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Has anyone heard about 50's, 70's,and 80's being pulled off the shelves. There's supposed to be a new law (This month) taking all dirt bikes that size off the sales floors. They are for age 12, and currently restricted. I checked government recalls, and it seems to be true. I wonder if the small dirt bikes from China have also been recalled. The labels on those say they are for age 16 or older. If it is that way, it aint right. Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki can't sell their bikes, but(if I'm right) Chinese companies can sell theirs because of the difference in labeling. If anyone knows the whole truth, please let me and the other folks know. Thanks!!!
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Yeah, the ATV sites I am on is up in arms over this. It is so stupid. KTM dealerships are going ynder as a result. Most of what they sell ate 80CC and below.
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Here is a link.

http://www.racerxonline.com/article/...on-waiver.aspx


This is from Hemmings Web Site

Motorcycles
Small displacement dirt bike ban in effect

Do not eat this motorcycle!
photo courtesy KTM
We could easily retitle this “The law of unintended consequences.” In August of 2008, Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The act was primarily in reaction to the recent influx of lead-contaminated toys from China. Unfortunately, the CPSIA requires manufacturers of the outrageously broad “Childrens Products” to meet increasingly stringent lead paint and lead content standards and to certify, based on third party testing, that the products meet the act’s requirements.

One of the products that falls into this category is dirt bikes under 80cc. Dirt bikes from every major manufacturer meeting this description (Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha) all use paint with little or no lead, which would easily comply with the most stringent requirements. However, some alloy materials commonly used in the manufacture of motorcycles may inherently contain levels of lead that are (or might be) above the current limits set forth in the act. As a result, beginning on February 10, 2009, motorcycles of 80cc and smaller are no longer available for purchase in the United States.

The straight dope here is that the act was originally set forth to prevent lead content in toys that might be mouthed by small children, not motorcycles. (I suppose we should add that it’s not safe to drink the gas in the tank, pour the acid from the battery in your eyes or to lick the chain at any time either.)

Doesn’t sound like a big deal? Take KTM into consideration for a moment: KTM is the top-selling European motorcycle manufacturer selling bikes in the United States. It beats BMW by a wide margin every year. Why? Because an incredibly large segment of its bikes are 80cc and under. KTM dealers are also normally small, Mom and Pop-run shops that will feel a potentially fatal bite from sales in an already hostile business environment. This act will put KTM dealers out of business.

What can you do? Contact your Congressional delegation and Senators and urge them to ensure that small motorcycles and ATVs are exempted from the lead-content provisions of the Act.
- By Craig Fitzgerald
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Thanks for looking into it. I thought all the dirt bikers should know what's up.
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I posted this a week or so ago,...all the info is in my thread,...and who to contact to get this stopped.

Here is the original thread....find the link in this thread for the letter to stop this.

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If they are attacking the dirt bikers, it is just a matter fo time before quad riders are hit as well.
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If they are attacking the dirt bikers, it is just a matter fo time before quad riders are hit as well.

I'm guessing you didn't click the link to my thread...



Bikes, ATV's, go-carts, snowmobiles,...all of them have been pulled off the shelf,...from 110cc and lower..

Click my link to where I already posted this....and you can see pics, and read for yourself.



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I meant all ATV's in general. I know the smaller ones have been targeted. I do see this as a step closer to getting rid of all of them.
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Go carts too? Now I'm pissed!!!

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It is sickening isn't it?
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