please post the state law regarding this,curious minds in wi. want to know,thx.
(1) No person shall operate on a highway any motor vehicle subject to registration unless such motor vehicle is equipped with an adequate muffler in constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual noise or annoying smoke. This subsection also applies to motor bicycles.
(2) No muffler or exhaust system on any vehicle mentioned in sub. (1) shall be equipped with a cutout, bypass or similar device nor shall there be installed in the exhaust system of any such vehicle any device to ignite exhaust gases so as to produce flame within or without the exhaust system. No person shall modify the exhaust system of any such motor vehicle in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle, and such original muffler shall comply with all the requirements of this section.
(3) In this section, "muffler" means a device consisting of a series of chambers of baffle plates or other mechanical design for receiving exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine and which is effective in reducing noise.
Cross-reference: See also ss. Trans 305.20 and 305.39, Wis. adm. code.
I've heard from numerous bikers, tavern owners, ABATE members, and the local sheriff dept (Pulled over for speeding and he warned me about my pipes on my Suzuki Intruder 1500 saying police are cracking down)
My county, and Milwaukee county, and maybe others have got decibel readers now.... ABATE is trying to fight this at a state level.