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Old 07-03-2008, 07:04 PM
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This post may well be in the wrong place but...
I'm looking to get my rat tested. It's mechanically sound but has had a couple of alterations that a tester might get arsey about. Anyone know of a reasonable test centre in Derbyshire?

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Theres one in chesterfield. is that too far?
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Theres one in chesterfield. is that too far?
No mate, that's just a couple of towns away. I don't mind having to travel a bit rather than rebuild my bike just to take all the ****e off after the MOT.
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it's in Brimington. Just off Foljambe road
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl...04104&t=h&z=18

Looking at this map it's behind the car lot.
Access is via the road on the bend.
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That's great cheers. Do you know what the place is called?
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Can't remember mate but you should be able to track it though yell.com
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Classic & Custom sound familiar?
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I used to get my rat done in Buxton - can't remember the name, but it was up the hill between the A6 and the A515. Don't know if it's still there though ...


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This may be useful so you know what they can and can't fail you on.
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I used to get my rat done in Buxton - can't remember the name, but it was up the hill between the A6 and the A515. Don't know if it's still there though ...


Was that Swains? I think they're the only place left in Buxton now that do MOTs. Sadly I'm unable to go there due to "a difference of opinon" with their mech.
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This may be useful so you know what they can and can't fail you on.
I can't see owt in there about mudguards, which is what I'm gonna have the big problem with I believe. Don't they have to cover 2/3 of the wheel or some ****? I'll have to fabricate an entire rear end for my bike at this rate...

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if are still after a mot drop me a line i test bikes in mansfield and burton on trent i can let you know wear i am on each day.i cant say it will pass but you will get a honest test on not told some bull crap about how bad it looks and is that leagal etc or if you have any questions 07931328117
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I can't see owt in there about mudguards, which is what I'm gonna have the big problem with I believe. Don't they have to cover 2/3 of the wheel or some ****? I'll have to fabricate an entire rear end for my bike at this rate...
2/3rds is a bit much, my 1/4 guard passed.
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Mudguards don't come into the MOT.

They are a C&U requirement which states every vehicle to which this regulation applies shall be equipped with wings or other similar fittings to catch, so far as is practicable, mud or water thrown up by the rotation of its wheels or tracks.

There is no size or amount of the wheel to be covered specified.

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They are a C&U requirement
Sorry for being dim, but what's C&U?
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if are still after a mot drop me a line i test bikes in mansfield and burton on trent i can let you know wear i am on each day.i cant say it will pass but you will get a honest test on not told some bull crap about how bad it looks and is that leagal etc or if you have any questions 07931328117
Cheers mate. I'm not asking for any special favours, just a fair test. I had to take my bike into a dealers the other day for a part, the look of disgust on their faces at the sight of my bike was priceless.
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Cheers Nik. Is that something I could get pulled for then?
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Was that Swains? I think they're the only place left in Buxton now that do MOTs. Sadly I'm unable to go there due to "a difference of opinon" with their mech.
I can't remember the name of it - it was a good few years ago.
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Cheers Nik. Is that something I could get pulled for then?
Is it a bike or a trike?

There used to be a good MoT place in Matlock too - as you head out of Matlock on the A6, there's an old-fashioned pushbike shop on the left and they did MoTs. I got my rat done there a couple o' times, but I don't know if they still do 'em.


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Cheers Nik. Is that something I could get pulled for then?
Yes,i speak from experience
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Yes,i speak from experience
Depends on whether the MoT man knows his onions - I've run stuff through MoTs without mudguards loads of times (my TDR was MoT'd without a front one last month, and the Changeling and my Zed have no rear ones and both were MoT'd last month too), but if you get a pernickety bastad ...


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I meant from the boys in blue.
They can have differing views
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I meant from the boys in blue.
They can have differing views
They can, but as most of them don't know the C&U regs you can usually bull**** them. Has always worked for me.

Mind you, I've always found that rats don't tend to get pulled much - most Old Bill, it seems, take one look and think, 'No way, far too much paperwork' and pretend they've not seen you. A mate who's William in Dorset said as much!


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I did manage to presaude one that the seat and the mount was simply a high and short mudguard.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:29 PM
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It's a bike mate. I've included a pic so you have a vague idea of it, I think the mudguard covers maybe a fith of the wheel. Someone else told me about that place too so I'll have a ride over and take a look.
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They can, but as most of them don't know the C&U regs you can usually bull**** them. Has always worked for me.

Mind you, I've always found that rats don't tend to get pulled much - most Old Bill, it seems, take one look and think, 'No way, far too much paperwork' and pretend they've not seen you. A mate who's William in Dorset said as much!


Aye, that's true. Had a copper come and look round my bike while I was pulled in at a caff the other day, he just shook his head and walked off. Did get pulled by a traffic cop on my old rat tho, he was practically rubbing his hands with glee at the amount of 'detections' he would glean from just one vehicle.
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It's a bike mate. I've included a pic so you have a vague idea of it, I think the mudguard covers maybe a fith of the wheel. Someone else told me about that place too so I'll have a ride over and take a look.
That, mate, looks almost exactly like what I was planning to do with the Bandit Six I've got sat outside - got any more pix?

Wouldn't worry about that for the MoT in the slightest!


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Wouldn't worry about that for the MoT in the slightest!


Very similar in the " coverage" area on the rear tyre to mine.
That passess the MOT every year
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