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    Vance and Hines fined

    I am still researching this to make sure it is true.


    June 5, 2013

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    John Swanton
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    jswanton@arb.ca.gov


    Vance & Hines fined $500,000 for sales of illegal aftermarket
    motorcycle exhaust systems in California

    SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today
    announced that Vance & Hines Performance LLC has been fined
    $500,000 for violations of air quality laws related to the sale
    of illegal aftermarket motorcycle exhaust systems in California.

    In late 2012, an ARB investigation discovered that Vance & Hines
    sold, advertised and offered for sale motorcycle exhaust systems
    that replaced original emissions-critical components, such as
    catalytic converters. California anti-tampering laws prohibit the
    sale, distribution and installation of parts that modify the
    emissions control systems of vehicles unless the modifications
    are proven to neither reduce the effectiveness of those systems
    nor cause excess emissions.

    At the time of the investigation, ARB found that Vance & Hines
    had not taken advantage of an industry-requested regulation
    adopted in early 2009. The regulation allows aftermarket
    motorcycle exhaust manufacturers to legally sell their products
    once they undergo an engineering evaluation to ensure they are
    durable and meet applicable emission standards. Parts
    successfully completing this process receive an Executive Order
    exemption that allows their sale and installation on
    pollution-controlled motorcycles.

    Vance & Hines fully cooperated with ARB in the investigation and
    has implemented a compliance plan for its aftermarket exhaust
    systems. Vance & Hines is actively working with ARB to ensure
    that all of its exhaust systems do not reduce the effectiveness
    of the factory installed emissions control systems and that they
    have the required Executive Order exemptions prior to being
    offered for sale in California.

    Funds collected will be paid to the California Air Pollution
    Control Fund, established to decrease air pollution through
    education and the advancement and use of cleaner technologies.

    Modified vehicles that no longer meet California's emission
    requirements pose a real danger to California residents. They
    create higher amounts of smog-forming pollutants, which can then
    exacerbate respiratory ailments and negatively affect other
    health conditions.
    Dianne Feinstein:
    "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."

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    Was a few yrs ago smitty as they now make Cali legal systems and gave a dedicated Cali link on the site
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    Here's the link off the V&H site explaining the ruling they got clobbered by

    http://vanceandhines.com/california/
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    This new release is this month.
    About the same reason Jesse James had to leave CA.
    The also fined Dyno jet over the Power commander a few years back 1 million
    Dianne Feinstein:
    "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."

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    Posted this up a little over a week ago. Seems this was the fine from an issue in 2012.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by smitty901 Click here to enlarge
    This new release is this month.
    About the same reason Jesse James had to leave CA.
    The also fined Dyno jet over the Power commander a few years back 1 million

    WOE !

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    They are closing in on us. We are losing more and more of our freedoms.
    Dianne Feinstein:
    "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."

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    as freedom is eroded then rebellion becomes LAW
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    Without regret, , Well, we will not forget...

    We are the others, We are the cast outs,
    We're the outsiders, But you can't hide us,
    We are the others, We are the cast outs
    You're no longer on your own, If you feel mistreated, Torn and cheated,
    You're not alone, We are the others

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Hobbit Click here to enlarge
    as freedom is eroded then rebellion becomes LAW
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    Dianne Feinstein:
    "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."

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    feck em and feed em fish heads
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