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#1 danoz24

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:19 PM

hi guys is it a legal requirement to have a reverse gear when installing the r1 engine?

also how has anyone got around with not having one - is it a pain in the arse or not so bad.

cheers

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:32 PM

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#3 JamesF

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:42 PM

I'm not 100% sure on an MOT of a normal car but for an SVA on a kit car you don't need a reverse gear. There are plenty of bike engined kit cars without reverse. I would assume, having passed an SVA to be on the road in the first place, that you would not need reverse for the subsequent MOTs.

Most bike engined kit cars can get away without reverse because they're so light so the driver can just get out and push it backwards. But for people who want reverse, an electric motor is used. I think it's normally a starter motor off an engine.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:43 PM

Ha ha O_O

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:36 PM

You don't need any gears for an mot. May be you should?

#6 danoz24

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:45 PM

You don't need any gears for an mot. May be you should?



yeh just phoned the mot uk people and they said that a reverse gear is not required for the mot and the reverse lights are'nt either

i guess thats a cool excuse for mk1 lights - wiked

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:44 PM

You don't need any gears for an mot. May be you should?



yeh just phoned the mot uk people and they said that a reverse gear is not required for the mot and the reverse lights are'nt either

i guess thats a cool excuse for mk1 lights - wiked


This is one requirement that will change when SVA becomes IVA. I don't think it will be long before it's an age related requirement for MOT also but at the moment you are safe without

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:21 PM

mine flew through the MOT with no reverse gear - not even an issue. :wub:

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:29 PM

you dont need reverse no
as said earlyer you dont need any gears , you dont need any lights or such like , not even a brake light

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:32 PM

not sure if it still applies, but use to be able to MOT a car without an engine ! :D

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:37 PM

you dont need reverse no
as said earlyer you dont need any gears , you dont need any lights or such like , not even a brake light

You don't need a brake light?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:42 PM

You don't need a brake light?

I did MOT's on bikes for many years untill 6 months ago and with a bike if you have a brake light you need all lights.
For a day time MOT you can have NO lights seems a bit mad but thats how it is.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:23 PM

You don't need a brake light?

I did MOT's on bikes for many years untill 6 months ago and with a bike if you have a brake light you need all lights.
For a day time MOT you can have NO lights seems a bit mad but thats how it is.
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but the funny bit is you must have a red reflector on the rear lol.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:57 AM

I have the reverse on my R1 but the noise it makes sounds like your continually crunching gears, so not the nicest thing to use, i just get out and push, makes things a bit more fun!

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:37 AM

I have the reverse on my R1 but the noise it makes sounds like your continually crunching gears, so not the nicest thing to use, i just get out and push, makes things a bit more fun!

Have you checked the mesh on the gear? Mine sounded like a tram but no crunching.




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