Naw Bro....not a trick. If we was to designate the regulation as political, we would have to designate all related emissions as political. Example....port fuel injection systems....a marvel of technology with included max HP and efficiency. But ??? Port fuel injection was not invented for the purposes mentioned. It was created over mandatory fuel consumption policies. Main reason I posted the emmisions policy was to warn folks of what is to come. This is just the beginning of regs against early machines. The green people will target our vintage machines next ! Nope...not political at all. Law, regulations, and policy are controls of ok or not ok. Political would be candidates, parties, government types, etc... This is no different than the type of registration, license plate, inspection sticker, ect., one is obligated to comply with. I must admit though.... The line between the two is very very very fine.