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Recently, I had the fortune and opportunity to acquire an aftermarket exhaust for my bike.

Being one of the pipes that is not pre-approved, I had to send it to an inspection centre for the necessary certifications.

After searching the various threads here and getting mixed information, I've decided to set up a sticky thread based on what I did to get it certfied.

 

1. Items you will need to bring along for the inspection. Compulsory otherwise they will not do the certification:

  • All documents & foreign certificates to be provided by the shop that you purchased it from. This includes the Europe Transportation Ministry certification or the JMCA (for Japan).
     
  • The original receipt / invoice from the shop you purchased it from. If its local, get the local one. If its purchased online or from overseas country, get from them. This, I understand, is to certify that you bought the pipes and did not get it by illegal means.
     
  • Letter from the authorized shop to inform that they indeed performed the installation. This is important also as it shows the pipe was installed properly. If you DIY, get the letter from the shop you bought it from nonetheless.
     
  • Your logcard. Some shops never tell you that you need it and some inspections don't tell you either but it is still needed nonetheless. A friend of mine couldn't do his certification because he wasn't informed it was needed. DO NOT ASSUME THE INSPECTION CENTRE WILL HELP YOU. Forget about it. Trust me. Save all the time and troubles and print from oneMotoring.
     
  • Your NRIC. If you can print both sides on one paper, makes it easier & faster.

 

2. What to do there:

  • Choose a suitable inspection centre. Word on the street is that STA Inspection Centres are less strict and have competent people to do the certification pretty fast. Some also say inspection at out-of-way places like Tuas will be less strict also as the staff are more experienced in inspection trucks or heavy goods vehicles and not motorcycles and thus will just bo-chap with a bike.
  • Approach a inspection technical officer. He will be wearing overalls. Don't approach the payment counter or cashier staff. They know nuts when you say exhaust inspection. Pass all your documentations to the tech officer. He will go through the items and ensure all the necessary papers are present and in order.
  • Once the papers are in order, the tech officer will ask you to pay first. $53.50 is the present fee at the time of writing. Bring cash. Some inspection centres may not have NETS or credit card facilities.
  • Once payment is made, the tech officer will call you to do the 2 exhaust tests: the emissions test and the exhaust sound test. They'll stick a sensor probe into the exhaust and let the detector check the emissions at idle. For the sound test, the tech officer will rev the bike to about 4-5K RPM and let the system rate the sound decibels.
  • The tech officer will then take photos of your chassis (VIN) number as well as the pipe's serial number and general installation photos for reference.
  • Once done, the tech officer will ask you to wait while he gets the final paperwork done. What happens is he will sign for and stamp the inspection centre's stamp onto the original EEC / JMCA certificates, to indicate it has passed inspection and is road-worthy. Some inspection centres may also issue you a letter to acknowledge you have sent the pipes for inspection at the time & date.
  • Time to make some noise on the road. But remember to make copies of all the certs and bring a copy on your bike wherever you go.

 

All in all, it takes about 1 hour. Might be longer if there is a lot of bikes going for inspection or the centre is understaffed.

 

I hope this helps. Post here for any corrections or extra hints / tips I may have missed out.

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Bro what if i bought it with no official receipt.... (bought it from stranger.)

Is there any proper procedure for my case.

I like the pipe so much ( Yoshi trs )

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Bro what if i bought it with no official receipt.... (bought it from stranger.)

Is there any proper procedure for my case.

I like the pipe so much ( Yoshi trs )

 

Is the pipe street-legal and registered to him?

If so, I remembered you will just need to do an ownership transfer before going for inspection.

Doesn't require receipt but original owner may need to be present, if I recall.

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167724&highlight=exhaust+transfer

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Is the pipe street-legal and registered to him?

If so, I remembered you will just need to do an ownership transfer before going for inspection.

Doesn't require receipt but original owner may need to be present, if I recall.

