KTM BECOMES THE FIRST MAJOR MANUFACTURE TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST ECO GROUPS
Posted June 19, 2002 - 01:26 PM
PLEASE SEND THIS LINK TO OTHERS AND EVEN SEND TO THE OTHER MANUFACTURES AND POST ON OTHER BOARDS.
My next 03' bike is going to be my first KTM after hearing this. If the other manufactures do not join in with the fight or get involved as much as KTM is then that's one less brand I will consider buying. "RIDE ORANGE",where can I find these stickers at?
Posted June 19, 2002 - 01:38 PM
Way to go Katoom! Someone actually gets it - it is going to take more than just us motoheads to take on the greenies. I hope this idea spreads to every recreational oriented manufacturer out there while they are still in business.
Thanks for the info excite!
[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: Ron in SoCal ]
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:07 PM
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:17 PM
[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: excitebike02 ]
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:27 PM
Originally posted by lewichris:
but the problem is the campers and hikers like it quiet. So they dont like us either. so how do we start a club if some dont like us?
This is the myth. If your running a closed course pipe or tearing around the camping areas stirring up a lot of dust, then some people will get annoyed. But don't presume that campers and hikers automatically don't like us. Say hi, stop and chat, wave, be friendly and respectful. You'd be surprised. It's just as easy to make friends as it is to make enemies.
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:47 PM
These guys are right, join an organization that will expose the anti-access agenda for what it really is...a shot at closing access to all but a chosen few. Join Corva, ARRA, or Blue Ribbon Coalition. If you are a member of AMA, contribute to your local District Legal Defense Fund and AMA will match it. If you are with a club, donate a bunch of money while their matching program is still open.
Just get active in some way, and we will soon become a coalition like Ron mentioned.
PS: get the horsemen involved. They have some of the same issues we do.
PS: Way to go KTM!!!!
[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: Dan from HB ]
Posted June 19, 2002 - 03:07 PM
Posted June 19, 2002 - 03:13 PM
Didn't realize this was an old story. Maybe it's time the other manufacturers get the news, too.
Posted June 19, 2002 - 07:50 PM
That sounds so cool under these circumstances. Tell all your riding friends. I will email my entire club tonight. And join your favorite recreational advocacy organization. Send them money!
Posted June 20, 2002 - 04:50 AM
If we can the dealers invoved to start the educating I hope it will help alot, because we need all the help we can get. So join up (whoops gotta send in my BLC application). So lets get the word out to your local dealers and get them to start educating.
Ride Safe, Ride Often and Have Fun
Posted June 20, 2002 - 05:26 AM
This recreational land-use battle is about to become much nastier than in the past, because we the recreationists are now armed with more money, are pressed into somewhat of a corner, and are becoming more politically and legally active. That should draw some vicious responses from the usual enviro-suspects, and can become very negative.
I like the idea of dealers supplying a pamphlet and some contacts of local clubs and advocacy organizations for new buyers to contact. I think they can encourage people to look into it on their own without overemphasizing.
Bottom line is that all we wanted to do when we got into this sport is ride our machines, but what we are getting along with it is a responsibility to defend our right to do it. I guess everything comes with a price, right?
Posted June 20, 2002 - 06:00 AM
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Posted June 22, 2002 - 06:36 AM
This is not intended as an ad hominem attack on KLX. I worry that we sometimes create our own problems.
No offense is intended.