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Post by pinball1008 » Tue May 15, 2018 11:00 am

Analogue speedo but has km digits as well from the factory. Left dipping headlight as stated on CoC.
I'll try searching again as I'm sure someone on here went to Triumph La Rochelle for help, although When I went, I got a lot of shoulder shrugging.



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Post by 2cvandy » Tue May 15, 2018 2:46 pm

Don't know if it's relevant,,,,,,,
but when I brought a 2002 Harley over from UK I had to get an attestation from HD France to say speedo read both, and that I had changed the headlight. The local dealer in Le Mans checked the bike and sent the form off to HD France (cost 150 euro though,,,,,,,).
Might not be relevant, because 2002 is too old for a CoC, which is why I needed the attestation.
Incidentally, I've just registered (end of last year) a Sportster through the ANTS system, the CoC clearly said that the bike conformed to all regulations for countries that drive on the left,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nobody queried it.
I've previously done a couple through the prefecture with the same wording, again, nobody questioned it.
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Post by Cornishman » Tue May 15, 2018 9:24 pm

Do you know that there is a problem with the CoC and the lights/speedo or are you anticipating a problem?
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Post by pinball1008 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 am

The reference to the lights and speedo is on the bottom of the CoC. I have messaged ANTS to ask if an attestation regarding these to issues being fixed will allow the application to progress. Their answer.......... send one and we'll let you know.
2cv, still relevant as an attestation may suffice.

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Post by Exprop » Wed May 23, 2018 3:47 pm

I have had similar problems with my BMW and my wife's Triumph. The problem is that your UK COC does not have the correct code for use in France although it is probably identical to those sold in France. You will need to visit a French Triumph dealer who will attest that your headlamp dips correctly and that your speedometer reads in Km/h. Once that is done, Triumph France will issue an attestation that the bike conforms carrying the correct code.

It makes very little sense but it is much easier to play the game by French rules than to try to get round them.

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Post by pinball1008 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks Exprop. I've been to Triumph La Rochelle for that very reason. They checked the bike over and took all the relevant details and said they'd contact me the following week. I returned after 2 weeks and the information was still on the desk in the showroom. I'll leave it another couple of weeks but I won't be surprised to be then be hunting for a different dealer.

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