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167724&highlight=exhaust+transfer

 

the ex-owner need nt be present, but an ownership transfer is required. transfer of pipe need to be notified to the pipe distributor, whom will issue you new receipt for the transfer, cert. bring along the logcard, IC, and the stuffs newly issued for the inspection.

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Sorry for my rather late replies....

 

Hi there...

 

I would like to know if high mount exhaust system is approve (Street Legal) for my VTR SP1. Currently i'm using Remus legal cans only.

 

Please advice

 

Thanks

 

Sorry, I'm not a exhaust retailer / agent. Check with the shop that sells them.

 

one thing to add on.. they will take pictures of your bike, exhaust and chassis number.. thats what they did on mine.

Noted.

They did that for mine also. Will add in for FYI.

 

bro i abit confuse.. the aftermarket exhaust is st legal one or non st legal tat u bring to inspection?

 

I brought a street-legal but not pre-approved pipe.

To my understanding, there are some pipe models for certain bikes that are 'pre-approved' and do not require inspections, though correct me if I'm wrong.

I bought one that was street-legal but not pre-approved as its an obscure European brand (though most of you will know its US brand as Arrow).

So I had to bring it in for inspection.

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I getting the Moriwaki Exhaust system.. There is the street legal version for Super 4... but I'm buying one for a Roadwin. As there is no bracket, CKA(the shop) say will order from overseas and do the installation. Problem is its not approved (shop dun have the right i think).... So.... I still have to get it approved?

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it wouldn't be approved unless LTA has records of it.

 

i really wonder why so many people think that bringing any exhaust for inspection and think that it will pass..

 

inspection is actually to ensure that installation is done correctly and the serial number is the same as the one in LTA's system. :faint:

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it wouldn't be approved unless LTA has records of it.

 

i really wonder why so many people think that bringing any exhaust for inspection and think that it will pass..

 

inspection is actually to ensure that installation is done correctly and the serial number is the same as the one in LTA's system. :faint:

 

So u saying that I have to buy from a shop that gets LTA approve pipes. than go inspect?

Legal to ride/drive- HOw the **** do i Know?

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According to my friend... it has to be towed

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HOw I wish my Roadwin can do this.. hahaha

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Question : After the bike is installed with the yet-to-be-approved pipes, can it be ridden to the inspection centre, or must it be towed over?

 

after installin jus ride to vicom..

dun waste money and get ur bike towed to vicom

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So u saying that I have to buy from a shop that gets LTA approve pipes. than go inspect?

 

yes. inspection centers are just doing their job of ensuring pipe A goes only onto bike A as per LTA's data system.

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Question : After the bike is installed with the yet-to-be-approved pipes, can it be ridden to the inspection centre, or must it be towed over?

 

yet-to-be-approved? meaning?

 

st legal pipes, but havent gone for inspection?

 

if it's the scenario above, you can just ride over for your inspection.

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yes. inspection centers are just doing their job of ensuring pipe A goes only onto bike A as per LTA's data system.

 

But if the moriwaki Exhaust system is not available in SG for my bike, I get it from korea how?

Legal to ride/drive- HOw the **** do i Know?

[Daelim Roadwin 200] - 2007 - 2009

[Hyundai Getz 1.4A] - 2009 -current

 

HOw I wish my Roadwin can do this.. hahaha

[Going Crazy with my Roadwin]

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But if the moriwaki Exhaust system is not available in SG for my bike, I get it from korea how?

 

you need to get all the necessary papers from JMCA, but the catch here is, it might still not get approved. no doubts it might be stated as street legal, but if the data isn't in LTA database, it's still consider an illegal pipe.

 

best way, go thru your moriwaki agent in singapore. save the hassle.

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Darn.. Screwed..1K gone like that... sianz

Legal to ride/drive- HOw the **** do i Know?

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[Hyundai Getz 1.4A] - 2009 -current

 

HOw I wish my Roadwin can do this.. hahaha

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