I have two ideas on noise mitigation:Perhaps the loud pipe people could have the sound piped into their helmets. Similar to the way intake sound is piped into the cabin of some performance cars. Then you could enjoy the sound of load exhaust without disturbing others.
I know it would never happen. Just being somewhat sarcastic.
Very interesting. Very creative.I have two ideas on noise mitigation:
1) I am somewhat naive on the technology, but would large area noise cancellation be feasible or possible? Some communities have city-wide wifi; with a subscription, you are connected anywhere you are in the covered area. Many new vehicles have microphones in the cabin which pick up undesired frequencies and play play them back out of phase thru a dedicated speaker(s) for noise cancellation.
My thinking is could a mic array be set up along a noisy roadway to pick up the undesirable traffic noise all types, including Richter scale subwoofers and fairing-mounted speakers (with all of the volume and none of the fidelity), rebroadcast it out of phase through a loudspeaker system for a vault-quiet couple of blocks?
2) How about dB meters set up and linked to license plate cameras like on a toll road? You just drive by the meter with any vehicle, the dB meter reads your level. If over a certain threshold, you get a ticket in the mail. After X number of violations, a bench warrant is issued.
It would involve "chopping" of certain frequencies and letting narrow bands through- sirens, horns or the crosswalk beepers. Without examining the sounds, The timbre of a Suzuki R1 at 10,000 rpm in a first gear wheelie may have some of the tonal frequencies of a crosswalk beeper, but not all, and not occurring at the same point in the wave form. This is how we can recognize a trumpet from an alto saxophone from a flute playing the same note in the same octave.Very interesting. Very creative.
- Your Wide Area Cancellation (WAC) would have a few things to workout like blowing your horn, fire truck sirens and those beeper devices at crosswalks. But a WAC system for your house is actually quite feasible. It could be routed through your smoke alarms or security system as a battery alert. A whole-house WAC would be commercially successful particularly for housing along freeways and apartments. It could make librarian's jobs easier and ease office workplace stress.
- Your vehicle DB meters could be treated much like court mandated breathalyzers for drunk drivers. It would put your ride into scooter mode so that the violator could roar along at 15mph.
You don't get to say I like my noise, it's other people's noise that is bad.It's all subjective, different ears hear different sounds.
I find loud Harleys extremely annoying, but a Ducati banging through the gears gives me chills and was one of the reasons I bought one. My v-strom has a debaffled Yoshi and I'd say it's not too loud, maybe the perfect balance, my neighbors may hate it who knows.
The two worst sounds on public roads are four cylinder rice burners and the diesel pickups straining covered in black smoke. But, that's just my opinion and I hear they are like arseholes...
It's all subjective, different ears hear different sounds.
I think it is subjective. Children in early stage music lessons, especially the violin. Other couples arguing. Other couples making love. And yes, intolerably loud pipes.You don't get to say I like my noise, it's other people's noise that is bad.
Not the way it works.
Exactly.You don't get to say I like my noise, it's other people's noise that is bad.
Not the way it works.
It doesn't;'t matter what you would do. it matters what John Q Public would do. And if enough of them get together and say "well we can't seem to stop individual motorcyclists from making noise, so let's ban all motorcycles," then you my friend can't ride your motorcycle. So please feel free to make as much noise as you like, but know that, if you do, you drag the rest of us down with you.Exactly.
That's why I used words like subjective and opinion as in the end that's what it is. I won't be chasing my neighbors lawn mower around with a decibel meter or calling the cops if they're having a good time.