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Old 02-21-2003, 12:16 AM
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Sydwayz, you are correct on Aprilia. A certain "big yellow cat" owner from GA and I were on a 150cc (I believe that was the size) drunk, and leaving Rum Runners Upstairs. And it held my fat ass and rolls fast with ME!

Aprilia also makes a 50cc 2-stroke that looks like a crotch rocket and does about 55mph and requires NO motorcycle license beacuse of the size of the engine. Aprilia is the KING. Awesome to ride.

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Old 02-21-2003, 10:36 AM
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In Tennessee, anything with a motor on it requires at least a "motor-driven cycle" license. Not really sure how GoPeds figure in, but my "guess" is that they are legally limited to parking lots in TN. A 50cc (or 35cc) motorcycle would still need a plate and a stamped operator's license. The little Aprilia is a cool piece, but you'd still get a ticket around here without a stamped (with a MDC or Motorcycle stamp) license. Real sticklers, these TN police.

I got a ticket on my birthday one year because I pulled down my goggles at a 4-way stop cause they were dirty and rode to a parking lot 100 yards away to stop and clean them. Cop ticketed me for no eye protection and told me that I should have wiped them and kept them on until I turned off the motor...
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BH,
Contact Brad Jordan of www.OffshoreHighway.com
Brad has a sponsorship w/ Aprilia and I know he can get the scooters at a great price and there is no cooler scooter. His cell is 704-231-7223 and he is in Charlotte, NC.
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mcollinstn, I was under the assumption that you had to have a license, but not a motorcycle license to operate a cycle under 150cc. That is the way it is in FL and IL. I assumed it was the same all over.
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In Tennessee, anything with a motor on it requires at least a "motor-driven cycle" license. Not really sure how GoPeds figure in, but my "guess" is that they are legally limited to parking lots in TN. A 50cc (or 35cc) motorcycle would still need a plate and a stamped operator's license. The little Aprilia is a cool piece, but you'd still get a ticket around here without a stamped (with a MDC or Motorcycle stamp) license. Real sticklers, these TN police.
I got pulled over three times.... Cops just ask if it is street legal... and it is in Ohio, So they just say, nice toy, be safe.
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Tommy, thanks for the pics. Since I already broke my hand BAD on a Go-Ped a few years back, lemme mull this over with my thinking half before I go any farther.
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I got pulled over three times.... Cops just ask if it is street legal... and it is in Ohio, So they just say, nice toy, be safe.
I forgot to say.... Here a motorized vehicle is 23cc and up. Go-ped is 22.5 with stock bore and stroke. Can be bored and stroked to around 26cc....

Sydwayz.....LOL, dont hit that front brake really hard!
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I didn't. I was carving a long sweeping turn in a parking lot while out racing jet skiis. I was leaning way over to my back side; was nearly scraping the ground as I was drifting a bit. The rear tire hit a rock; and sent me a$s over appetite. I broke my thumb clean into the palm of my hand; as well as some 30 mph road rash. It was 4th of July weekend, and I actually waited until 5am the next day to go to the ER to get it set. I hate waiting for hours in the ER. Got a fiberglass cast, and was back racing the next weekend.
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http://www.psi.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/runner.htm


check this;
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Check this out: http://www.pot.com/html/scooter/html

These scooters are great and I rode mine all over key west this past week. It will carry my 220 pounds very well. Everyone that saw us asked about them. They are compact and we took 5 of them to key west in the back of a pickup with all our luggage.
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