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Pocket Bikes

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Jez79, May 9, 2008.

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  1. Does anyone know the penalty for riding a pocket bike in a public place?

    Just out of curiosity..

  2. Usually its either or both,

    1] unregistered
    2] unlicenced

    adding up to about $800

    BUT, why bother feeding the coffers of the unwashed and ungrateful,

    you can legally ride your pocketbike at......

    LeMans in Dandenong,
    contact Victorian Pocketbike Association http://www.vpba.com.au/


    The Track in South Morang,
    contact Melbourne Minimoto Club http://www.melbourneminimotoclub.com/

    Hope the info helps.. :)
  3. Thats great Mike, thanks!
  4. A pocket bike is classed exactly the same as any other motorbike so:
    If you have a motorcycle licence = riding an unregistered and unroadworthy vehicle. Anyone without a valid motorcycle licence faces unlicenced riding as well.
    Also quite possible to get hit with an assortment of other charges depending on what you're doing at the time, and where you're riding.
  5. Thought that might be the case. I found one dinged up at a hard rubbish collection, and spent $30 and it runs perfect now, just didn't want to be stupid and ride it somewhere without knowing the consequences..

  6. Not uncommon to see the early ones being thrown out - selling isn't really an option if it's one that predates the mandatory safety standards Victoria brought in (can get held liable if the new owner hurts themselves).
    Reason for the ban was many suffered major problems with brake failure, poor steering at speed (bars too loose), footpegs snapping off, and having the throttle jam open. Just a few things worth keeping an eye on ;).
  7. Not to mention bruised ass cheeks from no suspension and cramped knees haha!
  8. Or failed wheelies :LOL:.
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