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So I live in Long Beach, we've got a few other SoCal people on this website, but has anyone heard of people with 2014-2015 bikes getting pulled over for changing ANYTHING about stock? talked to some old nut bag at a Starbucks yesterday who liked to brag about his 30+ bikes, he said he knows people down in Huntington Beach that are getting pulled over for having any mods whatsoever.... anyone know anything about it?
 

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As long as the mod doesn't violate a state or federal law, I can't see where they would have a leg to stand on for basis.
 

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that's what i was thinking, but this guy seemed to think that cops are pulling anybody with mods on 2014-2015 bikes. ill bring it to this thread's attention if it ever happens, and if anyone has any experience here let me know. his example was a friend who just bought a 2014 monster 696 and got pulled over as soon as he put his exhaust on. im skeptical because this guy smelled like onions but i would still like to know of these things before i go tearing apart my fz07.
 

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You do realize that changing out an exhaust, unless it meets the same specs as the OEM, is illegal by federal statutes? I don't know about California, but most states, the police will not mess with you unless you are really being obnoxiously loud or they have a chance to pull you over for something else. Just look around at all the Harleys out there with aftermarket exhaust that don't get pulled over. Sometimes LEO's look the other way for them.....you know, they are "American Made" products, whereas with sportbikes and such, they are a little more "sensitive" to what is going on with them.....because of riding recklessly, acting squidly, wheelies, and so on. Where I live in E. TN, if you don't give them a reason to pull you over, they pretty much ignore you and don't give a second look.
 

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There might be some truth behind his story.

http://www.bikebandit.com/community/articles/california-cracks-down-on-motorcycle-exhaust

There are a few stories like this one online. It states that unless the exhaust system explicitly has posted on it that it conforms with emission standards than it is considered illegal and the owner is subject to fine. This is an issue that affects the automotive/moto World across the board. A lot of states are cracking down on noise and air of emissions standards. Here in CT I've been pulled over while in my car in a particular neighborhood because my exhaust was too loud. The officer stating that the township had a Noise ordinance that went into effect after dark. Of course this just give me an excuse to stay the night at the girls house I was dropping her off at;) Another story for another time.
 

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I also know here in CT that shops must refuse to install aftermarket exhaust systems unless they conform with CT emission laws. Must have cat and muffler.
 

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These laws have been in effect for years and years.....most states/counties/municipalities law enforcement branches have just chosen to ignore them until recently.
 

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thanks yall. hopefully it doesnt stay this bad, because im putting my exhaust on as soon as i have the money and purchase it.
 

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I don't know if you noticed, but on Akrapovic's site pt says that it is not CARB legal. The cat and the muffler are all one piece.
Removing the cat is illegal in California. You might have trouble getting them to ship one here.
 

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I don't know if you noticed, but on Akrapovic's site pt says that it is not CARB legal. The cat and the muffler are all one piece.
Removing the cat is illegal in California. You might have trouble getting them to ship one here.
Cat is removable insert that goes between .muffler and
Header collector and can be bought separately.

My pipe came from the UK.

Can be also bought from an out of state vendor.
 

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I don't know if you noticed, but on Akrapovic's site pt says that it is not CARB legal. The cat and the muffler are all one piece.
Removing the cat is illegal in California. You might have trouble getting them to ship one here.
they do sell a carb converter for the exhaust
 

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So I live in Long Beach, we've got a few other SoCal people on this website, but has anyone heard of people with 2014-2015 bikes getting pulled over for changing ANYTHING about stock? talked to some old nut bag at a Starbucks yesterday who liked to brag about his 30+ bikes, he said he knows people down in Huntington Beach that are getting pulled over for having any mods whatsoever.... anyone know anything about it?
i have heard the same thing. i live in newport
 

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that's what i was thinking, but this guy seemed to think that cops are pulling anybody with mods on 2014-2015 bikes. ill bring it to this thread's attention if it ever happens, and if anyone has any experience here let me know. his example was a friend who just bought a 2014 monster 696 and got pulled over as soon as he put his exhaust on. im skeptical because this guy smelled like onions but i would still like to know of these things before i go tearing apart my fz07.
theres a new law that just came out in june about moding new bikes. its the reason i haven't modded out the exhaust yet
 

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I haven't had any problems.
I don't run high rpm in town.
The Akra is fairly quiet and looks like it belongs on the bike.
 

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ya i've been looking at that one and the arrow. I really just want a louder deeper sound. I'm used to rolling on Harleys with screaming eagle pipes or 1000rr's with open yoshi pipes.
 
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