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CA Motorcycle smog checks probably out (for now)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...n175614D63.DTL

"The latest version of Pavley's bill drops the smog-test provision. It now merely authorizes law enforcement officers to fine motorcyclists who remove the converters."
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Let's smog check motorcycles! And ignore the buses. Cause we ALL love being behing that yellow bus when it takes off from a light.

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Do bikes really have converters or they really talking about mufflers? This is going to really cause a lot of trouble for a lot of riders here. Why don't they go after trucks that are pumping a lot of smoke into the air, no they really would say that can't because it would interfere with the economy. There are a lot of truck out there that would be taken off the road.

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Later model bikes do have converters,the goats belly is a primitive form of converter and before any body tells me it is just a crossover and pre muffler ,have you ever cut one open,I did for a friend with a Nomad a few years back and it had a catalyst in it.




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ThiS iS why I kept my original exhauSt and air box crap. WaShington State iS a California wanna be.

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So am I gonna get pulled over for my Cobras? If they look carefully they might also object to the lack of EPA stuff!

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ThiS iS why I kept my original exhauSt and air box crap. WaShington State iS a California wanna be.
ca has twice the emmision laws washington does and only half of washington requires smog and the specs are a lot tougher ca standards....

So am I gonna get pulled over for my Cobras? If they look carefully they might also object to the lack of EPA stuff!

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So am I gonna get pulled over for my Cobras? If they look carefully they might also object to the lack of EPA stuff!
chances are you are not gonna get pulled over on a vn for pipes but if a cop pulls u over for speeding and give him lip he'll probably give u a muffler ticket too... like seatbelts and in washington front tinted windows... the list goes on and on of the things u can and cant do... no law would change the way i ride im not obnoctious with my bike so i shouldnt get a neusance ticket ... however if a cop gave me a muffler ticket he would have to worry about a lot more lip followed with an oink oink comment



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