Anyone know of any MA approved engines?

Discussion in 'Laws and Legislation for Motorized Bicycles' started by Pigeon Thing, May 4, 2019.

  1. Pigeon Thing

    Pigeon Thing New Member

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  2. Barnfresh

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    Any single speed engine that does not exceed 50cc may be considered a MA approved engine. You simply self certify by competing the following 2 certificates:

    1. BICYCLE CONVERSION to MOTORIZED BICYCLE (MOPED) AFFIDAVIT of OWNER; https://www.mass.gov/files/document...orized Bicycle (Moped) Affidavit of Owner.pdf

    2. Motorized Bicycle (Moped) Registration Certificate.
    https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/11/19/20017_1118 - Fillable_0.pdf

    Although there is no restriction I wouldn’t list hp more than 2 - 2 1/2.

    If your worried about any stickers or decals on the engine that may contradict your self certification just remove them. You can put your own stickers on for that matter.

    The law somewhat contradicts itself by saying a Motorized bicycles maximum speed can be no more than 30 miles per hour but than goes on to say Motorized bicycles may not be operated at a speed greater than 25 m.p.h. Huh?

    Anyway the easiest way to control speed is simply by using the throttle, however if you have a tendency to be heavy handed and lacking in self control just load up the final drive gear ratio until it won’t exceed whatever speed you want at full throttle.
     
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    10. Sign Here (under the penalties of perjury)

    In most states to lie on this form is a either a jail or a prison offense.
     
  4. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    I believe the 4G is only 2 or 21/2 hp, and would be perfect for for you...........Curt
     

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