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Stupid. It's not like the kids are eating their motorcycle parts...Letter sent.
 

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I guess more reason to join the AMA? At least they're out there being the fly in the government's soup.
 

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You are just an angry Monkey.

That is the most stupid, asinine "protection" I have ever heard. It's just another reason for kids to sit on their fat a$$es and play more video games. Heaven forbid, kids get outside and enjoy quality time with friends and family.
 

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Some more information besides a call to stop the inSTANity might get more people to write their congress critters... ;)

Joe Hawkins walked into his local dealership in Washington State, strolled up to the parts counter and told the salesman that he wanted to buy a throttle tube for this Kawasaki KLR650. He was told that couldn't be done.

Turns out the throttle tube on a KLR650 is the same as the throttle tube for a KX65. Huh?

It all comes back to the recent legislation that imposes strict lead content guidelines on children's toys. Kid's toys, lead content... how does that relate to Hawkins and his throttle tube?

Youth off-highway vehicles are children's toys, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) reasons. Which means they fall under the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) and, according to section 101(a) of that enacted legislation, all youth products containing lead must have less than 600 parts per million (ppm) by weight. And the CPSC has interpreted the law to apply to various components of youth OHVs - including the engine, brakes, suspension, battery and other mechanical parts. Even though the lead levels in these parts are small, they are still above the minimum threshold.

And therein lies the problem. Effectively, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 has banned the sale of kid's motorcycles and ATVs - and it all went into effect yesterday, February 10. And the ban also includes parts, thereby affecting motorcyclists like Hawkins and the entire motorcycle industry.
Leave it to government to wipe out jobs in a tough economic period... follow those links and make your voice heard!
 

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And it's not like the kid would have anywhere near close contact to the lead ladden part. The tube would be under a rubber grip and the kid would most likely have thick leather gloves on. Do they anticipate people gnawing on these things?
 

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Stuff like this really makes me think the recession is going to be a lot harder to recover from than the Great Depression. New businesses then could start fairly easy to fill needs. Now, you have to have millions upfront just to cover regulations.
 

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I never thought a motorcycle was a "toy" regardless of its size!

More stupid-sh!t, liberal-led laws that screw us citizens a little more, day in, day out.
 

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Why is there lead in a throttle tube? I thought it was plastic?
Perhaps some of ya'll aren't reading the entire link or don't know much of what is going on. This ban isn't just about the parts that have lead in it. The tube does not have lead in it. Kids dirtbikes/quads AND parts are being banned lead or not. There was a list of restricted parts and the throttle tube on the KLR is the same tube used on a banned model thus it fell under restriction.

Parts like the rims and batteries were found to have higher than the minimum concentration of lead in them. Hence how this all started. Bullsh!t? Yeah, me thinks so.
 

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Why is there lead in a throttle tube? I thought it was plastic?
It is plastic.

The rest of the kid's bikes are "too high in lead levels" and are now banned. Apparently this includes their parts also.
 

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Perhaps some of ya'll aren't reading the entire link or don't know much of what is going on. This ban isn't just about the parts that have lead in it. The tube does not have lead in it. Kids dirtbikes/quads AND parts are being banned lead or not. There was a list of restricted parts and the throttle tube on the KLR is the same tube used on a banned model thus it fell under restriction.

Parts like the rims and batteries were found to have higher than the minimum concentration of lead in them. Hence how this all started. Bullsh!t? Yeah, me thinks so.
I did read it, but people are talking about eating through the grips and what not. I was like what the heck?!
 

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Why is there lead in a throttle tube? I thought it was plastic?
There doesn't have to be. But lead is used as part of a UV protectant additive in plastics.

In this decision, every part of any item intended for 12yr olds or younger, must be inspected and its lead qty must be verified. So in the case of the throttle tube, until it is inspected (since the same PN is used for the KX) it cannot be sold.

Now, this law has been delayed for 1 year to establish testing guidelines and to determine which items should be over looked.
 

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OMG BATTERY'S HAVE LEAD????? we should ban them... or at least have a proper recycling program in place.....:rolleyes: Why does it seem wrong that so many people have to be employed just to defend,administrate, and propose laws such as this. /end rant
 

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I did read it, but people are talking about eating through the grips and what not. I was like what the heck?!
Hey I've been chewing on rims for 20 years and I'm fine :ready:
 
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