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Old 07-25-2010, 10:44 AM
happyvalley happyvalley is offline
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Default Re: Why did I join this great Motorized Bicycle forum?

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Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
..........one of my goals when i build a bike is to make it as fast, safe, and reliable as possible. to me, riding with traffic at 40+ is safer than trying to do 25-30.......
Another time and another thread is probably better to have a go at discussing this and I agree with much of the substance of your whole post.

However, the state regs here are motorized bicycle friendly (IE: no tags, insurance, inspection), well defined and clear. motorized bicycles and mopeds are to have a top attainable speed of 30mph and a max operating speed of 25mph.

The speeds you're suggesting put you into cat2 (30mph-40mph) which is LUV (limited use vehicle) and subject to having manufacturers COO, and obtaining title, plates, insurance, inspections including emissions and DOT everything.
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