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 Post subject: Leg up landing gear
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 20:35 pm 
Apprentice

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Hi has any one in UK got it fitted and what is the legal stance and insurance and mot :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:53 pm 
Hurricane

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Location: fordingbridge Hampshire
I am hoping to fit one in a couple of months so will have more of an idea then.
Can't see how it is going to cause any problems though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 22:27 pm 
Hurricane

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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
Are they allowed here?
Knowing how anal our tax system is they may have a fit and call it a car when the two props are down as there are 4 wheels on the ground at once.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 07:15 am 
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AdeN wrote:
Are they allowed here?
Knowing how anal our tax system is they may have a fit and call it a car when the two props are down as there are 4 wheels on the ground at once.


I take it that cynicism is relevant here.

If a bike registered as that then it matters no what adaptions are made to it provided the basic construction remains the same.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 18:12 pm 
Hurricane

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Location: Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
Delboy wrote:
AdeN wrote:
Are they allowed here?
Knowing how anal our tax system is they may have a fit and call it a car when the two props are down as there are 4 wheels on the ground at once.


I take it that cynicism is relevant here.

If a bike registered as that then it matters no what adaptions are made to it provided the basic construction remains the same.


No cynicism intended, it was a civil question.
There is a company that sell fixed side wheels for Vespa scooters that tried to sell them as a bolt-on trike kit but they were stopped by the DoT because there were actually 4 wheels on the road at the same time so they wanted them to be taxed as cars, not scooters, or trikes.
I didn't know if these leg-ups would be caught up in similar hassles.
Yes you can do pretty much what you want with a bike until you start adding extra wheels, even temporary ones, that's when the tax nazi's start whinging.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 18:15 pm 
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I agree the bolt on trike set is a 4 wheeled job* but I can't see there would be a problem with with retractable stabilisers as they aren't permanently grounded.

*Maybe re-register as a quad?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 00:36 am 
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Delboy wrote:
I can't see there would be a problem with with retractable stabilisers as they aren't permanently grounded.


Shouldn't be a problem in the Uk. the bike rides on 2 wheels and the outriggers only touch the ground at low speeds or a standstill. Looks like an eminently suitable solution to a definate problem for some people. The only downsides are the price and the models of bikes they can be fitted to.

Can't see any need to re-register the bike as something else.

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