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    S1000rr help - EPA and DOT stickers

    I have a 2011 S1000RR that I bought new in Canada. I have since moved to Texas and want to import it. However the agent needs a picture of the EPA and DOT stickers (or a letter from BMW stating it meets the regulations).

    There aren't a lot of places to look, but could someone who has them on their bike let me know where they are? I suspect BMW is going to want a couple hundred dollars for the letter. I have been trying to contact them but I get no response from email. Just like when I had my R1150Rt and the final drive kept piling up - another story another day.

    Thanks for any and all help.

    Richard.

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    Welcome to the forum, Richard! Hopefully someone can whip out their cellphone and get you some information!!
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    Welcome to the forum!
    Did you check up on the VIN plate? Usually on the steering neck?
    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Did you check up on the VIN plate? Usually on the steering neck?
    Good luck.
    Gary
    That's a good place to look. My bike has a statement there that it meets all federal standards.
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    Not the best picture. This is on a R1200RS.

    Guess you can't read it when I attach it. At least it gives you a idea where to look.
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    Thanks all

    I found the plate mentioned, however it doesn't have a USA epa/dot rating. I contacted BMW usa and they say I have to take the bike in to get certified by an emissions tester - big $$$.

    I find it amazing that the bike does not conform to the US epa/ dot specs when it had to meet the Canadian ones.

    Or is BMW just giving me the run around?

    As a loyal and long term customer, I expected more assistance than a couple web site links.

    Moto Guzzi was much more helpful when I asked them for the similar information.

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    Check under the seat or other protected frame/fender area for the EPA sticker?
    Here's the MAX link - http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...2&rnd=07012015
    and you want diagram 71_0844
    B0007877.png
    01 71 22 8 525 146 LABEL "NOISE INSTRUCTION" - USA (08/11 to 08/12)
    02 71 22 8 525 177 LABEL "EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION" - USA (08/11 to 08/12)
    03 71 24 7 710 807 TYPE PLATE - USA
    NOT FOR VEHICLES WITH FORGED WHEELS (CODE: X275A) :
    04 71 24 7 710 812 LABEL "TIRES" - USA / CANADA

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    Even if the bike actually meets EPA specs, BMW never certified it to meet US standards because it was to be sold in Canada. They don't certify non-US bikes to US standards since certification costs them money. They certainly will not certify it now since it's no longer their bike and has been out of their control for several years. That's probably true of any manufacturer. Usually it's much simpler to sell the bike in it's home country and purchase another. The alternative is to contract with an independent commercial importer to have the bike te$ted.

    See Importing a non-U.S. version / non conforming vehicle or car into the U.S.
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    BMW (at least in Canada) will give you a clearance letter on a US bike in exchange for a measly $500.

    All North American BMW's meet the same standard but you still have to produce the letter to get registration moved.

    In Canada, you go through that process at the border, but maybe it is different going the other way.

    Edit: https://icsw.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/im...da10102012.pdf
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