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Old 05-10-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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All the more reason to keep the 1979 XS750 running forever!!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:35 AM   #2
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this is ridiculous, i sometimes wonder if or when this will all ruin a fun way of transportation. But what about if you're a club racer who buys the latest race replica to run out at the track. Would you have to apply for some sort of exemption? Or would you have to provide proof after you get your fines/citation that you were in fact riding on the track at the time of infraction. THIS SUCKS!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:45 AM   #3
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If this happens... I am sure you would be required to have one of the devices placed on your bike in order to ride it "legally."
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:45 AM   #4
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The most important point in the article is that this has nothing to do with safety. It's all about revenue generation.



Patrick Bedard had a great article recently in Car and Driver showing how local govt's leave up contruction zones on the highway where no construction is going on. Why? Speed limits are lower and fines are doubled.



And for those of you who think we should be more "like Europe", Euro pay some of the highest taxes on Earth and the Gov't still comes up with schemes like this to extract more of your money from you.



"If it saves just one life..........."
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:46 AM   #5
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You all know that I'm of the belief that if it 'saves just one life, it's worth it'. I'm all for as many regulations that they can pile on as quickly as possible, and enforce them with more zeal and punishments than any murderer has ever seen. It's the natural progression of seat belt and helmet laws. You asked for it, and you are gonna get it, so please don't cry now. It was just a matter of time before they got you.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:11 AM   #6
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If and when it becomes available, it still has to get past legal challenges. Did we forget about Janklow already?



Radar has been available for years, but CHP are not allowed to use it. Use of radar would dramatically improve enforcement of speeding on CA highways. But it's not allowed.



Old bikes won't have the technology so as a poster above said keep that old POS Harley - it'll be the fastest outlaw machine out there.



If the worst possible scenario does eventually happen it won't mean we can't ride motorcycles, maybe only that you won't be able to go 160mph without getting caught.



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Old 05-10-2006, 07:13 AM   #7
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Why? Bikes made before 1973 are still registered in CA and still don't need turn signals.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:23 AM   #8
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Or that we won't be able to go 65 in a 60 without getting caught.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:34 AM   #9
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It will come as standard equipment on most new vehicles past a certain year. Older vehicles will just go till they die without them. We buy enough new cars and motorcyles in this country to where big brother will have the majority of drivers screwed down in a decade.



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Old 05-10-2006, 08:03 AM   #10
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In a recent issue of C & D, whilst trying out a new Jag, the intrepid writer noted a hitherto unseen and new button....which engages an automatic speed limiter so as to make it easier for the driver of the big engined, fast Jag to survive with an intact drivers liscense in an intensely speed camera monitored Britian.



Yes, boys....the barbarian nannies are coming. Remember to do three things: let your elected officials know (in writing) what you object to, vote early and often and finally vote the swine out whoever they are.



I vaguely recall our founders mentioning something about avoiding foreign entanglements. (your cue, squid - have fun on my dime) Emulating eurotrash on just about anything to do with government & regulation is a very bad idea especially when you consider their pathetic track record...with their long history of useless wars, slavery, butchery, pogroms...the eurofreak list just goes on and on and on. Heck fire - just when was europe worth saving from itself I asked myself not expecting an answer. Still, I generally prefer eurobikes. Go figure.



MCN has had an article or two on a similar topic...that of forcing use of OEM parts - especially mufflers, etc., which will hit our HD friends the hardest. While I'd love to laugh at "smalldx" et. al, struggling around in the hills with 50 hp bikes that weigh somewhere north of 700 lbs, HEY....I won't be able to snag a sweet pr of Staintunes for the Fat Lady. So much for fantasy.



Don't expect the OEM's to step up to the plate...even HD. They'll all be bending over backwards (and forwards) to comply as fast, furious and clueless as possible...
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