SW scotland, ride?

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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by Stu » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:28 am

fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:34 pm
JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Great Fun on Small Bikes .
Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .
Sorry fastbob but I'm going to take that with a pinch of salt!

First of all you need frame and engine numbers a V5 an sva test and registration number.

You can't just walk in and get an mot and ride it!
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Re: SW scotland, ride?

Post by fastbob » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:15 pm

Stu wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:28 am
fastbob wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:34 pm
JackieOWheels wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 pm


Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.
Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?
Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .
Sorry fastbob but I'm going to take that with a pinch of salt!

First of all you need frame and engine numbers a V5 an sva test and registration number.

You can't just walk in and get an mot and ride it!
You're right actually but nonetheless I heard the bin bag part of the story from the MOT tester . Regarding turning up at the shop , that definitely happend because I was there . On reflection I'm surprised Andy would have risked his license because he was an engineering student at the time living 100's of miles from home and bikes were his only transport .

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