mopeds are one thing, scooters are a whole other thing. here is how it works. if you have an actual MOPED meaning a motorbike that is equipped with an automatic transmission and pedals that does not exceed 30 miles per hour (stock of course) then you can register as a moped.
if your bike is in fact a moped, and not a scooter or anything else, all have to do is follow the directions and fill out the information on the reg230 form. again, the link for it is listed above. By registering as a moped you do not have to worry about finding any original owners or pink slips or anything else, why? BECAUSE THEY DO NOT EXIST FOR MOPED! there is no title, just a registration card (i.e. a print out that looks like a regular yearly registration you get printed out when you register your car. the great part about this is the registration is for life. after the one time fee you pay nothing else for the rest of your life!
in regards to registering your moped as a motorcycle. BAD NEWS! heres why, first of all you are forced to pay taxes and fees every year, like a motorcycle and car registration. also, if your moped is considered a motorcycle, be prepared to pay taxes on the original purchase, like you would also do when buying a new car or motorcycle. this also means that if you ever try to sell your moped, the next owner would have to do the same, which is a total pain in the ass! as for the cops, i am pretty sure that you will be hassled any way you go. they will pull you over and grill you because you have a moped, not because its registered as one. also, be ready to show prove of insurance with your motorcycle registration as well. even though you technically need insurance on your moped reg, cops know less about the moped laws and all about motorcycle laws. so yeah, BAD NEWS there!
-MOPEDS Equal- Pedals, Automatic Transmission, Low cc/below 30 mph max speed (stock of course)
Reg230 IS KEY- Follow the instructions on the form and you will not have to worry about original owners, bill of sale or anything like that. REGISTERED OR NOT IT WORKS!!!!! if its previously registered just follow the portion for "transfer/lost reg card or plates, (i.e. read what i did and do the same!)
If You Have A Ped, Register It As Such- It makes it much easier and you don't have to worry about yearly registration costs, selling/purchasing fees, cops asking you for proof of insurance or hassles with bills of sale, pink slips, titles or original owners.
AGAIN, THIS WORKS. JUST READ THE DIRECTIONS AND BUST IT OUT. FOLLOW THEM ALL (INCLUDING THE MAILING IN PART) AND YOU WILL FOR SURE HAVE A LEGIT PED IN WEEKS. PEIORD!!!!!!!!!!!