Last edited by stk0308; 05-11-2015 at 11:31 AM.
2008 Triumph Sprint ST
2001 Yamaha YZ426F
Motorcycling is not, of itself, inherently dangerous. It is, however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, incompetence, or stupidity
I would check that no license requirement stuff, a lot of people in Georgia think the same thing. It is required in Georgia and most states I'm sure that you have at least a valid learners permit (doesn't have to be a motorcycle LP just a car CP) or higher valid license to operate a moped or scooter on state roads. Registration is what is not required with 50cc or below, as far as the complexities of registering a non street title bike I'm as lost in the confusion as others as that's the realm of the state tax departments usually.
Indiana just changed their rules for mopeds and such. ALL have to be registered and users have to be licensed as well.
that said they have specific license for JUST mopeds and scooters based on both engine size and power.
i think the DUI people can still legally operate one if they go through the hoops.
I know these come down to state specific laws, etc but I'm moving back to the Midwest for a while and out of the People's Republic of the Left Coast of the USA.
I paid a ton to get my gigantic license plate/ blinkers / and tail lights removed from my factory bike to have installed a better looking and more useful set up reat set up. So the first guy who sees it says it's illegal. I'm like what? What's the problem?:
1. The cover of the brake light cannot be any color other than red or clear. Mine is smoke, which is not what I ordered but that's the the grease monkey ordered and installed. You absolutely cannot tell its smoke unless its daylight, 2 feet from it and none of the lights are working so it really shouldn't matter. It looks more tinted than anything.
2. The cool LED blinkers which go left or right with a digital LED arrow indicating right or left, which I thought was better than a 1982 looking night hawk factor blinker functioned, is not legal. I was told in my state, the blinkers MUST be at LEAST 9 inches apart from each other (banging head against wall) and since my set up is one nice, tidy brake light and blinkers integrated from the brake light so when I brake and turn a blinker on, the half of the brake light lights up Red and the digital LED arrows on the opposite side turn yellow. I'm sure you've seen it, it's pretty awesome, but illegal.
So, in your experience and knowledge, would that be illegal in the midwestern states are am I good that I at least have a tail light and blinkers with license plate on my dirt bike?
As far as I know the only requirement(in Missouri) for tail lights is that they must be a certain height off the ground(15inch I think) and a max height of 48 don't quote me on the 48... I don't believe we have any width requirements, we do need plate lights of white light with red tail lights and front and back yellow/Amber blinkers, only white head lights, you only need mirrors if your bike has built in mounts but I suggest getting some cheap clamp on anyway(it's wise for driving)
Thanks for the info and the link, it's very helpful.