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Old 02-03-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Ah yes. Govt at its finest. A law that was written to protect kids from sucking on lead toys and getting poisoned is now being extended to off-road motorcycles. Bureaucracy run rampant.

No complaints form you helmet law lovers, please. After all, it's "for the children".
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
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Where's the seperation between toy and powersports equipment? Seems the line is vague and blurry at this point.
Kids can't ride on tracks, because parents can't sign hold harmless waivers for them to race. Kids can't ride period, because lead paint is on an item they can't possible eat. Next they will be taking away bikes because a chip of paint might fleck off and into little Tommy's eye. Skateboards are next.
Poor kids today. Can't we just let them grow up like we grew up. Bumps, bruises, cuts, scapes and broken limbs came with the job description.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #5
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Oh how preposterous. I'm kinda glad I got taken out of the box before all this BS started happening. They can pry my CR500 out of my cold dead hands, buy I sold it already so they can pry the whiskey bottle out of my cold dead hands...no, wait, that's no good either...they can pry my cold dead hands out of my cold dead hands. Yesh, that's the ticket! Of they can pry the 10mm wrench out of my cold dead hands and stick it up my arse since I couldn't tell one way or the other...it's motorola box time on 6th street for me pretty soon anyway. WTF, who cares...the weenies are in charge now and I gimme back my bullets.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:53 PM   #6
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This is also affecting, of all things, the RC model community. Seems the CPSC categorizes my $2500, 3D pattern ship, with a 100cc 2 stroke engine as a toy.

Jeezus. Why do we keep electing these idiots to office? I believe we should start giving every congressman a 12th grade algebra test. Solve a quadratic equation lately?
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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Weve already started selling all kids riding gear at dead cost, same with the 50'z / 70'z. *#@!' in stupid!
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #8
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Talk about taking something too far then having it backfire in your face?
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:07 PM   #9
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So, you need to ask yourself, are you even remotely surprised this happened?

If your answer is yes, I would like to extend an offer to you that involves me investing all of your money for you. I assure you, they will all be sound investments.

Do not be alarmed if you see me driving a new Arial Atom, a shiny new motorcycle, or buying large quantities of ammunition for my brand new firearms. I repeat, do not be alarmed, your money is safe with me.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:07 AM   #10
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From what I've heard is that the childrens atv's and dirtbikes will probably be put back on the market after they are reviewed. I guess the law was meant for toys that are used indoors. Which I can't imagine anyone using these things indoors. We already cut all of our prices on the youth bikes and atv's as well. Hopefully we can sell some of the stuff we have.
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