Calif Air Resources Board (CARB) "no bicycle engines allowed"

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by InfoCentral, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. InfoCentral

    InfoCentral Member

    I have been wanting to build a couple of motorized bicycles here in California but I have been told that CARB has outlawed all of them. Almost all online stores that sell kits say they can't ship to California anymore. Does anyone have any more information on this? :shout:
     
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  2. fx-2

    fx-2 New Member

    Motor kits

    PM me and I'll give information on local kits. Dan
     
  3. BigBlue

    BigBlue Active Member

    InfoCentral,

    4 strokes kits are easier to purchase, but check Craigslist for 2 strokes.

    Chris
    AKA: BigBlue
     
  4. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

    I found 1 on ebay

    This guy will ship to CA but it's not the best kit
     
  5. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

    Correction---I entered the wrong html--please try this one
     
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I believe tanakas are carb certed, dunno about the mits. Honda 35 is, soobie35s are too. Honda 35 is the cheapest out of the bunch unless theres another tanaka firesale.
     
  7. InfoCentral

    InfoCentral Member

    Do you have a link?
     
  8. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    For full disclosure it might be noted that both the fed and state environmental agencies have engine designations for on-road and off-road use. Any of the small, utility engines that have EPA and CARBII certs are certified for off-road use only. Make of that what you will.
     
  9. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  10. slickdude

    slickdude Member

    CARB officials are all unelected environmental whack jobs. ;) Just so you know. How they can make any laws or tell others what to do seems to go against the constitution of the US and probably California but then again I am not super knowledgeable on the laws so maybe others can weigh in.

    Never seems fair darwin...the bad people always winning out in Cali.
     
  11. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

    It's because of the San Francisco bay area people, most of the rest of the state are mostly reasonable people
     
  12. slickdude

    slickdude Member

    Big question is they want green transportation, but you get an ebike or even a small gbike and they have authorities here threatening you. Sort of a false image for a state that pushes green while threatening the very people that would make use of it. Why not ride 10,000 watt bikes to and from work on batts or a small gas engine setup? Just never makes sense except for being a totalitarian system.
     
  13. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    I'm not real up to par on the CARB stuff either, but it doesn't seem the bikes are outlawed, just the shipping of 2 cycle engines from a dealer to California. NO ONE has ever said I can't ride my 2 stroke on the street. So if you already have a 2 stroke nobody's gonna stop you from putting it on yer bike. Also, No one is stopping a private party from picking up the engines elsewhere and bringing them to California. There's a guy on craigslist thats been doing just that for a long time now.
    CARB can't stop it all, and I think it was all just a ploy by the CARB officials to make themselves look good anyway. You didn't see them going after the HUGE GAS GUZZLING TRUCKS AND SUV's, of course not, cause it's just a sham to make it look like they're doing something instead of NOTHING, as usual. The BIG THREE auto makers ain't gonna let them go after the REAL gas hogs and polluters, so they went after an easier target, The poor little 2 stroke engines.
    :ack2:GOOD JOB C.A.R.B.:dunce: You solved ALL the pollution problems in the state.:goofy:
    Big Red.
     
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  14. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Thats right Tyler, everyones a *&%#& except where you live. Texans say California is full of deer's & steer's (or somethin like that.) California people think if you're from New York there HAS to be something wrong with you, ect, ect. I have lived in the Bay Area for a while now, Kansas before that. There are IDIOTS anywhere you go, Even in Santa Barbara.
    Big Red.
     
  15. slickdude

    slickdude Member

    Is there an existing list of carb approved 4 strokes here that are legal to purchase for a G bike buildup? If so, does anyone have the link? Thanks.
     
  16. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    If California is serious about green transportation they will ban cars. Period.
     
  17. slickdude

    slickdude Member

    So is there a list of 4 stroke legal engines at 49cc in California i can ride? Also does anyone have the link to the California license for gas bikes, thanks.
     
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