Playa surfers / scooters

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Playa surfers / scooters

Post by captain voltaveus » Mon May 21, 2018 7:55 pm

I’m curious about where 4 wheeled gas powered playa surfers fit into the vehicle policy. I’m thinking about putting together a gas powered scooter and would love to build one with 4 wheels. If it’s a stand up, single person mobility machine, would that be legal?

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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by Ratty » Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 pm

Absolutely. (Please put a muffler on it.) No seats allowed.
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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by ygmir » Tue May 22, 2018 6:32 am

DMV would be the best place to get all your answers. Speed limit, h.p. limit, etc.
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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by Token » Tue May 22, 2018 9:28 am

I’m pretty sure you are limited to 2 wheels, stand-up only for any gas scooter.

The motorized skate-boards have been fringe and under the radar. Seen plenty, every single one led to road-rash or worse. Not a good environment for them.

You could go electric with 3 wheels following the NDOT rules which apply to BM as well. The design limits are well published.

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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by Ratty » Tue May 22, 2018 9:54 am

So sorry. I stand corrected. TWO WHEELED.

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Large, seated, street-legal motorcycle type scooters are not allowed in BRC. Small motorized scooters (single-person, two wheeled, lightweight, stand-up, small, no-seat, off-street type, e.g. go-peds) are allowed in BRC, but they are subject to the same rules as any other motorized vehicles, including the 5 MPH speed limit and use of front and rear lights at night. BLM Rangers will issue citations for noncompliance. We strongly suggest loud scooters be equipped with a muffler.
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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by AntiM » Tue May 22, 2018 12:06 pm

The four wheeled surfers do not fall into the allowed categories. You do see them out there, because Gate didn't confiscate them and the BLM hasn't felt like pursuing them just yet.

https://burningman.org/event/art-perfor ... protocols/

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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by ygmir » Wed May 23, 2018 6:50 am

AntiM wrote:The four wheeled surfers do not fall into the allowed categories. You do see them out there, because Gate didn't confiscate them and the BLM hasn't felt like pursuing them just yet.

https://burningman.org/event/art-perfor ... protocols/
one small pedantic point:
Gate, does not confiscate anything. We give you choices, as relates to "not allowed" things:
You can surrender it (sometimes), or you can leave the area, dispose or remove it from your gear, and return.
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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by AntiM » Wed May 23, 2018 7:40 am

ygmir wrote:
AntiM wrote:The four wheeled surfers do not fall into the allowed categories. You do see them out there, because Gate didn't confiscate them and the BLM hasn't felt like pursuing them just yet.

https://burningman.org/event/art-perfor ... protocols/
one small pedantic point:
Gate, does not confiscate anything. We give you choices, as relates to "not allowed" things:
You can surrender it (sometimes), or you can leave the area, dispose or remove it from your gear, and return.
Thank you for the clarification. I have seen a small lot in past years with small mutants and a motorbike languishing in it, hence my loose use of the term confiscation. Surrender, possibly, or go find a place to store it until after the event. Got it.

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Re: Playa surfers / scooters

Post by ACfromSAC » Wed May 23, 2018 3:46 pm

All hail the greatest of all playa scooters. I love this thing.

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