New guy trying to find a legal way to ride

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by N00dle Rider, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    Hi I'm Fernando and Im looking for a legal way to ride my bike without getting hasseled by cops. My kit is on its way so I haven't actually ridden it yet but I've always been unlucky ini the past with cops.. its like im a cop magnet or something. Im trying to find a legal way to be able to ride this in Ontario, Mississauga area. I tried calling the MTO and they had no clue so they sent me to the head office and they asked me to fax in a request so that I could register it as they didn they didnt have forms for this type of vehicle. Looks liek I may need to get my M and pay insurance too! I dont mind that but I hate the fact that they arent prepered for situations liek this. Anyone else successfully register their bikes in Mississauga?
     

  2. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    I would be cautious... A guy built a REALLY nice motorized felt that was denied by your government.

    He spend a long time building a compliant "motorcycle" out of his bike complete with a battery system, taillights, a headlight... everything required by your government to be road worthy. Went to get the license and they basically told him to bug off.

    I dont want to be negative,
     
  3. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    Wow why am I not surprised... *sigh* you try and follow the law and do it the right way but the government just forces you do the wrong way... I guess I'll just have to find another route to ride it.. any suggestions?
     
  4. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    you wouldn't happen to know who that was would you? Id like to ask him what he did and how he went about trying to get it licensed.
     
  5. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

  6. RedCode

    RedCode New Member

    I live in Ontario too and know how frustrating it can be trying to get around the law for motorized bicycles. Even if you can make it road legal the last time I checked you still have to get a motorcycle license to drive it. It sounds like a lot of trouble for gas powered bicycles. I suggest getting an electric bike instead I hear they are legal in Ontario up to a 500 watt motor and even if they weren't legal at least they're still quiet enough not to attract any attention.

    I know the cost of a good electric bike and the distance you can travel is not as good as gas powered bike, but it sure beats not having the cops on your back where ever you go.

    If you don't know about them already Cyclone makes some awesome electric bike kits.
     
  7. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    yeah electric bikes are legal here but I hate the fact that the range on those things is terrible, I don't want to have to worry about pushing the ebike home after a long ride because it ran out of battery, plus im 6'2" ,260 lbs and look silly on those things. Ontario just has to wreck it for us.. I wonder if its legal to ride it without using the motor? can they bust you if you're not actually running the motor?
     
  8. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    vtec i just read through the thread.. thanks for the link. man that sucks big time. There's got to be a way around this.. I'd buy a motorcycle but my I'd never get it past my wife.. this is as close as I can ever get..
     
  9. RedCode

    RedCode New Member

    Suit your self, but if I have have a choice I just prefer not having to dodge cops all the time. I can't see you getting pinched for riding your bike without using the motor, but then again I don't trust cops and it's your word against theirs. It also defeats the purpose for having a motor on your bicycle in the first place. As for them having to ruin it for us, I totally agree 100% the whole thing is BS.

    If you think it's bad now just wait. They already been talking about making everyone get a license just to ride a plain old peddle bike. It will happen too, if it's on the table that means it won't go away until it's passed. However this won't stop me from riding my bike, they can stuff it!!!
     
  10. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    Geez.. what next? I need to get a permit to buy sneekers so I can walk down to the corner store to buy milk? you think there are more important laws they could concentrate on but no.. riding bikes and bike citations is a priority for some suite downtown. Is there anywhere legal we can ride these bikes? (aside from your own property which is useless to me as I live in a condo. and not a 30 acre farm)
     
  11. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Hi RedCode

    Yes, i agree things are getting bad.
    I live in the state of Victoria (Australia) and the government wants to introduce a law forcing everyone who owns a pushbike to have it registered; pay registration fees and have registration plates attached to the bike, even down to toddlers and small children.

    If the law is enacted, your 3 year old son or daughter would face a $1000 fine for using an unregistered vehicle and the government would make the parents pay the fine if the child isn't able to do so.

    We must only be a few years away from a cloak and dagger Nazi style dictatorship in Australia.

    Fabian
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  12. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    It won't be all that long before you'll be required to apply for a permit to be able to break wind in the privacy of your wifes company.

    Fabian
     
  13. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    Fabian, I have a permit for that.... and frequent flyer miles too!! I wish they had everyone register all bikes, then we just have to worry about insurance! plus it would make it equal ground for us and the e-bike folks. if your gonna screw the people screw them mall and not a select few.. that way I wont feel so bad. Its like saying fare hike for people who wear shorts on the bus but everyone else pays normal fare, you'd feel better if they raised the price for everyone.. you wont be happy but it would be fair.
     
  14. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I'd go for a free bus pass to any female between 18-40 within 10% of ideal body weight and wearing a micro-mini.
     
  15. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    what?:goofy:
     
  16. N00dle Rider

    N00dle Rider New Member

    ok I found this site, anyone know where to get it stamped? they have blank vins plated that we could prob rivet to our bikes. even if we get this what would the next step be?
    http://www.vin-plate.co.uk/
     
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