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Motorbike exhaust question

Hi everyone, I have brought a new motorbike and it has a aftermarket exhaust on it, it is a bit louder but not stupid. Anyway the question is it does not have the E stamp on it so basically I guess its not legal. I drove for years in the UK with a non legal exhaust and never had a problem but of course I know things are different here.

So in short would you say this is a totally stupid thing to do and I should either by one with a stamp or put the original back on? Just wondering what kind of fine I would be looking at if caught? could I loose my license?

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Hi everyone, I have brought a new motorbike
You brought it into the country? Or you bought it here?

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and it has a aftermarket exhaust on it
How did that happen?

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You brought it into the country? Or you bought it here?



How did that happen?

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Thanks! The guy before put the exhaust on but lives out in the middle of nowhere so never got bothered. Not the same in the city though. Bike is swiss, everything else is legal just not the exhaust. I am willing to take the risk if it could just be a small fine due to I just love the sound it makes but don't know if that's a stupid thing to do here. I see Harley's often though with straight pipes on and they don't seem to get bothered. I know with cars they seem pretty stict though, so I have heard anyway.
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Thanks! The guy before put the exhaust on but lives out in the middle of nowhere so never got bothered. Not the same in the city though. Bike is swiss, everything else is legal just not the exhaust. I am willing to take the risk if it could just be a small fine due to I just love the sound it makes but don't know if that's a stupid thing to do here. I see Harley's often though with straight pipes on and they don't seem to get bothered. I know with cars they seem pretty stict though, so I have heard anyway.
I know it sounds daft, but you could worse than take it along to your local test centre and ask them to check it. They might charge you CHF40 or so, and they might tell you to change the silencer, but that's about the worst that could happen. In my experience (with cars, not bikes), some of the MFK examiners are almost human.
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Re: Motorbike exhaust question

If you can get a paper (from the manufacturer or MFK) stating that your aftermarket exhaust meets the specs for your bike and Swiss law, you can register it (eintragen) to your bike. You'll get a yellow exemption slip (looks like your grey registration papers) to carry around with you, and Robert is your father's brother.
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If you can get a paper (from the manufacturer or MFK) stating that your aftermarket exhaust meets the specs for your bike and Swiss law, you can register it (eintragen) to your bike. You'll get a yellow exemption slip (looks like your grey registration papers) to carry around with you, and Robert is your father's brother.
Ok thanks for the info, it recently had a new mfk but had to put the stock exhaust back on for that. Just worried if they pull me over for some reason and check, have no idea what the penalty could be. I don't think I could get papers for it because it doesn't have the E stamp on it but will try anyway.
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Re: Motorbike exhaust question

Worst case, CHF 200 or so.

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Worst case, CHF 200 or so.

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Oh really, thought it would be loads more for a off road exhaust on the bike. If thats the case I will just leave it on for now
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Re: Motorbike exhaust question

Word on the street is that repeat offenders get the illegal pipe shoved up their rear-end. Supposedly so they learn what it is to live with overly noisy exhausts

Does the exhaust give you any benefit that's worth the risk and extra noise people have to put up with? Don't get me wrong, I love the grumble of a good exhaust on my motors but I do feel sorry for people who live near roads favored by bikers.
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Word on the street is that repeat offenders get the illegal pipe shoved up their rear-end. Supposedly so they learn what it is to live with overly noisy exhausts

Does the exhaust give you any benefit that's worth the risk and extra noise people have to put up with? Don't get me wrong, I love the grumble of a good exhaust on my motors but I do feel sorry for people who live near roads favored by bikers.
Ha ok hope they don't do that ;-)

No its not stupid loud at all, and also driven normally it sounds like a average bike, only gets loud if I was to open it up, which I only really do on the back roads. The benefit it gives me is I just love the sound and makes me happy but at the same time dont want to be stupid if I can really get into trouble so wanted to find out what the risk was of having a non road legal exhaust, like I said I see harleys blasting through zurich in the summer and they don't seem to have any trouble.

Also I would buy I road legal aftermarket exhaust but they dont make them for my bike.
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Re: Motorbike exhaust question

The word in the woods is: the frogs don't care much about the noise, and the hedgehogs are happy, as it gives them a bit more warning, to run faster when crossing the back lanes.
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Ha ok hope they don't do that ;-)

No its not stupid loud at all, and also driven normally it sounds like a average bike, only gets loud if I was to open it up, which I only really do on the back roads. The benefit it gives me is I just love the sound and makes me happy but at the same time dont want to be stupid if I can really get into trouble so wanted to find out what the risk was of having a non road legal exhaust, like I said I see harleys blasting through zurich in the summer and they don't seem to have any trouble.

Also I would buy I road legal aftermarket exhaust but they dont make them for my bike.
Stuff a steel pot scourer up the the exhaust? ( My sons used to do that .... I think) to make it quieter. Just remember to replace it regularly with a clean one - for some reason known only to my sons.
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Stuff a steel pot scourer up the the exhaust? ( My sons used to do that .... I think) to make it quieter. Just remember to replace it regularly with a clean one - for some reason known only to my sons.
Thanks, noise isn't really the issue though, its just that the exhaust has no E stamp on it which means its not street legal so was more worried if they stop me and check the exhaust for the stamp
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The word in the woods is: the frogs don't care much about the noise, and the hedgehogs are happy, as it gives them a bit more warning, to run faster when crossing the back lanes.

They I should keep it on ;-)
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Re: Motorbike exhaust question

If you really want to fix it, find a country nearby where aftermarket exhausts are legal, then buy an OEM one from that country for cheap, as exhausts are one of the first thing most people change on their motorcycles.
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Does the exhaust give you any benefit that's worth the risk and extra noise people have to put up with?
7kg less weight, and the noise isn't much different.

The cop told me just to put in DB killers, and I'm good to go (which I did).

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7kg less weight, and the noise isn't much different.

The cop told me just to put in DB killers, and I'm good to go (which I did).

Tom
Sounds as long as at least carry the db killer with me I should hopefully be fine, just hope they dont ask for papers for it
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