How often do you need a motorcycle inspected? Can you decat?

BBL

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Haha that reminds me; I took my bike to a kwik kar oil change here in Anna and the tech asked me straight faced how much my bike weighed. I replied "off the top of my head i'm not sure, does it make a difference or can I make a guess?". I tried to google the GVWR before another tech found the tag for him. I'm guessing if your bike is too heavy its classified as something else?
Hmm, interesting. Never had anyone ask me about the weight, never had a tech ask about a GVWR sticker. They just look for the VIN tag, verify it, check brake light, headlight, horn and odometer and punch it into the computer. Never had them check blinkers either. (not a safety item)
Never had them ride any of my bikes nor have they asked about brakes.
 

mroper

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Hmm, interesting. Never had anyone ask me about the weight, never had a tech ask about a GVWR sticker. They just look for the VIN tag, verify it, check brake light, headlight, horn and odometer and punch it into the computer. Never had them check blinkers either. (not a safety item)
Never had them ride any of my bikes nor have they asked about brakes.
Mine was at the same place a kwik kar oil change. perhaps it is just the software that they use that asks it. I did see the question on his computer screen. it could be they combined the trailer and motorcycle screens in one.
 

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Yeah that's wild. One of the Jiffy Lubes I go to doesn't even inspect it at all. He literally asked me for the Odo mileage and recorded it. Said sick bike and sent me on my way. (For better or for worse)
 

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Pretty sure there are no smog/emissions tests in TX for motorcycles. Can you change the header pipe on a bike to one that doesn't have a catalytic converter, or will you encounter issues when/if you need a state inspection for registration renewal?
There's no emissions tests and some of the "do it all" oil change shops won't even look at it... You should be ok. I deleted my cat converter on both bikes I had
 

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Ah, I remember the thread that did it. The guy who wanted to ride his motorcycle with an AR strapped across his back in open carry. Flaked out when he didn’t like the feedback he received

'Roids tend to make people thin-skinned! ;)
 

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