New From New England (MA)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bkohler4, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. bkohler4

    bkohler4 New Member

    Hello. I am from the New England area (MA) and am looking for a cheap way to get around this summer. I am looking for dealers in the area, and a bike around the $400 to $600 price range.


    I would also like a bike with pegs instead of pedals. From reading the forum it seems like those are not technically motorized bikes but I don't know what else they are.


    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi bkohler4. Welcome to MBc!
    Are you trying to keep the bike style, or do you need a vespa or scooter?

    If you search and are unable to find your answers, don't hesitate to post your question. Someone will steer you to a link, or reply to your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:}
    Here's a great crash course post "link" to get you started.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=10392
     
  3. bkohler4

    bkohler4 New Member

    I'd like to keep the bike style more than a vespa or a moped. Something along the lines of the picture attached. The big difference would be that I'd be interested with a bike that did not use pedals, and rather had pegs.

    p.s. thank you for the link to the crash course
     

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  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Welcome, bkohler.

    The problem is that if the bike has pegs instead of pedals, it has no means of human-powered propulsion, and is therefore a motorcycle.

    A WHOLE different set of laws apply, including requirement for lights, emissions, safety equipment, etc.
     
  5. bkohler4

    bkohler4 New Member

    I am from from Massachusetts. "According to massachusetts law a "motorized bicycle" (also known as a moped) is defined as a pedal bicycle which has a helper motor, or a non pedal bicycle which has a motor."

    so if it had pedal assistance or not it would still fall into the same category for me to register.

    I am interested in "a non pedal bicycle which has a motor." Any guidance on this topic is very much appreciated.
    Thank you
     
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Well... if you just have an aversion to pedals... I guess there are a couple of things I could say in the way of guidance. 1. You will need something that has a pull-start, kick-start, or electric start. And 2. You will need something that will get you moving from a standing start.
    Someone makes a pull-start that will attach to a Happy Time engine, but the clutch might not handle pulling you from a start without excessive wear. A pocket bike engine, a 50cc 4-stroke, or something more performance oriented would probably work. I think I'm the only one around here running an electric start, but in my particular application, I didn't have concerns about weight or width.
    Hope this helps.
     
  7. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

    BSA
     
  8. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
     
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