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Possible MOT fail?


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After a light off I've managed to bend then snap off a small cast tab from the front of my frame. It stops the forks hitting the tank. Looking at the MOT details it says that the handlebars mustn't foul the tank but doesn't mention the fork crowns?

I've been trying to find a company that'll spot weld it back on but as yet no-one's come back to me.

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It's only an MOT fail if they spot it :wink:

Sounds like a minor issue if all it does is limit the steering movement. If it's a cheap run around just get some JB weld and attach the original article. If the frame in that area is damaged though you have a whole other problem though. If it's just a tab attach it with the weld, only use a bit so you can knock it off when you get it welded again.

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Pretty sure they don't check to see if the lock stops are there on the mot

They only check the lock to make sure you don't trap anything

A lot of bikes you can't see the lock stops anyway

I would just take it and see first

Another option is to drill it tap it and insert a bolt then you can adjust it to the right lock ;-)

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Worst comes worst there is a small hole on the back of the lower fork crown, I could fashion a bracket to bolt to it that does the same job.

I alway thought the purpose of the bars not hitting the tank was to stop the tank rupturing the the event of an accident, makes more sense it it's to stop your fingers getting nipped off.

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