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Had this delivered today, runs and ticks over like a singer sowing machine. Just need somewhere to go with it!Wassell.......05-06.jpg

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Does anyone know where I can ride this? I live in the Burton On Trent area.

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Depends upon your aspirations. As a road bike it will be challenged. If you ride it cross country and up mountains in the National Parks  you will be challenged ...by the police. You could enter pre 65 trails !! or ship it out to the USA where off road riding is more accessible.

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Yep, as a road bike it will be a challenge doing 20mph flat out screaming its head off. I was thinking more of the farmer close by allowing a run around his 200 acers of land for £30 a day. Not sure how to get into the Pre 65 trials but I'll check it out. I'm not wanting silver plated dust collectors on the mantle, just want a bit of fun, something that's a bit sparse at the moment. We used to have the motocross bikes at Branston every other Sunday but that's been turned into a housing estate.

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Pte 65 trials is a good bet. Even if you don't want to have a go at the sections you can pootle around the quarry etc having a bit of a blast and claim tech problems.  Its a lovely bike and in the right hands a winner.....enjoy.

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A good way to potentially enjoy your trials bike is to take a look at two Clubs that are locally based near to you, these being Midland Classic and Pathfinders and Derby Motorcycle Club. Perhaps contact their Secretaries ( information via the web ) and visit a forthcoming event to gauge your interest before participating or joining either Club.

I have enjoyed a couple of trials with Midland Classic and thoroughly enjoyed them, as they are very friendly and helpful with sections that are suitable for all levels of skill and experience. I haven't tried the Pathfinders Club yet, although I have spoken with Bryan Tuxford, their main contact and he has always been very helpful and encouraging.  

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Is it impossible to get a MOT for daylight use? Then a registration with DVLA and you could ride trails - while access is still available - and road trials.

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Thanks Taplowman, will look into them clubs.

Yes I think you can still get daylight MOT's if required, but it wouldn't be required to get a registration, I registered a C15 in 2019 without an MOT.

After talking to the chap I bought the Wassell off he played about with the gearbox so it would do 35/40mph on the fourth gear as he used to do the long distance trials on it on the Isles of Man and other trials.

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You haven’t said if this is registered with a V5C or not
makes a big difference where you can use it

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What difference would it make being registered?  

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Can ride it on a public road?

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Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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Sorry, it must be the way I word stuff, I got a BSA B31 for the roads, this is a trials for riding over logs and stuff. If I went to say Matlock 45 miles away I would put it on the back of the car to save a two hour camel trek.

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BSA1965 said
What difference would it make being registered?    

because if its is registered and road legal you can use it on green lanes and unadopted roads
must be loads of them around Burton On Trent area
otherwise you can only use it on privately owned land

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Which I think is kind of what I was alluding to (but badly)

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Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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