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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Will do tomorrow, don't want to chance spilling any of this fine Chilean Carmenere I'm sipping!
The Hogslayers are the best add-on's I've made - really nice.

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Gratz on the pipes! I'm dreaming of putting aftermarket pipes on in the spring... can't decide which ones. I'd love to see some pics, oldgreybull. Any chance you could post a couple?
I took me an extra day, but here are the pics:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...illey-left.jpg

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...yers-right.jpg

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They are slightly shorter and fit in close and tight. I'm really delighted with the sound and the performance.

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I just had mine put on and they did the download (not sure which one). The bike idles high so I'll probably do the 12 minute tune. They definitely look better than the stock. The real difference in sound is during acceleration. I like that because when I ride behind other bikes that are on the loud side it's easier for me to know when to shift if I can actually hear my bike. I know it sounds stupid, but true for me.
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Hogslayers with bags

Hogslayers with Slimbags on.
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Nice pics - they look slim and give the bike a leaner, less blunt look. Very nice! Come spring, I might have to pick a set up.

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Hogslayers with Slimbags on.
very cool pics of ur bike....like the panniers a lot too...love the hogslayers too...will post a pic of mine too
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Anybody run into any problems that live in States that have SMOG/Emission inspections with the CAT gone? In NC it's technically illegal to tamper with the emission system = Fail.
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Anybody run into any problems that live in States that have SMOG/Emission inspections with the CAT gone? In NC it's technically illegal to tamper with the emission system = Fail.
You will of course run into problems if you fail an emission test.
However, only 9 of the 100 NC counties do tailpipe emission testing (WAKE, FORSYTH, GUILFORD, DURHAM, GASTON, CABARRUS, MECKLENBURG, ORANGE and UNION).
In addition, diesel vehicles, RVs AND motorcycles are exempt from testing in any case.
So you can determined for yourself what the odds are of running into any problems.
I'd recommend changing the tailpipes and not messing with the emission system... But hey, I don't understand all that technical stuff anyway...

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You will of course run into problems if you fail an emission test.
However, only 9 of the 100 NC counties do tailpipe emission testing (WAKE, FORSYTH, GUILFORD, DURHAM, GASTON, CABARRUS, MECKLENBURG, ORANGE and UNION).
In addition, diesel vehicles, RVs AND motorcycles are exempt from testing in any case.
So you can determined for yourself what the odds are of running into any problems.
I'd recommend changing the tailpipes and not messing with the emission system... But hey, I don't understand all that technical stuff anyway...
Yep I agree, I was just thinking about this as it applies to all 100 counties as an inspection item and not an emission tail pipe test. Motorcycles are only exempt from the Tail Pipe Emission Test in NC. That's why I was concerned about removing the CAT to put on new pipes or even just bypass the CAT with the tube mod or chamber mod.
19A NCAC 03D .0541 EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROLS
1. Any vehicle shall not be approved if the vehicle is subject to inspection with any of the visible emissions control devices placed thereon by the manufacturer are missing, disconnected, made inoperative or have been altered without approval of the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources.
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Yep I agree, I was just thinking about this as it applies to all 100 counties as an inspection item and not an emission tail pipe test. Motorcycles are only exempt from the Tail Pipe Emission Test in NC. That's why I was concerned about removing the CAT to put on new pipes or even just bypass the CAT with the tube mod or chamber mod.
19A NCAC 03D .0541 EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROLS
1. Any vehicle shall not be approved if the vehicle is subject to inspection with any of the visible emissions control devices placed thereon by the manufacturer are missing, disconnected, made inoperative or have been altered without approval of the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources.
Your call of course, however I personally have never seen an inspection station in NC express the slightest interest in the design of my exhaust system. Besides, my Hogslayers proudly display the Bristish Customs logo.
Anecdotal evidence of course, but the road guard plate on the CAT of my 87 F-150 pickup fell of long ago - 302 FI V-8 runs great and passes every year.
Your original question was regarding the risk of running into problems.
If you pull up and say you've removed the CAT and wonder if that falls under 19A NCAC 03D .0541 you will probably have a problem (or maybe not...). If you are seriously concerned than be happy with the OEM you have.
BTW, have you asked your dealer if he's installed any Hogslayers?
And, just to be provocative - does running a different Tune alter the emmisions? If the answer to that is yes, then so does the 12 minute Tune since you really have no way of knowing what parameters were "tweaked".
Also, what does "altering" mean? Is replacing the stock exhaust with anything else altering?
My T-Bird is registered in Florida - no inspections here.
My Suzuki Volutia is registered in North Carolina and generally gets an offer to buy when I take it in to be inspected. Have I altered anything on it? I'll have to think about that, no one has ever asked me...

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