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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2013, 10:45 pm Thread Starter
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Taking Arrow Exhaust over Pits

Hi,

I'm soon to re register my bike in another state and need to get a road worthy and also take the bike over the pits.

Can anyone confirm if a Arrow exhaust with the baffle in will pass the testing?

This will be done in Victoria, Australia.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2013, 6:34 am
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Hi Allan,

My understanding now as it stands, is that you will need to have your original mufflers on to get a RWC in Victoria,
Unless you can find a RWC tester that is sympathetic,
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Your exhaust does NOT need to be OEM to meet Vicroads RWC requirements.
It must however meet the relevant COMPLIANCE specs.
If you have an ARROW exhaust and it is under 94dB then it will pass providing all other emission requirements (cat convertor, O2 sensor etc) are present.

Unfortunately, many testers refuse to even inspect motorcycles with aftermarket exhausts (even though they aren't supposed to by law). I don't because I can charge a small fee to simply do a noise test. If I think it passes, then I'll sign it off.


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Your exhaust does NOT need to be OEM to meet Vicroads RWC requirements.
It must however meet the relevant COMPLIANCE specs.
I wonder how many are really aware of the rules, rpm, distance etc and how many even have a dB meter?

Nobody has ever looked at my car exhaust system. Can you imagine the uproar from Midas and whoever else if OEM was "mandatory"

If in doubt, borrow a stock set, as I lent to cjeffries for his 900SSie inspection.

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thanks gents, sounds like I'm better off to fit the original exhaust so to save myself the drama of possibly having to go through 2 inspections.

Apprecite the feedback.

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If you have the standard exhaust then put it on. At least you'll know it'll pass no worries. If you don't, then measure the sound level of the Arrow mufflers you have with the DB killers in. If you have a Iphone or Android phone you can get free noise measuring applications. Check the EPA web site for how the sound test is done. It's something like half of the revs at which maximum power is produced and the microphone is two metres behind, one metre off the ground and directly behind the bike (I strongly suggest checking this!).

DB killers will get you very close to legal. If you fail the test you can block some of the holes off temporarily. Even some thin gauge steel/tin/aluminium can wrapped around part of the insert and held of with a hose clamp will do for the test!

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If you have the standard exhaust then put it on. At least you'll know it'll pass no worries. If you don't, then measure the sound level of the Arrow mufflers you have with the DB killers in. If you have a Iphone or Android phone you can get free noise measuring applications. Check the EPA web site for how the sound test is done. It's something like half of the revs at which maximum power is produced and the microphone is two metres behind, one metre off the ground and directly behind the bike (I strongly suggest checking this!).

DB killers will get you very close to legal. If you fail the test you can block some of the holes off temporarily. Even some thin gauge steel/tin/aluminium can wrapped around part of the insert and held of with a hose clamp will do for the test!
Good info the cops have been targeting "loud Bikes" in WA recently and Im a bit conscious of my bikes
I have the original cans for the 848evo but not the 900SS and the SS is defiantly the loudest

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This will help:
http://www.ntc.gov.au/filemedia/Repo...stSept2006.pdf

I tested all three of my bikes including the 853 with Termi's and they were all under.

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