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Old 17-07-2011, 03:49 PM
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Well as winter is fast approaching I have a difficult decision to make, to get a cage or a trike. I had a nasty crash on black ice last year and so don't want to be commuting on a bike over winter. Trouble is I've never taken my car test and I'm not over keen on driving, however trikes (even the small single seaters) seem to be expensive and for all I know will be nearly as bad on ice. Any suggestions/inappropriate comments welcomed.
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Old 17-07-2011, 04:52 PM
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I've seen single seater trikes which you can ride on L plates go for under 2k on the road..Cheap waterproofs from Lidls, which you can wear over anything and as long as you don't drive like a cunt they are safe enough..People do drive round or behind them..you can get your shopping on one and they don't fall over..make sure your tyres are good and you will be ok in most weather. Be careful when buying, that it is registered as a trike and check that you can insure it before you buy it and you should be ok.

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Old 17-07-2011, 05:12 PM
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what about a sidecar outfit then? or just a sidecar to fit to your solo and then take off in the spring?
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Old 17-07-2011, 06:30 PM
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what about a sidecar outfit then? or just a sidecar to fit to your solo and then take off in the spring?
Can you still ride a sidecar outfit on L plates...I don't know, they change the laws every time they see a chance to make money out of fines.

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Old 18-07-2011, 11:36 AM
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You cant ride a trike on your bike licence. Only way to do it would be to get a provisional car licence, buy a trike with single seat ( as JH said ) and ride it on L-plates.
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Old 18-07-2011, 12:40 PM
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You cant ride a trike on your bike licence.
I have been for the last 4 years.

Depends when you passed your test.
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Old 18-07-2011, 01:11 PM
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Yep, I have B1 on my licence, passed my bike test in 89 and I believe the bastards changed it in 1999.
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Old 18-07-2011, 01:27 PM
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Yeah unfortunately i took my test a couple of months after the law changed, so I'd be on a small single seat trike with L plates as I have a provisional car entitlement. The sidecar option hadn't occured to me, but looking at them they also go for about 2k. I would think passing my car test and buying a banger would work out cheaper. Finance is a big factor as i've only just started working again.
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