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I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I have an 07 XLR, and what I need to know is if I can leave everything on and just plug the lines and ports. I live in New York, and they are very picky on oem stuff being on the bike to pass inspection.

I read in one of the other forums that you can use a marble, or bolts to plug the lines. I have access to a machine shop to make the plugs for the ports on the head. Any input on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I have an 07 XLR, and what I need to know is if I can leave everything on and just plug the lines and ports. I live in New York, and they are very picky on oem stuff being on the bike to pass inspection.

I read in one of the other forums that you can use a marble, or bolts to plug the lines. I have access to a machine shop to make the plugs for the ports on the head. Any input on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

I don't see why not:ride: :p

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If you're going to leave it on, I wouldn't even bother plugging the lines.

The smog removal has no effect on performance, it only sheds:

- weight

- ugly

- pop on deceleration

and the popping will be reduced if you rejet.

Are you near NYC and they are doing visual smog equip checks on motorcycles?

Elsewhere in NY, they aren't checking.

Dave

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I actually live up by you, Dave. I live in Bath. The 2 inspection stations that I took it to, said that all the equipment needs to be on. It doesn't need to work, it just has to be there. Go figure. :p

Where do you get yours inspected. I would be willing to take a ride over there to get rid of it.. lol

Thanks for the speedy replies

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I actually live up by you, Dave. I live in Bath. The 2 inspection stations that I took it to, said that all the equipment needs to be on. It doesn't need to work, it just has to be there. Go figure. :p

Where do you get yours inspected. I would be willing to take a ride over there to get rid of it.. lol

Thanks for the speedy replies

My inspection last April, did not need the smog stuff.

Hopefully they haven't passed a new law since...

I go here:

http://www.grotoncyclecenter.com/

Dave

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I think maybe I figured it out. All I have in my immediate area is just a regular auto insp station. I am going to try the "local" bike shop tomorrow. It's a hike, 65 miles, but it's worth a try.

Thanks again for all the input.

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I think maybe I figured it out. All I have in my immediate area is just a regular auto insp station. I am going to try the "local" bike shop tomorrow. It's a hike, 65 miles, but it's worth a try.

Thanks again for all the input.

They maybe thought you meant for getting a car inspected- inspection stations need a separate motorcycle inspection license.

http://www.nysdmv.com/forms.htm#cr79

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR MOTORCYCLES

http://www.nysdmv.com/forms/mv529b.pdf

Inspection regulations- section 79.28 for motorcycles

http://www.nysdmv.com/forms/cr79.pdf

updates:

http://www.nysdmv.com/forms/cr79up.pdf

http://www.nysdmv.com/forms/cr79up2.pdf

Dave

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Woo Hoo.. No more smog pump. It was such a nice day today, I took the bike over to the bike shop, had it inspected, and after which promptly asked the guy doing the inspection about removing the pump. He said he was wondering why it was still on there..lol..I went home and immediately took it off. What a difference now that there is no popping. I guess I'm going back to this shop when I need an inspection.

The place I was originally taking it to, has the motorcycle inspection license. I guess because they don't do too many, they are really strict.

Thanks again for all the help. Next thing on the agenda is new air filter and rejet.

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Woo Hoo.. No more smog pump. It was such a nice day today, I took the bike over to the bike shop, had it inspected, and after which promptly asked the guy doing the inspection about removing the pump. He said he was wondering why it was still on there..lol..I went home and immediately took it off. What a difference now that there is no popping. I guess I'm going back to this shop when I need an inspection.

The place I was originally taking it to, has the motorcycle inspection license. I guess because they don't do too many, they are really strict.

Thanks again for all the help. Next thing on the agenda is new air filter and rejet.

Yeah, some of the rules are different for bikes and cars.

For example, on cars disc brakes only need to be 'no metal on metal', there is no minimum brake pad thickness.

On bikes, I believe it's '1/3 of the original pad thickness' must be remaining.

Dave

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