California. Catalyst-Equipped Motorcycle Exhausts By Next Year?

I don’t tell you how much reading, analyzing, digesting, verifying I have to do before posting a new article. I don’t complain and enjoy doing it. Except when I have to read 20 times the new regulations of our dear govertment/administration regarding the way motorcycles should be used and parts to be installed. Yep, at least 20 times to understand how you manufacturer, dealer or biker is going to be affected. Last example is the regulations proposed by CARB (California Air Resource Board) regarding an approval process for “emission related parts” such as catalytic converters”. Dennis Johnson from Dealer News forwarded to me a summary of CARB debated issues. I can’t do better writing. So, enjoy the reading, admiring our motorcycle representants defending your interests. When you are done it’s possible you get a headache. Sorry. Catalyst equipped Exhausts By Next Year?  

10 Responses to “California. Catalyst-Equipped Motorcycle Exhausts By Next Year?”

  1. 1 Brian Aug 27th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Got my EPA headache!

  2. 2 bcarter Aug 27th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Reminds me of Micro Economics with Dr. Phil Anderson my third year of college. Boring, dry and cause for a headache!

  3. 3 Dave B. Aug 27th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Yep, CARB is pretty much a load of crap… it only exists to create revenue, not protect the environment.
    I loved hearing a global warming conference had to be postponed due to a huge snow storm a few months ago!

  4. 4 burnout Aug 28th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I have been dealing with emission regulations since the 70s. There are few states that strongly uphold such regulations and , when pressured by the EPA , big manufacturers either “pay” fines or stay in court trying to delay the fines! I really want clean air but I wish the Feds and the States would spend our money more wisely in the process of keeping it clean. My opinion. I could be wrong. peace

  5. 5 rodent Aug 28th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Screw Californicate

  6. 6 Harry Sep 1st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    The Hell w/CARB. What a motorcycle puts out in a month is less than what an “Enviormentalist” puts out in their SUV/Luxury car in a day; even if you are some guy/gal that modifies the hell out of your engine, it still isn’t nowhere near as bad as what a car can or will do. Most of these enviro-freaks do is look for easy targets to attack so when they defeat them, they can say, “look what we did to protect the enviroment” and they didn’t accomplish anything, they did it to the off roaders in CA sucking up public land every chance they get–the land available at Glamis Sand Dunes to ride on is NOWHERE near what is used to be 25-30 years ago. Gov’t organizations in CA are a joke, they are a waste of taxpayer money and time.

  7. 7 Jeff Nicklus Sep 1st, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is yet another example of the reason we have never chosen to sell motorcycles in the Great State of California!

    CARB is simply the acronym meaning: Do not sell in California!

    Over & Out,


  8. 8 Nicker Sep 1st, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    CA could well end up a Third World Socialist Shit Hole….. if all of us Californians keep sitting on our collective ass hoping the “Governator” and the rest of the Progressive Left will go away on their own.

    But as they say, what happens in CA will eventually happen elsewhere.

    What is it i keep hearing … oh ya, “….don’t bother me, all i wann-a do is ride…”

    Well, unfortunately, life ain’t that simple…… if ya don’t wann-a live it their way.

    Life can be sort-a like a “club.” Someone has to run it or ya get is anarchy.
    In our system, those who want to get involved run the show.

    A typical response… “i don’t have the money, time, knowledge…. etc.”

    Well, ask ABATE legislative coordinator Charles Umbenhauer, a real biker who found the time.


  9. 9 GThompson Sep 7th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Good points nicker

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