Guess I shouldn't have installed my new pipes, BS air cleaner, and SERT last night :brows:MegaGlide said:I got worried early enough to buy an '05 and take realllyyyy good care of it.
I believe they do, but I am not positive. I do know that the rules were never enforced until recently and they only apply to cars and bikes of a certain year and forward. There is an age cut off. I am learning more as I go. I run stock automobiles so I personally am not affected by those rules, but still support those that do mod cars! All my extra Moola goes into kids, bikes, house, in that general order! :duh?:sloxl said:Just curious, does Vermont have the same "no mods" restriction on cars?
Not true at all. The EPA can go all the way back to 1979 when the regs went into effect. That means that there will be Shovelheads that are subject to the new laws. Did you read the entire AIM article. It isn't likely that they would do it but they have the authority to do so. That's the really scary part.LittleBear said:A little late to worry my friends, like Mega said. This rule has been around 3 years, It went into effect January 7, 2003.
The MoCo is not bowing to the EPA, they like the new regs. They can meet them and other companies that can not may go out of business. Less competition. They have been aware of them since they were passed and the only thing they have done is spend R&D money trying to meet them, not spend lobby dollars trying to change them.
Time to buy a "74 shovelhead I guess. No EPA problems with it.
I believe you are wrong about that. I think the "anti-tampering" provision of the Clean Air Act states that you cannot legaly CHANGE ANYTHING that will alter the vehicle´s emissions as certified.sloxl said:'79 I think is when the no tamper rules came into effect.
I read the EPAs FAQs from their website a bit differently than I have read here and on other sites. Folks have been saying you can't make changes but as I read it you are allowed to make changes as long as your vehicle does not exceed the emmissions standards for whatever year and type vehicle it is. That is quite different than no changes period.
sloxl said:...BUT in their FAQs on the website they go on to say that the tampering clause does not prohibit (I'm paraphrasing here) owners from customizing or personalizing their bikes as long as those changes do not cause the emmissions levels to be exceeded.