2012-02-29 10:25:13+0000

Those pesky "you can't customize" your bike rules seem to still be floating around. The latest part of the proposal is to ban consumers from changing the front forks on their bikes.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/General-news/2012/February/feb2912-the-end-of-choppers/

Now, I've never been a chopper fan and the idea of riding something like this leaves me completely bemused

But, that's just me. I prefer my bikes sporty, but this law is clearly WRONG in every way. Pretty soon, the only parts you'll be able to fettle will come direct from the OEMs, and even they, you'll have to pay an "authorized" (read expensive and usually underqualified) mechanic to do the work for you.

We all collectively need to stand up for this, otherwise it's going to get worse; I can even foresee a time it will migrate over the atlantic and I so want this

rather than this

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  • jampy00
  • 2013-02-01T03:28:44-05:00

You'll just end up seeing my factory made "custom" bikes that have nothing custom on them. Money talks indeed.

 
  • dadoji
  • 2012-05-14T08:53:58-04:00

Here in Spain, that rules of "no custom bikes" is already going on. If an engineer make a study of the frame then is made by an specialist, you might have a chance of customazing your bike. But as always, money talks and all this will cost more than the bike...!!. All of these things because the "brains" on the EC are bored and don't have nothing else to do than put more people on the unemployed lists.

 
  • Max
  • 2012-02-29T13:36:03-05:00

In other news, sales of the Honda Fury go through the roof. Film at 11.