Post by RedAndBlack on Jun 6, 2017 12:56:33 GMT -7
Wow...ok so I attempted to register my bike two weeks ago in the Communist Land of California and I was essentially failed because the inspector could not locate the EPA label.
After calling Yamaha, consulting other FZ-10 owners, consulting the owners manual, and numerous online queries that left me with nothing, I was set with attempting again with just a certified letter from Yamaha I received over email. Was very nervous DMV was going to reject it.
Well on a hunch from somebody that had mentioned previously that older Triumphs used to locate theirs under the tank, I decided to go for it and removed the 7 or so fairings pieces and two dozens screws, bolts, and fasteners to lift the tank. And sure enough.....there it was. Back of the airbox...below the tank.
I did recheck the Owners manual and although there was no mention of the EPA label on the section for the motorcycle labels, it was mentioned in the very end of the manual in a vague section. So although I should've checked the manual cover to cover, I can't help but sit here and wonder why Yamaha would do this. Especially on the California models that specifically need to see this sticker to register with DMV.
Anyway, besides venting, my hopes is that this post will help those out in the future that stumble across this post in the future or through a search engine.
Fingers crossed she gets registered today. And Happy riding this weekend
So what does the label say, and how do you prove it to the CA DMV, you can't remove all the fairing bits and tank in the DMV parking lot so they can see it in person. Did you show them a pic of it?
I see the label you are referring to is referenced on page 11-2 in the Users Manual. Dumb location, but I suspect there is some specification that states where it must be located, probably as close as possible to the intake system, so Yamaha did what the rules say and stuck it on the intake box. Problem solved for them, but a problem for the owner who lives in a jurisdiction that requires the certification. The Feds don't care that it can't be seen, regulations must be met!!
Post by RedAndBlack on Jun 6, 2017 13:13:39 GMT -7
So California has more stingent emissions standards then the EPA. Specifically, they require what's called a "Charcoal Cannister" which basically absorbs fuel emissions. So all manufacturers basically make 49 state bikes, which are legal in 49 states except California, and then 50 state bikes, that have the Charcoal Cannister and can be registered in any state. This is reflected on the EPA sticker. Essentially 49 state bikes will simply say it complies with EPA requirements, but the 50 state bikes will have an extra line on the EPA label that says something like..."And Also Compliant with the Requirements of California Air Resources Board (CARB) blah blah blah"
So in my case, that I got my bike from a 3rd party instead of a dealer, I was required to go to DMV for inspection and they must see this language on the EPA label.
Also, fun fact for those of you that might know. Manufacturers send 50 state bikes all over the country, so you yourself, may have a California model even if you dont live in Cali.
Besides the EPA label, I believe Yamaha will title your bike as FZ10HC instead of FZ10H
Post by RedAndBlack on Oct 14, 2021 21:29:51 GMT -7
Probably not. OEM parts rarely come with stickers on them, even fairing pieces I was surprised to receive them with no stickers on them for a previous bike. I believe all those stickers are put on during production of the bike at the factory assembly line.
I almost went through this whole deal buying a bike from the east coast luckily I researched it a bit to see that I need a ca bike . So the seller orders the stickers 2 of them . I backed out it just seemed to be a problem so he said he received the sticker but he ended up selling to someone in Texas.
So I've been wrong before but check out the parts diagram and it will show the blow up off the back of the air box , I believe one show the routing of the smog tubes and canister and the other something else emissions related to ca.
Last Edit: Oct 14, 2021 21:51:56 GMT -7 by sdshawn