Cheers for the 'frankenstein bolt' tip
Rode it again today, first time since I picked it up when it was - degrees
Bloody hell it's quick
loved it, will be better once I get some new rubber as well.
On the subject if France, what are the new requirements? I got a bit confused when reading up about it as some sites say one thing and others say another or it only applies to cars
As far as I can tell the regulations say "motorists". So, its hard to tell if a lot of it applies to bikes or not.
I am confident you should have spare bulbs and fuses for the bike.
"Motorists" are also supposed to carry, fire extinguisher, warning triangle, first aid kit, spare spectacles and a breathalyser.
Definately cars need Hi Vis for each occupant, bikes need 150cm sq of reflective clothing but not til from Jan 1 2013.
I have asked MCN to confirm what applies to bikes but they have not responded.
I'm going to carry bulbs, fuses and documents. I carry spare glasses anyway.
The rest I am not carrying!! Although there is a spot fine for the breathalyser if it applies.
Oh and I believe that radar detectors are now banned. As are Sat Navs that warn you where fixed cameras are. Most of the Sat Navs can have the camera warnings turned off. But, I also read that the police are not allowed to infringe your rights by checking if you have disabled the feature. My experience is that all fixed speed cameras are sign posted about 1k in advance. They do not seem to bluff like ours, if there is a camera sign there will be a small grey camera unit soon.