Two subjects that I make a point to avoid on my RANT are motorcycle accidents and politics. There are plenty of other sites out there that more than cover both of these subjects and frankly I have no desire to show you pictures of two-wheeled crashes or engage you in the the Obama pros and cons.

Having said all of that, there is a politcal issue that I feel I need to help get the word out about. It seems our Government has once again employed the “ready-fire-aim” process they are famous for and on February 10, 2009 enacted the “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act” (CPSIA). This act was well intentioned but was passed before it was thought through.

Part of the act is the lead content standards for children six years or older. That’s a good thing if you are talking about toy cars that can be put in the mouth… but a bad thing if you are talking about a 50cc motorcycle.

Because of CPSIA, the small powersports industry has all but been shut down. Thankfully, Missouri State Rep Tom Self is fighting to  save the future of small powersports but your help is needed. A petition has been started to approve a waiver for the small powersports industry.

If you are so inclined, please follow the link below and add your name to the petition. It’s quick and easy and the future of small powersports is at risk.


Below is a video put together by the AMA on the subject. You can also visit their site about this subject by CLICKING HERE.

2 responses

  1. Sorry, Swag, just had to weigh in on this. I have heard some comments like, “well, it’s just effecting little bikes, dirt bikes or whatever, it doesn’t really effect me, I ride street bikes”. WRONG; this is just the tip of the ice berg; we cannot sit by and let this happen. WRITE LETTERS, send e-mails, join the AMA or you local Motorcycle Rights group. The AMA has form letters and e-mails you can send to your Senators, remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    March 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

  2. Scooter… Feel free to weigh in any time… you are dead on right. BTW folks, here is a link where you can make your voice heard.

    Scroll to the bottom of the page. It won’t take you 5 minutes to complete.

    March 30, 2009 at 5:45 PM

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