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Old 16-12-2015, 06:47 PM
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My bobber project is nearing completion and will soon require its first MOT. My concerns are about the side mounted tail light / number plate and the front mudguard (or lack of!).

Should I spend time and money making suitable items only to remove them post test?

Anyone have any experience of getting through a test with this type of bike?

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Old 17-12-2015, 05:58 AM
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Old 17-12-2015, 10:28 AM
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My bike passed it's MOT twice with a side mounted number plate and light - they were more concerned at the light not working on the first MOT (loose wire).
I was also told I should have a front mudguard anyway as the bracket that holds it onto the forks also gives some structural help to the forks as well and helps stop them flexing too much when cornering.
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Old 17-12-2015, 06:35 PM
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Hi Pastapete, A front mudguard is required by construction and use regs which means you could get a prohibtion from the police at the roadside.

Whilst the mudguard is not mentioned in the MoT manual as Al says the tester may deam the mudguard bracket to be part of the suspension and or steering and fail it that way. A fork brace might help there.

By the way if you've modified the frame you may need MSVA.
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Old 17-12-2015, 06:53 PM
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The frame has the original front section with a hardtail conversion, hopefully the tester will not question the frame history.
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Old 17-12-2015, 07:09 PM
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The frame has the original front section with a hardtail conversion, hopefully the tester will not question the frame history.
The MoT testers are being "encouraged" to notice major modifications and a hard tail is considered to be major.

Where it all goes 'orribly wrong is when your insurance company won't pay out on a claim because the vehicle is not as described in the policy or the MoT does not match the vehicle insured, allowing them to claim the MoT to be invalid. The cops can then bust you for no valid insurance.

But that's your call.
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