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Steve Farrell  says:

The end of home servicing?

Home servicing and modifications will be prevented and anti-lock brakes made compulsory under drastic new proposals from Brussels. A raft of measures aimed preventing modifications will include so-called ‘onboard diagnostic (OBD) systems’ which register a fault when components are changed. Engine control units (ECUs) which govern fuel supply could become sealed to prevent tampering and exhausts could get bolts which can only...

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Feb 10

Posts: 69

yzf07 says:

euro bullshit!

What aload of shite! this country gone 2 the dogs.i am just goin 2 ride faster and harder, better 2 burnout than 2 fade away!

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Apr 10

Posts: 245

Andyvfr1 says:

Who elects these people?

Oh wait.....

Honest a god, there are some serious grade a IDIOTS in european politics, what this guy is basically suggesting we do is:

1. Never sell a new bike again in Europe after 2017 coz theyre hopeless and no one wants one, big hit for bike manufacturers, massive hit for the industry in general, lots of jobs go, plus reduced government income from tax.

2.Never sell a harmless aftermarket modification again, again big hit, more jobs go, everyone struggles, less income through tax.

3. Everyone is riding round on unserviced bikes because they cant afford to get it done and cant touch their bike themselves

4. Emissions restrictions get tigher, even though bikes are already super clean, which makes it harder for the manufacturer, we get charged more for the bikes, the bikes sell less and perform worse, even though they were super clean in the first place.

Seems like a pretty counter productive bit of law but then we all know the kind of people who come up with these sort of things, wouldve made good nursary school teachers but dont make such great politicians.

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Aug 02

Posts: 120

Robell says:

"even though bikes are already super clean"

Think I'd be careful about that statement. There are a good few cars that make bike mpg look pretty sick.

Unlike car manufacturers, bike manufacturers are not obliged to publish emissions/fuel figures. If they were that clean, you can be sure the likes of Honda would be using it as a sales pitch.

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Feb 08

Posts: 87

TT600JCC says:

Unremovable bolts

Really, What goes up must come down, what goes in can come out. Are you telling me no engineering tooler won't mass produce such tools? or or redneck friends get out a drill & grinder  and youtube  how to do it video, Brussels and there band of country ripping off crettings want to stick to what they know cash scams and get the F***k away from bikes.

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Aug 11

Posts: 1

lew3199 says:

Cars still modified

So we can't upgrade parts on our bikes which in a lot of cases actually improve the overall performance of the bike, be it brakes or suspension or what have you, which will lead to the bike being safer as a result yet all these boy racers in their Saxo's or Clio's or what have you will still be allowed to continue to modify their cars outrageously?!

Come on what is up with that?!!! And if this law passes do they really think new bike sales will continue as they are? NO, they will plummit and many people will be out of a job as a result.

This really boils my piss!!!

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