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Old 24-08-2005, 12:41 PM
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I know what you mean mate, went through the same trauma this year and my trikes been in the road now 3 years!!

My dad also has a trike (car trike) and he had to follow the same procedure that I mentioned. If it helps my ex owns a trike build shop and these procedures are what they have been officially told to follow.

I sympathise in you plight, if in doubt stick it all on , the only thing we had trouble with was the fog light switch had to be in view of the rider so we had to chop my clocks about which was a complete "ball ache"
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Old 24-08-2005, 12:50 PM
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Thats what I'm thinking. I've got no where to mount all this crap. I have no 'dash' on the bars to put it all.

Fcuk it I'll just go to the MOT and see what they say. It's not due untill November anyway. Things might have changed by then again.
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Old 24-08-2005, 12:55 PM
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Fcuk it I'll just go to the MOT and see what they say. It's not due untill November anyway. Things might have changed by then again.

Dont say that I cant handle another change!!! I will soon have a trike that looks like an xmas tree

Take it easy!
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Old 24-08-2005, 12:59 PM
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Do I need a front brake light switch as well then ?
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Old 24-08-2005, 01:03 PM
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Do I need a front brake light switch as well then ?
Ur a star!! LOL
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Old 24-08-2005, 01:37 PM
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Thats what I'm thinking. I've got no where to mount all this crap. I have no 'dash' on the bars to put it all.

Fcuk it I'll just go to the MOT and see what they say. It's not due untill November anyway. Things might have changed by then again.
strapped all our hazards etc to the bars for the MOT and removed it all afterwards
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Now I'm totally confused, I'm asking myself why the fcuk did I buy the friggin thing now, but I'm sure it will be fine when and if I get it sorted............
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Old 24-08-2005, 03:30 PM
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Ur a star!! LOL

LOL I ask because I've finished routing all the wires through the frame and forgot them ones if I don't then I wont have to un thread everything and start again
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Old 24-08-2005, 04:59 PM
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A Trike only needs hazards and fog light if it's over 450 kg's then its MOT'd as a class 4!!! It's the law!!!

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Old 24-08-2005, 05:06 PM
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PHEW thats that soved then, now about that dam front brake light switch
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Old 25-08-2005, 01:50 PM
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Vehicles first registered before 01 April 1986 are exempt hazard warning requirements so you should be ok.

but he also says that he isn't sure and needs to get an MOT manual to check - we await clarification with bated breath - no - can't wait lol, I'll check out the MOT regs. on their site!
For my trike it was originally a 1985 US Max, reg book for bike had 1992 import date, was MSVAed as trike in Jan 2004. Failed then due to lack of hazards (oh, and exhaust too loud ) - the fecking MSVA manual my trike builder had did *NOT* mention that hazards were a requirement - the test centre were kind enough to photocopy the "missing" pages.

For 2nd MSVA hazards were fitted with audio warning (reversing type buzzer). On/off switch hidden out of sight to stop some fecking kids running the battery down.....

Went for MOT end of last year - MOT people never even asked whether hazard were fitted let alone wanted to test them...

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A Trike only needs hazards and fog light if it's over 450 kg's then its MOT'd as a class 4!!! It's the law!!!
Trike is over 450kg (470 from memory), MSVAed and MOTed fine without fog lights. Also don't remember what class its under but don't think its class 4.

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Trike is over 450kg (470 from memory), MSVAed and MOTed fine without fog lights. Also don't remember what class its under but don't think its class 4.[/QUOTE]
Well it is a class 4 if it's over 450kg and therefore (SHOULD) have fog and hazard lights.

i've just had the same thing, as per usual most MOT testers are as in the dark as the muppets at the ministry.

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Dear All,

You do not need a rear fog lamp on your vehicle if it is a trike (Class 3 or 4) or a quad (all Class 4).

The last big change to the MoT (Class 3/4) was Aug 2004 when Section 9 was introduced to give testers guidance on testing trikes and quads. There are no changes on the horizon as far as I know. As I've said before if you have a query with your MoT ask to see the manual. Page 4 of the introduction explains about vehicle definitions. and section 9 gives additional advice on testing trikes and quads.

The lighting requirements were brought into line with the MSVA requirements. The biggest p*sser was with the hazards which had always been in the MoT but rarely applied to trikes by testers.

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Ok so I need them boo. So has anyone any idea how to wire them up or has a basic wiring diagram to help this eejat.
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