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Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

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 02-27-2008, 04:44 PM
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Default Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

Here are the fed regs for Motor Assisted bicycles.. MAB. Thanks... Enjoy the ride...

Importation and Certification FAQ's Directory--Motorcycles and Scooters

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http://dmses.dot.gov/docimages/pdf92/335781_web.pdf
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Default My Take on one of the Federal Regulations

Here is my take on the first part about Fed regs on importation on a scooter that is not a motor vehicle and not defined as a "motor Vehicle" and that is that it does not exceed 20mph under power on level ground. If you have a motor on your bicycle and you do not exceed 20mph then you are not a motor vehicle. Now.. the other fed reg defines other parameters. If you put them all together you get this, A motor assisted bicycle is not a motor vehicle and is still a bicycle. As long as it is less than 50cc and does not exceed 20mph. That is my take. Thanks... Enjoy the ride....
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Default Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

Here in Ohio we have a little more leeway.
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Default Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

michigan also. 30 mph is the speed. i couln't imagine trying to stay under 20mph.
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Default Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

I don't think mine will do over twenty on the straight away which is just fine with me.
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Default Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

texas laws on a slow moving vehicle. includes all vehicles that that operate maxium speed of 25 mph.the way it stated can be a ox cart wheel chair or machenery or a motor bicycle. things you need 2 head lamps 2 white flashers front on rear 1 tail lamp 2 red flashers 1 red reflector 1 slow moving vehicle emblem.yes i did it i use aaa battery led flashers i use rechargable batterys.keep texas dps off your back do this i use gps unit to track my speed works great fits in my shirt pocket. thanks fabian3801
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Default Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

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michigan also. 30 mph is the speed. i couln't imagine trying to stay under 20mph.
I'm not certain, but perhaps your referencing moped law... Isn't there a difference between moped laws and bicycles that do not fall under moped laws? To my novice understanding, they are bicycles that only go 20mph max on engine power alone and have engine displacement limitation like 49-50cc or less.

If your ride is within those specs, seems like moped laws don't apply to power assisted bikes, because it's not a moped as defined by the law.
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Default Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

These are motor assisted bicycles, not mopeds.
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Exclamation Re: Federal Law for Motor Assisted bicycles .

Be aware that State laws trump Fed law and city ordinance trumps state law. I almost based my build on Fed law. Which would have been a HUGE life altering mistake!
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