In reply to https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,4288069,4288069#msg-4288069
Jonathan Bennett Wrote:
> So I bought a 1979 Magnum XK in pretty great shape but it's a 2hp.
> Unfortunately the state I live in only allows 50cc, 1hp and 20mph or
> less to be considered a moped. Fortunately on the "Approved Moped List"
> the state list the Puch Magnum XK as an approved bike
They got rid of the list and now they’re using this dumb temporary form law for the next 3-4 years,
You just fill out the form at the DMV stating it is a motorized bicycle/Moped 1HP 20 mph on the flat level, or whatever the form says so you can to get a plate,
They do allow you to go faster downhill so if you get pulled over just say you can say going slight downhill or wind was pushing whatever
Stay to right and let cars pass if you have too but many places in Bay Village have a 25 Mph Rd. so you can stay in the middle of the road use hand signals instead of turn signals and you’ll be fine, I rode in Bay Village before it is not a problem
If a cop pulls you over tell him that is a Moped/motorized bike and show him the petals, you do not need nothing but a car drivers license or a moped license
you got explain to the police so you don’t get a ticket because they do not know the Moped laws and may give you some obscure ticket then you have to go to court and prove otherwise,
You could copy the old list on your and keep it on your phone to show that it’s on the approved list from a year or so ago,
I’ve had magnums for decades and rode throughout the Northeast Ohio and never had any problems, I don’t have to fill out that form though I just renew my plates and get a new sticker,
And you probably only have to fill it out once and then you can renew your plates and get a new sticker