it seems all the choppers built by west coast chopper on the tv show were never tested for emissions, the way all california vehicles have to be.
something like $270.000 in fines
I think he got blind-sided on this one
California really has enough BS going on with crime and all the 9 mile per gallon or less Lamborginis and SUV junk...bikes are much better in less pollution and saving gas, taking up less space on the freeways and while parked ...
I don't care what the govt. says a well tuned 4 stroke engine in a motorcycle does NOT pollute that much...the smog police guys who fined JJ were showboating and should be reassigned to spend their time and our tax dollars on the gang problem in Los Angeles and other more important issues...instead of messing with custom bikes that will probably not see 1,000 miles a year put on them. I wonder if that Harley Arnold our Govenor crashed had stock pipes and all the smog stuff (no way) he's not a nerd but he didn't have a motocycle license either...
Now if somebody would just sue the tootles' out of biz it'd all be good. Nah, actually I got nothing against them. But, uh, yeah, duh, if you're building and selling, being in compliance with the laws is not a bad idea.
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