Four years, a pile of money invested, and many headaches later I bought my peace by settling with CARB. In stark contrast to the press release issued by CARB, the truth is I was never "fined by CARB" nor did I ever "modify" the bikes I sold. In short, I admitted no wrongdoing, and settled to avoid penalties on some very technical points that, were they proven, may have cost me my business. I bought my peace, case closed, and I was prepared to move on. Every motorcycle dealer in California was apprised of the settlement (deterrent value) both by CARB per their web site, the DMV's web site and of course the motor cycle dealer's association web site and publication.