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Old 10-12-2015, 08:10 PM
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Hi guys,
Saw a light blue vw style trike on Ebay this week. Alledgedly had to fit 3 point and lapstrap seatbelts to a praying mantis style vw to get thro MOT. Both seats were sit astride ! Mot'd within the last two weeks.
Anyone out there know the facts please.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:22 PM
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Hi guys,
Saw a light blue vw style trike on Ebay this week. Alledgedly had to fit 3 point and lapstrap seatbelts to a praying mantis style vw to get thro MOT. Both seats were sit astride ! Mot'd within the last two weeks.
Anyone out there know the facts please.
i will try and get the item no.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:55 PM
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i will try and get the item no.
its GK Nevada trike, GROSS weight 530 kg, with tow bar. item no. 172021094590
Doesnt look heavy enough to be 530 kg. Seller said wouldnt mot it until belts fitted, because of new law on weight.
Have they misinterpreted the gross weight for the curb weight ? Dont like the sound of this.
Anybody give clarity on this. Ive got an msva coming up next year.
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Seek out Harry, He seems to be our Tech hero.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:30 PM
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I don't think the weight law is very new - can't remember what the limit is though.

I suppose that engine/box is quite heavy in comparison with a bike one.

But yes, Harry's your man, he knows about MOTs!
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:12 PM
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The last rewrite of the MoT regs was in 2012 as far as I'm aware.

It depends on the year 17th June 1999 being the operative date and a weight of 410 Kg.


'ave a look in the manual in the link below there are two sections one for all seat belts and one just for trikes and quads.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...7-vehicles.pdf
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Cheers Harry, it will take ages for my pc to download this doc, my connection is extremely slow. But I will read, mark and inwardly digest.
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Section 9.5 seems to say if the trike has a body and is post 1999 then yes needs belts
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Old 17-12-2015, 06:55 PM
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Section 9.5 seems to say if the trike has a body and is post 1999 then yes needs belts
In the introduction it says " A bodied vehicle is defined as a vehicle structure consisting comprising a floorpan and panels which with a roof encloses the vehicle occupants and without a roof encloses them other than where a roof would be. As a guide where the driver sits in the vehicle with surrounding structure it would be classed as bodied."

So too much body work could provide anchorages for seat belts and then you might need to fit them.
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