A rant by Maniac57 about freedom.

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by maniac57, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Stormsorter

    Stormsorter New Member

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    Here in Illinois they just converted the electric rules to gas. 50cc or less and no greater than 1hp. I don't know of a 50cc engine that's 1hp or less, aren't the 33cc usually 1.1hp? It also said something about gears but I don't remember what. Then it states that the bike cant reach speeds greater than 20mph on a flat with no wind and 170pound rider under just the engines power.

    Needless to say I still ride an HT around and never got a ticket. One tried once but I just handed him a copy of the law and kept trying to unstick the carb slide. Funny part was when he said he had tried to pull me over a few times before, I replied that I'm not dumb enough to stop for an unmarked car that flashes its headlights in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night. That was three years ago. I wonder how they gona react when I finish my 79ccHF Giant Stiletto Trike?
     
  2. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Active Member

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    I to live in Tennessee. You must have a valid driver's license, be under 50 cc and have an automatic transmission system. If you aren't within these guidelines you're already riding illegal.

    Back in 2006 my idiot X-brother-in-law ran into my brother while both were riding motorized bicycles. Both were hurt really bad and had to go to the hospital in Knox county Tennessee. Both were charged with operating an improper vehicle on the public roadways. The bikes were said to be improper due to large cc size and the use of a manual clutch.

    True the cops may never brother you but if you're ever in a multiple vehicle accident you may be charged as well even if the accident wasn't your fault. I've found its just better to comply with the law. Because once you get in court you're not going to win. They're really good crooks when it comes to taking your money.
     
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  3. Nashville Kat

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    the out l aws ride on!
     
  4. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Live Free or Die!
    My ticker has nothing to do with it.
    I'm still faster than the cops on ANY bicycle because I can go places they cannot.
    I may get old, but I REFUSE to grow up!
    :)
     
  5. bigbutterbean

    bigbutterbean New Member

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    I'm with maniac on this one. I live in Pennsylvania, and most cops here don't know the laws on motorized bicycles (for those who care because I know someone will comment about it, they are considered mopeds here, and the limits are under 50cc, 1.95 bhp or less, automatic transmission {no clutching to shift} and they must be registered which means they pass an enhanced inspection, DOT approved tires, headlight and tail light, directionals are not required as hand signals are allowed for bicycles here, must be plated, titled and insured, and must have a valid PA drivers license). My bike is illegal to begin with because my engine is over the legal limit at 98cc's. I do have a good headlight, tail light and even a brake light, but I wouln't know where to begin finding all the DOT approved items required to pass the enhanced inspection, and I have never had a driver's license because I never had enough money to buy a car. But my choice to not obey these requirements is not because I am unable to or can't afford to, its because I simply do not WANT to. I believe in a person's RIGHT to be able to get themselves around, whether its on a "legally recognized" form of transportation or not. My bike not only has an engine that's twice the legal limit, it full-on LOOKS like a motorcycle. I've had several people ask if its a Harley. I pass right by cops on my look-alike motorcycle, with my full-face motorcycle helmet on, and they don't even blink as I'm doing 30 in a 25 in the shoulder. If a cop pulled me over, I would lie and say its a 49cc (and have already). I will not let the government interfere with my ability to be mobile.
     
  6. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    Right on! That says it all.

    They want to make everything a whip- they hide behind their motivational incentives- they even want to hold us hostage over getting attention when we're sick or injured.

    yeah- stick it to The Man!
     

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