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Fat Max
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September 13, 2020 - 3:55 pm
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This is my new ride. picking it up tomorrow all plans laid. It's not registered yet but I'm hoping to have a V5c for it in the near future (with a bit of help from the club)

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Fat Max said
...It's not registered yet but I'm hoping to have a V5c for it in the near future (with a bit of help from the club)

Alarm bells ringing! From what I understand, you may have to jump through all sorts of hoops and barrels to get an unregistered bike registered with the sort of changes made to yours. Best make sure it's possible before you shell out the cash.

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As Cocorico said,that's going to be a very tricky one to register being heavily modified  it won't qualify for an age related plate ( Historic)but I think the best you can hope for is a dreaded Q plate ,maybe Tim Randles will give you all the up to date info,good luck!

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What on Earth 😄

1968 BSA Bantam D14/4

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

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I like specials and it is certainly interesting and looks as though it stops well, (not sure about the rear brake hydraulic line) and it probably goes OK too but is it a Bantam?

 

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Had a good look for a VIN number, but it has been ground off together with the engine mountings or just invisible to me. However, I'm now looking for a plunger frame to go forward with my Bantam enthusiasm. So far I have Steampunk as a peculiar oddity, that can stay peculiar, and an engine D7. I think. Christmas if looming so if anyone feels generous... with any bits they wish to donate to my project I would graciously accept. Or if you just have anything for sale you think I might be interested in, do get in touch.

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I actually like that, certainly interesting and in a crowd of bike's, I should imagine that would get loads of attention. But your only hope of registering that is on a Q plate, too many mods to be registered as a bantam.

Love your enthusiasm though 

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My last post seems to have failed and not appeared on the forum. So, here's an update:

Things are moving on with Steampunk. Rewired, and now all the electrics working baring the handlebar stop switch that needs connecting up. The rear brake master cylinder and pedal have been redesigned, and apart from some minor fastening issues, everything is nicely tucked up out of the way. I have added some new bits and bobs to improve its functionality, like an ignition switch and a speedo with all the idiot lights. I'll post some up to date pictures shortly.

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Did you get the v5 sorted?

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I see from eBay that you've decided to "move it on" Thought I recognised it 🙂

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I see from eBay that you've decided to "move it on" Thought I recognised it 🙂  

The only way that will see the road legally is after an MSVA inspection, an MoT, and the issuing of a Q registration. Not impossible, but a lot of work. 

Current rules state that a bike must retain all but one major component (one of which must be an unmodified frame) to retain its identity, and that pretty much means using all period bantam bits if you’re swapping the engine, as well as the technical difficulties of fitting that engine without modifying the frame. 

There are various routes for attaining a registration for a special, including the “reconstructed classic” which a lot of the trials hybrid machines could follow, but that requires period correct parts. 

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GlenAnderson said

The only way that will see the road legally is after an MSVA inspection, an MoT, and the issuing of a Q registration. Not impossible, but a lot of work. 

Current rules state that a bike must retain all but one major component (one of which must be an unmodified frame) to retain its identity, and that pretty much means using all period bantam bits if you’re swapping the engine, as well as the technical difficulties of fitting that engine without modifying the frame. 

There are various routes for attaining a registration for a special, including the “reconstructed classic” which a lot of the trials hybrid machines could follow, but that requires period correct parts.   

Thank you for this snippet of information. There are a few possible options, some dubious but maybe acceptable, others just hoops to jump through and gold bars to pay at the end as the bike has slight modifications to the frame and no visible VIN.number, it may have to undergo a Type Approval as a first step. Once a VIN number is issued, the rest is plain sailing. An alternative is to acquire a scrap/unusable frame and steel the VIN number of that. I believe it's known as cloning. Then it might need an MSVA inspection and re-register with a Q plate. As it stands, it's a novelty and pretty much looks like that's the best way to go with it. I might trailer it to a bike meet somewhere and see what interest there is in it.

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Probably the best approach.

A shame really, as whatever your thoughts on the aesthetic, someone has clearly put a lot of time, effort and money into the build. It's just a pity they didn't do a little research into the rules beforehand. Even just keeping the original frame number legible would have helped, but I'm fairly certain seeing the only bit of Bantam there is the frame, that the only really legal route would be MSVA and a Q plate.

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It would certainly get some attention at a show! looks great.

Larry

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