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August 10, 2013 - 5:05pm

Photos: Mini motorbikes on Tinkham Road, Darien

posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, Tinkham Road.

While out in Darien this afternoon, I spotted Cody Fowler and Jeremy Schulz out with a couple of old-school mini motorbikes. I snapped a couple shots of them on Tinkham Road. Fowler said he bought the two bikes a couple of weeks ago for $50. They needed some tinkering to get running, but now they're roarin'.

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Oh the memories!! Back in the day ~ how cool is that? Bet they feel like youngsters again. I remember rip-tearing on homemade mini bikes too. Country life at it's best!

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I remember growing up in the 70s where 25 cents worth of gas filled the tank on your mini bike....Those were the days.

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Motorized Scooters, Mini-Bikes, Dirt Bikes, Go-Karts, Motor Assisted Bicycles

You cannot register any of the motorized devices from the list below in NYS. You cannot operate these devices on sidewalks, public streets or highways in NYS. These devices are motor vehicles, but they do not have the correct equipment or design for operation on roadways.
•Motorized Scooter - a device with a motor attached and a handlebar for a standing rider. An example of a motorized scooter is the device called the Go-ped®.
•Mini-bike - a small, motorized device with two wheels and created for off-road use. A mini-bike does not qualify as a moped, a motorcycle or an ATV.
•Dirt Bike - a motorized device like a motorcycle, but created for and used for off-road use. Some "dirt bikes" qualify as an ATV. These vehicles can register and operate off-road as an ATV.
•Go-Kart - a small, motorized device with four wheels, created for off-road use. You cannot register a go-kart as a motor vehicle or ATV because a go-kart does not have the same equipment.
•Motor-assisted Bicycle - a bicycle to which a small motor is attached. A motor-assisted bicycle does not qualify for a registration as a motorcycle, moped or ATV and does not have the same equipment.

These devices are not allowed on any street, highway, parking lot, sidewalk or other area that allows public motor vehicle traffic. You are subject to arrest if you operate one of these motorized vehicles and do not have a registration, driver license, inspection, insurance or correct equipment. The DMV can not provide any information about operation of these devices on private property. Contact the local authorities and property owners.

http://dmv.ny.gov/recreation.htm

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