Thread: Ohio Sucks
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:20 PM
JohnDN JohnDN is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
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Default Re: Ohio Sucks

Found something interesting!

"Hey Tinman,

I found a loophole.

Ohio law states :

4501-23-19 Assembly by person other than manufacturer.

Nothing in these rules and regulations shall prohibit a person other than a manufacturer from constructing, assembling, or equipping a vehicle so as to conform to the specifications of a motorized bicycle. Such person shall, however, comply with all of the rules contained in Chapter 4501-23 of the Administrative Code to the same extent as is necessary of a manufacturer.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/12/2006 and 03/09/2011

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: R.C. 4511.521

Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4511.521

Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/78

In other words, Make that motorized bicycle a moped. Lighting- front a rear, brake light, horn, chain guard, mirror, etc. And when ready, take it in for enhanced inspection. They give you a VIN, get some insurance, register it, and you are legal. Talk to someone with some knowledge at the state, to make sure you're doing it right.
There's a "Going Legal In Pa" thread you should check out. Similar situation here."

Last edited by Dave31; 11-19-2008 at 10:21 PM.
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