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Author Topic: They're gonna ban chrome!!!  (Read 604 times)

fun2drum

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They're gonna ban chrome!!!
« on: August 06, 2009, 01:31:04 AM »
Look what I stumbled on tonight while surfing a Buell Blast forum...

http://motorcycles.about.com/b/2009/04/01/motorcycle-chrome-to-be-banned-by-january-1-2010.htm

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Blue Ridge Wheeltor

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Re: They're gonna ban chrome!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 01:38:57 AM »
April Fools! ;D
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fun2drum

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Re: They're gonna ban chrome!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 02:26:04 AM »
Yep, several people in the Blast forum got fooled before somebody finally figured it out.   I thought it was funny even though it's way past April.   
The Family Fleet:
2008 Royal Enfield Electra
2002 Buell Blast
1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible
...and a couple of boring and more practicle family vehicles that I won't mention here.

PhilJ

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Re: They're gonna ban chrome!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 11:40:49 AM »
Oh how I wish it was true. :-\

bob bezin

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Re: They're gonna ban chrome!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009, 01:02:17 PM »
perhaps he was expanding on bill #a 3750 now in the senate which is a bill to limit the amount of polution. introduced into the environment by the chrome (and other) plating  processes which will make the plating of many items much too expensive to continued. but dont worry maybe we"ll get polished alloy instead.
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