View Full Version : new epa regs for 06
21st November 2004, 12:54
found this on another forum, beginning in 06, things will change for motorcycles visit
21st November 2004, 14:35
Linky no Worky
21st November 2004, 14:54
here it is. http://www.mrf.org/pp-epa-for-the-layman.php
21st November 2004, 16:16
I guess we'll be seeing EFI Sporty's next year!!!! :yikes
21st November 2004, 17:14
Uh-oh, you just pushed my p-o button!
The freakin' EPA SUX!http://xlforum.net/forums/images/smilies/95.gif
Granted, they've done a lot of good things over the years, but I think lately they're getting to big for their britches.
Whatever happened to the "land of the free"? What's it going to hurt to let someone build two, or ten or 100 "kit bikes" in his lifetime? IMAO, they are just going too damn far with this. Compared to cages, weed-eaters, or back-yard BBQ pits for that matter, bikes are so negligible on the scale of polluters, they don't register.
These guys are just a bunch of damn cosmic killjoys, trying to justify their own existence. The only thing they really care about is having a job tomorrow. They won't be happy until we're all riding around on those little plastic battery-powered toys, and then they'll figure out some way to regulate those.
21st November 2004, 20:45
guess I'll be riding my ironhead for a looooooong time
23rd November 2004, 01:10
I'm with torxster on this one...
Government agencies just don't know when to stop. They are staying busy implementing new regulations to justify their positions and paychecks at the expense of everyone else who has to deal with the bullshit that comes from it.
Collectively, bikes emit next to nothing in the way of emissions compared to passenger cars, trucks and the buses & big rigs that belch black smoke up and down the highway. I would like to see some conclusive evidence that motorcycles have even the slightest bit of influence on global warming.
Did you hear any apoligizing from the Department of Transportation when they legislated that all cars must have air bags restraint systems, and oh by the way, a couple hundered kids were killed in crashes because they needed to be "fine-tuned"?
Be very wary of big government. They have their own best interests in mind, not ours.
Sorry for the rant...
26th November 2004, 23:34
You hit the nail on the head. They pass regulations to saty in existance and for their own selfish interest. An unearned PAYCHECK!
If they want to regulate something that will have some benefit, regulate all trucks. In Texas, 50% of new vehicles are trucks/SUV's which don't meet the same polution standards as cars. No regulations on large trucks. Maybe the EPA likes the smell of belching black diesel smoke.
26th November 2004, 23:44
I agree. Why pick on bikes, most of which are kept stock? The SUVS (I drive one) are gross polluters. They need better regs. Diesel haul rigs are very bad, fix them. Count the millions of miles they run per year nationwide. Biles are a very small part of the pollution equasion.
26th November 2004, 23:54
Just think how many city diesel buses and trucks would have to be fixed.......yea that will happen :censor
27th November 2004, 00:07
Holy crap.......pretty soon they'll want a cat back system on my butt so I can visit the local chille fest........or does the chille have to be once in a life time custom made :cloudmad
27th November 2004, 00:12
I think ya hit on something there Dar.............Gas powered sporty :chop
27th November 2004, 00:52
Just to add a little more fuel to the fire [so to speak, pun intended, heh heh] Ontario, Canada just passed a law requiring all gasoline to have 5% ethanol or methanol or whatever that one is that HD says we should not use! Comes into effect in a couplr years.
27th November 2004, 03:13
Yes!! More Feel Good Stuff for The Government!!! :yikes
27th November 2004, 04:28
burn a tree you'll feel beter! :-)
27th November 2004, 05:47
chille gas is really starting to sound like an alternative fuel solution.....never ending supply, cheap, does not deplete natural resources......:danceman
27th November 2004, 06:15
But the poor ozone!!!!
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