Proposed smog checks on Calif motorcycles - help

bajaxp

Baja Bobsled Team
Posts
4,431
Reaction
1,842
Our wonderful state leader are proposing smog check on California street motorcycles. This would start in 2012 and be on all bikes back to 2000. :mad: So alot of us have desert sleds that are street legal and this would affect us. Contact your representative via fax to voice your concern.

For Immediate Release: California Legal Alert!

California Motorcycle Smog Test Bill Passes Out Of Committee
We Need Your Help! Write Fax or Call your State Senator NOW!!
HELP GUYS! – As Goes California, So Goes the rest of America -
ACT NOW or NO MORE AFTER MARKET CARBURETORS, EXHAUST SYSTEMS, RECALIBRATE D FUEL INJECTION, CUSTOM BIKES AND ENGINE PARTS, CHARCOAL CANISTER REMOVAL, Harley Screamin' Eagle Parts, Ducati Performance Parts , etc......

Sacramento, CA, Wed, April 22nd - SB 435 has passed out of the California Senate Transportation & Housing Committee and is expected to be on the California Senate Floor before the end of April. This measure calls for smog checks, beginning in 2012 for motorcycles 2000 model year and later for owners to be able to re-register them. The California Motorcycle Dealers Assn. has concluded that there is not enough benefit and that there is the potential for discouraging potential owners. The author of the bill claims (?) that including motorcycle in the smog check program will eliminate 5.2 tons of smog daily. That is a tiny amount compared with the 1,406 tons of smog produced every day from all mobile sources. This is not something any motorcyclist can ignore. Your sport will be seriously affected by this bill.

• Motorcycles do not contribute enough pollution to warrant being included in a smog check program
• Motorcycle, because of their low mileage usage and a much higher gas mileage than cars or trucks, represent less than 3%* of the total for all mobile source emissions.
• The cost to implement and conduct a motorcycle smog check program will cost California more than the value of the emissions it's estimated to save.

(*Note: We don't know where in the hell they got this big number of 3% - possibly based on the number of car versus motorcycle registrations in California? But as you know almost no one rides their motorcycle to work during the week - everyone drives a car.

This week I drove my car down the I-405 in greater Los Angeles from my home in the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach and back, a 2.5 hour drive, some 90 miles and back in heavy traffic. During the trip I encountered probably 250,000 automobiles or more in both directions on the freeway, and only 6 motorcyclists! In rural areas it's probably even less:.

That percentage equates to just 0.00002% of bikes driven in greater Los Angeles during the weekday compared to cars!!!

Not the 3% as the legislators claim. As a motorcycle enthusiast I own 6 registered motorcycles, but like most of us I generally only ride one of them for recreation, usually on Sundays - that's just 4 times a month, and usually under 50 miles per ride. - Editor)

• A smog check program for motorcycles will discourage a new motorcycle purchase and encourage infrequent usage owners to stop using them.
• Motorcycle smog checks were eliminated in one Arizona county when the program did not reduce emissions enough. *If motorcycles have to be returned to stock condition, finding original parts for older bikes will be impossible because historically, not enough spare parts were made.

We need to do two things IMMEDIATELY:
1). Contact the CA State Department of Transportation Senators who wrote this Bill:
Sen. Allen Lowenthal (Chair) , Fax 916 327 9113 / Ph (916) 651-4027
Sen Robert Huff (Vice Chair) , fax 916 324 0922 / Ph (916) 651-4027
Sen. Fran Pauley, Fax (916) 324-4823 / Ph (916) 651-4023

2). Find out who your state Senator is. Then fax, call or write them asking for a "NO" vote on SB 435. 2. Also contact the below nine Senators:
Ron Calderon 916-327-8755 fax 916-651-4030 ph senator.calderon@sen.ca.gov Lou Correa 916-323-2323 fax 916-651-4034 ph senator.correa@sen.ca.gov Dean Florez 916-327-5989 fax 916-651-4016 ph senator.florez@sen.ca.gov Gloria Negrete McLeod 916-445-0128 fax 916-651-4032 ph senator.negrete@sen.ca.gov Alex Padilla 916-324-6645 fax 916-651-4020 ph senator.padilla@sen.ca.gov Tim Darrell Steinberg 916-323-2263 fax 916-651-4006 ph senator.steinberg@sen.ca.gov Pat Wiggins 916-323-6958 fax 916-651-4002 ph senator.wiggins@sen.ca.gov Rod Wright 916-445-3712 fax 916-651-4025 ph senator.wright@sen.ca.gov Leyland Yee 916-327-2186 fax 916-651-4008 ph senator.yee@sen.ca.gov

You can find your own CA State Senator by: 1. Accessing the state senate website at : www.senate.ca.gov. 2.Click on District Maps. 3. Then click on Your Senator. 4. Enter your street and city address and zip.
 

Random Thoughts Racing

Well-Known Member
Posts
1,004
Reaction
81
From the moronic politician viewpoint they need to show some success in reducing emmissions so they can validate their jobs. The politicians will continue "working" on the emissions problem forever. The target of the "work" is the only variable.

I would suggest encouraging the politicians to redirect their efforts at emissions reductions to more blatant "polluters". Ships in harbors, trains, power plants etc. Tell them they could make more "progress" etc. by targeting someone else. Of course this will only delay the inevitable as the politicians cant see why anyone would "need" anything more utilitarian than an electric car or motorcycle.
 

Baja peso

Well-Known Member
Posts
168
Reaction
17
Its the same old "money grab". Thats what they think their job is. Tea bag?
 
Last edited:

RojoOjoRacin

Well-Known Member
Posts
318
Reaction
57
Registar them in Az. They'll even mail your reg. renewal to a out of state address. California is out of control
 

randy68

#1 Enemy of Google
Posts
3,024
Reaction
2,611
A$$holes, I just got my truck renewal today, $499.00!!
Was 280 last.
"They" won't stop til the fat lady sings, and I'm afraid
it'll be too late.
 

Tacochase

Well-Known Member
Posts
276
Reaction
7
How do they propose to smog a motorcycle? Other than putting the sniffer into the tail pipe and looking for obvious mods. It’s just like trying to smog an all wheel drive car, you can’t put it on the rollers.
 

RojoOjoRacin

Well-Known Member
Posts
318
Reaction
57
A$, I just got my truck renewal today, $499.00!!
Was 280 last.
"They" won't stop til the fat lady sings, and I'm afraid
it'll be too late.
I registared my f350 in nevada. $70.00, I got the renewal for california, $400.00, for a 99f350. You guys in cali are skrewd with no lube
 

randy68

#1 Enemy of Google
Posts
3,024
Reaction
2,611
I registared my f350 in nevada. $70.00, I got the renewal for california, $400.00, for a 99f350. You guys in cali are skrewd with no lube
No kiddin! Time for the revolution.

(Like yer sig quote BTW. Funny story bout' that!)
 

fordnut

Well-Known Member
Posts
368
Reaction
18
I love California, but am very tired of the f#$kers who are in office. They need to stop making new laws and enforce the ones they have. They also need to get rid of a few.
 

Dezertpilot

Well-Known Member
Posts
5,664
Reaction
440
Done.
 

DeCampRacing

Well-Known Member
Posts
225
Reaction
26
Nothing more than another tax. The environmental part is B.S. Guess I should hang on to my 99 Wide Glide.
 
Top