View Full Version : Emissions standards in the US?
12-23-2003, 10:15 PM
So here's what I found on the web, link here (http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=5695). I'm assuming this means that the 2004 and above models would apply. Does anyone know if this means that smog checks are in the future of motorcycles in the United States? Could Milleman's awesome and affordable conversion kit be in jeopardy? I guess it's something to think about when it comes time to get the smog check. You might as well go for the Akra slip-on's.
Anyone have any more info on this?
Damn Sucks to buy a cali bike right now:rolleyes:
12-26-2003, 12:28 AM
It seems that it may be a nationwide deal...
12-26-2003, 09:43 AM
The article that I read mentions off-road and highway motorcycles. There might be some loop holes for sportbikes. Anyway, all you'll have to do is take the emissions equipment off. We don't do emissions testing in Maine and probably never will. They tried it here about 10 years ago and it was a huge disaster that cost many millions.
12-26-2003, 05:53 PM
When I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the early '90s I had to have my '91 GSXR 750 tested for emissions - it was a California model I'd bought in San Diego, and I'd had all of the CA emissions stuff (mostly air infection plumbing) removed. It had a Dynojet jet kit & Yosh full system installed, and the installation was tuned by a shop that used an exhaust gas analyzer; it passed with no problem. Maricopa county (Phoenix) at the time tested cars on rollers at various RPMs, but bikes (and AWD cars) were only tested at idle revs.
I'm hopeful that whatever the EPA requires in the future won't be any more stringent - it may not necessarily be any worse than Arizona used to use, and passing was apparently easy with a well-tuned bike. I never heard of anyone with a fairly new bike having any problem with passing.
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