Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
Anyhow, as I read that Ohio Revised code, as long as you are 18 or older, and have a valid drivers lisence, you are good to go. What sucks about that, unless your lisence has been suspended?
No, the Ohio Revised Code excerpt quoted in this thread is only a very small part of the entire puzzle. If you go on to read the "Digest Of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws" and the Ohio BMV moped regulations, you'll find a hellstorm of ridiculous rules and regulations surrounding motorized bicycles (mopeds).
Ohio has a very short list of commercial manufactured motorized bicycles (mopeds) that are actually allowed on public roadways which appear to intentionally exclude any kit bikes. Also, motorized bicycles require registration with the BMV (which means you need a VIN), license plate, and a host of safety equipment installed on the vehicle.
See this post: