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Old 11-08-2014, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: Looking for a second hand motorized bicycle

Originally Posted by WayneCa View Post
Hi Dan,

Thanks for the quick reply. The problem for me is I don't have the money to buy a new, already assembled motorized bike. I priced them, and they run between $350 and $550 around the valley here, about the same as a low-end scooter (like a Vespa or something). Another problem is I don't want to have to register anything. If I don't have the cash to buy a new one, I sure don't have registration fees for something like a scooter.

A motorized bike does not require registration or tags. The final obstacle is a license. My driver's license is currently revoked, so I can't deal with anything that requires one.

Once again, it seems the motorized bike is the only solution for me. Fortunately I won't be traveling very far; only about 9 miles one way at the furthest. Beyond that I will be taking the bus.
Sorry to say but a gas powered motorized bicycle does require a
drivers license with an M2 or M1 in California which is CVC 406 (a)

The only powered 2 wheeler that does not need a DL in CA is an ebike
which is under CVC 406 (b)

Also a motorized bicycle requires a $20 one time license plate in CA.

The Valley is one area where the motorized bicycle laws don't seem to be enforced
right now but I am reading on the many Facebook motorized bicycle groups that the
riders in Los Angeles are getting hit with no license and no plate tickets now.

Any used motorized bicycle under $300 is going to be a pile of junk with
many problems but occasionally there are bargains that would not last long.
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