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Old 06-21-2010, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is the new inspection sticker law going into effect in Maine in July. Obviously these people don't ride bikes. Let me attach an ugly ass inspection sticker to a bracket on the frame of my bike so it can be seen from the rear. Also they are putting together a committee to look into motorcycle loud exhaust.






Second Regular Session - 124th Maine Legislature
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Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:

‘Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §1758, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 and affected by Pt. B, §5, is amended to read:
2.Without windshield. If the vehicle is not normally equipped with a windshield, the certificate of inspection must be kept with the registration certificate of the vehicle. This subsection does not apply to motorcycles.



Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §1758, sub-§3 is enacted to read:
3. Motorcycles; proof of inspection. If a motorcycle meets the inspection standard, upon payment of applicable inspection fees pursuant to section 1751, subsection 3-A a valid certificate of inspection and an official inspection sticker for the motorcycle must be issued. The certificate of inspection must be kept with the registration certificate of the motorcycle and the official inspection sticker must be affixed to the rear of the motorcycle:
A. On a mounting plate that must be securely fastened to the motorcycle frame or similar integral component of the motorcycle; or
B. On a rear fender or similar frame or integral body part of the motorcycle.
The official inspection sticker must be located so that it is completely and clearly visible from the rear of the motorcycle and may not be affixed to the registration plate.



Sec. 3. Working group; motorcycle noise. The Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police shall convene a working group to study issues relating to motorcycle noise. The working group must include, but is not limited to, representatives from affected citizen groups, local municipalities, the motorcycle industry, motorcycle enthusiast groups and local law enforcement agencies. The working group shall investigate and research industry sound testing standards, particularly the Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J2825, "Measurement of Exhaust Sound Pressure Levels of Stationary On-Highway Motorcycles," and the feasibility of incorporating United States Environmental Protection Agency noise emission labeling standards into state law. The report of the working group must include an analysis of motorcycle safety inspections and a requirement that an inspection sticker be displayed visibly on the motorcycle. The Bureau of State Police shall report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over transportation matters, with findings and recommendations, no later than January 15, 2011.
Sec. 4. Effective date. Those sections of this Act that amend the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 29-A, section 1758 take effect January 1, 2012.’
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This amendment requires that, effective January 1, 2012, an inspection sticker for a motorcycle be affixed to the rear of the motorcycle either on a mounting plate or on a rear fender or similar frame or body part of the motorcycle. The amendment also directs the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police to convene a working group to study the issue of motorcycle noise, including, but not limited to, industry sound testing standards, United States Environmental Protection Agency labeling guidelines for noise emissions, and motorcycle safety inspection requirements and to report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over transportation matters by January 15, 2011.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! I guess we are the lucky ones here in new brunswick.There is no inspection laws yet,but they have them in the other provinces around us.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As the legislation into lawlessness continues!
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mississippi is good on that, 5 bucks and keep it under the seat. Only highway patrol can issue a ticket for not having one.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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NC still has inspections but the record keeping is totally electronic: no stickers anywhere and all records of up-to-date tags, inspections, etc are kept on the computer. Cop can tell from his/her front seat if the car is inspected and registered as it should be.

It's nice to not clutter up the look of our bikes and cars with that unnecessary crap.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This Law takes effect Jan. 2012......
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This amendment requires that, effective January 1, 2012, an inspection sticker for a motorcycle be affixed to the rear of the motorcycle either on a mounting plate or on a rear fender or similar frame or body part of the motorcycle. The amendment also directs the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police to convene a working group to study the issue of motorcycle noise, including, but not limited to, industry sound testing standards, United States Environmental Protection Agency labeling guidelines for noise emissions, and motorcycle safety inspection requirements and to report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over transportation matters by January 15, 2011.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Correct but the new exhaust laws take effect today July 12, 2010!!!!!!!!!
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V-Shop......Are you an inspection station?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the "new" exhaust law is just a re-worded law that was already there... the authorities are just going to enforce it more....the yahoo's that revvv it up like an idiot are the first targets....
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Guess I won't be moving to Maine.
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