Opinion Question...Pedals/Kickstart

jess_monster /

I'm gonna buy a tomos targa and the only thing I need to decide is whether to get the pedal start or kick start. What are your personal thoughts. I've read some of the pro's and con's of each. I have had a few Honda Express's and a Yamaha QT50 all with the kick start and no pedals. And just for shits and giggles what color should I get. Silver, Teal, Black?

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JessMon, pardon my ignorance here, but does the kick start model also have pedals... in other words, is it a true moped, or a scooter? If it is like my Express, not a true moped, then many states require registration. Here in AZ, if mine had pedals, I wouldn't have to register it, but since it doesn't, I do. Food for thought maybe?

Re: Opinion Question...Pedals/Kickstart

back in the days non-pedal "mopeds" were called "nopeds." they're still quite different from scooters ... but it's a grey issue, for sure.

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Personally, I like the idea of a kick start with fixed foot pegs. It gives me a more secure feeling than the pedals that can be anywhere when you go to find them. In New York it makes no difference what the configuration is as long as the speed is less than 30 MPH. Ken

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jess_monster /

That is the same as in South Dakota. I'd like to actually have a moPED. I'm not sure as to which one i'll get yet.

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XBrandon EdgeX /

Definitely get one with pedals if you're in South Dakota, if it has a working pedal system, you don't need insurance, registration, plates, or any of that other crap that you pay for and get nothing in return.

Oh, and get teal, for something different :)

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Miguel, thanks for the info about "noped". Being the rookie rider that I am, I hadn't heard that term before. I'll be sure to call it that if I'm stopped by the police for a Texas registration that expired in May, 1979. That'll cunfuse 'em, eh? I haven't been stopped yet, I think because it looks so much like a moped, and because I always waive confidently at each police car that passes. But if someone wanted to get technical, I could get nailed for no registration or insurance. I'm thinking about fabricating non-functional but realistic looking pedals to install. Of course, then I'd probably get popped for fraudulent schemes or something!

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Wayne Broderick /

I always told the cops that my other moped didn't need blinkers, because it was made before 1980. I don't know if this was true, but neither did he.

If you plan on getting exercise, get the pedals. Thats one thing I would like, is to ride under my own power for some exercise on the way to school.

I got a black 2000 targa w/footpegs

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stonnerdog /

Greg,

you should really get your noped legal u deffantly do not want the ticket its a 400+ ticket to get caught riding ANY moped w/ out no insurance, inspection, and plates, regerstation sticker< your all so spossed to ware a helmet unless you have 10 thousand dollars worth of personal insurance for your self luckely i didnt get a no helmet ticket> and in order to get the plates you must have the titel cos the state of texas will not accept a bill of sale unless u have all the legal documatin form the state in witch you bought it to prove that it dont take a titel to regester it in that state or if it even has to be regestered at all in the previouse state.And texas rules about titels and shit make it diffcult for people like us thundercats who rebuild and complety restore mopeds form just parts we find in the junkyards i mean when u rebuild a suzuki fa 50 out of the combined parts of 3 parts bikes ranging in years 79-89 and all texas will help u in getting a old titel like that is if it was regesterd here and the only help thay give is for 2.30 thay will give u the last name and address of the person who last regester it. Then you have to try and track that person down to get them to sign a pice of paper saying you can get a copy of the titel to regester it w/ but not the acuall titel its self its really messed up and the d.o.t. is no help . im still having problems gettting all my mopeds "legal", and on the paper of the last owner of the suzuki fa 50 were tryign to get legal it says it is a motorcycle not a moped at all, plus on the frame we are using the idintafacation plate says it was made in 7/89 but on the pice of paper thay gave me to finde the last owner and even when the cop gave me a ticket the bike shows up as a 90 yr model and even the people who gave me the paper all argued w/ me that it cound not have possably been made then and im like step out side i have poof but thay wouldnt. basically if you ride a moped in texas you get screwed to many laws and such and highway cops are worse than city cops about harassing a person on a moped. Im really trying desperatly to get out of this state and to a more moped friendly one

swarm and distroy and hide from cops

stonnerdog

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