NY laws on motorize bikes?

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  1. NyRider

    NyRider New Member

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    Hi everyone, I would like to buy a engine online for my mountain bike but Im not sure if I need to get a license or registration. the engine i wanna get is prob 40 - 50 cc, (I have read that anything under 49cc you don't need anything, Is that true? I really dont want to do any legal papers, just want to know before i buy t.

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  2. rohmell

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    NYS considers it a motor vehicle.
    Since it has no VIN, it cannot be registered or insured.
    According to NYSDMV If you ride in NY you are subject to arrest.
    I ride every day anyway, and have passed many police who paid me no mind.
    Of course, I obey traffic laws, stop at stop signs, give cars the right of way.
    If you ride normal and regular, there will be no problems.
    If you ride like an @$$hole, then expect problems.
     
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    May i ask u sir, what u wear when you ride your motorize bicycle?
    Helment? bicycle helment or motorcycle?
    What else should i wear so the police wnt bother 2 much?
     
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    Nothing special, just regular clothing, a shirt and jeans.
    No helmet, but if they wanted to see one, it's in the garage.
     
  5. LR Jerry

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    I went to the NY DMV site, the only thing you may be able to do is be classified as a moped. This means lighting, horn, braking, speedometer/oedometer, mirrors and engine requirements. You would also need a drivers license and registration.
     
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    Additionally, you would need a VIN.
     
  7. LR Jerry

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    I'm glad I no longer live there.
     
  8. NyRider

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    Do u live in NYC too?
     
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    Long Island, Nassau County.
     

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