Dynojet Fined $1,000.000 By CARB For Its Power Commander

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced recently that it concluded an investigation against Dynojet Research, Inc. At issue was the company’s "Power Commander" that can be used to alter the air-fuel mixture and engine timing of on- and off-road motorcycles. CARB said that the installation of these devices would adversely affect the emissions control systems of vehicles that were certified by the original equipment manufacturers to comply with the agency’s emissions standards. Dynojet has now certified a California version of the "Power Commander" and has agreed to pay $1,000,000 in penalties to the California Air Pollution Control Fund. Dynojet Research.


8 Responses to “Dynojet Fined $1,000.000 By CARB For Its Power Commander”

  1. 1 Jimmy Jan 5th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    OMG. 1 million!

  2. 2 goldiron Jan 5th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Interesting how this fine came along shortly after Dynojet was bought by American Capital Strategies Ltd. American Capital’s investment takes the form of a senior term loan, senior subordinated debt and convertible preferred and common equity. American Capital is also providing a revolving credit facility. Dynojet management is investing equity in the Company. Dynojet was a portfolio company of Graham Partners prior to American Capital’s investment.

  3. 3 J Jan 5th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Huh? Not sure what debt structure has to do with the CARB (oh, I’m sorry- that’s ARB now) or Dynojet-

    Just pathetic that this sort of extortion continues unabated in this country-

    So…. What’s the point, ARB? Dynojet pays your tariff, and can now continue to corrupt the environment with their evil product?

    Oh I see- pay the fine, make NO changes to the Power Commander- other than have the ARB board review it- and suddenly our environment is safe again….

    What a freaking joke…….

  4. 4 rodent Jan 5th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    The mil ain’t a bribe or is it?

  5. 5 DJ CHOPPER GOD Jan 8th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    CARB = extortion.

  6. 6 mark richards Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    >>Oh I see- pay the fine, make NO changes to the Power Commander- other than >>have the ARB board review it- and suddenly our environment is safe again….

    >>What a freaking joke…….

    you have no clue what you are talking about. dynojet now offers 2 versions of the powercommander. one is street legal, and one is not.

    you almost sound like you are on the side of CARB.

  7. 7 GhostWolf Aug 19th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Read the article numb-nuts, they paid the fine AND now are forced to offer a California version for our sprout-eating friends in that state. Evil product?? Evil is what’s been done to the V-twin engine to comply with these retarded EPA rules. Cows emit millions of time more harmful gasses than Harley Davidson motorcycles.

  8. 8 Wrenchman Sep 1st, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    So here’s the question I have. If you buy a non-CA Power Commander and run it why not just remove it before you get the bike inspected and then reinstall it when you get home? Yea I know it sucks but that’s the way it is. We do that here in NY with our pipes if we have to.

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