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post #1 of 7 Old May 22nd, 2009, 1:23 pm Thread Starter
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California Senate Bill 435 (Pavley, 23rd District, D), if adopted as written, would mandate all model year 2000 and newer motorcycles be smog tested biannually. The smog test would be required despite the lack of any evidence that motorcycles are a significant source of mobile emissions statewide.

The only two counties to ever smog test motorcycles nationwide, Pima and Maricopa in Arizona, have already shown that motorcycle testing leads to no significant reduction in measured emissions levels. Pima County has already dropped their testing program and Maricopa is awaiting EPA’s approval to do the same.

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Rediculous but hey it's California!

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post #2 of 7 Old May 22nd, 2009, 2:30 pm
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Re: Mandatory M/C Emission Testing in Nazifornia

I think they're aiming for few things:

1. Revenue generation. $24 billion in the hole, expect them to tax everything.

2. Killing loud pipes. If you have to smog your bike, you're less apt to think the 2-3 HP gain in a range you never ride in is worth the hassle of changing the exhaust out.

3. Pleasing the Greenies. Yep, we're gonna be green, no matter what the cost is.

I hope they include lawnmowers and leaf blowers in the smog testing requirement. Then maybe we'll stop wasting water irrigating all of the non-native species here in the desert and actually be environmentnally responsible.

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Ilawn mowers and leaf blowers in the smog testing requirement. Then maybe we'll stop wasting water irrigating all of the non-native species here in the desert and actually be environmentnally responsible.
but what about all them holleywood types.. whose gonna landscape the yards?

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Doesn't suprise me one bit. It's a way of generating revenue and making it look like they are doing something good. I'm an emission inspector for cars here in PA. The IM program is one of the biggest rip offs going. $40 to get your sticker. Very few cars fail. The ones that do have the check engine light on. Why not just make people get the CEL fixed before they get a safety inspection sticker? Because the state makes no money that way. Testing motorcycles is just an untapped source or revenue.
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Doesn't suprise me one bit. It's a way of generating revenue and making it look like they are doing something good. I'm an emission inspector for cars here in PA. The IM program is one of the biggest rip offs going. Testing motorcycles is just an untapped source or revenue.

Why do we let this happen? Or are we really as powerless as it seems?

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It seems to be a $ grab if they are going to start at year mod 2000 . What is the inspection going to consist of ? just a "look see" and hand over the $ ?
But if they make new bikes OBDII compliant we will be able to use a laptop , software and a cable to trouble shoot the engine problems at home . There will also be a check engine light on the pannel . I would wecome that .

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Re: Mandatory M/C Emission Testing in Nazifornia

I used to have to have my '69 Harley FLH tested every year. It failed for the first few years and I would get a waiver. An estimate for an S&S Carb would do the trick. They actually put me and the bike on the rollers one year and had me riding it at 30 MPH in place. That seemed a bit sketchy. I had straight pipes on that thing for a while and no one ever blinked an eye. I finally figured out it would pass if I turned the idle up the about 1400 RPM. I would pull into the parking lot and pull out a screwdriver, tweak the Carb, take the test and then pull over just outside the testing line and readjust. Seemed really silly.

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