Ohio "moped" definition

I was recently trying to obtain a moped here and after being told I don't need a title for moped I decided to look it up. By definition mopeds in ohio do not go over 20mph but I've never been on a ped that doesn't go over 20mph. Anyone know if these peds are classified as motorcycles or what?

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Overpriced Parts /

All they want you to do is Say it’s 20 mph and 1 hp on that stupid form I never use that stupid form since they changed it because I always renew the plates every year Fill out the form and get your plate don’t fill out the form and don’t get your plate,

I don’t know how you’re going to get a plate anyway since the DMV is closed except for trucks commercial vehicles

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Any motor driven cycle or motor assisted cycle/motorized bicycle (moped) that exceeds 20 mph on a level surface in Ohio is legally a motorcycle

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Wouldn't that mean I would be better off trying to get a title for it? Or should a lie to the establishment on the paperwork?

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Overpriced Parts /

> Thomas Peffer Wrote:

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> Any motor driven cycle or motor assisted cycle/motorized bicycle (moped)

> that exceeds 20 mph on a level surface (25mph downhill) in Ohio is legally a motorcycle

But none ever came with a title so it’s a catch 22 so if it’s a puch, tomos, italian or German moped with pedals just fill out the form and say 20mph 1 hp

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I really really seriously doubt any cop is going to give you shit for doing 35 on a moped. Like I've been pulled over and have had cops ask me "so what're the rules for these things". If you get pulled over for doing over 20 on a moped, you can argue that there's a downhill and a tailwind and that the cop's radar gun is out of calibration. All 3 of those buy you a good extra 20mph.

Also I doubt the possibility of the state giving you a title for a bike if you decide to tell them it's not a moped anymore and is instead a motorcycle now. It's hard enough finding BMV's that know how to register mopeds, let alone going through that trouble(edited)

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Closest thing to a title most came with, is a bill of sale. They all have VINs, so you could probably get a title. I don't know why they make the laws so complicated as years progress. Other than that, being able to register it, is a good thing. That's how some states get 50cc scooters, unless it's some shitty ass Spree or Jog, it'll probably do 30+

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> Paul Poore Wrote:

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> Wouldn't that mean I would be better off trying to get a title for it?

> Or should a lie to the establishment on the paperwork?

Lie, no one cares.

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You don't stress none of it. You don't need anything. Just a class d drivers license in ohio. All ohio bmv wants is you to bring in the vin # and pay for your plate and she gives you your moped paper registration and yeah fill out the form i told her 25mph no problem.(edited)

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derek from black pipes moped gang /

If it exceeds 20mph it is legally a motorcycle but they won’t issue a title because mopeds can’t be titled in Ohio. But it’s not a moped it’s a motorcycle, but it has no title so you can’t register it. Then you apply for a title but it gets denied because it’s a moped and mopeds can’t be titled in Ohio. Then your moped turns into a snake, your snake starts eating it’s own tail. You can’t register an Ouroboros at the BMV they tell you it’s not a vehicle. So you go to the county dog warden, they issue you a dog license for your Ouroboros but when you get pulled over on your snake eating is own tail the police tell you it’s a moped and you need to have it registered with the BMV.

What I do is register it as a moped but I treat it as if it were a motorcycle. I have my motorcycle endorsement and I pay for insurance. That way if there’s ever a problem I have everything covered that I can cover.

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All the above. I tried for historical plates last summer. The nice lady I go to tried her best, it always returned "no option" . She told me probably because it's not titled.

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Most of the riding I did 2 years ago I had a 20mph commuter. just cuz. it was surprisingly really fun anyways.

scooters are technically motorcycles by the ohio law too, you can't have tiny wheels. but it does mean you can take your motorcycle test very easily on a dumb ol scooty and be legit as hell.

in the end, if it's clearly a moped, like some know-nothing cop looks at it and says "yea that's a moped" then that's all you really need. if it's legal and theyre having a shit day youre fucked anyway. but if you, as a moped owner and rider, have to ask this question, you can be VERY sure about 0% of cops are gonna bother to know either.

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Hmmmm.

So with the BMV in Ohio closed for a while, I should be able to get as many bikes as I can in running condition, take the for "extended test rides," and the cops can't do anything because "I just got it on the road and the BMV is closed because of Corona Virus, officer. I WANTED to spend $50 per plate for 10 mopeds, I really did, but I was just doing what the governor said to do."

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Can't get one on Oplates online?

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> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Can't get one on Oplates online?

Columbus is not pulling over for failure to display tags until the pandemic is over. I'm sure other municipalities are doing the same thing

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> Nick Haber Wrote:

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> > Don Ohio Wrote:

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> > Can't get one on Oplates online?

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> Columbus is not pulling over for failure to display tags until the

> pandemic is over. I'm sure other municipalities are doing the same thing

The cops are everywhere out here I’ve never seen anything like it!

My son got a brand new car as a rental from a dealer who had his car for several weeks for some simple recall they can’t fix/no parts, that just has a plastic plate on it that says the dealers name, he gets pulled over every other day!

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You think I could rip around on my untagged ST1100 then? I've heard the same thing about my area.

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