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I am interested in purchasing a slip on for my 04 R6, but I dont know if I should get street legal or not street legal. I like the akro, but their street legal is not out yet.

Can I get away with riding my r6 with an illegal slip on? Or do I mainly have to worry about smog checks? Will the police know I am illegal?

Thanks for the help.
 

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well ive nevered had any bad experiance with my exhaust and ive been pulled over acouple of times. but if you get a [email protected]#k of a cop he will site your ass for any illegal thing on your bike.. but most the time i say they wont fuckwith you imagine all the choppers with there pipes ten time louder than us first they would mess with them i think ..lol my 2 cents
 

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non are street legal....

none of the after market cans are street legal according to the guys at RPM. fine and dandy. if a cop pulls you over cuz yer too loud, just say "hey! if the idiot $hit for brains cant see me, theyre sure as hell gunna hear me, swerve outta the way, and not turn me into asphault art!! write that ticket and go find yourself a krispee creme!"
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Re: non are street legal....

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none of the after market cans are street legal according to the guys at RPM. fine and dandy. if a cop pulls you over cuz yer too loud, just say "hey! if the idiot $hit for brains cant see me, theyre sure as hell gunna hear me, swerve outta the way, and not turn me into asphault art!! write that ticket and go find yourself a krispee creme!"
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i need an explanation for that then. i cant beleive none are legal.
 

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it's because the don't have catalitic converters in them , just straight throu flow , so better performance and sound , i have a akro on my 03' and what a difference it made, sounded nicer and more horses !!!!! and nice flames too :flame
 

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it's because the don't have catalitic converters in them , just straight throu flow , so better performance and sound , i have a akro on my 03' and what a difference it made, sounded nicer and more horses !!!!! and nice flames too :flame
well im pretty sure the R6 doesnt have a cat in the can so that cant be it.
 

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mine is probably illegal but ive never had a problem

...catalytic converters...........no
 

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Yikes! This this getting nutty. There are street legal cans. Blue Flame EVO with everything in (reducer tube & blanking plug) is street legal. Jardine street baffle is legal. ART makes a street legal can now. Many of the European companies are doing so because noise is a big issue in Europe. They have been sending their race cans to the U.S. because it isn't a big issue here yet. I do fear it's just a matter of time though. The H-D drag pipe ding dongs are going to be the ones to F^#@ it up for us. Those bike are FAR louder than sport bikes. They say that "loud pipes save lives." I say "bullshit." :rant Helmets and knowing how to ride a motorcycle do. As the AMA says, "Loud pipes risk rights."
 

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I thought about keeping it legal. However, I wanted Akro, they do not have the street legal yet for the 2004 R6. Also, if not too many people are having trouble in the U.S. with illegal slip ons, I am willing to take my chances for now, and get the pipe that will give me the most boost in hp.
 

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Bear in mind that in fact NONE of the cans Hammy mentions above nor indeed mine are Street Legal in the US - they are only tested and typed for the UK or Europe - they may have the correct noise limits for the US but unless they are approved by the DOT for emmissions and noise in the US they are technically not legal
 

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Wolf,

So the SP can from Akra(street legal version) that is coming soon for R6, Will only be legal in Uk? And the street legal Blue Flame, is that also only legal in Uk?

Thanks wolf.
 

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I would say that the vast majoity of people in this Country that buy a bike change the pipe first thing. My guess is that about 90% or better of the bikes on the street now have afternmarket non-DOT stamped pipes on them. Trust me I know: Everytime I go to a biker event I put Hammy cards on every bike I see with a stock pipe and they are far and few between, and usually new bikes. My experience has been that police have far better things to do, than go around inspecting bikes for DOT stamps on their exhausts. In fact, I don't know of a single case where a police officer issued a citation based on a pipe not having a DOT stamp on it. If things were that uptight in this Country, a lot of pipe manufacturers would be in trouble (D&D for example. A notoriously loud pipe). Instead, business is booming (no pun intended :hehe ) my God, look at EVERY Harley-Davidson in this Country!!! They are all louder than sport bikes!! If you buy a street baffle and get a ticket, you need to change your name to "Bad Luck Schleprock!!" You have to be trying really hard for that to happen. If a cop was really gunning for you, it would be far easier to cite you for speed, no turn signal etc. I once tried to charge a guy criminally for a credit card scam that tried to rip me off on a pipe. You should have seen me trying to explain to the detective what a slip-on even was and what to look for on the guys bike when he caught up with him in case he removed the brand logo. Do you think for a second he would know to look for a DOT stamp in the can?!! Moreover, police in this country do not have the authority to issue a citation based on a Federal DOT law. Only the DOT guys can, and thay are far to busy screwing with the truckers. Trucker fines bring in huge dollar amounts, not privatly owned motorcycles. Police can however cite you under State and local laws and they vary from State to State, and City and Town. LeoVicne pipes, which I use to sell, have stamped right on the can "For off road use only." Again, boat loads of are sold in this Country, used on the street, and guys aren't going around bitching about the ticket they got because of their LeoVince pipe. Besides, if you have to pass a cop you can go up a gear and stay out of the throttle and purr right past him. In other words, it's pretty much a non-issue. In closing I will say that it may soon get worse because people are getting pissed off about H-D's with staright pipes. Two years ago I went to bike week at Johnstown PA. Anyone that was there will know what I'm talking about. Some idiot was riding a Honda VTX1800 with drag pipes and no baffles!! :scared It was loudest, most obnoxious bike I have ever heard. He was always riding by himself and everyone shook their heads in disbelief. Even the police that never went after him. But if they had, he would have richly deserved a ticket.
 

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Wowzers, this thread is going to the point of convulsions. when i got my new devil last week it had two tiny stickers on it that said "not for road use". i'm a semi-intelligent man on my best day and a complete idiot when i've got da piss in me. true, the Devil had no baffles what-so-ever, but neither do a lot of those harley-d pipes. is a cop going to hear a four-banger with racing pipes over a 1450cc v-twin on shorty drags? probably not. as already mentioned, if the cop doesn't like bikers or rice rockets then you're gonna get pulled over for leaving your turn signal on too long or something bs. i peeled the stickers off the pipe and mounted it and never turned back. still got the stock pipe just in case. but doubt that it will ever go back on. that's just my $0.02.
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wow, i thought i was the only one that used "schleprock" in my everday speech. well put, hammy.
 

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In 8 years of making cans I've yet to have a customer who has been prosecuted for using a race can - obviously I don't recommend using them on the road coz I don't want to get sued (hey we can be fined $10000 for every race can we sell if we don't make it clear they are not for road use in the UK) but I use a race can every day and everyone I know does!
 
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