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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Say by by to carbs!

THIS WILL MAKE IMPOSSIBLE or ILLEGAL TO LICENSE A CARB VEHICLE.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8056908.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7868016.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8004975.stm

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 02:22 PM
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Ahhhhh shoot. I thought you had found a fuel injection conversion

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THIS WILL MAKE IMPOSSIBLE or ILLEGAL TO LICENSE A CARB VEHICLE.
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Where did it say that? Musta missed it.

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I'm not worried about it. This type of proposed legislation usually pertains to new vehicle manufacturing standards and, further, most of the proposals I've read distinguish between classes of vehicles.

I don't think any administration would be stupid enough to implement anything that would actually take people's vehicles away from them. And they don't really have to. Vehicles actually phase out pretty quickly. Many of the cars on the dealers lots today will be junk in 15 years.

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Ahhhhh shoot. I thought you had found a fuel injection conversion
Heheheheh...so did I.

Note that what dirtrack650 posted applies to new production. Various entities have been trying for years to get older vehicles outlawed and headed to the scrapyards. Ain't happened yet, and I don't forsee that changing anytime soon.

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The car makers support the legislation. Shock! Who would think that the industry who stands to gain the most (a free ticket to bump the price by $1k or more!) would support such a measure. I'm not a big conspiracy theorist, but I'd bet good money they have the technical knowledge and production ability to meet those standards now.

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you can still license 2 stroke bikes cant you? and arent they major poluters?

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dammit - I thought this would have been for a good diet!!

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you can still license 2 stroke bikes cant you? and arent they major poluters?
Yeah, but have you noticed that 2-smokes are being phased out... lawnmowers, boat motors... quite alot are 4 stroke any more.

And Sloppyburpfest, quite awhile ago I thought I posted about a guy on another forum I frequent who did EFI on his dirtbike (but can't find it now ) but never heard how well it worked out.
And I believe Hizzo was looking into it also, but again, never heard how that went.


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Well it is about time. Carburators suck. Pain in the ass medival technology.

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