DMV nightmare!!

Today was my third trip to the DMV in Illinois. I still can't get my 'ped titled and registered. This State is a holy hell--if you live in Illinois DON'T BUY A MOPED! (unless you plan on riding it on your driveway).

I guess you live and learn...

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Reeperette /

Ohio ain't much better, that's half of why I moved !

-Ree

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I've just been riding my 'ped without the benefit of registration (yes, which I should probably look into now that theft season is upon us). Is this an option for you? How observant are the police around your area? Do you mind risking a ticket?

Being a the kind of girl who dislikes stupid rules and regulations, I sometimes choose to ignore certain laws. Not that registering your moped is stupid (rather the contrar) but if you're running into that much hassle and the police are sort of lax, I say forget the laws and ride anyway.

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well, living in illinois, i would recommend registering your moped. i had to pay a 50 dollar citation and a 175 dollar ticket for not having plates and insurance. What are they telling you at the dmv? that they dont register mopeds? and where in illinois do you live? i had to first get a title from www.its-titles.com. when i went to the secretary of states office to get an illinois title and to register it, they told me they didnt register mopeds. when i showed her the tickets i had, she went and looked in a big book and then said "ooooooh..a MOped..." then, after arguing with her again about whether the its-title i had obtained was real (it'd better be real since i paid 75 bucks for it) she gave me the title. the plate they gave me was a motorcycle plate. i also had to call my insurance company. they gave me motorcycle insurance (141 dollars a year for a male 18yr old (not all that bad considering)). if they really really dont want to give you a title or plates or anything, make them type up a paper stating that you do not require any title, plates, or insurance to ride your vehicle. try and get them to notarize it too. that way, if you get stopped like i did, you can at least show it to the cops (or the judge if the cop gives you a ticket anyway). good luck dealing with jessie white..

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Register your moped. In Michigan, it's not such a hassle. But you should definitely do it. It's great for when you find dirty little thieves and arrest them until the cops show up (standard ops for the Army during "moped season"). Having a title makes sure the cops don't give you hassle.

It (registration) also helps a bit in recovery. So do register your peds. A nice trick (if the fees are high) is to make a fake bill of sale (standard ops here) for $10, since most fees are based on a percentage of the bike cost. Just a tip.

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Eventually K-zoo cops WILL notice if you don

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stonnerdog /

michael. wow 141 a yr for insurance who u gettign it from to be that exp. i use progressave and its only 51 a yr for a moped price based on engion size,

Stonnerdog

swarm & distroy

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Jon DAlton /

what's worse is trying to find an insurance company in Ontario that actually knows what a moped is in legal terms, and then try to find one that will insure the moped without a motorcycle license and without you already having car insurance. I found one guy that actually helped me out, most other people just said they would call back and didn't.

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Jon DAlton /

I pay $425 a year for mine, i'm 19 years old. Then again, it's Canada. and i've been in an accident.

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OK everyone....I obtained a more "official" looking certificate of origin. I'm heading over to the IL DMV for the last time--if they don't register my 'ped and title it today, look for an ad under "mopeds for sale"---

Wish me luck!!

Thanks!

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What kind? Just kidding ...

All you really need are the VIN# and a "proof of purchase." Have someone (or the person who sold it to you) write up a letter stating the price, the date of purchase, and the VIN#. That should do it.

Another suggestion ... email me and I think I can get a work around for you ...

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