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I'VE been thinking about making my Cateye street legal by getting a moped license and registering it and so on. Ive checked over all saftey rules/requirements and the only one in my way is the inflated tire diameter has to be at least 19 inches. Any ideas?
 

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You would have to do alot of fab work plus alot of money into the metal and rims and tires. And then once your done you might be able to go 15mph.

49cc motor with 19" tires and all the extra weight. Yeah you might hit 20mph going down hill.

I would look at getting a 125cc motorcycle/moped Used. They one that looks like a old skool bobber chopper. Thats the one i have my eye set on. On CL you get mopeds cheap. I see them for $150-400 used and some even run for $300.
 

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You would have to do alot of fab work plus alot of money into the metal and rims and tires. And then once your done you might be able to go 15mph.

49cc motor with 19" tires and all the extra weight. Yeah you might hit 20mph going down hill.

I would look at getting a 125cc motorcycle/moped Used. They one that looks like a old skool bobber chopper. Thats the one i have my eye set on. On CL you get mopeds cheap. I see them for $150-400 used and some even run for $300.
 

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It would be easier to build a motorized mountainbike or get a scooter like repobike said... Compared to the power of a cateye my 150cc scooter is like a crotch rocket.....The bike or scooter doesnt have the appeal of the cateye in a way but atleast they wont be scraping you off a car tire or the street........When my X15 was legalized;-riding it in traffic was like playing a game of urban war..........
 

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It would be easier to build a motorized mountainbike or get a scooter like repobike said... Compared to the power of a cateye my 150cc scooter is like a crotch rocket.....The bike or scooter doesnt have the appeal of the cateye in a way but atleast they wont be scraping you off a car tire or the street........When my X15 was legalized;-riding it in traffic was like playing a game of urban war..........

Like playing a game of urban war huh? Lol ..good one CAM
 

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The Cateye is to small to reg. Most states have a min. seat height, 31" or so, your tires are illegal, and the speedo too. Have to have a real non resetable odometer and speedometer. Be better to get a scooter, get a 260cc w/ 12 wheels and you can ride it on the highway at 65mph.
 

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Like playing a game of urban war huh? Lol ..good one CAM
Yep...Most motorists didnt believe I belonged on the road legally and wouldnt yield right of way or give respect so I had to stand my ground and sometimes even get a lil forceful......Theres quite a few cars running around with my knuckle indents in their fenders,quarterpanels and doors or I could of been road pizza...LOL
 

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It would be easier to build a motorized mountainbike or get a scooter like repobike said.
You're right. I looked into it further and these are the only ohio moped requirements.
The Ohio Revised Code defines a moped, or motorized bicycle, as any vehicle with two tandem wheels or one front and two rear wheels which is capable of being pedaled. The tires shall have an inflated width size of 1.75 inches (4.45 centimeters) minimum and shall have an overall inflated diameter of 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) minimum when mounted to the rim or wheel. The moped should be equipped with a helper motor too. The helper motor may not:

have a piston displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters;
produce more than one brake horsepower; and
propel the vehicle at a maximum speed greater than 20 mph on a level surface.
I probably wouldn't be able to make the pocketbike legal because the wheel must be able to be petaled anyways. I would still like to possibly put on different wheels that arent meeting the 19in requirement....
Is that even possible?
 

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You're right. I looked into it further and these are the only ohio moped requirements.
The Ohio Revised Code defines a moped, or motorized bicycle, as any vehicle with two tandem wheels or one front and two rear wheels which is capable of being pedaled. The tires shall have an inflated width size of 1.75 inches (4.45 centimeters) minimum and shall have an overall inflated diameter of 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) minimum when mounted to the rim or wheel. The moped should be equipped with a helper motor too. The helper motor may not:

have a piston displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters;
produce more than one brake horsepower; and
propel the vehicle at a maximum speed greater than 20 mph on a level surface.
I probably wouldn't be able to make the pocketbike legal because the wheel must be able to be petaled anyways. I would still like to possibly put on different wheels that arent meeting the 19in requirement....
Is that even possible?
Its possible to still use the wheels.....best way is with trailbike front forks,,trailbike rear swingarm and trailbike rims with streetbike tires...

 
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