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Old 19-03-2009, 05:56 PM
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took me bike for mot today checked it over about 4 times, no problems so should sail through. gets to garage and dougie (the tester) says bring her in then.
"right then we`ll do the brakes first" all ok.
test suspension, all ok.
"right then pop yer lights on" and thats when the gremlin crept in, nothing, absolutly nothing.
"have you got your ingnition switched on?"
i looked at my nutral light and that wasn`t even working. "must be a fuse" says i. "i`ll take my saddle of and check, thats about all it can be, surly."
dougie said hed have to fail it becouse he had to take it off the computer.
so i wheel the bike out and he lends me the tools i need to check it. no not the fuse, they where ok. turns out its a dodgy wire from the ignition switch, managed to bodge it and dougie checked me lights. "ok that`ll do, i`ll go and do your pass ticket"

its just unbelivable how things have a way of timing themselves to go wrong at the presice moment. anyway happy chappy now.
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Old 19-03-2009, 06:10 PM
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I've had at least 1 bulb, horn or wheel bearing go south per mot, every time it'll be something I've checked before setting out, but then it's a 30 odd mile ride to the mot place on pot holed roads, bike normally looks like Ive been green laning by the time I get there
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Old 19-03-2009, 07:11 PM
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Next year, forget the torque wrench, check the wiring instead.

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got me chop in for mot tomorrow. should be ok, i`ve been round it with the tourque wrench about 4 times this week.
Glad to see it passed, Willie.
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Old 19-03-2009, 07:48 PM
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thats what they call sods law . Makes me nervous now , got the GS in for test next week , been through it and its fine , may wiggle some wires morra to make sure though
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Old 19-03-2009, 07:57 PM
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(For the time being) there are no MoTs in France for bikes

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Old 23-03-2009, 01:51 AM
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(For the time being) there are no MoTs in France for bikes

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Might pay us to say we all live with you, just to keep our bikes on the road.

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Old 24-03-2009, 05:05 PM
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took the trike for it's MOT today and gets a fuel leak when I gets there-------- barstard!!!
It's them bleeding gremlins
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Old 25-03-2009, 01:35 PM
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t'other week took me ural for its FIRST mot (55 plate), twas failed on,.....

front brake light didnt come on IMEDIATLEY,

front side light not working,

indicators flashing too fast,

loose o/s rear indicator,

and headlamp beam too high,

me thinks all of them should ave been on an advisory with a pass cert.

but no i takes bike home and an hour later twas all fixed and two days later

was back and charged 14 for retest ++**_+++ rippoff dont go to hayballs motorcycles in salisbury cos i wont ever again.
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Old 25-03-2009, 04:15 PM
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Took trike last year for testing in Kirkby Motors Kirkby in Ashfield,fuel pipe burst half way thru test .Tester even gave me a bit o fuel pipe to mend it after he passed it.Nice chap
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Old 26-03-2009, 06:44 AM
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I recon that once they know you'll fix it yourself they don't bother being too picky... As they're not be getting much cash out of you!
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