|Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 12:22 pm: ||
As a guy with a 31 year old truck, I can personally vouch for different emission standards for older vehicles. I don't know the limits on new cars, but these are the readings from my last test in November on my 72 GMC Jimmy, 350 V8, Holly 650cfm carb, Elderbrock Performer Manifold, and Mallory aftermarket electronic ignition. Did I mention aftermarket headers and exhaust? My truck could pass the MC emissions on Carbon monoxide, but not the hydrocarbons. As tested:
HC PPM: 217.4 at idle LIMIT: 1000 (passed)
CO%: 0.07 at 2500 RPM, 0.57 at IDLE, LIMIT 4.50 (passed)
CO2%: 6.04 at 2500 RPM, 9.23 at IDLE (no limit spec'd)
Nitrogen levels not tested.
Emissions control on my truck consists of an air cleaner without so much as a pcv valve. If it can pass that well, I'm sure any motorcycle in a reasonable shape of tuning shouldn't have a problem, IMHO.
|Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 12:57 pm: ||
I hate to admit this, but I didn't realize they used the standards at the time the vehicle was built ... duh. I've never needed to go through emissions since my vehicle registration mailing address is in Payson (they don't require emissions there). I did a 809 on HC's and a 2.77 on the CO. Of course the bike ran like shit.
|Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 04:55 pm: ||
JW, et. al.,
If the regulators have their way, we will all be riding with training wheels, a roll bar, shoulder harness, and gps tracking to record your speed and milage. That way they can just mail you a ticket everytime you exceed the speed limit, and tax you for your milage each year.
I find it hard to believe that a 1200cc motorcycle, moving around 600lbs, is putting out anywhere near the polutants that the average 5000+lbs SUV does. Of course, here in California we have passed legislation to restrict CO2 from vehicles in 2006. I expect it will be illegle to exhale by 2010.