Good day. I've been building and riding for quite some time here in Connecticut. I've had my share of pull overs and never had a bike taken. I've been ticketed once for exceeding the db limit for exhausts, but was thrown out in court. Anyways in regards to Connecticut's motor assisted bicycle laws, here goes, ( links at bottom) 1. Under 5 bhp (brake horse power) 2. Minimum seat height of 26" 3. Valid driver's license. Nowhere in their language (glossary) does it require head protection unless aged 17-18. But it's a smart move to at least wear d.o.t. approved glasses to protect your eyes. On another note, i found a loophole of sorts. The state of Connecticut does not require pedals to be a functional bicycle. That carries over into motor assisted bicycles as well. If a bicycle does not require pedals to be a bicycle, then they are also not required on motor assisted bicycles (helper motors) I'm no lawyer, but I've checked with one (my landlord) and he's in 100% agreeance with me in regards to the legal lingo. Hope this helps my fellow nutmeggers, and any visitors. http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=810&q=430480 http://law.justia.com/codes/connecticut/2011/title14/chap248/Sec14-286.html *this link shows the amendment to pedal requirements You'll need to utilize their glossary to see the under 5bhp rule.