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Any people in California who can give me insight in loud exhaust? I put a D&D exhaust on my CBR1000 years ago in Ohio with no worries. But, now I am moving to California...

Maybe it has already been asked... link me where please... But, do i need to worry about loud exhaust tickets of I am riding out there? Wasn't expecting to move there, but if exhaust is not gonna be a problem, it is once less thing to worry about out there!

Let me know what you Californians think, please.
 

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Any people in California who can give me insight in loud exhaust? I put a D&D exhaust on my CBR1000 years ago in Ohio with no worries. But, now I am moving to California...

Maybe it has already been asked... link me where please... But, do i need to worry about loud exhaust tickets of I am riding out there? Wasn't expecting to move there, but if exhaust is not gonna be a problem, it is once less thing to worry about out there!

Let me know what you Californians think, please.
Hopefully someone with more knowledge than me will chime in, but I've heard over the last few years that CA was allegedly going to crack down on motorcycles with loud exhausts. I can't really speak to that law, but I can tell you that 99% of sport bikes and 1000% of all Harley's have aftermarket pipes. To this day, I don't personally know anyone who has been pulled over or ticketed for it, but I'm just one person. In any case, welcome to CA. Be safe and enjoy the ability to split lanes. It's pretty handy at times.

BTW, I'm in the San Diego / Riverside areas.

Shaun
 

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Don't worry about it. You will be fine. Cops don't care about motorcycles for the most part unless you are riding like a real jackass.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, guys. Now thinking that I will hold off on selling my bike and have it shipped it out there. Looks like riding in Cali has tons of great options!! .... lane splitting for commutes and ocean & mountain roads on the weekend. I will be in the Bay Area in the next few months and maybe we ride together someday!
 

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Is the bike a California model? My bike is a California model and it has a bunch of extra emissions junk (charcoal canister) that the normal CBR1000RR does not have. May want to check if it's going to be a major hassle to register that bike in California.

 

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No. I bought as new in Ohio in 2006.
This is the kind of stuff I am worried about. Thanks for the info!
I will look into it and try to figure out if it is better to sell it now and buy a new one later... or pay the cost to ship my bike and see if I can figure the paperwork out later.
Looks like bike prices are thru the roof, so wouldn't mind figuring out how to keep this one 🤣🤣🤣
 

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No. I bought as new in Ohio in 2006.
This is the kind of stuff I am worried about. Thanks for the info!
I will look into it and try to figure out if it is better to sell it now and buy a new one later... or pay the cost to ship my bike and see if I can figure the paperwork out later.
Looks like bike prices are thru the roof, so wouldn't mind figuring out how to keep this one 🤣🤣🤣
Does This Apply to Someone Moving to California? If you are moving to California from another state, you may register a new 49-state vehicle if it was first registered by you in your home state, or for military personnel, in the last state of your military service. When applying for vehicle registration in California, you must provide evidence that the vehicle was registered
Maybe I am OK... And I will stay off high throttle in highly populated areas to avoid the loud exhaust attention.
 

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Just stay off PCH, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington, Newport..
Motor cops will sit there and wait for guys to go by, and you know the rest. Outside of PCH I’ve never had an issue. Pretty sure they have a permanent sign in Seal Beach (off pch) that specifically says they will cite you for loud pipes.
 

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Registering a 49 State vehicle in California requires that it was purchased by you in another state and has a certain amount of miles on it, 10k I think. As far as exhaust, the law in California requires that if it came with a CAT then it has to be retained. Also there is a dB level requirement. Realistically most police don't enforce the laws unless they have to, mainly looking for hazardous situations, speed, etc. I imagine there are maximum enforcement areas, probably in rich communities. I rode in the Bay Area for 30 years and never had an issue, nor here in San Diego.
Just don't be clueless like my neighbor who sat in front of his house and revved his bike at 6 am, his wife made him sell his bike. :)
 

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Just stay off PCH, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington, Newport..
Motor cops will sit there and wait for guys to go by, and you know the rest. Outside of PCH I’ve never had an issue. Pretty sure they have a permanent sign in Seal Beach (off pch) that specifically says they will cite you for loud pipes.
+1

There's also a permanent sign off PCH in Newport...and watch out when cruising through Malibu...
 

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Lots of places here in SoCal have these signs, butt as a resident I have never had a problem...don't try and rip to the redline when you pull away from a light; that should help.
 
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