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That is really crazy. I know people here is MA that have done it. They generally do it avoid trucking the bike to an offroad destination. Nobody really puts any serious miles on the road.
 

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I bet it was either a former worker, or someone who couldnt get financed who started this
 

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A Kawasaki dealer told me he could get a license plate for a new KLX450F if I bought a new one. This was recently.
 

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It's a good thing they never have any wildfires or anything polluting their otherwise pristine air. Gotta crack down on those pesky off road bikes.
 

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Did they fine the DOT that gave them the licensce plate and registration?
 

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ppfffttt and how much pollution did big business/heavy industries pump out on a hourly basis ????? what a crock :rolleyes:
 

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If you all think this is a bunch of crock, you should read the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Corporations can sell how much they are below the EPA limits in pollution output to other corporations in the form of credits so their polluting factories can be in compliance to the law. Or the more lenient emissions standards for SUVs as they are considered work trucks by the EPA.
 

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I wonder if installing an aftermarket exhaust on a bike would fall under this same violation. Half of us (and sport bike owners in general) are probably running exhaust systems that are "race only" and not DOT certified, and I'm guessing most of those were dealer-installed.
 

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God, I hope none of those California Air Resources Board investigation specialists read this board.
 

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I wonder if installing an aftermarket exhaust on a bike would fall under this same violation. Half of us (and sport bike owners in general) are probably running exhaust systems that are "race only" and not DOT certified, and I'm guessing most of those were dealer-installed.
I know I'm going to catch hell for this! Let me have it, I can take it..

Just a matter of time. As soon as some bureaucrat senses there is $ to be made to help balance Ca's budget and grow an off shoot of CARB it will happen. I no longer have any after market exhausts on any of my bikes. Just not worth it for a street bike. Track only is another story. All you are doing is increasing the noise level (though intoxicating) and not adding much as far as performance. Most, (me included) don't "need" anymore power, we don't even use all the power that's available and stay legal anyway.

Between the extra noise and potential so called "extra emissions" crap, we are cutting our own throat.
 

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I know I'm going to catch hell for this! Let me have it, I can take it..
No hell to give dude. You are absolutely correct. I have never understood the thought processes behind putting obnoxiously loud exhaust systems on bikes. If you want to get away with doing as you please, don't draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Once the spotlight hits you, there will be people lined up to tell you how you need to be doing things.
 

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I wonder if installing an aftermarket exhaust on a bike would fall under this same violation. Half of us (and sport bike owners in general) are probably running exhaust systems that are "race only" and not DOT certified, and I'm guessing most of those were dealer-installed.
Ask Jesse James about that one...

I'm really surprised more dealers here aren't fined for their exhaust business. You can't buy the real Power Commander in California anymore, yet you can go down to your Ducati dealer and by a race ECU and cans and they'll do the tune for you. Go figure.
 

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A Kawasaki dealer told me he could get a license plate for a new KLX450F if I bought a new one. This was recently.
When I bought a WR450F about 18 months ago, I was told the same thing. I could either get the plate or not, but I had to decide at the initial sale. I wasn't aware that bike was street legal in California.

What I don't understand in that story is that argument that there is nothing you can do to make a dirtbike street legal, because it's not uncommon for people to take 4 stroke dirt bikes out here, put the proper lights on them and get plates. The DMV allows it all the time.
 

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I don't know of any dealership, anywhere, that does NOT install aftermarket exhaust systems. As for the expecting upcoming EPA/smog stuff for motorcycles, I hear that's going to be a problem because most bone-stock motorcycles won't even pass the emissions test they were designed for.
 
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