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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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  • Posted 3 years ago (16 October 2011 17:48)

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littleredrooster

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Speedo (again)

You're still confusing Construction and Use Regs (Road Traffic Act) with the requirements of the MOT test. The two are completely seperate.
It needs a speedo to comply with the C & U regs BUT IT IS NOT A TESTABLE ITEM ON THE MOT - i.e it cannot be failed if the speedo does not work or does not even exist.

....and don't take the piss with smilies when you patently don't know what you're talking about.

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secondaaaa

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secondaaaa says:

MY mistake!!!!!!

I will have to inform the goverment department that employs the guy at the test centre where I live that he has failed my bike wrongly and hopefully get him the sack.
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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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there is no way for the mot man to check if the speedo fitted to a bike works or not. as my bikes speedo is broken and will pass.

a speedo is only need by law but not for a mot.

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littleredrooster

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MOT Test

I doubt very much if he's employed by a Government department, more likely a garage employee.

If you want to appeal the test, you can do so through VOSA, part of the DfT.

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