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Re: MOT style checks for bikes

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Sadlonelygit wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 11:01 am Sans Permis quadricycle
2 seater 600cc auto diesels limited to 32ish mph.
Usually several different colours and held together with gaffer tape.
Can be driven by 14 yo (not normally) or piss heads who've lost their license (usually).
Up till now, just needed insurance to drive, and it showed!
Followed many crabbing their way down the road.
Those things are dangerous. There's one particular model which seems very popular, which is the spitting image of a regular Renault Clio from the rear, but it's 3/4 the size. From a distance on a straight road, you're approaching this car which seems to be a regular Clio about 500yards away..... suddenly it's less than 100yards away and only doing 40kmh!
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Re: MOT style checks for bikes

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Rockburner wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:25 am
Those things are dangerous. There's one particular model which seems very popular, which is the spitting image of a regular Renault Clio from the rear, but it's 3/4 the size. From a distance on a straight road, you're approaching this car which seems to be a regular Clio about 500yards away..... suddenly it's less than 100yards away and only doing 40kmh!
Amazes how much (more than 'normal' cars) crash damage these things visibly carry without plod forcing them off the road.
I saw one the other day where literally -every- body panel and lamp was gaffer-taped back into place.
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The latest edition of Moto Magazine has an article about it. I've only skimmed through it so far. If I've understood it correctly, though, there are over 90 things a bike could fail on. So it looks a lot more comprehensive than the UK MoT. And I can understand why there's unhappiness.
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Well I'm going to attempt to get mine done in a few months, so for sure I'll be reporting back. It'll be the same guy that has done my car CTs for 15 years and he struggles to. fail anything, so I'll be amazed if he goes all in on the bike version.
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Well, the boss of 10000 CT centres in France has said that so far 30% of all SP tested have failed the (very basic) CT.
And people wondered why I called them death traps!
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Sadlonelygit wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 7:08 pm Well, the boss of 10000 CT centres in France has said that so far 30% of all SP tested have failed the (very basic) CT.
And people wondered why I called them death traps!
Not really surprising given who the general drivers are. Youngsters that don’t understand the need, old people that have forgotten the need or habituel drunks that don’t really know which way is up so have no hope of maintaining any kind of vehicle ☹️☹️

Side benefit of the new CT regs, try and keep the worst of the SPs off the road?
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