100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums

Go Back   100% Biker & Trike Magazine Forums > 100% Biker > Biker Chat

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19-09-2007, 07:02 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default Side-mount 'plates?

Do they have a specific side they have to be on for the MoT?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19-09-2007, 07:04 PM
shaggy696969's Avatar
shaggy696969 shaggy696969 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,654
Default

Most testers prefer the left, but its not a point of law, it only has to be visable from behind.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19-09-2007, 07:28 PM
kitkatman's Avatar
kitkatman kitkatman is offline
Beefy Pickle doesn't bat for the other side (as far as we know)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: the garage ( i fuckin wish )
Posts: 14,913
Send a message via MSN to kitkatman
Default

mines on the right and went through the test ok, must be able to read it though
__________________
I THOUGHT I SAW YOU NAME ON A LOAF OF BREAD.......

.....THEN I REALISED IT SAID THICK CUT




QUALIFIED MEMBER OF THE MOBILE DRUNKEN DISPLAY TEAM....


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19-09-2007, 07:30 PM
rob rob is offline
It's about time I shut the fuck up!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,809
Default

don't need a number plate for the MOT. not a testable item.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19-09-2007, 08:32 PM
Bosun's Avatar
Bosun Bosun is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: surrey but wanna be in devon
Posts: 22,404
Default

the back side
__________________
Warning: Dates in your calendar are closer than they appear!

Bosunsbikes.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19-09-2007, 08:58 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rob
don't need a number plate for the MOT. not a testable item.
Are you sure? Changeling failed once on odd-shaped 'plate ...

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:23 PM
shaggy696969's Avatar
shaggy696969 shaggy696969 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,654
Default

NO its not testable, but if he fails you how can you argue and go back, so ride in with a sidemounted sailboard, and change it afterwards, I bought mine at bike shop made it up there and then when i built my chop many yrs ago, and fitted it infront of him, after he passed it he lent me the spanner again to take the fucka off again.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:31 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shaggy696969
NO its not testable, but if he fails you how can you argue and go back, so ride in with a sidemounted sailboard, and change it afterwards, I bought mine at bike shop made it up there and then when i built my chop many yrs ago, and fitted it infront of him, after he passed it he lent me the spanner again to take the fucka off again.
I just wondered ... bloke who MoT'd it first was a complete shagwit anyway - rang 'em up and booked it in, told 'em it was a Q-plate anf a little weird-looking to warn 'em. Went down there and the bloke said summat along the lines of 'Ooo, that's a bit weird, isn't it?'.

He then said 'It's got no front brake light switch'.
'I know', I said, 'it's a Q, it doesn't need one.'
'It hasn't got any indicators'.
'I know, it's a Q, it doesn't need 'em.'
'It's a bit loud.'
'I know, but it's a Q so it predates the exhaust noise regs.'
'Does it? Oh ...'
'Err, you're an MoT tester, you're s'posed to know the regs on Qs, aren't you?'
'Yeah, I do ...'
'Right ...'

Unsurprisingly it failed.

Two days later, I took it to a different tester who I know knows about Qs and, without doing a single thing that the first one reckoned it needed to be legal, it sailed through.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:33 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Anyway, back to side-mount 'plates ...

Just been to see the bloke who's doing the fabrication n' stuff on me Zed survivalist and we were discussing side-mount 'plates. I want the 'plate on the left and he said he thought it had to go on the right so ...

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:38 PM
shaggy696969's Avatar
shaggy696969 shaggy696969 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,654
Default

on the right its Gatso unfreindly , oh dear oh dear. And are you sure about the exhaust regs on a Q , i thought all Q's were deemed as 1973 so would be in that age group, and im not sure it would predate noise, I just thought they had to find a veicle of simmilar for a audible comparrison, but that could be interestin huh.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:39 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shaggy696969
on the right its Gatso unfreindly , oh dear oh dear. And are you sure about the exhaust regs on a Q , i thought all Q's were deemed as 1973 so would be in that age group, and im not sure it would predate noise, I just thought they had to find a veicle of simmilar for a audible comparrison, but that could be interestin huh.
1971. .................
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:41 PM
Nik Nik is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Saarfuk
Posts: 6,072
Send a message via MSN to Nik
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shaggy696969
on the right its Gatso unfreindly , oh dear oh dear.
Bloomin' 'eck, do y' know, I never thought of that ...

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:45 PM
shaggy696969's Avatar
shaggy696969 shaggy696969 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,654
Default

always a plan, and i bow to your date knowledge. I know my first chop was a z650 usin Triumph numbers, long story but that sid on log book it was registered and or used prior to 1960 so i went as loud as i could, when i got stopped always caused confusion but never booked. Just looked it up JAD145V on dvla and whaddya know its taxed so its still on the road, and it would be exempt too, i knew i shoudlev kept that.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 19-09-2007, 09:45 PM
Grav's Avatar
Grav Grav is offline
Noisy Scouse Gobshite and Owner of the snigger TM
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: in a house and a tent at weekends
Posts: 19,061
Default

Exhaust regs came in force in 85 I believe and are irrelevant these days as it's down to the testers discretion as long as its not marked 'Not For Road Use'


summat like that anyway......
__________________
Dark Lord Of Custard

Mitch Says " It'll be alright trust me, I'm a yorkshireman..... "
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20-09-2007, 07:56 AM
gothtec's Avatar
gothtec gothtec is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 2,988
Default

http://www.100-biker.co.uk/forums/sh...3&page=2&pp=10

De ja...
__________________
------------------------
Brought to you by:
www.gothtec.com
www.youtube.com/Gothtecdotcom
------------------------
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20-09-2007, 10:21 AM
Borg's Avatar
Borg Borg is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Independent State Of West Wales
Posts: 4,521
Send a message via MSN to Borg
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grav
Exhaust regs came in force in 85 I believe and are irrelevant these days as it's down to the testers discretion as long as its not marked 'Not For Road Use'


summat like that anyway......

Easy way around that is cover the 'Not For' bit with silver gaffa tape or exhaust wrap. their not allowed to remove it see
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 25-09-2007, 08:11 PM
motopat motopat is offline
Chatter Box
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South East, yeah!
Posts: 202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Borg
Easy way around that is cover the 'Not For' bit with silver gaffa tape or exhaust wrap. their not allowed to remove it see

Mr Dremmel is your friend
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 26-09-2007, 07:26 AM
ChopperFXR's Avatar
ChopperFXR ChopperFXR is offline
Talk, Type, Breath, Talk, Type, Breath....
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Somerset
Posts: 2,468
Talking Side mount plates.

I saw somewhere a pretty cool sidemount plate that folds back out of the way. The idea supposedly being that when parked pedestrians don't walk into it!! Yeah? I bet a few of us can think of other uses for such a wonderful idea!! LOL

Like maybe when you really really absolutely just have to bury the throttle.

Chopper.
I will try and find the advert for this thing, but being brain dead at this timein the morning don't hold your breath.
__________________
MADE IN ENGLAND.
MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG.


WELCOME TO GREAT BRITAIN.
WE ARE FULL UP, SO FUCK OFF.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.