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Old 05-12-2006, 02:27 PM   #51
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Wow bigdx says his is only 10 inches..
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #52
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Default Re: New law spells doom for custom builders

"Who could be against clean air?"



Bunkie, the EPA will make sure your "air" will be as pristine as humanly possible, and then it'll find some more ways to make it "cleaner."



IOW, it's all about the EPA employees keeping their jobs, and you and I are going to suffer big-time until someone puts their foot down over this nonsense.



I live in CA, and just the other day I went in to buy some oil-based paint for my new kitchen's trim and was told that I can't buy it anymore because the fu***** EPA says it smells too much.



In 1960, the EPA told us that in order to reduce smog, all we had to do was to put a hose from the valve cover to the air cleaner and buy a certificate for six bucks. Now, you have cars so "smogged" that it costs $100 to have them tested. F*** the EPA and everything they stand for!!
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:09 PM   #53
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you really show your ignorance
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:14 PM   #54
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Wow, your post really does point out my "ignorance" to a T Â…



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Old 05-12-2006, 03:18 PM   #55
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Perhaps you didn't realize I was being sarcastic with that comment.



"It's for the children."
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:24 PM   #56
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For a large scale assembler like Big Dog, they can get their platforms EPA certified by spending the right amount of cash but it limits what they can build to the specific engine/frame configurations that they make.



For a guy like my friend, each customer wants a different frame, different motor, etc. It would be impossible to to pay for certification.



And you're right KP, the total contribution to air pollution from bikes like these is miniscule but do you think that matters to a politician who wants to bleat about how he "cleaned up the environment?"



For the children of course.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:38 PM   #57
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Oh god here we go again. the leftwingers crying victim before a finger even gets pointed.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:44 PM   #58
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Be careful F******* the EPA, CARB will attack from behind.
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:39 PM   #59
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i rest my case
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:21 PM   #60
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Its not THAT hard, its actually an opportunity for S&S.



S&S provides a drivetrain which passes EPA, including a bunch of different exhaust configurations.



Custom builders can now build EPA legal bikes, rather than skirting the law which had previously allowed the customizers to avoid the regs that everyone else has to live with.

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