Re: Hi from Seattle, WA!
Welcome, Acrid. We're glad you've joined us. Good luck with your bike and good luck with the law makers. I hope things work well for you.
Bluegoat is right about riding sensibly. Most of the problems people have with motorized bicycles and the law can usually be traced back to 'questionable' riding style and behavior. Ride like you would your motorcycle and don't do things to attract negative attention and most cops will ignore you, for the most part.
Have fun and ride safe.
Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"