Discussion in 'General Questions' started by williamsk1936@yahoo.com, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. SABMAG] Death of minibikes?Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:33 AM
    From: "Patrick Mullen" <pmullen.lists@gmail.com>View contact details To: undisclosed-recipientsSo there is a letter being sent around urging people to sign a
    petition to get an exemption for minibikes from the CPSIA - Consumer
    Product Safety Improvement Act, which limits lead in childrens' toys.
    It seems the law is too broad and protects children who may be
    inclined to eat motorcycles. Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha have already
    instructed its dealers to not sell minibikes or parts, as stated in
    the letter to dealers on Motorcycle Daily.com (first link). Second
    link is a second source of information, as other sites online all
    quote Motorcycle Daily.


    Here's a link with even more info, with more vendors and reprints listed --

    Tom Self, US Representative from Missouri, has an online petition set
    up - http://www.tomself.com/

    As a father who has been counting down the days until I could buy the
    first minibike for my kids, I ask that you please sign the petition.
    I've put in the due diligence and believe this to be real.:ack2:

  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    this legislation was done under bush in aug/08.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  3. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    I am confused as well.
  4. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    The original intent here seems clouded by confusion.
  5. mabman

    mabman Member

    73 yrs old and a Dad with kids too young for minibikes? How old is your wife?
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I don't want pictures of that!!
  7. Baverian

    Baverian Member

    What a bunch of bull****, somebody call Jay Leno
  8. Flapdoodle

    Flapdoodle Member

    I signed the petition and wrote a letter (with links) to the Democratic Women's President here who is a friend of mine, so it can be forwarded to others.

    This is my thought... Anything that saves on gas will be banned, including my bicycle. We are fortunate that we have Tom Self on our side.

  9. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    This reminds me of the movie "grumpy old men".
  10. Revorunner

    Revorunner Member

    I love that movie.:grin5::grin5: