Re: California Air resource board
pick one up from venice bikes, craigslist, and some vendors on ebay will ship to california.
most kits run about 200 bucks or less. my shoulder surgery cost 30 grand. so getting an arm re-ttached is 150 times more than a china engine kit.
i think aflac pays 50,000 for losing an arm. i don't know what a leg costs, but it's a lot more than a bicycle motor.
if you want to pay less than 2 bills for an engine, you'll have to get used one that someone's already messed up, or make one out of cardboard and ride around making "vroom vroom" noises.
don't worry about the CARB laws. our bikes never have to be inspected so it doesn't matter what kind of exhaust you have.