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Post by coeurdelion » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 pm

wizzard wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 pm
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I was told I only needed the medical at 60 if I wanted to keep the truck category - at the time I was around 58 I think. I havnt heard of anyone not getting their bike test accepted due to it being passed in the good old days when you rode around the block -the OH will be a test of this as she passed hers in these days. After I had my heart attack & quad bypass I had a notion to do a bit of drag racing - even had a GXSR looked out - so asked my dr if she would pass me as fit enough. She said yes, then asked what drag racing was, then said no!
Should have told your doctor drag racing was a load of blokes in dresses and wigs running about ,could have kept the GSXR then. The licence thing and old test was a readers story in classic bike i think but there's two sides to every story.Brought my GSXR 1100 streetfighter over when we came in 2004 but when I told the insurance it was stage 3 dyno with 140 bhp to the back wheel they also said non,desole.
The Harley dealer said I would never get my much modified Sporty French registered so I sold it before I moved over permanently.
That's a shame,all the bikes on leboncoin are standard,realise now that my cafe racer will never have French plates as it also is modified.Keep seeing different theories on the unlimited BHP some say only new models with abs and others say you cannot buy a old restricted GSXR1100 and unrestrict it ?Keep seeing the occasional cafe racer\ bobber but think maybe it's a insurance grey area,get stopped for a check or have accident then insurance is void ,not a clue coeurdelion incon_doh



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Post by Jamstealer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:52 pm

Licence update.
Re the one I sent off for a Brit neighbour;
I sent his application off at end of November.
Last week he got an email about heavy categories, and chose to let the C licences run out, so emailed them back,
He has just had a letter back, containing an attestation, confirming that he has a Licence in process of issue, ( which can be used if asked to produce a Licence by the police at a contrôle) and asking him to now send his original UK licence to Nantes ( accuse de réception). We will see how long it takes now to get the French Licence issued.

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Post by Cornishman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:24 pm

The unrestricted rules are straightforward. As with any bike you will need proof of conformity and with that any bike that came with ABS as standard can be registered in France. Unrestricting an already registered bike would require jumping through a few hoops but if it has ABS it should be possible.
There’s probably nothing wrong with the cafe racers and bobbers that you’ve seen if the changes are only cosmetic. If any modifications have been made to the frame that would be different.
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Post by coeurdelion » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:47 pm

Cornishman wrote:
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The unrestricted rules are straightforward. As with any bike you will need proof of conformity and with that any bike that came with ABS as standard can be registered in France. Unrestricting an already registered bike would require jumping through a few hoops but if it has ABS it should be possible.
There’s probably nothing wrong with the cafe racers and bobbers that you’ve seen if the changes are only cosmetic. If any modifications have been made to the frame that would be different.
Thanks for the reply cornishman,unfortunately I don't think the GSXR1100 R late 80s had abs but will see if anything similar had,New bikes aren't really my thing,unfortunately I had to slightly alter the frame on my Yamaha SR 250 cafe racer build to fit the fuel tank so might just keep it as man cave furniture when done and next one will be French reg and just cosmetics. coeurdelion icon_thanks

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