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Old 10th October 2017, 11:06 AM
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Brace yourselves, winter is coming!


As we get to the cold/wet stuff and my outdoor activities will become more limited, I was thinking of getting a cheap yoke to work on through the winter as a little resto-mod project but thinking about it, I have a few questions.

What happens if you modify the bike's frame, like cutting the tail to give it a more retro look?

Is there any changes to the registration of the bike, could that give any trouble with insurance companies?


Is there any changes that would bring issues? Brake upgrades, changing bars, etc?


Any other advice on any legal stuff that I have to bear in mind, please let me know!!


Thank you,
Rami
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Old 10th October 2017, 12:50 PM
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Afaik the only changes you need to notify shannon about are colour and engine/frame number changes.
Once it's legal after that (lights etc) you should be fine.
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Old 10th October 2017, 01:02 PM
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Sound!

So no bother by chopping the frame to make it a single seater, etc...

hopefully I can get my hands on a cheap yoke and start playing with it.

Cheers,
Rami
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Old 10th October 2017, 01:55 PM
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Landshark is correct about the legal side of things ie. the registration but insurance companies may want an engineer's report, you really need to ask your insurance company as it would be classed as a modification, sorry to say.
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Old 10th October 2017, 01:56 PM
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I would suspect the real difficulty might be with insurance.
They're going to ask if the bike is modified in any way.
And if, for instance, you've turned it into a hardtail, ( remove the rear suspension and modify/cut/weld the frame) they may ask for an engineer's report to say the mods are done properly and safely, if they're to insure the bike.
Or do you just do it the Irish way, "Ah, no, tis standard"?


Can those who've been there and done that speak up and give us the benefit of their wisdom?
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Old 10th October 2017, 03:19 PM
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Landshark is correct about the legal side of things ie. the registration but insurance companies may want an engineer's report, you really need to ask your insurance company as it would be classed as a modification, sorry to say.
Originally Posted by patod02703
I would suspect the real difficulty might be with insurance.
They're going to ask if the bike is modified in any way.
And if, for instance, you've turned it into a hardtail, ( remove the rear suspension and modify/cut/weld the frame) they may ask for an engineer's report to say the mods are done properly and safely, if they're to insure the bike.
Or do you just do it the Irish way, "Ah, no, tis standard"?


Can those who've been there and done that speak up and give us the benefit of their wisdom?
Agreed and that's part of my questions... surely I can go ahead and ask the insurance but since I haven't even started and don't know what kind of modifications I'll make, I wanted to know if anyone has experiences to share.


The Irish was is always an option and "it'll be grand" as long as you don't go down, even when it's not your fault... if you don't comply to your part of the contract, you'll get feck all.


If an engineering report is needed, I would love to hear what's involved in it and how expensive they can get...


Cheers,
Rami
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Old 11th October 2017, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RTV
Agreed and that's part of my questions... surely I can go ahead and ask the insurance but since I haven't even started and don't know what kind of modifications I'll make, I wanted to know if anyone has experiences to share.


The Irish was is always an option and "it'll be grand" as long as you don't go down, even when it's not your fault... if you don't comply to your part of the contract, you'll get feck all.


If an engineering report is needed, I would love to hear what's involved in it and how expensive they can get...


Cheers,
Rami
Ive been riding 'standard' hardtail chops for years. no bother. But in an accident you mightnt fare well if an assessor has to look at bike
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Old 12th October 2017, 02:58 PM
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express yourself lad
and then worry about insurance and shit if and when the time comes
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Old 12th October 2017, 06:06 PM
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Thanks lads, I appreciate the messages.

I'll keep my eyes pealed for any good opportunity out there to start playing.

Cheers,
Rami
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