NUB from NY

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mykustombikes, May 3, 2010.

  1. mykustombikes

    mykustombikes New Member

    Hello. I am just about a complete NUB!! I just recently got hooked by the bike bug again and I have gotten into bike repair and resale of used bikes. Have a slew now to dismantle and cut up. I am wanting to make several of my own bikes, wether from old parts or totally from scratch. I have a weed wacker motor that runs well and came up with the idea to do a motorized bike. a couple of members from atomic zombie suggested I swing over here, so here I am. Thanks. Jody
     

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Jody, be low key on your build- not legal here. But Welcome to Motoredbikes!
     
  3. mykustombikes

    mykustombikes New Member

  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    He meant motored bikes are illegal in NY.
     
  5. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    MB are legal in NY, what is not legal are homemade MB's made from engine kits.http://www.moped2.org/laws/new-york.htm I have my bike registered with the DMV for two years. NO insurance, inspection,or helmet required.
     
  6. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    The NY law on mopeds is that you can only register a state approved model that is complete with a MCO manufacturers certificate of origin. The only way to find out what bikes are on the list of state approved gas bikes the phone is No# 518 474 5282.
     
  7. mykustombikes

    mykustombikes New Member

    Ah, I see. well that sucks! LOL. Alrighty then! LOL. Is that simular to electric bikes or no? Thanks. Jody
     
  8. professor

    professor Active Member

    The Senate here has a e-bike law in a committee called "Codes", the bill passed the Assembly and the Senate, it has to get thru the codes and then finance committees for the bill to be signed by the governor. Gas bikes will still be non-legal.
    I guess Fm220 has some kind of factory made moped. I suppose one option is find a clapped-out moped and buy it for the paperwork, cut out the numbers and weld it onto your frame, making it a custom. Option 2 is to buy a moped and register it for use.

    I made a gas/ electric bicycle thinking they were legal last year because of talk at a local bike shop (and them selling e-bikes) and seeing the law passed- didn't know it was merely in process. The law is S 4014 http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/search/?term=S4014.
     
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