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So I take my bike
http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/preview.php?vid=1231
down to the local ADOT Level II inspection station to get a VIN number
and title........the first guy looked really concerned and asked how many
cc's. I explained that it was a 13 HP electric motor. He said that
that was not enough for highway use. I explained that it would go
over 65 MPH. He said I don't think we can do this and went to get his
sargent, who came out with a camera and took a bunch of pictures and
said that they could not inspect it and would send the pictures
"upstairs" for review. They would get back to me in 2-3 weeks. Since
this bike was built from scratch and does not have a VIN number what
do you think my chances are for getting a title? me
 

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Man that bike looks cool! Looks a lot like a Dodge Tommohawk! Could
you possibly get it inspected as an NEV?

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
Behalf Of Mark Eidson
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 13:40
To: [email protected]
Subject: Inspection Woes

So I take my bike
http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/preview.php?vid=1231
down to the local ADOT Level II inspection station to get a VIN number
and title........the first guy looked really concerned and asked how
many cc's. I explained that it was a 13 HP electric motor. He said
that that was not enough for highway use. I explained that it would go
over 65 MPH. He said I don't think we can do this and went to get his
sargent, who came out with a camera and took a bunch of pictures and
said that they could not inspect it and would send the pictures
"upstairs" for review. They would get back to me in 2-3 weeks. Since
this bike was built from scratch and does not have a VIN number what do
you think my chances are for getting a title? me
 

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Did you pop a burn out for him to show him it has ooomph? Although if you did that it might not pass IM ;-)

What state (of the Union) are you in?

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Eidson <[email protected]>
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2007 9:41 am
Subject: Inspection Woes
To: [email protected]

> So I take my bike
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/preview.php?vid=1231
> down to the local ADOT Level II inspection station to get a VIN number
> and title........the first guy looked really concerned and asked
> how many
> cc's. I explained that it was a 13 HP electric motor. He said that
> that was not enough for highway use. I explained that it would go
> over 65 MPH. He said I don't think we can do this and went to get his
> sargent, who came out with a camera and took a bunch of pictures and
> said that they could not inspect it and would send the pictures
> "upstairs" for review. They would get back to me in 2-3 weeks. Since
> this bike was built from scratch and does not have a VIN number what
> do you think my chances are for getting a title? me
>
>
 

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> So I take my bike
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/preview.php?vid=1231
> down to the local ADOT Level II inspection station to get a VIN
> number and title...

i was wondering about this bike the first time i saw it a few weeks ago. i'm
concerned about the fact that the front wheel has (or seems to have) zero
caster. unless the bike has some form of active steering damper or
stabilization, it could be quite dangerous. without any caster angle there's
no self-centering force on the front wheel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caster_angle

seems very dangerous. i could definitely be wrong, and if you think so,
please let me know what i might have overlooked.

by the way, the construction and fabrication look completely top-notch. it's
a beatuful machine, i just have that one concern about stability.

m.
 

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Did you check the state statutes before you built it??

Is it in compliance?

For example, in NY a motorcyle seat has to be at least xx inches above the road, and the handlebars cannot be more than xx inches over the seat. Horn, lights, etc. Little things like that could be showstoppers.

I've seen some OCC bikes on the show that probably should not have received a NYS VIN approval. So get it VIN'd somewhere else I s'pose.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
> Behalf Of Mark Eidson
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 1:40 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Inspection Woes
>
> So I take my bike
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/preview.php?vid=1231
> down to the local ADOT Level II inspection station to get a VIN number
> and title........the first guy looked really concerned and asked how
> many
> cc's. I explained that it was a 13 HP electric motor. He said that
> that was not enough for highway use. I explained that it would go
> over 65 MPH. He said I don't think we can do this and went to get his
> sargent, who came out with a camera and took a bunch of pictures and
> said that they could not inspect it and would send the pictures
> "upstairs" for review. They would get back to me in 2-3 weeks. Since
> this bike was built from scratch and does not have a VIN number what
> do you think my chances are for getting a title? me
 
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