Originally Posted by TheBestGuyInTheWorld
so are you alowed to ride them in car parks because in the UK we arent
When you buy one over here they say you can only ride on private land with the owner’s permission. so it sux!
not to bring up an old thread where the OP probably won't see this anymore..
But same over here in the 'merica's. Car parks, or parking lots as we call them are a common place for people to ride at, but it IS private property, and you ARE tresspassing. The key is, if you're not causing trouble and being respectful to other people, cars, and the law. Then things will be ok. If you're out there acting like a dumbass kid, things will go wrong quickly.
you can register these over here as 107cc scooters (the pocketbikes are to small period to be legal).
so for the x15/x19, x18, and x17 (this was a mid bike right?), they are bigger, but still dangerous and shouldn't be rode on the streets. if you do, and they are properly legal, I'd have a 'warning' flag on the back so it makes you more vis.
Now I do ride in the street illegally, even without helmet (shame on me). I don't worry about the cars not seeing me, because I see them, and I pull over. I obey all speed limits and stop signs, use hand turn signals when need be.
but i am ALWAYS stopped when a bigger motor vehicle is around me.
Just saying the OP's mom has a point, don't ride these in the street unless you're a season'd vet and have learnt the rules and have respect for the game.