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VIC RWC w/ aftermarket exhaust

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Archie, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Hi there,

    I'm getting a RWC done on my bike later this week and it should all be fine, but I have do an aftermarket TIngate exhaust. It's not that loud - 87 decibels.

    Do they want stock exhausts to pass RWC? I live in Victoria.



    Thanks, guys!
     
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  2. Most places, if your bike won't pass RWC they'll give you a couple of days to make the necessary changes and come back for a second look-over free of charge.

    So my advice is just rock up with the aftermarket and see how you go.
    (You could always call ahead of time to check also)
     
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  3. According to VicRoads, a bike isn't LAMS approved any more if it's had any modifications which *may* increase its power to weight ratio. I think the common opinion is that an aftermarket exhaust technically counts as a potential power increase. If you have the original exhaust, it might be a good idea to replace it just in case.
     
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  4. I agree, if a bike is modified it may be classed as non-LAMs.. take a stocky exhaust to the RWC
     
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  5. Put an original/stock exhaust on for the RWC, and then put the aftermarket one on after you register it. Like how 99% of most people do.
     
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  6. 87 db is legal so there is no reason it shouldn't pass.
     
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  7. It should pass EPA regulations, but not LAMS regulations. As the bike is registered as LAMS, I suspect they would be able to fail it if it's been modified so it doesn't meet LAMS restrictions.
     
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  8. In nsw I would bet any $ that no pink slip inspector is going to try and take a bikes Lams rating off it just because it's got a different exhaust on it that's not illegally loud. Would take a real prick of an inspector to try that crap
     
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  9. Is it really 87db? That's quite a bit less than stock.

    Would definitely breach the power to weight rule since it removes weight.
     
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