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    Baby Twin
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    Law change on integrated rear lights

    Havent my my RSV long....fecking barking it is.....like driving a 1 litre 350LC...i had to get that in....my professional opinion...

    Anyway....not long after getting it i decided to embark on minimzing the styling a little by (as above) getting an integrated rear light, bit steep on the cost but worth it i though as the rear of the RSV4 is small anyway....Spent a couple of hours sorting it all out, mines a 59 plate so its coming up for mot next month, checked with the local bike shop and apparently last month VOSA changed the mot requirements - apparently your indicators have to be 240mm away from the rear light. Arse, and it looked so good too.

    The requirement came in end of last month. The mechanic showed me the letter from VOSA. Even he said the arse end of the RSV with no indicators looked pretty trick as well....

    Just thought id let everyone know as i sold my R&G tail tidy to finance this one and now have to go and buy another tail tidy....the tail tidy i bought has no indicator mounts to keep it small.

    Not the end of the world for me as ill just fit all the standard stuff for the MOT and then change it back but i fear as the law filters through you might not be able to get away with it for too long. Although saying that if youve got a brand spanker or 3 years under i guess your ok.
    Last edited by Comfysofa; September 30th, 2012 at 12:26 AM.

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    You need a sympathetic mot guy matey,
    mines due for mot next april and i have an integrated rear tail and quick release fuel cap etc etc
    im sure hell forget his glasses come test time lol

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    Baby Twin
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    Really? - well thats a nice thing to kind of know - even if i have to change mine - which ill have to as theyre the closest bike shop to me then the letter he showed me is more of a "guidline" rather than a law. Plus it means that if i put mine back to how it is now (no indicators and intgrated tail light) then i should be ok out on the road. Saying that i havent been given a second look by anyone law related....

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    Baby Twin
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    Hi mate, I'm thinking of doing the same, what make of tail tidy did you get as like you I don't want one with the indicator brackets.

    Cheers

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    Baby Twin
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    Got mine on ebay a few months back so its dropped off of my purchase list but i think its this one - exactly the right product - just dont remember the seller name....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RSV4-FENDE...item51a0ea59bb

    Im pretty sure this is the guy though - ordered on monday from the US and it was here by friday.

    Hope that helps. If its any consolation its worth pulling it apart every MOT as it looks the tits - even the mechanic agreed that mot'd it. Ive got a an old tail tidy with the lights and number plate ready to go when it needs it - you dont even have to take the light out - just disconnect the indicators.

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    Baby Twin
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    Cheers mate, I do the same on my KTM supermoto every MOT too! lol

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    Baby Twin
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    Heh....that's ironic....I just got a 660smc....can't see myself getting rid of the rsv....I just found supercorsas this weekend....fuck me its like riding a different bike in the best kind of way....

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