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Old 02-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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No more Fiddies!!! sall bikes pulled off show room floors

Don't know if this has been posted yet, but this sucks, I really hope to buy my kid [first on the way] a small dirt bike some day...

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By Daniel McDermonRetailers of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles are being advised to withdraw from sale almost all vehicles intended for children 12 and under after the implementation on Tuesday of new standards for lead content.
The requirement is due to the enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which was signed into law last fall and took effect on Feb. 10. As Wheels noted last week:
The new regulations, which are set to take effect on Feb. 10, require products intended for children to meet strict limits on lead content, such as in toys. Industry advocates said that certain internal components in motorcycles, including battery terminals and brake parts, contain enough lead to be effectively banned from sale.
“We have asked all our dealers to remove the CRF50, CRF70, CRF80 and TRX90 from the showroom floors,” said Bill Savino, a spokesman for American Honda. In addition to the machines, dealers were told to remove promotional materials like brochures and to take down Web promotions for the products.
“This law was put into place for children’s toys, and the motorcycle industry basically got sucked into it,” Mr. Savino said. He also noted that the restrictions would also forbid dealers from selling replacement parts for the models to consumers who already own them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is enforcing the new regulations, issued a statement outlining its guidelines for enforcement. The commission issued an interim final rule that provided “alternative lead limits for certain electronic devices, in order to prevent unnecessary removal of certain children’s products from store shelves.” On Jan. 30, the commission delayed for one year the implementation of a certification requirement after an outcry from small manufacturers over the testing requirements.
However, the commission’s actions did not address the concerns of motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle manufacturers, whose products include parts with lead levels in excess of the new regulations. Paul Vitrano, general counsel for the Motorcycle Industry Council, the industry trade association, said that as of Tuesday power-sports dealers would be prohibited from selling products intended for children 12 and under.
480 Honda CRF50FAmong the models affected by the new regulations is Honda’s CRF50, left. Manufacturers often advertise motorcycles for children as part of an effort to encourage whole families to take part in off-road recreation.
The affected models, which have been identified in memos sent to dealers by manufacturers, include dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles with engines smaller than 100cc. In an earlier letter, the council said that removing smaller machines from the market would most likely result in children riding adult-sized motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles that are larger than they can handle.
The council has filed a petition with the commission asking for an exemption, which Mr. Vitrano said remains under consideration.
Joseph Martyak, the acting director of the commission’s Office of Information and Public Affairs, said that the restrictions did not single out motorcycle and A.T.V. manufacturers. “They have to meet those limits, and if their product is over the limits, then it’s in violation of the law,” he said.
Mr. Martyak emphasized that the enforcement guidelines announced on Friday include a provision that the commission would accept a manufacturer’s certification that certain parts with excessive amounts of lead were inaccessible. Of the petitions from motorcycle and A.T.V. manufacturers, he said that they would be reviewed, along with petitions from other industries.
The commission will issue guidelines to help manufacturers make use of the exclusion provisions announced last Friday, Mr. Martyak said.
The new restrictions come as dealers and distributors are preparing to convene for the 2009 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, a meeting of dealers, distributors and manufacturers of aftermarket products. That gathering, which takes place at the same time as the annual meeting of the Motorcycle Industry Council, also in Indianapolis, will very likely provide the industry with an opportunity to plan a response.
One such effort was announced on Thursday. In conjunction with the advocacy group Americans for Responsible Recreational Access, the council is asking people to contact legislators and is providing an online form.
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http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009.../?ref=business

link to form letter...
http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/...product_safety
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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ya it's been posted, and this whole ordeal is pretty gay..
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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I guess I need to get a fiddie quick. They are so much fun for adults.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:00 PM   #5
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I'll sell my CRF50 .... $5,000!
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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i will sell mine for $4000....
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MINE IS GOING FOR 10,000 SO WHEN YOU ALL SELL YOURS MINE WILL BE THE ONLY ONE LEFT

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no parts either, that really sucks.
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NOooooo i want a fiddy! i just rode one the other night for the first time and LOVED it

i should get one asap
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too bad cant even get parts anymore. do you know if this goes for aftermarket too?
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you probably still can. too many companys make parts for 50s to control them all
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this is sooo stupid, and yes you can buy aftermarket parts just not oem
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:27 PM   #15
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