Pocket bike - Question

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  1. Luffy

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    Can't seem to fnd my answer

    So, question:

    About pocket bikes (esp. the small ones, 49cc's and below, etc) [and in so Cal ]

    is it illegal to ride one nowadays? reason? how would one ride legally if it's illegal? etc
     
  2. Imagine

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    I don't know about California, but here they are illegal to ride on the streets. Some of the larger 50cc pocket bikes can be titled and ridden like a scooter, but you still have to have a license for them.

    Your best bet for riding a pocketbike is empty parking lots, or pocketbike tracks.
     
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    No its not legal anywhere to ride anything under 50cc in states on public roads. They wont lt you register it (correct me if im wrong)
    2 stroke egines = high emissions and you know how Cali is when it come to emissions.

    Thou you can prolly get away with it around your block
     
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    i have a street legal (currently registered) yamaha ysr50, it's a two smoke 49cc motor but it's a 88. it's smaller than all bikes (12 inch wheels) but it is NOT a pb

    and i live in ca
     
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    2K-2.5RS No caffeine - No function

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    Not legal here, people tried to pass them off as scooters but they are impounding them now.
     
  6. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Not true. There are 50cc scooters that are legal to ride on the street. Anything over 50cc you need a motorcycle endorcement to ride, but there are plenty of street-legal 49cc scooters out there. No liscence needed and usually 100 mpg are both good, but a top speed of 35 mph sucks.
     
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    here, machines under 50cc do not have to be registered or insured. You don't even need a helmet.

    If it does more than 30mph, you may have some trouble though. After that, you do need to register it, but the DMV doesn't like to do it.
    This makes it difficult to ride an RS50 on the streets although it can be done.
     
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    You can ride a 50cc bike on public roads in Ohio aslong as it is titled and registered. However, you CAN NOT ride them on freeways/highways/interstates, etc.
     
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    Clean, what happened to the edit button?
     
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    Not legal here to ride on the road

    However lots of kids ride them to class here at FSU, they just ride on the sidewalks.....That's legal
     
  11. People in cages have a hard enough time seeing full sized motorcycles on the road and you want to ride a pocketbike on the street when your helmet will not even reach the bottom of the drivers side window?

    Get a clue ya squid. :rolleyes:

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