Didn't know what I was getting into. :)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by justin, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. justin

    justin New Member

    Got sidetracked in a google search and ended up at kingsmotorbikes.com. Saw an 80cc engine kit, and thought "hey, that would be fun", so I bought it. Hopefully it'll be showing up soon. Then I drug my old 18speed mountain bike out of the basement (been sitting there for about 5 years) and put new tires on it. Then I started reading up on what in the heck I'm going to be doing. I think it's safe to say that I'll probably either kill myself or be arrested within a week, but maybe fate will smile on me and I'll be alright.
    I've tried to find out if it's legal here, but the message i'm getting is "yes it's a motorcycle and you have to register it with the dmv and have insurance/liscense/endorsement"(local police), and "No, it's a bicycle. We won't register it because there is no way to prove it conforms to EPA and DOT standards, so you'll just have to hope the police don't ticket you" (DMV guy). Don't know what I'm going to do so far, but I'll figure it out.
    I'm 26, live in Oregon, and like I said, I haven't ridden a bike in almost forever, but I thought this would be a good idea to get back into it.

  2. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to Mbc. :cool:
    Best of luck to you and you're new addiction. lol
  3. HI,
    Welcome....Because you purchased one of the larger engine kits it will most likely technically require a license (the cut off point in most states / areas is 49 or 50 cc...under it and they won't or can't bother you)...Of course just looking at the engine it would be hard for anybody to tell without actually measuring for the actual displacement.

    Hope this helps.
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Justin Welcome to MBc! Home of many answers, and awaiting your ideas.

    General request to all new members.
    Please, before posting any questions, do a search. Then READ,READ,READ.
    There is a ton of information here. Many of your engine and performance issues in the Garage & Tech/Mech Help have already been covered. Here at MBc we are the home of nearly all MoteredBike questions. If you search and are unable to find your answer, don't hesitate to post your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:}
  5. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome to MBc and happy motoring...i personally did not like that company but that was me...
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    quay...kings motorbikes is different from power king :)
  7. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Hello Justin, and welcome.
  8. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    your going to love it here! welcome aboard! the main thing to do is just read read read through the threads while your waiting for it to arrive, then when its there you will get it right the first time and be off down the road even quicker!
    check out this thread, its got a big summary of where to find everything for a beginner.
    Good Luck!
  9. Demosthenese

    Demosthenese Guest

    like any bending of the law, riding one of these things in a way that puts no one else in danger goes a long way to avoiding tickets!
  10. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. It seems like there are quite a few riders in Oregon. I haven't heard of any of them having legal probs.
  11. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Wear your helmet, obey traffic rules and be safe and have fun. Good for you on reading up ahead of time. Taking your time building means less time fixing stuff later (sometimes). Go ahead and chek all nuts and bolts on that bike even though it's just been sitting around.
  12. justin

    justin New Member

    Went out and talked to a couple of actual police officers (the ones who would really be issuing citations vs. the guy driving the police desk, not to be saying anything bad about him since he was very nice), and I'm getting the idea that as long as I don't **** anyone off, I shouldn't have any problems. Small town out here, so they ought to all have seen me buzzing around within a week. I think I'm going to be okay. :) This waiting around for the mail is killing me now!
  13. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest


    good cuz the other was lousy, i use a motorcycle helmet, obey all laws and the fuz just drive by..
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  14. who_am_i_again?

    who_am_i_again? New Member

    hey man!
    welcome to the forums from a 5 minute member! :p
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ha ha, im still the youngest member lol!

    welcome to mbc!!! shipping is a killer, i know.
  16. nik

    nik Member

    I like that law.. "just dont **ss anyone off and you should be fine!"

    That is the only law in my book! Welcome to the MBC ... peace!
  17. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

  18. justin

    justin New Member

    Got her done! Well.... not done... The day I finish will be the day I start another one. But it's workable. Took pretty much all day last thursday to put together (had to make up some mounts and find some pieces in hardware stores to make up for some stuff that didn't end up in the kit), and I've been to busy riding it since to come in here! I'm about to head out again, even though it's still kinda dark. Just got some lights yesterday. Eventually I'll take some pictures and talk about it, but right now, the road's calling.
  19. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    I am sure you will have alot of fun riding your new creation.