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secondaaaa

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secondaaaa says:

Speedo requirement

I have bought a 2001 Suzuki xf650 freewind and I failed the mot because I got talking to the guy & informed him that I had wired a convertor to convert the speedo correctly from Kph to Mph for the first time in its life. But he then asked me to show how I can switch it back to Kph. Well you can imagine my anger when he failed me as I am not able to do that.

 

Now I want to know can I buy a cheap speedo from the likes of Halfords that takes two mins to wire up and take it back to the test centre as it now can read in dual??

 

Please can someone tell me is this ok?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

speedo

Welcome s,I had a xf650 years ago and could set the digital speedo to either mph/kph.Try google for how.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

speedo

Find a better MOT station. Don't mention the speedo.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

eatcs01

Good idea but, with all the MOT's now being 'electronic', will there not be a record of the failure and the reason for it on the database? 

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littleredrooster

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Speedo

Speedo is not required for MOT and is not a testable item. It is only required for Construction and Use regs.

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secondaaaa

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secondaaaa says:

Speedo requirements N02

I do not wish to be ignorant but I thought this forum was `Ask an expert` the replys im getting here are not from experts.
The following is for the chap that said it is not a legal requirement.

Road Traffic Act -
Vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1984 the speedometer should be capable of indicating the speed in miles per hour and kilometres per hour. Vehicles may instead comply with EC Regulation (Community Directive) 97/39 or ECE Reg 39.
These directives stipulate the markings, graduations of the speedometer and refer to 75/443/EEC which specifies the tolerances

Am I in the wrong forum??




Many Thanks,

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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

Speedo MOT

as far as i know its not a requirment of the MOT to even have a speedo

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

secondaaaa

Yes, you are in the right section.  'Experts' can be identified easily as their profiles are marked as such - although none have responded to your question in this instance.  Any responses from the rest of us mortals are given in good faith and to the best of our knowledge if anyone feels that they can help with your question.

You can choose to take the help / advice / comment they offer or not as you see fit.   

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RougharseRacing

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Speedo requirement

What does it say on the fail sheet? They can only fail it on testable items.

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littleredrooster

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Speedo

Secondaaaa said:
The following is for the chap that said it is not a legal requirement.

If you mean me, chap, you need to read again what I wrote and try to understand it. I never said it was not a legal requirement; I said it was not needed for the MOT, only for C & U regs. As you have now done lots of research into this, you will obviously know the correct answer without anyone else having to help.

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secondaaaa

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secondaaaa says:

chap,,,,,,,,

:lol:.... Speedo is not required for MOT and is not a testable item.:tongue:
Road Traffic Act -
Vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1984 the speedometer should be capable of indicating the speed in miles per hour and kilometres per hour.:sunglasses:

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