2Stroke and 4stroke EPA

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by biketec, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. biketec

    biketec Member

    I am trying to shed some light on an age old debate on the logistics of EPA approved engines, namely 2 stroke engines.
    We all know that most any 4 stroke engine is EPA approved, but most 2 stroke engines are not. This has given way to a surge of illegal importation primarily throughout the west coast. These rogue 2 stroke kits are in the US illegally. They have the potential of being confiscated if the EPA/customs catches the importer and gets hold of sales records in order to recover the illegal goods. These illegal kits are usually sold at a cheaper price because the factory does not have to pay for the EPA application/inspection and the more expensive catalytic muffler that is required.

    There are basically 3 requirements that need to be met in order to import EPA approved (legal) 2 stroke engines:

    1) The factory must have and EPA Certificate of Conformity and have an emission control label (in English) displayed on the engine along with a unique serial number.
    2) The engines must include the EPA approved catalytic muffler.
    3) The engine kit must be sold for off highway use.

    Once these 3 conditions are met any US importer can import from the factory as long as the factory does not have exclusive arrangements with a local Chinese export agency. We do have an exclusive arrangement for the kits we import from our 2 EPA approved factories. Under contract they cannot sell the same version of engine kit that we are already purchasing from them. This means that nobody else in the US has the same kits that we have--not legally anyway. The only exception is that companies in other countries may import the same kit. Then nothing is stopping them from shipping to the US as single order shipments which are not generally subject to EPA approval.

    In order to prove that our kits (both 4 and 2 stroke) really are EPA approved I provide you with the following 4 documents in JPEG format. . The first one is the 2 stroke Certificate Of Conformity. The second one is the 4 stroke Certificate Of Conformity. The last 2 are the EPA declaration forms required by customs before they will clear the goods and release them to the purchaser.

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  2. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    good thread!
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    hey wavy... I agree! this is what I've been waiting to see. Facts!

    wavy,,,,, looks like somebody is gonna need your paypal info, or a cc#.
    :p:p:lol: hahaha!
  4. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    this is so cool! good on ya biketec & bike-engines.com! sombody has finally stepped up to the plate! whos next? im now trying to get togather bikes for those dozen engines!!
  5. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I appreciate the information. Thanks much!
  6. biketec

    biketec Member

    I am very aware that this subject is old, but as a vendor I felt the need to do as the public wants and thats the laws and whats involved with the kits. I'm just trying to help make it public knowledge, so the next time it brought up they will be informed, and let it be known there are laws and compliant vendors.
  7. Accender

    Accender Member

    Good on you biketec!

  8. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

  9. POPS

    POPS Member

    :cool:Cheers Biketec....POPS
  10. Rural roads

    This is the right understanding.
  11. Well then again

    One problem biketek this appears to be a 4 stroke Comformity Certification...! Not 2 stroke. I tried to save it to make sure and its even labeled 4 Cycle..PFFF Better post the 2 stroke or this' comming down.