hello guys i'm new

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  1. porter

    porter New Member

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    hi people i'm from winnipeg manitoba canada and i'm new and want to say hello. i just ordered a kit after seeing my brothers ride. fun stuff anyway hello all
     
  2. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum Porter, glad you joined us :)
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    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    Its a cool hobby for sure. One of my few that really has a practical side. Heck it's the only one.
     
  4. D.J.

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    Welcome porter

    There are several good spots in Winnipeg to ride . I especially like riding down Scotia to Kildonan park and then the cross city ride to Assiniboine park . I often take my bike on the bike rack to River road and cruise to Lockport for a Skinners dog . See you at the Forks some time .

    D.J.
     
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    do they let people drive these bikes around at the forks? i would think it would raise a few concerns from well lets just say the red and blue light gang and the red tape patrol lol. my friends and brother are cruising at night mostly and i should be able to join them in the next week or so when my engine gets here. maybe we'll see you around what style and color is your bike?
     
  6. D.J.

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    It is illegal to ride these bikes anywhere in the city . It is a good idea to invest in a good set of mirrors so you can see them sneaking (slithering) up behind you . Also learn how to ghost pedal well and be quick on the kill switch button . If you get a ticket frame it and hang it up like a medal of honour . ..... D.J.

    Rage against "the machine" with your machine .

    This is my ride .
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    from what my friends tell me they have seen police and they don't even seem to notice them riding. one of them was even stopped and asked how it works by one of the boys in blue. where in the law does it say these are illegal to ride within the city? i would love to tell my friends before they get caught
     
  8. D.J.

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    It has to do with classification . A power assisted bicycle can only be electric .

    Because it is gas powered and you have control over the clutch it is classified as a motorcycle . You then need all of the DOT approved equipment (turn signals, lights, horn, registration, insurance etc. ) .

    With an automatic (centrifugal clutch) you could classify it as a moped . Again the same DOT equipment is required .

    It comes down to if it is powered by gas it is no longer a bicycle . It all depends on the mood of the cop that is pulling you over though . ..... D.J.
     
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    I live in michigan where if its 49 cc and under its a moped,over that like my 80 cc bike its considered a motor cycle. In both cases have to have all dot euipment. Im glade the motor is not labled the 80 cc !!
     
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    Nice ride Porter. I hope to see you around once I get my Sprocket issues solved lol.
     

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