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    The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    Performance Parts Ltd put this on FB.
    I have just completed the survey.
    Limitations are one thing but full on bans with legal threats is another.


    ATTENTION MOTORCYCLISTS

    Modifying your motorcycle could be made illegal.

    New plans proposed by the Department For Transport (DFT) could make fitting some non-OEM parts a crime.

    We have just 4-weeks to prevent this from happening!

    How you can help:

    Respond to the DFT's survey here - https://bit.ly/DFTMotorcycleLaw (2-mins), making clear your views on its decisions.

    More information on the law:

    Under the proposed changes it would be a crime to ‘tamper’ with ‘a system, part or component of a vehicle intended or adapted to be used on a road’.

    The proposals are part of the DfT’s ‘Future of Transport’ review and are lumped in with lots of other vehicle standards that the department is looking to modernise.

    Read the full article here - https://bit.ly/MCNArticle

    Please help motorcyclists nationwide and respond to the DFT's survey here - https://bit.ly/DFTMotorcycleLaw

    Thank you for your help, and all the best from the team at Performance Parts

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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    Can't see how that will be controlled, nuts and bolts are hardly a small number plate. There will be a lot more chases lol
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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    Enforcement is stupidly hard for sure. But if you can't get an MOT anymore...

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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Enforcement is stupidly hard for sure. But if you can't get an MOT anymore...
    Never thought of that. so ok for 3years (from new) then problem will arise regarding OE parts no longer available so bike gets binned lol.
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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    who says that the MOT station will know whats OEM or not so cant see that being an issue,unless you go to a main dealer

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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    I was guessing that the MOT would be one method. Assume it will give the police powers to pull you over for being a dick/nuisance

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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    Well, it was boring/infuriating but have sent my response!

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    Re: The banning of vehicle modification in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    I was guessing that the MOT would be one method. Assume it will give the police powers to pull you over for being a dick/nuisance

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    dont be a dick or a nuisance

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