My ride is not a Moped, or even a Motorized Bicycle! I have a NON-Motorized bicycle with a Self-Propelled trailer. Best part is, there is NO laws about self-propelled trailers! NONE, ZERO, ZIP! The laws are not open to interpretation, it either is against the law if mentioned, or it's not.
Trying to place something that fits in NO category is interpretation, and not actually following the law.
I love my ride. I can take the trailer off any time and ride my bike, and re-attach the trailer when I want to. There's nothing against the law about BEATING THE SYSTEM!
Hey, why don't you get you a gas trailer for your electric bike, I promise you will love it.
Self-Propelled trailer = Does NOT provide motion to the bicycle.
sangesf said:If you are using that trailer to provide motion to the bicycle... (i.e. It is part of the drive train (e.g connected the frame), while you are riding the bicycle, then you are in possession of a moped)
Wikipedia said:In a motor vehicle, the term powertrain or powerplant refers to the group of components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air. This includes the engine, transmission, driveshafts, differentials, and the final drive
sangesf said:I'm also betting that you have a valid drivers license, so that even IF it would be considered a moped, it is still legal for you to ride it.
(Just because you can't register it as a Moped for Traffic Law regulations, that does NOT mean it's not considered a Moped under Driver License Law.)
That's simply your uneducated interpretation. NOWHERE stated by law. The law has no mention of bicycle trailers AT ALL, like I just said! If my trailer is self propelled, how would it go without the bicycle? The trailer does not go by itself, LOL!
Wrong again. The Drivetrain or Powertrain is not a frame in any form. My drivetrain is my Clutch, Belt, Pulley, and Axle on the trailer. The bicycle does not have drivetrain powered by the engine at all.
Regardless if I have a valid license or not, there are LOTS of people out there riding that would LOVE to have a license, but until they get a job, they can't afford one. Just because you lost your license, doesn't mean you have to be jealous of other people that have transportation that does not require one. Instead, be proud of them and learn from them. Are you out to ruin the MB cause?
Are you teaming up with diveondyck to bring this forum down?
I WILL DEFEND MBC AND OUR RIGHTS TO RIDE!
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Trailer (vehicle), an unpowered vehicle pulled by a powered vehicle