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NO MORE RACING!!!!!! piog

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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 As of Feb 12 there are no more ama santioned events for kids under 13 and all bike dealers have pulled bikes until further notice. this is all due to that law they passed about selling things for minors that contain lead. THIS IS BS!!!! This was to be my sons first full season of racing and my daughter was going to start as well what do I tell them now? This is going to lead to kids riding bikes that are to big for them to be riding and they are going to get hurt. They are punishing our kids for something they have no control over. I get there were times this year with the toys that were contaminated but who eats a bike? Once again a law that doesn't take the whole picture into consideration. There needs to be a provision. If anybody can find a petition let me know my whole fam wants to sighn it. Oh and cobra are still being sold because they are made here. But you still can't race them. No youth racing No Lorreta's No Ponca No Mini o's nothing!

"Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak."

                                                                                                                      ---Epictetus

by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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babygirlk1128
by Group Admin on Feb. 13, 2009 at 7:07 PM

I agree ! This is BS!! We just found out today .. We were going  to find a new dirt bike for my son... which ended up in disaster!!

racingmomma
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 7:25 PM

What? We were going to get my son a KTM...Are you seriouse?

Jess   

zap3
by New Member on Feb. 14, 2009 at 11:43 AM

OK I did some looking and found out were we can sign a petition. Just go to www.tomself.com He is a rep in MO and he has a letter that you just insert your name and address and he forwards it on. Pass this on to everyone you know.

babygirlk1128
by Group Admin on Feb. 16, 2009 at 2:25 AM

funny this was posted on here the other day! I was given a written warning this afternoon bc son was riding his 4 wheeler in our yard today! Appearently you can get a $500 fine for any child under the age of 13 on a small atv or bike!!!

campbell5075
by New Member on Feb. 16, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Is this a State or Federal ruling? I am in Indiana and have not heard.  Someone please reply, but in the mean time I will sign the petition.

cherylleslie
by New Member on Mar. 9, 2009 at 1:17 PM

I'm not sure where you heard that they were cancelling races for ages under 13 but this is what I found on the AMA website...along with a letter you can copy and paste to send on to help change the lead sales law.  As of yet we have not been notified of any changes to our series and we beging racing on March 21st. 

Here is a link to the website as well (if it works lol)

http://www.amadirectlink.com/news/story.asp?id=629 

Take action now: Help stop the ban on youth model OHVs

Posted February 17, 2009    Email this articleEmail   Print this articlePrint

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) has effectively banned the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) as of Feb. 10, 2009. The AMA is calling for action now to help reverse the potentially devastating effect this could have on the sport of OHV recreation.

Here are some quick links to ways you can help reverse this decision:

  • Regarding the use of motorcycles purchased prior to Feb. 10: Neither riding a previously purchased motorcycle, nor promoting a race that includes those motorcycles, is included on the list of acts prohibited by the CPSIA, according to a list compiled by the Congressional Research Service. Download the list here.
  • Contact your representatives in Congress by using the Take Action button in the Issues and Legislation section of this website.
  • Write the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) directly to encourage them to exclude youth model OHVs here.
  • Read the AMA press release on this issue here.
  • Read the AMA's comments to the CPSC here.
  • Click here to download a PDF version of the CPSIA.

See below for a sample letter to cut, paste, edit and submit to the CPSC:

Acting Chairman Nancy Nord

Commissioner Thomas Moore

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814



RE: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act



Dear Chairman Nord and Commissioner Moore: 



My family is heavily involved in youth motorized recreation, and I’m extremely concerned with the devastating affects that the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is having on our sport.    



Because some youth-model off-highway motorcycles and ATVs are intended primarily for use by children ages 12 and younger, these vehicles are subject to the lead content limits specified in the CPSIA. According to motorcycle and ATV industry sources, most motorcycle and ATV components are compliant with the CPSIA’s lead limits, but some components unavoidably contain small quantities of lead in excess of the CPSIA’s limits. However, the nature and location of these components suggests a very minimal exposure risk.

Although the CPSC published proposed procedures for seeking exclusion from the lead limits, there was no practical way for manufacturers and distributors of ATVs and off-highway motorcycles to seek and obtain exclusions prior to the Feb. 10 effective date for the new requirements. Thus, my motorcycle dealer can no longer sell certain youth-model machines or the parts that I need to maintain my family’s youth machines.

I fear that if this issue is not addressed immediately, irreparable harm will be done to the powersports industry. Many of the small dealers and suppliers are already struggling with an unfavorable economy and will not survive the loss of their youth vehicle and parts sales.

Furthermore, it is of utmost importance that young riders only ride appropriately sized machines. To suddenly eliminate the availability of all ATVs and motorcycles designed for riders ages 12 and under will likely cause some consumers to purchase vehicles that are physically too large for young riders.   



In summary, the unreasonable and rushed implementation of the CPSIA is unwarranted and unnecessarily harmful to my family’s recreation, and may negatively affect youth motorcycle and ATV safety. 


I respectfully request that you grant the manufacturers’ and distributers’ petitions for emergency relief and temporary exclusion from the lead limits of the CPSIA. 



Sincerely,

[signed]

motofamily
by Member on Mar. 10, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Equally disturbing and requiring our letters is this:

Illinois House bill 3914, introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago), would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to operate and all-terrain vehicle or off-highway motorcycle.

The proposed legislation would also make it illegal to transport a passenger on an ATV or OHM regardless of whether the vehicle is configured for a passenger. The bill would also require ATV and OHM riders to have valid driver's licenses and wear helmets.

Contact Rep. Mary Flowers at http://keepusconnected.capwiz.com/mail/?id=3266&lvl=L&chamber=H&type=ST

Springfield Office:
251-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-4207
(217) 782-1130 FAX
District Office:
2525 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL  60652
(773) 471-5200
(773) 471-1036 FAX
Cook County

This legislation was referred to the rules committee on February 26th.

 

prncskymmie
by New Member on Mar. 13, 2009 at 10:32 PM

 Ya I saw the one about Il. about the same time I saw it all on the lead thing. When the whole lead ruling went down the KY ama rep and many of the guys running the local series' all said that the under 13 races were canceled until further notice. they have since passed found where it said that dirtbikes were on included in the law but the manufactures (sp) still have to get the extinsions to get their stuff in order. I think it is all a bunch of crapn but either way it is something we have to deal with. I'm just glad they are letting everybody race. We just bought my oldest ds a 65 and he is hyped to ride it.

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