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I've got a ped and where the speedo is, ive got a plastic cover. The plastic cover has been smashed but everything still works I have covered the broken plastic with tape and can still see the speedo fine. Will that fail on a Mot?

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Connorjcj @ 13/04/2019 18:39  

If it works ok and there are no sharp edges I think you will be fine but just call into a local bike shop or MOT station and ask worst they can do is say it will fail its test when you take it in

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JP @ 13/04/2019 18:56  

You don’t actually need a speedo fitted for an mot if you can remove it you should pass

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Realdeal750 @ 13/04/2019 19:55  

Actually you DO need to have a speedo fitted for an MOT - but it doesn’t have to work.
Yeah, weird....

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Deleted Member @ 13/04/2019 20:10  

I think it's just they don't check if it works

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Ragnar @ 13/04/2019 20:32  

It's not the speedo that's the issue but the plastic covering it, it's been smashed so I've covered it with tape and has no a sharp edges and can see the speed clearly. Shame I can't post pictures on here

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Connorjcj @ 14/04/2019 11:06  

So like JP said it should be fine

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Ragnar @ 14/04/2019 13:04  

My Guzzi 500 Superalce was built without a speedo,and never had one all the years i owned it,passed every MOT o.k.

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jinx57 @ 14/04/2019 20:49  

To slow to worry about it, Jinx

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Ragnar @ 14/04/2019 21:06  

If it was built before 1937 Jink it's exempt:)
Got a copy of the Construction & Use regs here, from when I worked in automotive supply, though you can probaby google it all now.

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Deleted Member @ 15/04/2019 08:23  

I have to say the easiest solution is, as JP says, go in to the MoT station and ask before you take the bike in. Simple, convenient and legally correct at the point of contact.

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Double six @ 15/04/2019 08:41  

Ah Jinx's now I understand your PM that I got from you this morning.
I didn't remember posting in here last night, showing what a good session it was in the pub yesterday

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Ragnar @ 15/04/2019 10:19  

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