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Postby Lavanda » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:32 am

There seems to be nowhere in Spain that is not plagued by boys on loud motorbikes. If they want to ride without helmets and run the risk of brain death that's one thing but the noise concerns everyone. Is there no legal decibel limit to these things?

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Postby Dealer » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:14 am

Gisela Radant wrote:Is there no legal decibel limit to these things?
Yes there is and it will be about 90 decibels below my bike :lol:

Just for information naked flesh sliding along hard tarmac for every ten meters takes off one kilo of flesh from your body. That's why I wear racing boots, body armour, Kevlar jeans and full spec helmet!

See I am a sensible geezer! :lol:
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Postby detourer » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:49 am

Hi Dealer, only 90 d's below yours.............Just fitted BIG pipes on mine so I think about 150 d's for me........But like you I wear the kit and it is quite inside the helmet :lol:.

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Postby rymanskid » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:34 pm

most of them that ride around on these scooters are brain dead already maybe thats what the problem is
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Postby antonia » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:37 pm

Doing my basic motorbike training ooh about 8 years ago and a girl came off her 50cc bike..hands straight down on the tarmac...and ripped open her gloves...makes my heart shudder when they zoom around wearing nothing to protect them. Do the parents not care either!!!

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Postby Campo Kenny » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:42 pm

To be honest it seems to be part of the Mediterranean scene.......similar in Italy, Greece etc.
We bought our first place in a small town fully aware of the bikes.
It seems a bit off to moan about it later.......they were there first.

Bit like the people who have bought next to an airport or race track and complain about the noise

It did get to us after a while so we moved :idea: to the campo.

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Postby Miggy » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:52 pm

When I was their age I used to do the same where I lived in NW Spain, it's always been that way here...

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Postby Dealer » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:56 pm

Miggy wrote:When I was their age I used to do the same where I lived in NW Spain, it's always been that way here...
Look on the bright side it keeps the male population down so there is lots of available women about....... :lol: :lol:
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Postby JAKE M » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:12 pm

My motto is "The louder the noise, the smaller the d**k"
'll have to learn that in spanish."

By the way, I passeed my A level spanish yesterday :)
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Postby Campo Kenny » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:14 pm

Wrong.. ........Errol Flynn took the silencer off his 2 stroke machine :shock:

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Postby Dealer » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:20 pm

Campo Kenny wrote:Wrong.. ........Errol Flynn took the silencer off his 2 stroke machine :shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Twit, nearly fell off my chair at that reply.
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Postby Campo Kenny » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:30 pm

:shock: Sorry 'bout that :D

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Postby antonia » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:35 pm

JAKE M congratulations :D :D

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Postby JAKE M » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:39 pm

Campo Kenny wrote: wtrote........Errol Flynn took the silencer off his 2 stroke machine :shock:
Even I can last longer than that! :wink:
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Postby JAKE M » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:48 pm

Thanks Antonia :D
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Re: boys on bikes

Postby MarkF » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:20 pm

Dealer wrote:
Gisela Radant wrote:Is there no legal decibel limit to these things?
Yes there is and it will be about 90 decibels below my bike :lol:

Just for information naked flesh sliding along hard tarmac for every ten meters takes off one kilo of flesh from your body. That's why I wear racing boots, body armour, Kevlar jeans and full spec helmet!

See I am a sensible geezer! :lol:
I like the sound, it reminds me that I'm not in the UK and somewhere where people can still have fun.

Dealer, I don't wear any armour or protective gear, in fact since I stopped doing so I have not crashed, I used to crash regularly before and the cause was feeling invincible in armour. This was in the UK, here, if I had to get fully togged up before riding, well, I just couldn't be bothered to ride.

I see the police set a fine example by riding in nylon short sleeved shirts, cotton trousers and "normal" shoes. :lol:

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Postby Lavanda » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:06 am

I don't notice them myself - the noise is here and gone so quickly as they seem to ride past at 120kms an hour - but it drives my husband bonkers. Is it a 'man thing'.

PS Don't get the Errol Flynn bit - is it RUDE?

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Postby wendyakemp » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:14 pm

My son had an accident a few years ago in u.k...he was on his souped up ped and came a cropper round a bend, ...losing his footwear and plenty of flesh from his big toe. A sweet young thing of about the same age filmed most of it on her phone, including the blood and gore.
Three weeks of daily dressing by district nurse and a good telling off and the ped was history and a nice safe r.s turbo Fiesta arrives on the drive.
Kids.!!!! :roll:

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Postby Faire d'Income » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:20 pm

detourer wrote:Hi Dealer, only 90 d's below yours.............Just fitted BIG pipes on mine so I think about 150 d's for me........But like you I wear the kit and it is quite inside the helmet :lol:.
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There's a big difference between a decent sounding engine and the sound of a tiny two stroke which really winds me up. They sound like a rat having its balls squeezed until they puncture.

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Postby detourer » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:55 am

I agree. Mine is a full race tuned XT660X........... :lol:


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