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Old 01-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #16
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Hmmm, guess I will have to dig out an old vehicle code book and see if I misread it. could have changed or I could be wrong
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #17
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I'm with the view that the cops don't get involved because they don't know, or don't want the confusing hassle.

On the other hand, "legal" isn't always a problem until something goes wrong.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:39 AM   #18
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You know its only illegal when you get caught...Here in Wisconsin they're legal..You see alotof them on Gold wings here.We have a gentalman in my town with a650 Burgman with the voyager setup ands loves it.. If it keeps your face in the wind more power to you.....


, good on ya.

The only one I've seen here in oz was on an st1100 .




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Old 01-16-2013, 02:47 AM   #19
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Response From State Motorvehicle:

Thank you for submitting your question via the SOSWebMaster! Your inquiry has been forwarded to me for a response.

While your motorcycle may have 4 wheels on the road, your current motorcycle endorsement is all that is needed for you to ride legally. The vehicle is still technically a motorcycle, although somewhat less maneuverable. The only difference under Michigan licensing laws would be if you used a motorcycle with more than two wheels to complete your skills test as part of the licensing procedure. That would result in an endorsement limiting the rider to use of a vehicle with a three point (triangular) configuration.

I hope this answers your questions.
Ride safely and enjoy your bike!

Joe Kelly, Analyst
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Michigan Department of State

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #20
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Just enjoy the ride..Way too many laws to worry about..Rubber side down!!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #21
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If it's against federal law, how do the companies that make the "training wheel" kits get away with it? Then how do the people that do the conversions get away with it? About the only bikes that I have ever seen with the "training wheels" on them were Harley's, this is the first non Harley I've seen them on.

I've never understood the point in them - I guess it's a way of having something close to a trike without having to spend all the money to get one? A cheap way for people with a disability to have something more stable? I'm not knocking the OP, to each their own - just curious.
DOT standards for new motor vehicles, and what is allowed on the road can be 2 different things.

The DOT doesn't certify motorcycles for towing, but all states will license motorcycle trailers, and won't ticket folks towing them.

Why? I don't know.


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Old 01-17-2013, 09:30 AM   #22
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DOT standards for new motor vehicles, and what is allowed on the road can be 2 different things.

The DOT doesn't certify motorcycles for towing, but all states will license motorcycle trailers, and won't ticket folks towing them.

Why? I don't know.


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They will ticket for towing a trailer with a motorcycle over 55 mph. A couple of Buddy's had to depart from our group a few years back due to too many excessive speed with trailer tickets
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #23
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I had a set up like that....it had pedals and I was two. I'm sure it was more fun than it looked but it worked a lot better once it was removed. Enjoy Carefully...looks like a great way to get hurt.


Around here there are a few big bikes with electric training wheels. Above a certain speed they retract. Below that speed they deploy so it holds the bike up at a stop. Looks like a viable option if your legs don't work anymore.
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