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Old 11-23-2015, 01:23 AM
TheNecromancer13 TheNecromancer13 is offline
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Default Re: New from California

I rode around watsonville, aptos, and santa cruz for 2 years with a manual clutch 66cc 2 stroke and passed 100s of cops, even asked one about it one time and he said "don't ride like a jackass and nobody will bother you" so far, with that advice in mind, I have yet to be pulled over. Same with my new 4 stroke build up in portland.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:23 PM
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I would ship for MBR. What's the problem with having a license and registration (one time) and gave us previlege to not have insurance at all (backs me out from getting a motorcycle)?
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:11 PM
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Please delete.
I don't always listen to Alice in Chains..... but when I do, SO DO THE NEIGHBORS
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:29 PM
Goergedave Goergedave is offline
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Default Re: New from California

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It's nice that you've posted about Mopeds (I guess). I don't ride a moped. I ride a bicycle that I have added a motor to.

I fully agree that what you've found (and posted) can seem fully applicable... but it's not. Here's why:

1) There are no speed limits on bicycles. Period. I have pedaled my bicycle (no motor installed) well into the 30's and 40's MPH and one time at 51 MPH, and have done so in 4 different counties and multiple cities in each county in the full presence of police, sheriff, and CHP, and as long as I do not exceed the posted speed limit and follow all other traffic laws, I have done nothing illegal.

2) CVC Sec. 406(a) is referring to a moped. I admit that the way that they wrote it makes it very confusing, but, they are talking about mopeds.

3) First and foremost, what we're talking about are bicycles. As such, it is sold as a "device" that is designed to solely function as a bicycle (human powered). Mopeds (often called "motorized bicycles") are NOT routinely sold as an exclusively human powered "device". If I put a motor on a regular bicycle, it's STILL a bicycle. Likewise, if I remove the motor from a moped, it's STILL a moped.

To clarify things for myself, I went down to the DMV and had a discussion with various staff members there; I also called their 800 number. Everyone that I spoke with all said the same things.

I have posted this to help those that are hoping to get into this mode of transportation. I'm not AT ALL interested in a who can out post whom or who is "right and wrong".

I hope this helps...
It is a bicycle but it is motorized which does push it into a grey area. Some places allow bicycles on sidewalks. Try and ride a motorized bicycle on a sidewalk and I believe that would be asking for problems. It is nice to always go to the head of the line at lights.
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