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1 hour ago, Sham said:

Do you have your big boy bike yet? I waited until I passed back in the day, not wanting to tempt fate - but then wished I had one ready to go

Yep! Got a vfr750 ready to go as soon as I pass ūüėā¬†had a quick test ride on some private road and I absolutely love it. A nice step up from the Z650rs the bike school has that I've been riding without feeling too intimidating¬†

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I am trying to get an 150cc Chinese motorcycle to a condition for MOT, apart for ignition the wring is almost non existent though it does have a working 12v battery. I was going to try fitting  a cheap  4 or 9 LED headlamp plus indicators on the front and cheap combined indicator+stop+rear LEDs at the back.

Has anyone had experience of these?  Are the 4 or 9 LED headlamps to MOT standard?

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On 7/10/2023 at 11:23 AM, tom13 said:

Prices may crash when the 450 Himi comes out later in the year as well if you are looking at used.

Do you prefer the aesthetic of the Scram over the Himi?

Have wondered about the already fair cheap prices crashing with the 450 in the hozion. From what i've read it seems it may be a slightly different bike and maybe some of the hardcore botherers may like the original more?

Guess ill be finding out as funds raised amount to an eight of the current second hand value so far! 

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52 minutes ago, castros_bro said:

I am trying to get an 150cc Chinese motorcycle to a condition for MOT, apart for ignition the wring is almost non existent though it does have a working 12v battery. I was going to try fitting  a cheap  4 or 9 LED headlamp plus indicators on the front and cheap combined indicator+stop+rear LEDs at the back.

Has anyone had experience of these?  Are the 4 or 9 LED headlamps to MOT standard?

If they're E marked, then yes. Otherwise no, is my understanding.

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4 hours ago, castros_bro said:

I am trying to get an 150cc Chinese motorcycle to a condition for MOT, apart for ignition the wring is almost non existent though it does have a working 12v battery. I was going to try fitting  a cheap  4 or 9 LED headlamp plus indicators on the front and cheap combined indicator+stop+rear LEDs at the back.

Has anyone had experience of these?  Are the 4 or 9 LED headlamps to MOT standard?

Don't actually need lights or indicators for an MOT except a brake light as far as I know (people call it a daytime MOT, but that doesn't actually exist as a thing)

You need:

*Horn

*Number plate

*Rear reflector

*Brake light that works off both brakes

They will put an advisory relating to the fact that there are no lights fitted/shouldn't be used in dark/something similar

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This is the puzzle.

1988 honda ns125r. 

I think about 95% all there. Some doubled up parts.

I took engine out to get it home.

Body panels terrible. Anyone have any panels in a shed somewhere?

Will see how far my enthusiasm goes.

V5 and frame match !

Only 14 previous owners. Yes fourteen.

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Am i right in thinking these early engines unrestricted are upwards of 25 hp.

 

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1 minute ago, Sir Chocolate Teapot said:

This is the puzzle.

1988 honda ns125r. 

I think about 95% all there. Some doubled up parts.

I took engine out to get it home.

Body panels terrible. Anyone have any panels in a shed somewhere?

Will see how far my enthusiasm goes.

V5 and frame match !

Only 14 previous owners. Yes fourteen.

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Am i right in thinking these early engines unrestricted are upwards of 25 hp.

 

Yes you are correct, or there abouts. I had an Italian import many years ago, before they were stupid money,bloody loved it and regretted selling it.  Gutless until it hit the power, then it would really go. Easy saw 90 on the very accurate* Speedo. Keep on with it otherwise I may have to take another trip to Basingstoke to relieve you of it.

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My understanding of MoT rules is obviously a little flawed¬†ūü§£¬†I'll admit, it was based on the assumption of similar standards to cars.

I'm truly surprised that no lighting is legally required.

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Ns125r

Some history, i bought it off son of man who has had it since 2002. Son said it was a project bike. 

Today i started on engine expecting the worst.

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Looks like the engine is ok, maybe.

He had been in here, all waterways clear and clean, turns over with compression.

Looks new piston and clean bore.

I love hondas, all the bolts came out easy.

Maybe i will not be splitting bottom end and just hoping all is well.

This will be a slow burn project.

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1 hour ago, Sham said:

My understanding of MoT rules is obviously a little flawed¬†ūü§£¬†I'll admit, it was based on the assumption of similar standards to cars.

I'm truly surprised that no lighting is legally required.

I believe its written with the intent that competition motorbikes like enduros can go on the road eg between stages without needing loads of work.

You still can't use a bike with no lights after dusk and it's just less safe to be riding round with no brake lights so I imagine most people get them through a test then put what lights they want on.

Actually on a re-read of the manual, I think if you have a brake light but nothing else this should be OK but if it also contains a rear "position light" then probably not as all the other lights are down as "must be inspected if front/rear position lights are fitted"

Hence why its easier to remove it all.

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1 minute ago, Dave_Q said:

I believe its written with the intent that competition motorbikes like enduros can go on the road eg between stages without needing loads of work.

You still can't use a bike with no lights after dusk and it's just less safe to be riding round with no brake lights so I imagine most people get them through a test then put what lights they want on.

Actually on a re-read of the manual, I think if you have a brake light but nothing else this should be OK but if it also contains a rear "position light" then probably not as all the other lights are down as "must be inspected if front/rear position lights are fitted"

Hence why its easier to remove it all.

I have got bike  MOTs with no lights also some with head lights disconnected and masked, even cars can do MOT with head lights disconnected and masked as I get the odd import MOT for registration.  I'm looking for info on the cheap LED "headlight" sets to fit for MOT as I may need to put the wiring/switches in place, as bike currently has none,  for some foreign on/off road trip so having relevant paperwork (MOT)  may be useful.

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Busa has lost it's fairings to get at the oil filter. 

 

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I am waiting for two used infill panels to come as mine have broken. I'm not - and never have been - OCD about these things but the lugs have broken and they use trim clips to hold them in place.

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42 minutes ago, Sham said:

Theres nothing quite like that first ride with a full license and no one watching you - nerve wracking and exciting at the same time.

 

Well done.

 

27 minutes ago, Iamgroot said:

Congratulations!, Well done

Thanks both! Just need to get insurance sorted then we're good to go 

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so knew insurance was due and couldnt remember how much id paid last year tpft

got quote last week for 130 tpft and 160 comp

finally got email off them today and the renewal is 114 tpft (109 last year)

might ring them and ask them how much comp is :D

innit nearly good being old :D

@eddyramrod does this happen in your world :P

or @Six-cylinder = hes older than noah :D

 

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We asked 100 people how "Shite a Chinese made 13 year old ex bike school 50cc ped could be,"

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How many people do you think said "Very Shite"?

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Sharon and Dave were you right to go Higher than 68?

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And the answer is....

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93... You were right to go higher, but the other 8 in or survey were all perpetually bewildered and got the answer wrong of course.

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Shite achieved.

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