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Old 09-09-2008, 04:34 PM
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Default Did you trikers without a full car licence know

That now you can only ride a trike up to 550Kgs on a B1 entitlement.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:40 PM
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Is there a date from when that started, Borg, or is it retroactive. I hope it isn't cos that would put an awful lot of our disabled brethren off the road.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:42 PM
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it would have to be retrospective as its licence class not vehicle related. So would affect all.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:59 PM
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That now you can only ride a trike up to 550Kgs on a B1 entitlement.
Wotcha.

No, I didn't know that.
Pray tell where does this wonderful information come from ?
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:02 PM
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Yes.

As far as I'm aware, most VW trikes fall inside this weight limit.
V8 trikes don't
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Wotcha.

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DVLA today
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V8 trikes don't
bet some of the smaller V8's do
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Also heres a little bit that people don't notice as well.

Motor tricycles / quadricycles, three or four wheeled vehicles with an unladen weight not exceeding 550kg B1 17*


*Age 16 if you are currently getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate (mobility component)


Which could get more disabled Trikers on the road sooner if they knew.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:03 AM
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Also heres a little bit that people don't notice as well.

Motor tricycles / quadricycles, three or four wheeled vehicles with an unladen weight not exceeding 550kg B1 17*


*Age 16 if you are currently getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate (mobility component)


Which could get more disabled Trikers on the road sooner if they knew.

Most young disabled persons are unaware of. the age 16 rule.I do know that supplying that information was discouraged when I worked a a disabled persons advocate. Personally,I sort of pretended I didn't know that it was discouraged and told people concerned about it.
Should be advertised more openly,it is their right to know. Maybe NABD could find a way of getting DVLA to make this info more prominent
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That may be the rule but we have a guy in Reading who has spent years trying to be allowed to ride his gt750 trike. He couldn't do a test on it they told him to do the car test and ride the trike on that licence, then when they passed him in a car they endorsed it "automatic only" and nobody at any government department can tell him whether they will consider a clikshift (or whatever it is called) equivalent to automatic which was put on as an endorsement due to the weekness of his legs. NABD are much better at helping bikers get back on the road than helping someone with no licence yet get onto a trike.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:26 AM
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Wurzel, read this and speak to the man. He has recently done the B1 Test and has all the info you require.

http://forum.disabledbiker.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3248
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its ok i took my back wheels off and it now ways under 550Kg
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Oh and whats this licence thingumy-jig
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Most Trike Insurers will only insure you on a trike if you have a full car licence,

BUT bikesure has arranged for dissabled biker/trikers with provisional liscence to get cover on trikes,

Also if you have a provisional liscence if there is a valid reason for not having a full liscence ( ie you've only been riding 50's or 125's) we have reffered cases to the underwriters & placed provisional holders on cover,

Min age for trikes policy's is 19,

If I can be of any more help just ask.
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Excellent.

You're luvverly you are.
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I wouldn't go that far

But I do like to help bikers.
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