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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 00:12 am 
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do you have to have lights on a trike on the mudguards wot this the law on this please thank you paul


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 09:19 am 
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The law is varied , or at least those applying it seem to vary how they see the rules . Either fit lights to the guards , or depending how wide ya guards are , fit them just to the inside edge of the guard , I have seen many different ways of fittng lights to the rear of trikes . Do u intend to SVA or not ??


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 16:00 pm 
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wot does the mot say about light on a trike mudguards it very confussing this 1 to me lol paul


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 20:10 pm 
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By Law the Only lights you have to fit to the mudguards are front marker lights, Your rear lights dont have to be on them


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 09:47 am 
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This seems an odd thread, as if you don't fit lights to your mudguards people are gonna think you're a solo and therefore only give the room for such, at night obviously! I know a guy here who never had lights on his guards....until one night a car removed his offside rear wheel chucking him into the hedge!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 21:19 pm 
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i would always fit them on the fenders just so people can see the width of the vehicle.
mind you doesn't make any difference sometimes :x


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:46 am 
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would also fit marker lights to the front of the fenders to show the full width from the front at night

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 15:24 pm 
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100% Biker Trike Tech is a good port of call, as is the National Trike Register Between these sites you'll find yer answer.

As fas as I know it's all down to the width of yer trike an' stuff like that.
I got both front and rear marker lights on my trike wheel gaurds (GL 1000 Bike trike)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 20:47 pm 
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I would say that wether or not it is a legal requirement, the fitting of marker lights on your rear fenders/mudguard, front and back, has got to be a must. It is only basic common sense that you show how wide your vehicle is at night.

Even if you only have the marker lights in the fenders and have a central stop and tail light (not sure about the legal possition of that) they are an absolute must.

If you don't want some of the standard type of lights hung on there you could look at some of the high output led lights and recess them so they are almost hidden in daylight.

for your own safety you need to show how wide your vehicle is in the dark.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 21:47 pm 
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I always think trikes ought to have a rear foglamp - and bikes too, for that matter!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 16:33 pm 
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Hi All,
I came up with a neat little trick for trike rear lights !, good for width markers etc!
I used Red led windscreen washer jets on the edges of the guards you know the ones that adorn most posy car drivers bonnets can be seen for a good half mile behind !! no good for brake lights though.
Orange ones for side repeaters and white for side lights facing forward.
and at £2.50 a pair cheap lighting problem solver plus very neat and unobtrusive.

also good for the drive by squirting of water ( note I say water cough,cough, for the ignorant car drives out there what took most of our two wheeled lives away in the first place) if u can be botherered to fit in a washer bottle and pushbutton on the bars !!! lol

regards to all geoff trikerider.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 06:59 am 
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squida225 wrote:
do you have to have lights on a trike on the mudguards wot this the law on this please thank you paul

I have got lights on a trike mudguard and there is no such problem with laws


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 08:51 am 
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BikerGran wrote:
I always think trikes ought to have a rear foglamp - and bikes too, for that matter!


The original bike light could be used as a rear fog.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 16:50 pm 
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When I asked the same question about the sidecar I built, I was told that the light mounted on the sidecar facing backward must be a red rear light and stop light combined. And it must be placed on the outside of the sidecar, and guess what, the pics all showed them mounted on the mudguards.
But the forward facing 'white' light does not have to be a 'seeing' light, but more a 'be seen' light. And these were also mounted on the mudguards.

The better other road users can see you the better off and safer you'll be.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 14:22 pm 
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Heres the link for the MSVA rules & regs hope it helps you out

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repositor...%202010%20.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/motorcycle-single-vehicle-approval-inspection-manual

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