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cwucat42

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I just registered today 1/2/08. My younger brother built a motorized bike from a Schwinn cruiser and I caught the bug immediately. He installed one of those Chinese 49cc engines from ebay. It's pretty cool.

I bought a Schwinn cruiser off of Craig's List and ordered an ebay engine and have recently installed it. It certainly is a lot of fun to ride. My problem: trying to read the RCW's of Washington are like reading Hungarian. I believe that they are illegal to ride around the streets-but I'm not entirely sure. I called a Dept. of Licensing employee and they told me, "If it's less than 50cc and does under 30 mph on the flats-then it's legal." However, a Wash. State Patrol website returned an e-mail stating that it must have lights, blinkers, mirrors etc. and THEN be inspected. I'm confused.

Can anyone in Washington straighten this out for me? I'd appreciate it!

Thanks,

CWUCAT42
 


azbill

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welcome to MBc ! :D
there are a lot of members here in washington,
someone will be able to give you the facts
 
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cwucat42

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Thanks Bill, I appreciate the welcome and the quick reply.
 
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Abeagle

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Welcome to MBc. :cool:
Try reading thru the threads in "MotoredBiking Laws & Legislation "
 
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dbigkahunna

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Glad you found MBc. Welcome from the Giant Side of Texas!
 
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