LeMans Corporation, Parent Of Drag Specialties And Parts Unlimited, Settles With CARB (California Air Resources Board).

DragSpecialtiesLeMans Corp (Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Parts Canada, Parts Europe) settles with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding the distribution of emissions-regulated products to dealers in that state.

The settlement agreement resolves CARB’s alleged claims without litigation, protects LeMans’ California dealers regarding sales of the listed parts LeMans sold to them through Oct. 1, 2015, and allows LeMans to move forward with its revised compliance plan. CARB believes a disclaimer in an advertisement does not provide protection from enforcement when it comes to the sale of emissions-related parts.

CARB sought enforcement to numerous product categories, including exhaust products, catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, fuel and air controller modules, carburetor parts (such as jet kits that modify the air/fuel flow), cam modifications, O2 eliminators and air cleaner filter kits.

After October, Other than for use on racing vehicles on closed courses with documentation satisfactory to CARB, California dealers that continue to sell these products for use in California face potential CARB enforcement action unless, according to CARB, it can be demonstrated with test results that the use does not alter the performance of OEM emission-related devices (i.e. it constitutes a ‘Replacement Part’ under the CARB regulations) or unless CARB has issued an executive order. LeMans is working with its suppliers to identify products that meet CARB emissions requirements.

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15 Responses to “LeMans Corporation, Parent Of Drag Specialties And Parts Unlimited, Settles With CARB (California Air Resources Board).”


  1. 1 Roberto Dec 6th, 2015 at 9:48 am

    http://www.epaabuse.com
    Motorcycles and guns,they don’t want you to have either. I guess they’ll come after my bass guitars and bowling balls next.

  2. 2 richards Dec 6th, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This is a good thing. Everyone must play by the rules. Clean air is GOOD!

  3. 3 BobS Dec 6th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I hate beurocratic environmental over reach as much as anybody. But I’ve also seen pictures of downtown Bejing, don’t want that either!

  4. 4 Zenaldo Dec 6th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Another CA state institution running wild with no oversight…no wonder businesses are still leaving their tax base..

  5. 5 Woody's Dec 6th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I don’t like pollution either, but that includes legislative pollution the way CARB has often over reached. I am sick of the tail wagging the dog. Seriously, the automotive and motorcycle industry could have taken care of this a long time ago by telling California to go screw itself and simply not selling any “special” vehicles built just for that state.

  6. 6 NoH2oh Dec 6th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    California is actually doing something right. Went to San Diego a month ago to watch my Son graduate into a Marine and the air sure seemed better than when I was last there 22 years before.

    How they go about it though at times is utter bullcrap.

  7. 7 David King Dec 7th, 2015 at 8:50 am

    California wants to turn every vehicle with an internal combustion engine into an air cleaner. They want the air coming out of the exhaust to be cleaner than the air going into the intake.

  8. 8 takehikes Dec 7th, 2015 at 10:07 am

    CARB can be onerous but the reality is without them it would look like Bejing here. I’d also point out that the car makers aid they could never meet the emissions numbers….yet here we are with cars that will go 180 mph and get over 20 mpg and put out nearly zero emissions (Corvette comes to mind). Bikes should be doing the same.

  9. 9 cafesportytc Dec 7th, 2015 at 11:08 am

    dear california…. Learn to swim….

  10. 10 W Rucker Dec 7th, 2015 at 11:28 am

    as an owner of an emissions test lab i love it but as a citizen concerned about government over reach this is clearly a money grab to enrich the coffers of a broken state that thinks it can fine itself into profitability. Ca has aways screwed with the small guys and bullied them into paying hefty fines. Several years ago they fined a cal dealer for selling bikes that had misspelled words on emissions labels. Engines meet the regs just a label problem how does that hurt cal air cleanliness.

    Merry Christmas

    If anybody needs advice on what meets the cal regs let me know ill help any way I can Good Luck.

    TETEMISSIONS@AOL.com

  11. 11 Steal Your Face Dec 7th, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Re: clean air in San Diego 22 years ago. You can thank unleaded gas for that. The charcoal canisters that come on CA model Bikes do nothing but make environmentalists feel good. The reality is my modified Evo will blow doors on a stock bike and run just as clean and efficient. If CA really wanted to clean the air, why are we mandated to burn these botique fuels with corn alcohol and MTBE that lower fuel efficiency by 10%? It is politics and money. Effin Liberal feel good crap that costs us an extra dollar per gallon with all of the taxes and bullsh_t. Zenaldo and NoH2oh, everyone likes clean air, but CARB is scandalous and again lead was the biggest polluter. This is not Beijing, get a clue. Do either of you even live in the state?

  12. 12 Jim Tom Dec 7th, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Carb sucks. We didn’t create the world and we can’t destroy it or even make uninhabital. Leave us and our cars/bikes alone. Climate change BS!

  13. 13 Chris Dec 7th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    The ethanol mandate was created in the Clean Air Act of 1989 and driven by Kansas Senator Bob Dole, a Republican so blaming this on liberal zealots isn’t consistent with the historical record.

    A modified Evo is nowhere near as clean and efficient as a stock Twin Cam at the tail pipe. This is simply not true.

    The notion that we can’t make this planet uninhabitable for human beings is short sighted and requires a very thick pair of rose colored glasses.

    Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s was well on its way to Beijing levels of smog and pollution control laws have been highly effective in combating this very real problem.

    I agree that ethanol is a terrible “clean” fuel alternative and its use is driven by the agri-business lobby (not to be confused with the farmers who grow the corn and who receive no more for a bushel of corn today than they did in 1955 WITHOUT ADJUSTING FOR INFLATION, but the conglomerates who sell all of the inputs and also purchase the final product and own the grain elevators that the farmer delivers his crop to).

    I also agree that CARB is an inflated inefficient bureaucracy. That being said, the idea that we can continue to dump toxic chemicals into our environment without repercussion is laughable.

  14. 14 Blackmax Dec 7th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Why any cycle dealer/shop/company
    continues to do business in Cali, is beyond me ????
    CARB makes it impossible to run a working gas powered ANYTHING in Cali ….
    Stupid is a stupid does

  15. 15 fredgarvin Dec 14th, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Nice to see Drag taking the hit rather than turning over their CA dealer info.

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