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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
There is no emissions test in your state for motorcycles. I live in Maricopa County AZ, and it is the ONLY county in the entire U.S that has emissions tests for motorcycles. The state passed a law over a year ago to end that, but it had to be approved by the epa first, or we risked losing millions in federal highway funds (federal blackmail) epa has not responded yet. But mine has had both the CA evap emissions and the complete air injection system removed, and it passes just fine every year. I just took it through, hopefully for the last time. I do have to turn the pilot screws in to 1 1/2 turns to get it to pass at idle, then stop in the parking lot after the test and turn them back out 3 turns.
However, if you do the earshave thing, you will have to rejet, and will be stuck using inferior filters which pass more dirt than the stock filters. Up to you whether it is worth it or not. I like the ears, but I don't like the surge tank, ducts between the carbs and surge tank, and ducts between the ears and surge tank. But as cumbersome as this system is, it protects the engine, and that is what means the most to me. I want every mile I can possibly get out of that engine.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike