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countryrider

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countryrider says:

Can you hide or remove 'not for road use' stamps?

Mate just asked if you can? He's looking at race pipes cos they are cheaper. I know you can get BSAU plates but it wouldnt work on all cans I don't think. i have heard of people polishing the 'not for R U' stamp out. how many hours that gonna take? Also, how likely is it that PC Plod is gonna pull you over to check and what is the penalty?

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late60sbiker

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late60sbiker says:

One risk with doing this.

It will almost certainly invalidate your insurance, as an unapproved modification, if you do not inform your insurance company.

Stainless steel cans  can be polished and that's it. Chrome plates cans, will lose the plating in the polished area, they will then rust.

So if you drop the bike and its a write off, ask yourself if the insurance would pay put?  If you are at fault in an accident, would you be covered for any claims?










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Barney Fartpants

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I have little strips of silver heat resistant tape covering 'not for road use' on mine. It's more for the MOT as the police here to their credit usually don't bother pulling you for having cans. It passes MOT as they're not allowed to remove anything from your bike. It's pretty bloody obvious what's under there but it still passes, the test guys even joke about it. Although like Late60's says, insurance is a different matter.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

maybe I'm thick

but I can't see why you'd want to.

Just get a road-legal can, get the fuelling set up if need be, and tell your insurance.

Problem solved.

If it's subject to a VOSA inspection post accident (for insurance), or he get's pulled by a clued up Plod, you won't get it past them; they'll KNOW (or find out) it's a NFRU can.

Penalty for driving without insurance (void insurance) is MINIMUM of 6 points.

It's not unknown for non-fault accident / insurance claims to be reversed where VOSA have deemed the bike to be defective / illegal: think about that.

(Edited for a typo).

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oscarthegrouch

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loud can

you used to be able to buy stickers with a bsau number on them  to cover up the stamped not for road use spiel

adie r is talking shite as usual on my can it was getting noisy so ire built it and the not for f\road use was written on the can strap so i rivveted it back on inside out

loud pipes save lives and bollocks to the rest ov ya

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

insurance

countryrider, no disrespect, but i know some traffic cops, many have turned down promotion as they love driving, some of em actually ride bikes!  Mate told me to apply then get traffic officer, I hold all licence categories..they aint thick!  I suggest keeping it legal from an insurance point of view, as you will get clobered, something you at your age, simply cannot afford!  Im paying 300 quid on a zzr 1100 with flat carb tops, full power version..stay within the law and youll have less problems..

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

oscar the grouch

loud pipes save lives ..so if i came past your house in a rural location at a 120+ (as most wankers do in our village ona  sunday morning..having two daughters, one 3 months old, then have her screaming for 30 mins calming her down, then crack on, but i hope i dont meet you at willingham as i did a group and asked the plod to check their pipes..my daughter was badly upset..think of others when riding through rural villages..case tractor with 15 furrow plough vs idiots on gixxers doing a ton plus around blind bends..= fatalities...as i have been unfortunate to witness.

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countryrider

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countryrider says:

fair nuff

My mate is just trying to save a few quid. End of the day it is up to him.

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honwal

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honwal says:

can

got pulled by cops for small number plate, with a renagage not for road use can, did'nt take a blind bit of notice of can, gave me a rectification ticket to get plate changed,

on another bike with quill can, got pulled up spot check, the cop said heard you coming, breathalised me, talked about bike for couple of minutes then on me way

it all depends who pulls you up, you might get a dimwit cop or a clued up dimwit cop,

 

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

plod

yeah true, BUT..beware..a an awful lot of traffic officers, also run the bike safe scheme here in Lincs..lol..and, having seen a few and met a few over a coffee..to be honest, they aint a bad bunch..they, let you..shall we say, make progress!

sorry for the rant earlier..im chilled now..found a case of john smiths i forgot about!

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honwal

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honwal says:

cops

your right they are not all jobsworths,

cracking on, one great to be alive, lovely sunny day

was well over speed limit on A road got pulled up by cop in an unmarked police car,

climbed off bike took lid off and said fair cop, he said not worried about speed, be carefull overtaking on solid white lines, went over by about six foot on last overtake,

total respect for his judgment

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