Administrator - "Loose Nut" - Bandera, Texas
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), 2006 HD Electra Glide Ultra (totaled) 2006 Vulcan 900 (current)
What a crock.My reading of the law is that it is NOT just sound level. The inspector is required to visually inspect the pipes- straight pipes or pioes with removable baffles wont pass. Removable baffles may be the tricky part and likely subjective based on the inspector.
That was my thought too. To me it didn't mean you couldn't have aftermarket, but that notice didn't really spell out what "equivalent" meant. Maybe in the lawyer gibberish law filing itself it's mentioned.....I thought about getting some stainless steel mesh and wrapping mine but the wording suggests has to be stock or equal to original. What ever that means I don't know. Looks? sound? emissions? pretty vague I think.
Or maybe look into how you rideJust glad I held on to my stock pipe. Recently installed it because my own pipes were starting to get on my nerves, but after riding around with my quiet pipes and almost getting hit a bunch of times, might be swapping back real soon.