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Share you knowledge of the laws pertaining to your state on motorized bicycling in this forum. Remember to always verify everything yourself with your dmv


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Old 05-26-2008, 09:07 AM
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Does anyone out there know the Illinois law on home built motor bikes or where to find info. Just getting started on this. This is great stuff!!!!
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Call your DMV/BMV and ask for the laws covering MOTOR ASSISTED BICYCLES.
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Thanks, I did just that and the law states that anything over 50cc must be licenced. Maybe I can find a 50 cc motor. Any advice?
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The chinese motors are not marked as to what size displacement. So my advice would be get a good engine and stamp it 48cc. But you didn't hear me say that.............
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Harbor freight has the stamps. Also for the laws check municode.com, I was really worried about getting some kind of ticket on mine I did some research and found that they are legal in the city ordanance. I was so happy, I printed off a copy, and carry it around with me. Cops do not know the CC it looks like a 49cc to me. Just never say moped, say pedal assisted bicycle. Take your bike into the local Police department and register it as a bicycle, and then put an engine on it after registration. For a back up plan. Just be cool on it and you probably won't have to worry even if it is illegal technacally.

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There are bicycle engine kits that are under 50cc, but as stated above, these frame mount china-co engines are not marked/easily marked.
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spookytooth in tuscon has clutch arm plates that are engraved '48cc'
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Good news.
See my new post in the other thread titled, "Illinois", it's over 4 pages long, my post is on the 4th page, dated March 2009.
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im in kentucky, i called the courthouse and they said: As long as it does not go above 30 mph, it is not manual, and has to be below 49 cc. that was for mopeds i dont know about bicycles yet but presume they require turn signals and such if your local cops are A holes
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Im in illinios and you need to check your citys ordinences then the state law....... im in evanston IL and there is no Pedacycle law so it goes to state law....

motor assisted pedicycles, according to the IL DMV, are legal without insurance or a licence plate if it is under 50 cc and does not reach 30 mph in a mile or so of acceleration.............. must have a light and a reflector .
2 break hp or less
check out 625 ilcs 5/1-148.2

they do require bicycle registration..... i would get it registered before the motor is on it.
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