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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 02:43:57
Subject: Re: california mopeds
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My original post was written to get moped riders to look at legalitites
and where they they stood with the law and their moped operation. If
you are going to break the laws,at least know them and that they do
exisit .You may just meet a lawman or judge who does know them,and
that is your problem.Please don't make it look as all moped riders are
rotten,just because a few are. TOM K


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From: Rob
Subject: Re: california mopeds
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 20:50:13 -0800
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----- Original Message -----
From: "morris schneider"
To: Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 11:28 PM
Subject: california mopeds

> >From: Charles Fregeau
> >Subject: Re: This is California, we have no laws!!!
> > > >I can say amen to that. I've been collecting moped plates for 20 years
> have
> >yet to see a California Moped plate. I know they exist.
> > >Charles R
> >Scott Corsaro wrote:
> > > Moped laws in California, Hmmm. Their kind of funny. Every time you go
> > the DMV to register a moped they don't know what to do. Some will tell
> you
> > register it as a motorcycle, but once in a blue moon you will find
> somebody
> > that knows the right way. As for cops, they don't know jack when it
> > to mopeds. I have seen scooter (over 50cc) registered as moped. Ya
> > blame em, it only cost $12US for life to register a moped! A scooter
> > cost you about 20 to 70 dollars a year. As for a hot rod moped. It is
> easy
> > to get away with that hear. The cops are probably more happy that you
> > going faster, you not messing with the flow of traffic as much
> > flow is 10 to 20mph over posted speed limit). The only bad side to
> > California moped laws is that you need a full motorcycle license (easy
> > obtain) and insurance (Id say $100 year at most). When I first got in
> > mopeds I used to drive them around with no plate and no helmet, drove by
> > many police and never had a problem. Back in the early 80's the laws
> > more laxed for mopeds and 50cc scooters.
> > > > Scott Corsaro
> > > > I've been having an ongoing discussion with California DMV in Sacramento
> they are really not sure what to do about mopeds. The law is confusing at
> best. From what I understand, you're correct about the need for both a
> license and insurance. I've heard lots of conflicting opinions from moped
> owners, dealers etc. but that much seems clear.
> > I've also passed several police officers riding my Puch wearing a bicycle
> helmet and they don't even notice me. I've recently bought a DOT helmet
> which is required. At this point I think I'm legal, but wouldn't bet a
> of money on it. There are moped plates - there's one on the back of my
> Puch Magnum MK II.
> > Stay safe,
> > Morris
> > morrisk@cogent.net
> > list.
> >

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