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    Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 11:13
latest news is that govt. has suspended MOT's for cars and motorbikes for six months from 30th March for a 12 month period.  my Norge is due in June so that means i can wait until November before it will legally require an MOT   Lorries and vans were suspended earlier.

your bike still has to be road legal so if the police pull you for a bald tyre etc you will be charged


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 11:34
Yes, the earliest I could have taken my V50 was today. However, I think the chances of riding it over the summer are rather slim.
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Bearing in mind our current situation, I’ve already sorned the Guzzi, BMW and Kawasaki, leaving the BSA and Honda on the road. 
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Rode my loop to Morrison's today. Could have gone by car but the bike has panniers for a bit of shopping. It's MOT exempt too!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 21:45
Originally posted by Jim Mac Jim Mac wrote:

your bike still has to be road legal so if the police pull you for a bald tyre etc you will be charged

With being completely stupid.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Mac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 09:46
i remember my mot man telling me the biggest failures for bikes were tyres and front bearings, both easily checked by those who care too. lots dont care.  he made his money on new tyres and front bearings
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Front wheel bearings or steering head?
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Not really too hard spending 30 mins checking a bike ofer start at the front check tyres, brake pads wheel bearings brake hoses for kinks or leaks head bearings 2 fingers behind headstock apply front brake any play fix, then check on the Guzzi the front frame bolts and front engine bolt,  worth loosening checking it is free and greasing then re tightening, check footrests, swing arm brake/gearchange pedals .... then any oil leaks, rear tyre , brake pads disks, then lights horn stop lamps.... takes an MOT guy what 30 mins so if you take 90 so what, goot time to do a full clean and oil change too, any loose nuts/bolts as you clean it
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Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

Not really too hard spending 30 mins checking a bike ofer start at the front check tyres, brake pads wheel bearings brake hoses for kinks or leaks head bearings 2 fingers behind headstock apply front brake any play fix, then check on the Guzzi the front frame bolts and front engine bolt,  worth loosening checking it is free and greasing then re tightening, check footrests, swing arm brake/gearchange pedals .... then any oil leaks, rear tyre , brake pads disks, then lights horn stop lamps.... takes an MOT guy what 30 mins so if you take 90 so what, goot time to do a full clean and oil change too, any loose nuts/bolts as you clean it


Although most on here will know exactly what`s required it`s just when you see it written down and in my case on the garage wall (memory and concentration these days is sh!t ) that it gives a daily reminder. As I`ve become a bit blasé with my current one then thanks Ken I shall rewrite as above and pin it to garage wall now that I seem to have more time on my hands.

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I was taught to remember BOLTS - brakes, oil, lights, tyres, steering/suspension.
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Wheels mostly 
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