home Scooter BBS Webster's 1828 Dictionary popular pages search the old BBS

Custom Search



 

Subject: "CA laws with regard to 49cc Scooters" Archived thread - Read only
 
 
Conferences > International New Scooter BBS > Topic #2864
Reading Topic #2864

chriscbeal
Member since Jul-23-05
1 posts
Jul-23-05, 00:36 AM (EDT)
 
"CA laws with regard to 49cc Scooters"
 
   I'm interested in purchasing a new (still in the box) Harley stlye 49cc scooter but I have no clue as to the laws. What kind of license do I need (I've got a class C but have heard I might need a M1). Do I need a license plate/registration/insurance? How much will all this cost (M1 license/plates/insurance)? Any and all good info is appreaciated!

Cheers,

Chris


 
cfargo
Member since May-20-05
98 posts
Jul-23-05, 08:49 AM (EDT)
 
1. "RE: CA laws with regard to 49cc Scooters"
In response to message #0
 
   IF it is street legal you need a M1 unless it is also pedal powered and then you need an M2. If it isn't street legal, it can't go on the street and you don't need any liscense.

Curt Fargo
GTS250
LX150


 
Smorgasbord
unregistered user
Jul-23-05, 01:21 PM (EDT)
 
2. "RE: CA laws with regard to 49cc Scooters"
In response to message #0
 
   Go to here for official CA definitions and license reqirements:

http://www.chp.ca.gov//html/motors.html

Your 49cc scooter is almost certainly a motor-driven cycle, which requires a full M1 license. It will need full registration/license plate/insurance, but cannot be ridden on the freeway.

In addition to the CHP site referenced above, check out www.dmv.ca.gov.


 
wetspeed
Member since Jan-9-05
604 posts
Jul-23-05, 06:53 PM (EDT)
 
3. "RE: CA laws with regard to 49cc Scooters"
In response to message #0
 
   LAST EDITED ON Jul-23-05 AT 06:53 PM (EDT)
 
I would suggest making sure the scooters legal to ride on the street in CA.

Big Jim...


 
Javier
unregistered user
Jul-23-05, 09:36 PM (EDT)
 
4. "RE: CA laws with regard to 49cc Scooters"
In response to message #0
 
   The DMV Motorcycle Handbook also describes the requirements. Here is the link, go ahead and print the hand book.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl655/dl665mcycle.pdf

Most likely the scooter that you are refering there is not legal. Many of the dealers selling those scooters are getting visits from CARB and other agencies. Be carful and be informed. Make sure that the dealer is a DMV registered dealer. If you don't know just ASK THE DEALER.

Thank You and Good Luck.

Javier


 

 

 


The International Scooterist BBS is closed, but the archives live on. Please visit ScootRally.com for current, active discussions, or choose from this list of recent postings:

Re: Exhaust timing

Is the P200 AC Alternator a half or full wave system?

Re: removing old wiring harness?

Re: removing old wiring harness?

Re: removing old wiring harness?

removing old wiring harness?

Exhaust timing

Re: Any Cushman GS owners on here? Post a pic of your ride!

Pinasco 177 cast iron problems

Wiring in a power socket into a post 1999 PX200E

Re: Smallframe flywheel misssing magnet?

Re: Smallframe flywheel misssing magnet?

Re: Karla's 90 from 2002 foodtastesgood

Re: Any Cushman GS owners on here? Post a pic of your ride!

Re: Any Cushman GS owners on here? Post a pic of your ride!





comments powered by Disqus
Custom Search


ScootRally.com . ScooterBBS.com . Search the ScooterBBS.com Archive . Privacy Policy

International Scooterist BBS Archives