CA Riders - Smog Test Update - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old May 30th, 2009, 10:13 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: La Quinta, CA, USA
Posts: 562
CA Riders - Smog Test Update

The following is the e-mail I received in response the pending CA legislation regarding smog testing for motorcycles. Thanks to Tom Becker who brought tuis issue to our attention. We need to keep the pressure on these guys not to pass another useless bill that isn't really going to help the environment but give State Government more $ to waste.
Dear Mr. Sorchilla:
Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding your opposition to Senate Bill 435 (Pavley; D-23). This bill would require bi-annual smog inspections for motorcycles built in 2000 or newer.

Having rode motorcycles for the California Highway Patrol, and as a motorcycle enthusiast, I understand your concerns about changing the smog requirements as SB 435 proposes. Motorcycles produce fewer emissions than the average automobile annually, and aftermarket modifications may enhance the ability for other motorists to notice and avoid them.

Due to the fiscal costs associated with SB 435, it has been placed on the Senate Appropriations legislative suspense file. I appreciate your view, and should it come before me on the floor of the Senate I plan to vote against this measure.

Again, thank you for your correspondence. It is an honor to serve you in the California State Senate. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I might be of further assistance.


Senator, 37th District

Doug Sorchilla
La Quinta, CA
2012 K1600 GTL

Growing Old is Mandatory – Growing Up is Optional
sorchilla is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old May 30th, 2009, 1:36 pm
Senior Member
Ted's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 1,988
Re: CA Riders - Smog Test Update

Cool - now I don't have to rummage through my garage to find my canister.


Camarillo, CA
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S - Red
2007 R1200S - Black - Sold
2003 K1200LTC - Silver - Sold
IBA# 16554

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ted is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rather longish, but good tips & info! vvk Bike Talk 7 Jun 19th, 2011 4:43 pm
Rider's Proverbs messenger13 Chit Chat 27 May 16th, 2010 6:12 pm
DUI Interesting article! vvk Bike Talk 69 Nov 13th, 2008 6:39 pm
City Navigator North America v8 Update is now available MarkEngland GPS 21 Oct 13th, 2007 2:16 pm
French Test of K1200GT eljeffe K1200/1300GT (The Next Generation) 2 Apr 8th, 2006 5:29 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome