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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there, I have some legal questions about this 1979 moped i just picked up and I dont' really know where to find the info. First, it's a 1979 Honda PA50II. It has pedals and a 49cc two stroke engine. The illinois vehicle code was very long and almost no help whats so ever. There was one paragraph about motor driven pedalcycles and it kind of made it seem like pre 1980 models don't require a title, but it made no mention of registration.

Basically i want to know the following:
1) Do I need a title and registration (plate) to ride my pedal/engine moped on the street.
2) What restrictions to riding on the street are there (should it be ridden on the shoulder when not able to keep up with traffic, should it be ridden on the edge of the lane, etc)
3) What lighting is required (it has headlight, and tail light, no turn signals or brake light.)
4) I have a wisconsin title from 1983, signed over to me by the last owner, will i have any problems getting an illinois title for this vehicle?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-17-2009, 08:36 PM
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You need to register the bike.Turn signals and brake light is are not required so you'll have to use hand signals. You'll have to ride on the right side of the street so people can pass you.
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