Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CA Smog Check Update



Here’s the latest update on California SB-435. That motorcycle smog check thing. It looks like ‘they’ amended ‘something’ on 1/11/2010. If this thing passes, I can live with it. If I read this right, what is says is that they’ll have the bailiff whack your pee-pee if they catch you tampering with pollution control devices. OK. If I get caught, whack away. Yep, this thing definitely changed. Here’s the way they left it last year. You can read it if you want. It’s long and legal. But some of it’s interesting. Here’s the same thing with the amendments from January. This one you can read in about a minute.

It’s possible that all the hate mail helped. Mostly though, it was all the shops bitchin’ about the cost of ‘mandated’ equipment they would have to buy. Looks like somebody got their head out of their butt and figured that putting shops out of business right now, might not be a smart move. Whatever the reason, it’s better than the original. It may rear it’s ugly head again in a few years, but for right now…

6 comments:

Ann said...

Meanwhile, here in Maricopa County, we are still the ONLY poor bastards in the country whose bikes must pass emissions testing! Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arizona Harley Dude said...

!!!!!!!!and we get to make our donation every year compared to cars and trucks every two years. The law sucks, but riding is where it's at!!!!!

mq01 said...

hmmm, for right now, im shopping rineharts :) woohoo!! shhhhhhhh.... lol...

Mr. Motorcycle said...

I'm curious to know just exactly what you have to do different to make your bike pass the tests.

FLHX_Dave said...

...well, still have all my stock stuff. It will go on when it's time...and come back off when it's time. Thanks for the info.

Willy D said...

Ann: You can always move. To Alaska!

AZHD: The no helmet law trade off is almost worth it. Almost.

mq01: Just hold on to the stock stuff. Just might need it later.

Mr. M: I have no idea. You no the way lawmakers interpret this crap. A straight answer? No way.

BTW what’s up with your blog?

Dave: Screw the stock stuff! Take the ticket!