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Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:49 pm
by Jim
Those of you who used to get their scoots MOT'd at Pete Robson's Motorcycles will be glad to hear that Stan is now up and running in his new premises and doing MOTs again! I'm booked in for one this Saturday!

Unit 7, Elm Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8RJ.
telephone: 0117 9698 040

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:08 am
by TV175S3 Chris
After May 2018 all vehicles 40 years and older will be exempt from MOT testing.

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:25 am
by Jim
Yes! Two lines of thought spring to mind!

You won't have the hassle of taking the scoot for an MOT, and will be saving a bit of cash every year, especially if you've got a 'collection' ! ( Des in particular!)

Your vintage scooter might not be roadworthy if you're not 'mechanically -minded', and for some scooters, the annual trip to the MOT station is the only time it's actually taken out of the garage!

You can, of course, still take your scooter for a voluntary MOT, if you feel that would give you peace of mind. But as we all know, just having a valid MOT certificate doesn't necessarily mean that the scooter is not going to let you down!

I would say that if you're not 'good with the spanners', a thorough preventative maintenance service undertaken by a reputable professional person, ( somebody who actually knows about old scooters! ) probably just before the start of the scootering season, would be a very good idea, and probably better than just a 'snapshot' of the scooter's roadworthyness at the time of undergoing an MOT!

Just my opinion of course!

Take care and ride safe!

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:25 am
by Rich B
Current Mot's are a waste of time on scoots that average 300 miles a year or less if your lucky
MOT regulations state you can only TEST what you can get to so MOT inspector will not remove side panels to checks engine mounts rear shock etc
so in effect you pay £50.00 to turn lights on and off blow the horn check brakes and tyres and check head and wheel bearings for play
DVLA have a default time to Mot motorcycles so Testing of scoot takes 10 minutes then you have to talk crap with MOT inspector for 20 minutes before he can log in and issue test cert

Bring on May 18 will save £200.00

Ps different scenario for pre 78 cars

Rich :-D

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:16 am
by Jim
I have heard from a reliable source with several contacts within the motor repair industry that apparently, these new rules are still in the discussion stage and haven't yet been approved.

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:24 am
by Steve Holloway
[i]`Currently, vehicles built or first registered before 1960 are already exempt from MoT testing. However, the Department for Transport has now agreed that any vehicle constructed or first registered over 40 years ago will now be exempt from an MoT on a rolling basis, following a successful consultation into reforming the roadworthiness test. The changes will come into effect from 20 May 2018`

If you google `MOT changes from 2018` you will find plenty of postings similar to this, but interestingly I can find nothing from an official source, ie, DVLA or DVSA etc

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:26 am
by Jim
Well, yes! I've seen those postings via Google!

So who is correct??

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:32 pm
by TV175S3 Chris
the Governments response- a bit wordy but section 32 is the important one:- ... hiness.pdf

copy and paste to a new "bit' etc.

Re: Pete Robson - MOT's

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 am
by Jim
Thanks Chris!

As you said, very wordy!

Here's the important bit-


Official Document
September 2017

Exempting Vehicles of Historic Interest
from Roadworthiness Testing
Government Response to Consultation

Exemption from MOT Testing for Vehicles Over 40 Years Old

We will introduce secondary legislation to enact these changes as soon as possible.
The changes will come into effect from 20 May 2018.

Maybe the guys in the trade need to check up on what's happening!