Is this goodbye?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by weekend-fun, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    Is this goodbye? I'm moving to San Fran, and its illegal there to ride a mb unless you have a drivers license... Uh-oh....maybe I'll have to wait 5 more years to get myb done.....
    I dunno why I started this thread.. Just wanted to let y'all know I guess...

    Sam
     
  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

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    I hope that it will not be a goodbye!
    You can get into all kinds of MB fabricating mischief with 5 years to build one.... or a few!
    Good luck and good fortune with your move, I will be a handful of hours south of you after you move. (30 minutes north of the southern border.)
     
  3. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    You just need to hurry up and grow a mustache, get a fake ID, etc. Seriously, is it possible for you to ride one off road at least? There must be a way.
    SB
     
  4. dag_29307

    dag_29307 New Member

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    Sam I for one feel it is totally unfair that these wonderful modes of transportation are outlawed in many states. I feel that this hobby is really growing to something larger than what it is. I hope just because the restrictions on your future MB riding does not deter you from partaking in the forum. You are a very knowledgeable individual who has had some valuable input on many occasions in various threads here. I would be sorry to see you go, but if you chose to leave us you will be missed. A friend of mine had a saying that I now pass on to you....You sir are both a gentleman and a scholar, may your wisdom last you long beyond your years.

    Take care friend.

    Douglas A. Goldner
    Woodruff, Sc.
     
  5. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    Oh no I would never leave! I mention goodbye to mbs. The only I can think of is just riding under 30 and wearig a DOT approved helmet. I don't think it will think cause the mother knows mbs are illegal and won't stand for her litttle cupcake to break the rules....
    Sam
     
  6. dag_29307

    dag_29307 New Member

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    Well we won't be calling you cupcake, but it probably isn't a good idea to piss off MOM. =D
     
  7. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

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    We all just have to try and change the laws if they are outlawed, contact congessmen, make your opinion heard, they are only illegal in most places because the gov't won't make money, or at least "enough money" for it to be something they want. Yes that really is just about all the gov't cares about anymore.
     
  8. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    AMEN.....! to that.
     
  9. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    You are on to somhig! =D I'm going to go ahead an start small, maybe talk to the mayor. If I can get him on my side, that might help when I go to the senator. How about some petitions, eh?
    Sam
     
  10. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    good luck. the problem isn't that they're illegal, it's that they're a motor vehicle. in order to change the driving age, you'd have to include mopeds, small scooters, etc.

    and there's no way they're gonna let 11 year old kids on the streets with a motorized vehicle.

    sucks, but that's the way it is...
     
  11. dag_29307

    dag_29307 New Member

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    But?! Wouldn't he possibly get it in under Moped or I mean Moped stands for Motor & Pedal. Then a moped license wouldn't be out of the question.

    Is there a way to title these?
     
  12. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    yeah, a 16 year old could title it, but an 11 year old can't. the point i'm trying to make, is the bike isn't illegal, he is.
     
  13. TerrontheSnake

    TerrontheSnake New Member

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    It's true age may be an issue with that. However you can get these legalized in a lot more places than one may think. It requires a lot of foot and paperwork, but you can get a certificate of origin for any type of motor vehicle you make as long as it's not slated for sale to John Q public.
     
  14. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    Your right :(
     
  15. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    y'know i'm not trying to stomp on your dreams, right sam? just giving you the cold hard truth...

    BUT, i was thinking, if you built a mountain bike, or a trail bike or something, you might be able to register it as an off-highway vehicle (OHV) and ride it wherever people ride atv's and motorcycles. i didn't see anything banning bikes, except for one thing banning pocketbikes.

    it also looks like you could legally register the bike for on-road use (see the "real deal on california laws" thread i posted) and then just pay a fee for off-road use.

    i know this ain't the best solution, but at least you could have some "weekend-fun..." ;)

    here's a couple links to check out:

    California State ATV Information

    then check this out and scroll down to "Registration requirements for a specially constructed OHV:" How To Register an Off-Highway Vehicle
     
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    weekend-fun New Member

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    i know your not trying to stop my dreams, plus id rather know the truth.
    I read about OHVs.. sounds like a start. Thank you so much for finding those sites, they have some god info!

    Sam
     
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    I dont see anything on age.. just on the application you need a license number or ID number. I take it that means i cant register it under ME. Maybe the mother can.....
     
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    Hmmm... Im not a licensed manufacturer.... just doing research...
     
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    weekend-fun New Member

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    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/spcnsreg.html

    it says you need brake and light inspections, or a auto shop can verify that their OK. I wonder if this applies to a MB...

     
  20. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    Go electric I bet you can have that.
     

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