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Old 03-31-2010, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: Hello From Texas!!!

Welcome to the forum.
Check out the legal forum on this site. TX law on motorized bicycles is vague and subject to the opinion of your local lawmen.
The way I read the statutes, you can ride a gas assisted bicycle legally (unregistered) if you meet goped specs (under 40cc). You are restricted to roads of 30mph speed limit and less. That makes it difficult to commute to work.
From what I've read, you will not be able to register your motorized bike because there is no certificate of origin for it from a bonafied manufacturer.
I read that one guy cut a piece from a moped frame that contained a serial number, and had the title for that serial number. He welded the piece of moped frame to his bicycle frame. The result was that he had a serial number and matching title for his motorized bicycle. He is still restricted to roads of 30mph speed limit or less, but at least he is legal.
I occasionally see non-running mopeds for sale on craigslist for cheap. I should buy one that still had a title and try it myself.
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