Ngauranga to Petone on a 50cc - how?

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Ngauranga to Petone on a 50cc - how?

Postby ramchop » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:51 am

Just got stopped today on my daily commute. The stretch of state highway 2 from Ngauranga to Petone.

Since I'm only allowed to go 50km/h, the options are the cycle lane/emergency stopping lane or sharing the 100km/h lane with sun strike and fairly blind bends.

I've done the cycle lane for a year and a half now. Never been stopped - never felt unsafe.

Anyway, with it being the holiday season the cops are out in force and one pulled me over. According to him:
- I'm not allowed to use the cycle lane/emergency stopping lane
- I'm not allowed to use the road as although not officially a motorway, it's a 2 laner with an emergency stopping lane - so is generally considered as a motorway.

So, without an instant upgrade (the policeman's suggestion) to my current mode of transport - just how should I get to work?
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Postby ae86guy » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:15 am

What sort of scooter do you ride?
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Postby ramchop » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:13 pm

Hyosung SB50
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Postby ae86guy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:32 am

Buy my dio a big bore kit and some gears and you will keep up with traffic or ride a bike or sell the hyosung and buy a cheap car
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Polini Corsa 72cc
Malossi full circle crank
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CT intake 24mm oko
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Top speed 115kmh(so far)
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Postby ramchop » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:23 am

So what attracts a bigger fine: riding on the hard shoulder of SH2 or riding a 70cc scooter registered as a moped? :)
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Postby ae86guy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Not sure on that one i havent been pulled up yet but it would hard for them to prove that your scooter is 70cc without takeing the head off and measureing the piston so as far as they know its a 50cc


my nifty is a 72cc and i still have it regested as a moped and i dont plan on changeing it
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AF18ZX
Polini Corsa 72cc
Malossi full circle crank
Rare Scorpionpipe
Portedcase
CT intake 24mm oko
Disk brake swap
Top speed 115kmh(so far)
still needs lots of tuning
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Postby ae86guy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:01 pm

Not sure on that one i havent been pulled up yet but it would hard for them to prove that your scooter is 70cc without takeing the head off and measureing the piston so as far as they know its a 50cc


my nifty is a 72cc and i still have it regested as a moped and i dont plan on changeing it
niftyfifty
AF18ZX
Polini Corsa 72cc
Malossi full circle crank
Rare Scorpionpipe
Portedcase
CT intake 24mm oko
Disk brake swap
Top speed 115kmh(so far)
still needs lots of tuning
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Re: Ngauranga to Petone on a 50cc - how?

Postby natlukros » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:05 am

ramchop wrote:Just got stopped today on my daily commute. The stretch of state highway 2 from Ngauranga to Petone.


Did you get fined in the end and how much?
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Postby ae86guy » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:03 am

I got pulled up the other day luckly i wasnt speeding he just checked my rego my licence and told me i had a interesting looking scooter no fines just lucky i guess
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Postby natlukros » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:44 pm

Did you get pulled up on sh2 also?

Looking at the road there are only a few spots where the hard shoulder is actually signposted as a cycleway anyway. Especially on the southbound shoulder.
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Postby ae86guy » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:17 pm

Na mate im in chch
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Re: Ngauranga to Petone on a 50cc - how?

Postby ramchop » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:14 pm

natlukros wrote:Did you get fined in the end and how much?


No fine, just the warning and advice. That's the only time I've been stopped along that stretch of road in nearly two years of commuting by scooter.
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Postby natlukros » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:51 am

Awesome to hear. That is also my commute! Ive not seen any cops myself however.
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Postby ramchop » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:43 pm

natlukros wrote:Awesome to hear. That is also my commute! Ive not seen any cops myself however.


I spotted a scooter on the southbound cycle path a few weeks back. Never seen that before.
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Postby natlukros » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:14 am

ramchop wrote: I spotted a scooter on the southbound cycle path a few weeks back. Never seen that before.


Ive not seen that either. They should fix it up for the cyclists and pedestrians, its getting overgrown and stops inexplicably short. I run along there sometimes.
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Re:

Postby awa355 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:30 am

ae86guy wrote:Not sure on that one i havent been pulled up yet but it would hard for them to prove that your scooter is 70cc without takeing the head off and measureing the piston so as far as they know its a 50cc


my nifty is a 72cc and i still have it regested as a moped and i dont plan on changeing it


If the scooter is caught exceeding the max speed for a reg'd 50cc. they could require you to show that it is not modified. The local Honda shop have had a 50 heavily modified to do 100kph (they say) for sale for a while. No takers yet, as they say it has to be re regitered as a G rego, $427.

No one is prepared to have to pay out that sort of money for a hand grenade, yet.
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