Actually the cop is right. I got the same ticket in the same area by a State Trooper. I called SEMA and all kinds of stuff. The law states that anything other than factory is illegal. This means that muffler shops do illegal work.:dunno:dan-d said:Your cop needs to freshen up on the law. It doesn't say "ANY EXHAUST THAT IS NOT STOCK" is illegal, it's just not supposed to be louder (within reason) than what came on it from the factory, as long at the smog equipment is in tact. If what he said is true, then every muffler shop in the state would go out of business since none of them sell factory stock exhaust components, yeah they do sell stock equivilent, but they're not stock. They should crack down on Harley's if they want to enforce the decible law. How many of these HD's running around have a stock system on them, and how many of them are as quiet as stock. I'm not slamming HD's as I love em too, but the exhaust law's are supposed to apply equally accross the board for ALL motor vehicles.
I found the website but don't feel like reading all the way through and can't remember what section it's under. My ticket basically had nothing to do with noise or anything. Just tampering with exhaust. My ticket was only $40 though.