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Dreaded MOT

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Dreaded MOT

Post by fergy » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 8:05am

Oh no it's that day again , im taking my beloved Triumph Bonneville for the yearly MOT test in Newcastle for 11am , obviously i want a pass for £29 but a fail nowadays could be megabucks . Fingers crossed.

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by adyjay » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 8:10am

Good luck....

My 2005 BMW F650GS is going in for an MOT tomorrow too...I hate MOT's with a vengeance.
I often wonder why its easier to complain than praise?
Understanding and co-operation is sadly lacking in schools towards caretakers from the staff etc....
When we are wanted they are all nice, when we ask for something they moan!
Men live their lives in quiet desperation when it comes to the opposite gender!
Don't trust anyone, they will only hurt you!
Its a sad situation really :(

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by fergy » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 8:14am

Even though youre sure everythings ok and working fine you sit in the waiting room like a scared child outside the headmasters office awaiting your fate (well i used to).

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by adyjay » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 8:34am

Yep you surely do... gives me the chills when they walk in and say nothing to you then go to the desk and then just leave, then the receptionist comes out with the words "Im sorry its failed on...." and you heart sinks knowing that you are going to have to spend a lot of money fixing it, then she says "On a indicator bulb" which you know was working fine before you went in... strange how these things blow just at the right time... :rolleyes:
I often wonder why its easier to complain than praise?
Understanding and co-operation is sadly lacking in schools towards caretakers from the staff etc....
When we are wanted they are all nice, when we ask for something they moan!
Men live their lives in quiet desperation when it comes to the opposite gender!
Don't trust anyone, they will only hurt you!
Its a sad situation really :(

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by TheTusk » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 9:14am

I have a 1976 Honda XL250 Trail bike. Last time I took that for an MOT it was more like a chat about old bikes. He checked the brakes and the lights (which only really worked if you rev it a bit. 6 volt system) and then said "You wouldn't ride it down here if it wasn't safe". Printed me a ticket and off I went.

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by chazwick » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 10:43am

I feel your pain, I go through the same when I take my 1990 Yamaha FJ1200.
My old clunker is a 1959 Lambretta rusty relic which doesn't need an MOT as pre 1960 are exempt.

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by JohnE875 » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 11:43am

Don't do bikes but the 3 cars cost enough thank you very much.
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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by Drone » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 4:00pm

Hope all goes well

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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by EBJ » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 4:57pm

I wish you well, I have always wanted a Triumph Cub but never ever got round to it and I suppose now I never will, I have two cars to worry about on MOT's. :icon_frown:
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Re: Dreaded MOT

Post by fergy » Fri, 24th Feb 2017, 6:49pm

Fail fail fail how could they , just because its a bit noisy . Fair do's to the dealer though he said if i returned in my car they'd loan me a couple of quieter(legal) exhaust silencers. So i did after another 15 mile round trip and got home but they dont fit grrrrr what a day . :icon_sad:

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