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Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:09:39 PM »
https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/act-on-a-regulation?0&engagementId=275833

I sent a letter... I hope you do too!


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Re: Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 09:17:06 PM »
I also sent in a letter via the AMA website.  However, not to discount the seriousness of this, but a little checking into the matter led me to discover that this has been proposed in the past, but has never gotten to the point where it was actually voted on or acted on.  Still, I believe it's better to be proactive and not wait until it becomes law to become active, so I do encourage everyone to voice their opinion to their representatives.  The AMA link makes this a very easy thing to do.  Just follow the link that Brick provided.
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Re: Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 06:42:13 AM »
The new ruling - if it becomes law - covers motorcycles with engine from 50 cc to 500 so it mainly covers scooters and the new, mid-size offerings from BMW and KTM, and of course almost all true off-road bikes from Europe.  Most of the 50 2-strokes scooters are really 48-49 cc so they'll slip under the size group. 
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Re: Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 10:38:16 AM »
I've sent two letters.  One to my congressman, and the other to President Trump.  AMA sent me requests for both.

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Re: Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 10:29:50 AM »
I have to wonder what domestic industry this is intended to protect. AFAIK there aren't any US-made alternatives in the 50-500cc category. Whay trade group is pushing this?
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Re: Oh Hell... Euro Dirt Bikes and Scooters?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 11:09:52 AM »
This is aimed at scooters and dirt bikes, clearly.  And there are no USA made competitors.    KTM and Vespa/Piaggio are the biggest sellers? 



Seems pointless.

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Re: Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 12:42:08 PM »
Garbage idea piggybacked onto other legislation dealing with an EU-US beef hormone dispute (according to the letter AMA prepares for you to send). Typical stupid politicians (all parties) trying to fix something that isn't broke and using one thing to mess up something else.
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Re: Oh Hell... can this really be happening ?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 04:24:41 PM »
[I have to wonder what domestic industry this is intended to protect...TN2Wheeler]

My guess is that the push is coming from US beef industry.  The whole thing seems rather silly to me.  If certain countries don't want to buy our beef because of how we raise our cattle, should we then force them to open their markets?
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