Thread: Hey from S.J.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:02 PM
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Location: San Jose
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Default Re: Hey from S.J.

Originally Posted by Forbisher View Post
Motorized gas powered bikes are legal in California

M2 drivers license,
moped license plate on the bike,
ride in bike lane OK,
No insurance,
must wear DOT helmet,
less than 30mph on level ground,
Maximum of a 2-speed automatic transmission that is incapable of being manually shifted,
capable of Human Propulsion ie Pedals,
less than 2 brake horsepower,
2 or 3 wheels.

The CA law says nothing about the size of the motor.
Nice. Thanks for all the info. Where did you find it? Was it word of mouth or through an CA official website e.g. CA DMV

I've been trying to figure out the laws myself but found contradicting stuff online and when its through word of mouth I always get different answers.

Decendent, where in San Jose are you from? Good to see more and more people out here getting into these things. Eastside/Evergreen here.
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