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Old 02-28-2012, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: new from Knoxville, TN

Hi Dave, I live in Oak Ridge. I lived in Knoxville before. Make sure to look up the laws for motorized bicycles before building. Tennessee has some of the strictest laws in the nation. The downtown bicycle cops will arrest you for operating an improper vehicle on a public road way if your bike doesn't comply with Tennessee laws. Since there are many steep hills in Knoxville you may want to build a motor driven cycle. There are lighting, braking, registration, insurance and motorcycle license requirements. However you can have up to 125 cc, 5 HP, multiple gears driven by the motor and a manual clutch.
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