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post #1 of 9 Old 09-10-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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FEMA protest ride 22 September

On 22 September, FEMA organises a protest ride against the retarded proposals of inspections that the EU would potentially force upon its member states. The proposals are based on information from DEKRA, which clearly has a self-interest in seeing them passed, and the information is rebutted by statistics from other agencies (I know of the one in Sweden at least).

FEMA - The Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations

Here's a chance to do more than keyboard rambling about how bad those Brussels bureaucrats are - leave it at that, and you have it coming.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place due to its political nature mods.

Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-10-2012, 03:19 PM
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Europe and the Isles seem to have a lot more rules and regs than we have in the US. Some states do have safety inspections though.
Seems there are some people who just can't have everyone else be responsible for themselves.
Good luck with turning Big Brother back!
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Europe and the Isles seem to have a lot more rules and regs than we have in the US. Some states do have safety inspections though.
Seems there are some people who just can't have everyone else be responsible for themselves.
Good luck with turning Big Brother back!

Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.
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Bump - one week left.

Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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ttt - on Saturday's a chance to make your voices heard in Brussels.

Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-26-2012, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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5,000 in Brussels

Hundreds in Dublin

And then there's the French way
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Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.
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You should be staying home anyway
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-30-2012, 07:04 PM
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I don't see what you are complaining about.
We've had annual inspections on motor vehicles for well over 30 years in this Australian State.

I certainly prefer that to the States where there are no inspections.

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You should be staying home anyway
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I don't see what you are complaining about.
We've had annual inspections on motor vehicles for well over 30 years in this Australian State.

I certainly prefer that to the States where there are no inspections.
The complaint is that they're trying to impose a framework where modding will be illegal. Everything will have to be kept within spec, as per the original factory or only as per allowed by factory "original mods" (e.g. arrow silencers on triumphs, nothing else), down to the tyres.

We have inspections where I'm from too, and I agree with you, but when they try to do it i) so that you're not allowed to change anything on the bike, and ii) do so based only on a survey made by a company that will be very well set to move into the market for inspections in countries where they aren't held at the moment - that'd be the one the French visited - there's something seriously fishy about it.

Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.
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