track sections.

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Mora Enduro

The Norsemen Motorcycle Club has been sponsoring the Mora Enduro in the Snake River State Forest for over 65 years! This Enduro is the only time you can ride the trails in this forest, don't miss it! July 21, 2024 for the Main Enduro and a Youth Enduro July 20, 2024 paying Youth Cross Country Series points.

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IIt's time to get serious. We're saying "Shut Up!"

Too many trails are being closed and Counties are continuously trying to take away your right to ride on your own property, so District 23 has implemented sound testing at the moto cross events as has been done for several years prior at the off-road events. A 96 decibel maximum exhaust limit will be enforced as per AMA rules. Is the District being cruel? Are they picking on people that have aftermarket mufflers? Are they just trying to force everyone to ride stock muffled bikes? No, no, and no!

Less Sound = More Ground

Being active in keeping our riding areas open, we encounter many situations and opinions. Our club encounters a smattering of our riding friends who continue to ride with loud pipes. Emotional horsepower. Noise annoys. Period. Most of the 4-strokes nowadays have so much power, why would you want to go up another 10 decibels for a small amount of ponies? We are also around land owners, public and private. Many don't understand our sport, and we ALWAYS get hit with the noise issue. Most off-road events are on public lands where people use the lands in other various ways too. That's what they remember - the noise. Noise annoys, and I don't buy into the "loud pipes save lives" slogan, although that's primarily for the street.

Loud Pipes Risk Rights

In this cloud-of-loud, here are some options that work:

Muffling a big bore four stroke motor is a real pain. Anything you do to make it quiet seems to have the same effect as stuffing a potato in the exhaust pipe. I've come to realize, however, that if there is going to be anywhere left to ride, its up to us to make our machines as quiet as possible. I'd rather put up with a little less horsepower than have closed signs on my favorite riding areas, or be told it's ILLEGAL to ride on the acreage you purchased just for riding. If you can put up with the stock muffler, leave it on. "But it weighs 23lbs!" one rider said. The lightest aftermarket mufflers shed a whooping 2lbs (Big Deal on a motorcycle that already weighs 285lbs).

The AMA has a standard for measuring exhaust sound which is posted in their rules book each year.

Bottom line

It's up to us to take care of us, before we have yet more laws imposed on our sport, or continue to get closed out. You basically have two choices: Be part of the solution or continue to be part of the problem.

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