Austinburg Township Ohio


Warning Bikers with Illegal Exhausts!!

You are not welcome in Austinburg, OH.

You invade our Township and destroy the piece and tranquility
of our beautiful area.

We do not appreciate it one bit.  You are nothing but little children with
rolling rattles.

On August 18, 2014 we adopted ORC 4513.221
Once adopted law enforcement can issue citations that are iron clad.  If your
noisemaker does not have a
"Factory Installed or Equivalent" (4513.221 E1) exhausts
system installed
or does not pass the new on site SAE J2825 Stationary Sound Test Procedure 
you are illegal to be on the road.

The AMA also Supports this New Test Procedure

Review Test Procedure

Our town is tired of all the noise and illegal traffic
 blocking for your useless bar to bar convoys
Go make noise elsewhere. 

Motorcycles with legal exhausts are most welcome!!

In accordance with the law we have posted the passage of
 ORC 4513.221 in various areas around the Township


SAE J2825 Standard

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International has produced a simple, consistent and economical 
sound test standard that can be used to determine whether a street bike (on-highway motorcycle) exhaust system 
emits excessive sound, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

The J2825 “Measurement of Exhaust Sound Pressure Levels of Stationary On-Highway Motorcycles,” issued 
by the SAE in May, establishes instrumentation, test site, test conditions, procedures, measurements and sound 
level limits. According to the SAE, the J2825 standard is based on a comprehensive study of a wide variety of
 on-highway motorcycles.

“The motorcycling community and law enforcement have long sought a practical field test for measuring street 
motorcycle exhaust sound,” said Ed Moreland, AMA vice president for government relations. “Thanks to the
 hard work of the Motorcycle Industry Council, and the SAE engineers involved in the project, for the first time
 a simple field test is now available.

“The AMA maintains that few factors contribute more to misunderstanding and prejudice against street riders
 than excessively noisy motorcycles,” Moreland continued. “With the new SAE J2825 standard, street
 motorcyclists can now determine how quiet, or loud, their bikes really are.”

Moreland added that the new standard follows a template established years ago with the SAE J1287 off-highway
 motorcycle sound test, a standard recommended by the AMA wherever off-highway motorcycles are operated.

The SAE J2825 on-highway motorcycle sound test procedure is similar to the one used for the SAE J1287
 off-highway motorcycle test. The street bike measurement requires holding a calibrated sound meter at a 45-degree
 angle 20 inches from the exhaust pipe of a running engine. The procedure spells out how to do the test with the bike
 at idle, at a predetermined engine speed (“Set RPM Test”), or by slowly increasing the engine speed of the bike,
 known as the “Swept RPM Test.”

The SAE J2825 standard, prepared by the SAE Motorcycle Technical Steering Committee, recommends a
 decibel limit of 92 dBA at idle for all machines or — using the Set RPM or Swept RPM Test — 100 dBA for
 three- or four-cylinder machines, and 96 dBA for bikes with fewer than three or more than four cylinders.

The creation of a new street motorcycle sound measurement procedure was a top recommendation of the 2003
 National Summit on Motorcycle Sound, expressed by its Motorcycle Sound Working Group. The AMA
 organized the National Summit on Motorcycle Sound to pull together riders and user organizations, representatives
 of the motorcycle manufacturers, the aftermarket industry, racing promoters, government agencies, and others to
 develop proposals regarding the increasingly controversial issue of excessive motorcycle sound.

“The J2825 test allows jurisdictions around the nation, struggling with complaints about excessive motorcycle
 sound, to set reasonable limits in accordance with the SAE standard,” said Moreland. “While the AMA supports
 the establishment of the SAE J2825 standard in America’s cities, towns and communities, we will continue to
 fight efforts that single out motorcycles while still permitting excessive sound from other sources, such as loud
 cars and trucks, booming car stereos, poorly maintained generators, whining leaf blowers, and the like.”

The SAE J2825 standard can be downloaded on the SAE website for a fee at