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Anti-Two-Cycle Motor legislation
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posted 03-03-2004 10:04 AM ET (US)
Hello. I recently heard that within two to four years, legislation is in the works to start banning two-cycle outboards on various waterways in favor of four-cycle. This sounds preposterous to me. Has anyone heard anything about this rubbish?
posted 03-03-2004 10:20 AM ET (US)
My understanding is that a ban may already occur on some lakes and ponds. I think it is a state to state decision. I do not think a ban will take place on the oceans. I would check the states position on this first.
posted 03-03-2004 07:07 PM ET (US)
In California, Lake Tahoe and ten smaller likes
require motors to meet an emissions requirement that carbed
two-strokes have been unable to meet. Direction injection
two-strokes do meet it. Carbed Two-strokes are not banned for
being be carbed two-strokes, but rather for being dirty.
If they were clean, they'd be OK, if a four-stroke was dirty,
it would not be OK.
California has banned the sale of new "dirty" engines starting
posted 03-03-2004 07:45 PM ET (US)
The CA 2004 regulations = 2 star rating that we see in the decals on engines.
The CA 2008 regulations = 3 star rating decals.
I think the Federal 2006 EPA requirement is the same as the 2-star rating. Nothing can be sold that doesn't have it.
All current DFI and 4-stroke engines meet 2-star right now.
posted 03-04-2004 12:23 PM ET (US)
Thx all. I geuss I am safe on the Hudson especially with General Electric and their onerous contribution up-river.
posted 03-16-2009 11:11 AM ET (US)
I have a 1999 Suzuki DT140 (2-stroke) in Florida right now, and will be transporting this back to California for a permanent move.
I spent some time looking on the internet for specifics to engines, but couldn't come up with much. Hopefully someone could offer some more insight on this topic 5 years later.
posted 03-17-2009 07:34 AM ET (US)
Five years have elapsed and there has been no legislation which bans the two-cycle motor. In consideration of this, this thread is closed to further discussion.
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