Re:2 Cycle engine embargo

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  1. RoadJoy

    RoadJoy New Member

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    I am having some trouble navigating the forum.
    Do any know what impact the government is causing by not allowing the 2 to be imported any more? Are there 80cc 2 strokes being made in USA? How quickly will we run out ?of parts? Where will all the suppliers go? Is there any supplier stocking up before the embargo is on? :-||
     
  2. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Re: 2 Cycle engine embargo

    I may be wrong but I've never seen any concrete proof that they aren't still being imported.
     
  3. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    Re: 2 Cycle engine embargo

    They can always import the engine in separate parts and put it together over here.
     
  4. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Re: 2 Cycle engine embargo

    The EPA doesn't do "embargos" or even "ban" engine types - they regulate emission laws with the primary impact effecting new, registered vehicles such as those for marine use (2 stroke outboards).

    EVERY year we get the same panic story, EVERY year we ask for concrete proof - any actual substantiation for the rumors generated by a few unscrupulous four-stroke vendors, EVERY year we get nothing but more rumors and hearsay... yet the engines are always still available.

    It's true the supply dwindles and the price goes up about this time of year - but that's got much more to do with the summer riding season and supply and demand than anything else. I suspect were any of this founded in fact - actual proof (copies of EPA regulation, licensing, tariffs, etc.) would be posted all over the net, yet there's nothing but rumor.

    Instead what we get is this: EPA ban two-stroke - Google Search - with the same old panic every year like clockwork for at least the past decade with the US Environmental Protection Agency itself saying nothing at all...
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I would think the EPA has it's hands full with the oil disaster in the gulf of Mexico.
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Re: 2 Cycle engine embargo

    But it doesn't seem they are protecting the environment there...
     
  7. Dougan

    Dougan New Member

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    Re: 2 Cycle engine embargo

    Hard to say-- I know my parking spot in my garage looks like the gulf of mexico right now.
     

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