New Guy in MN

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by yienmaster, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. yienmaster

    yienmaster New Member

    Looking to build my first MB.

    Got a Dax motor and a Raleigh Retroglide.

    Mounting will take some creativity on the massive (almost 2") downtube, but otherwise I'm almost ready to begin building.

    Just wanted to say hi, and maybe get any legal advice for MN. I read the laws a few weeks ago and they seem to say that any gas-powered motorized bike is considered a moped and needs registration, liability, plates, tabs, brake lights, etc... aka a big middle finger to MB builders.

    I'm hoping other people understand the law more clearly, or have tips for getting around some of those hoops instead of jumping through them.

    Anyway, great to be here!
     

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Welcome... First I'll leave the MB laws of MN to the MN members http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=22976 . Looked up your bike (very niceby the way) and don't see any problem with mounting a HT on it. You may have to ream out the rear mount somewhat for a perfect fit (needed) but doable. Please read as much about instillation of a engine on a bike before you even remove it from the box. There are recommendations for out of the box modifications (inexpensive ones) that will save you headaches later. Check out my drawing for a free clutch cable mod.

    Here is some helpful reading.......
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27419 Sum Up prep checklist?
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27429 Happy Time Mounts and Sprockets
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27428 Hard Clutch non working Kill Switch
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27179 Rear mount studs broke. fix???
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27239 Huffy Cranebrook problems...help
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=26974 Best way to secure a gas tank
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27218 Leaking Head/Gasket
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27175 Cranbrook Coaster Brake INSTALL
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27142 Engine...how much to break in?
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27124 installing a cylinder together
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27147 Solution to torqueing China HT engine mounts.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27067 No power with Skyhawk 49cc (same for 66cc).....help
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27043 First build
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=27002 Were can I get a clutch pin?
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=26486 Clutch roller (a must have item)
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=26987 Break in period?
    http://bikeberrymotors.com/gas-engine-parts/all/p3.html Site for engine schematic
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  3. Dadkins1

    Dadkins1 Member

    Alright another Minnesotan! In regards to legality - I seem to recall seeing something about having a Motorized bike endorsement on the DMV site - course I don't have one.
    I have been riding theese around Eden Prairie for about 4 years now and have NEVER taken any heat from the fuzz.