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Discreetly watch second bike TA 650 going though its MOT and I know that chain brings out worst of tester's OCD as it was marked as loose in advisory last year. I know it's in perfect condition and correctly tensioned but for him it's a fail for too slack. So he kindly gets the tools out and tightens it and passes it which is all shown on the new MOT paperwork :) Riding away stange noises are emitted from down by left foot. So when I get home promptly reset it back to how it was and all is well - I'm happy - the tester is happy! I'll still go back to him as he means well and is thorough in his own way.
 

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if you hav,nt got the sticker with the free play spec,s on the swingarm, take him the manual, will he pay for your gearbox, after he,s fcuk,d it !!!
 

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I assume you got the MOT from Martin (& Kirsty). Last year he gave me an advisory that the chain and sprockets are legal but need changing soon. I bought replacements but haven't got around to changing them yet, however it wasn't even mentioned on this years ticket...
 

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Usually same mention of chain here too...but their getting used to me i think...when it gets 17 stone leap on it the headlight becomes right on his meter too...as well as the chain slack...They adjusted the headlight down a bit with me on it to pass years ago.....see what happens in 4 weeks time...OOOH ! I'm a fortune teller again...
 

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Glad I live in sunny Queensland where we have to get a "Safety Certificate" only when a bike changes hands (same with cars). The Truck bloke is my favourite for the bikes, as he asks me if anything is not standard, for which I have been able to honestly say "Only the tyres". The main thing they look for here is oil leaks, worn brake pads and blown lights.
 

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i go to the MOT tester that rides a scooter, he doesn't really know much about the bikes and that suits me because i know my bike inside out. I don't really want some hard nosed expert failing me to be honest. My next job is head stock bearings replacement which he would never check and they are MOT failure.....
 

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I am not looking forward to the job, bur i have done it before. This time I want to try end do it without stripping the whole front of the bike....
 
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