First, I'm not arguing for or against the sound limit. I was just stating that it was going to be hard for some bikes to pass, and that it could get expensive for some owners and that I was one of them.
My personal thoughts on the matter are, I believe that we need to have quieter bikes. This would take away arguments against all of us that ride. I also feel that we need to put pressure on the manufactures of bikes and exhaust to complete this. I am in favor of having the requirement, but I don't think that it is right to enforce or create a law that requires all bikes regardless of when they were made to comply with the new sound limit. It could get expensive for some owners to bring their bikes in compliance by having to replace the stock system. I do not think that most people want to spend $300+ on a new exhaust system for a bike that they just bought that will not pass the new sound standard. This will have more people braking the law and giving the leaf lickers more fuel to argue against us.
Furthermore Yes, I was aware that when I bolted up the 4.1 system to the bike it would be louder, or in my case quieter then the factory system. The stock system on most bikes are designed to meet the 99 db limit. My KTM with the stock system measured 104db. I installed the 4.1 system to bring the bike closer to compliance and to have the option to install the 96db insert. I also have two pit bikes both have the stock exhaust system installed. neither of these bikes will pass the sound limit. one measured 102db and the other at 100db. For me to bring the bikes in compliance I have to purchase new exhaust systems. Now I'm aware of the cost involved and have agreed to accept it because I love to ride.
Lastly, As for the AMA and the manufacturers, The sound limit has been in the AMA rule books for awhile. The AMA started out enforcing 99db, they ran the 99db sound limit for two years, and stated that they were going to reduce it to the 96db limit with a larger goal of even lower db's. This was a complaint with some manufacturers and was reported in Dirt Bike magazine and MXA. Both magizanes have been talking about this for the last few years. Early this year when the AMA revised the sound limit rule, they adopted the FIM standard. When this rule was revised some of the current models no longer meet the sound requirement.
Excuse me for using the wrong db limit in my other posts. It is 94db under the FIM standard not 96db. Here are some articles from both MXA and Dirt Bike on the rule.
Explaining how the new 94db rule is not really 94db's:
Takes about the new rule:
Stock bikes and the new rule: