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    GOVT ban on pee wee dirtbikes?

    Pretty sure this is legit. What is our country coming to?

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...wa8AwD96C71JO0

    Here's some discussion on it:
    http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/m...tml?1234892642


    More: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009.../dirt-bikes-2/

    This is BS.

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    Keep in mind this law affects BMX bikes, which flat out sucks.
    The goverment wants to take away you 20's and 24's!

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    heard about this and it's rediculously stupid
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    Pinkbike called... They want their question back.

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    I like their reasoning...has too many parts...IMA EAT THIS MINIBIKE OM NOM NOM NOM NOM...
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    IMA EAT THIS MINIBIKE OM NOM NOM NOM NOM...
    ik dude minibike is my favorite! I expecially like the kawi's, honda's don't have that same "zing." Although you can get the same basic flavor if you add some tabasco sauce to the air filter.

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    Have any of you ever met kids who eat their dirtbikes and bmx bikes?

    not me

    Have any of you ever even remotely heard about kids who eat their dirtbikes and bmx bikes?

    not me

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    hahahahahahhaahahhahahahahahaha

    "I think they took this law a little too far," said Margie Hicklin-Krsul, the owner of Redline Sports, a sports bike dealership in Butte. "I've never had anyone come in and say, 'My child keeps putting parts of his motorcycle into his mouth.'"

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    I'm pretty sure i read somewhere yesterday that bikes were excluded - its part of the classification thing. I'll try and dig it up.
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    from the thread on the dj/urban section of the forums:
    In addition, as part of the staff’s proposed approach, the CPSC staff looked to the definition of “toy” in the ASTM F963-07 toy safety standard for guidance.7 The CPSIA makes ASTM F963 a mandatory CPSC standard on February 10, 2009. ASTM F963 excludes certain types of articles from the definition of toy:
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    Art materials, model kits, and hobby items in which the finished products is not primarily of play value8
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    Sporting goods, camping goods, athletic equipment, musical instruments, and furniture, except for toy versions of these
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    Powered models of aircraft, rockets, boats, and land vehicles
    Quote Originally Posted by holoholo
    why should I search google--when I can get a know-it-all like you to do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamikazee ideki
    from the thread on the dj/urban section of the forums:
    In addition, as part of the staff’s proposed approach, the CPSC staff looked to the definition of “toy” in the ASTM F963-07 toy safety standard for guidance.7 The CPSIA makes ASTM F963 a mandatory CPSC standard on February 10, 2009. ASTM F963 excludes certain types of articles from the definition of toy:
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    Sadly, they classified BMX bikes as toys. Funny, Olympic sport gear classified as toys. Donno about the minibikes though. This will be a disaster if any challenges fail.

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    http://www.wbaltv.com/video/18479590/index.html LOL, they have 100 field investigators. So just flagrantly break the law? They probably will never catch you.

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    I thought a bmx was a bike? It clearly says bikes are excluded from these new rules, and a bmx has all the things a mtb has so they cant claim otherwise.

    OR can they?
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    Awwwww or they could stop putting lead into BMX bikes? That'd be too easy...

    The lead free thing is not new...

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    Quote Originally Posted by essenmeinstuff
    Awwwww or they could stop putting lead into BMX bikes? That'd be too easy...

    The lead free thing is not new...
    From what I read, the issue was that there was going to be substantial costs involved in certifying an item didn't have lead, and that could put small manufacturers out of business.

    Also seems bicycles are excempt, but what about aftermarket bicycle parts?

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    I work as a consultant for the powersports industry, and this is kind of a big deal for us. This ban is no joke, all my dealers are crapping their pants- all kids bikes are off the showroom floor. Some dealerships look empty. The mfgs won't take them back, so dealers are stuck w/ units they can't sell, but must still pay the floor plan on.

    The best part is that everyone knew this was coming, and as far as I can tell the industry did NOTHING- no lobbying, no complaints to the government, no attempts to get exemptions, nothing at all from dealers or manufacturers. They all just sat and hoped it would go away. Probably a bad course of action

    At least the BMX industry had the presence of mind to s*** a brick over this, as far as I can tell the moto industry just cracked another beer and ignored it.

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    Wow, I guess the politicians weren't the only people being retarded in this.

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    What are they going to do with all the hobby stuff? Everything from model planes and cars and batteries have lead in it. Are they going to take everything away?

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    Wow, what is going on in this country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combatcm
    What are they going to do with all the hobby stuff? Everything from model planes and cars and batteries have lead in it. Are they going to take everything away?
    Seems like those are not included in the definition of "toys" per kamikazee's post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebarker9
    Seems like those are not included in the definition of "toys" per kamikazee's post.
    Ok ok i misread, haha you cant get any closer to a toy than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by alant
    Wow, what is going on in this country?
    I guess we're getting the "Change" we asked for. Thank you liberals.

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    Something tells me this was put in the works long before O came to office. This is Bush era legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel
    Something tells me this was put in the works long before O came to office. This is Bush era legislation.

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    Yes. And neither side seems to has any problem creating unnecessary laws to "protect us from ourselves".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel
    This is Bush era legislation.

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    If this bill was written in the past two years then it would have been crafted in a Democrat controlled House/Senate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel
    Something tells me this was put in the works long before O came to office. This is Bush era legislation.

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    Yep, thanks to the toy scare from China.
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