Jay Leno’s Green Garage Project

I guess that when you are a celebrity, you must, or should, set the example. Jay Leno worked with Mobil and S&S to develop a cruiser bike which meets the tough 2008 California Tier II emissions standards but can still perform almost with the agility of a sport bike. Both legal and practical even on steep canyon roads. You can learn more about this “Green Garage Project” by going to the site of Popular Mechanics.



4 Responses to “Jay Leno’s Green Garage Project”

  1. 1 Nicker Jan 9th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    on the one hand, ya gott-a love that performance bike look.

    On the other, working with CARB on emission control standards doesn’t strike me as being a particularly helpful. These are the same people that mandated MTBE, which got us no, none, nada gain in air quality. But it did manage to contaminate a significant amount of the CA ground water (for the indefinite future).

    And now these brilliant boys and girls have decided that CO2 is a pollutant they should control.

    Hell, next CARB will be after our bicycles. Based on their previous brilliant moves even bicycles won’t qualify as ZEV (zero emission) vehicle, since humans exhale CO2 and outgas (among other things) methane (CH4.

    Leave it to those rocket scientists at CARB to require EGR system for bicycles (hose between mouth & rectum).

    Jay should stay out of “Green Politics” and stick to having fun with scooters. Our “Governator” is doing enough damage here, as it is.


  2. 2 J Jan 9th, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Yep- what next, to justify this organization? Put a filter on every single tree, so we have safe air during the next forest fire?

    Perhaps it’s time for voters (not just California, because no matter what state you live in, this circus is coming to you eventually) to see a real, unbiased cost/benefit analysis of CARB- what has been the QUANTIFIABLE benefit of this organization? No Al Gore verbage necessary- what has been the output of CARB, vs the marginal costs?

    Otherwise, CARB is just taxation without representation, and we always kinda disliked that in this country…….

  3. 3 Nicker Jan 9th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Well your right about the “circus” coming to you-all.

    And if ya wan-a worry about other stuff the “Socialist Republic of California” is cooking up, check out “Communicating Thermostats.”

    Central heating and air conditioning systems will be required to be fitted with a “programmable communicating thermostat” (PCT).

    In other words, the temperature of your home will no longer be yours to control. Your heat and air conditioner settings can and will be overridden by the state of California through its public and private utility organizations. All this is for the common good, of course.

    Californians have until January 30th to send their opinions and comments on the pending revisions to Title 24 to the California Energy Commission. Legislators too.

    This is a Canadian idea and a bouch of other US States are watching to see what happens in CA. You-all have time to get to your law makers before the Socialist get to them. For us in loony-tune land it’s too late.


  4. 4 goldiron Jan 10th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    It seems that catalytic converters for bovine emissions would be a nice touch unless of course they are able to liquefy the gas and convert it to fuel something else.

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