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This is a letter I had to send to the Chief of Police in a town nearby me.

Old 04-30-12, 06:23 AM
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I omitted something when I wrote the last post...

Basically for Nevada...

If it's 50cc(gas) or 1500w(electric) or less and 20mph or more and it's a moped.
You need a license.

If it's over 50cc or over 1500w it's a motorcycle.
You need Endorsment

If it's electric and is less then 20mph and 750w, it's considered a bicycle.

All of that can be found in section NRS 482 in the Nevada code....

Nevada is not "necessarily" a "DUI friendly" state, except for the fact that they will allow you to ride an electric bicycle not capable of speeds of more than 20mph (via motor power alone) without the need of a license.

You do NOT need to register a moped..
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Old 04-30-12, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by rscamp View Post
To repeat again, it is perfectly alright for ebikes to go over 20MPH. Be very careful with your wording. What an ebike cannot do is provide motive assistance above 20MPH. There is a big difference between the two.
Absolutely... But here's the thing...

If you've got an electric bike, it's either specifically manufactured to be limited to under 20mph via motor power alone (or a 24v ebike)
OR
You've added a 36v or higher kit and can go over 20 (unless you've added some kind of limiter (aka a cycle analyst).

Most people (in the states that require the bike to NOT be CAPABLE of greater than 20mph speeds), think that if they keep it under 20mph (if their bike, can under motor power alone goes faster than that) think their "safe"..
Not true.. I've more than once had to show a cop that my bike wasn't capable of more than 20mph (by lifting the bike and pulling the throttle full..)

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Old 04-30-12, 07:01 AM
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I would have been tempted at the point where he said "I won't watch you pull away" to reply:

"You know what officer? I think you should give me a ticket"

Then once his ego is satisfied with making up traffic laws tell him you'll see him in court. That story probably would have pissed a judge off.
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Old 08-02-12, 12:09 PM
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Don't send it to the Chief. Send it to Internal Affairs, as officer misconduct. It will be treated seriously and they will do the course correction.

Carrying the letter seems like a good idea.
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