So it's a bill to limit aftermarket exhausts? Why???
An exhaust would have to have EPA approval for sound and emissions (like the OEM) to be road legal. So far, none of the A/M pipes that I'm aware of have the requisite parts to make them able to pass EPA testing. Why do you think the upgraded pipe weighs so much less than the stock pipes? No catalyst, and far fewer baffles.Is it making the presumption that any after market exhaust is louder than the legal limit or is there an approval mark that after market producers can have added to their products?
+1 from me. Do they propose to set-up road blocks at the borders and stop all machines entering the state and check their exhaust systems?So that would also mean that people from neighbouring states with aftermarket Exhaust (or other provinces).. would not be able to bring their bikes to Cali without changing back to OEM
But if they pass this bill into law, it will be illegal to change your factory pipes for any reason. Even if you do it for looks and the after market pipes are under the legal Db limit (which most after market CRUISER pipes aren't) you would be in violation to this law.Hi, if this is a excessive sound issue they will get sued. Most market pipes are still within sound DB rating. They tried to enforce in ND. Officer would have you rev up engine while he took a decibel reading and issue a ticket. every car is capable of breaking the speed limit if you rev the engine up so write them a ticket too. If you have money in your pocket you could buy drugs so bust him for drugs. Just because it has the capability to break a law doesn't make it illegal. every ticket was throw out of court.
California Senate Bill 435 (motorcycle exhaust) is on the Governor's desk
Contact the Governor today!
On August 30, 2010, the California Senate passed SB 435 by a vote of 21-16 and is on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk. Despite state Senator Fran Pavley’s (D-CA-23) claims, the bill will do little to address excessive sound or reduce emissions, and is still unfairly targeting motorcycle owners.
In a letter, dated August 5, 2010, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) sent a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger urging him to veto SB 435. To view the governor’s reply, click here. In response to the Senate’s passage of SB 435, the AMA sent a follow-up letter, dated August 31, 2010, to the governor, continuing to urge a veto.
As written, SB 435 is not practical in a real world traffic stop situation due to the inconsistent location of the federal label, making it difficult for law enforcement to locate. These labels can be positioned on different locations depending on the type of exhaust and/or style of the motorcycle. This will result in improper and unwarranted citations.
Furthermore, after-market exhaust systems are not always louder than stock systems and can be installed for a variety of legitimate reasons. Stock exhaust can wear out over time, be damaged, unavailable or prohibitively expensive. If signed into law, motorcyclists, and motorcyclists alone, will be forced to purchase Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, while automobile drivers will continue to be allowed to install exhaust components from non-OEM sources.
This bill is discriminatory and punitive. It will serve only to drive up the cost of ownership for every rider while doing little or nothing to actually address the issue of excessive motorcycle sound. Please contact the Governor's office today and request a veto of this unfair legislation.
The fastest way to reach the Governor is to call, (916) 445-2841. You can also send a pre-written message immediately by following the “Take Action” option and entering your information. The AMA encourages riders to personalize their message.
To view an AMA press release on SB 435, click here.
For those who want to do more, please utilize AMA tips and tools available at on our website at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Rights > Get Involved, or for direct access, click here. If you are on Facebook, become a fan of the AMA at Facebook.com/AmericanMotorcyclist.
Please write or call the governor today and urge him to veto SB 435. Thank you for your active participation and efforts to encourage your friends and family to do the same.
What exactly are FCC headlights? And do you mean annoying like people dropping HID lights into sockets not designed for them?before the lawmakers enact this rule, they should first forbide people from using non-FCC headlights on automobiles first. Some of these headlights really annoying, flaring into people eyes.
Regardless of how you feel about loud pipes, this is a bad law.The louder the bike, the smaller the ****.
I think he ment D.O.T.What exactly are FCC headlights? And do you mean annoying like people dropping HID lights into sockets not designed for them?
So under that standard, that could mean no undertail exhausts, and no under bike exhausts. Everything has to be out in the open, where it can be read.SB 435 requires motorcycles to maintain their federally required emissions equipment on both original and aftermarket exhaust systems, including a readily visible EPA stamp that certifies compliance.
Worse than that. ANY aftermarket exhaust will be illegal. Even if it meets all the EPA requirements including volume it's illegal. It's a bad law because it discriminates against motorcycles. All other vehicles will still be treated as they are now. Even though they may be running illegal exhaust they won't be held to the same standards.My favorite part:
So under that standard, that could mean no under tail exhausts, and no under bike exhausts. Everything has to be out in the open, where it can be read.