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Great Fun on Small Bikes .

 

Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.

Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?

 

Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .

 

Haha, I won't lie, I had to look up those two people you mentioned above so I had no idea who they are, I also watched the video of Andy's lap online, it was pretty insane! How he did that in under 8mins is impressive!!

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Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.

Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?

 

Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .

 

Haha, I won't lie, I had to look up those two people you mentioned above so I had no idea who they are, I also watched the video of Andy's lap online, it was pretty insane! How he did that in under 8mins is impressive!!

 

I can't believe you've never heard of Guy Martin . He's never off the telly ! Here's the two of them trying for the Nurburgring van record .

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Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .

 

Haha, I won't lie, I had to look up those two people you mentioned above so I had no idea who they are, I also watched the video of Andy's lap online, it was pretty insane! How he did that in under 8mins is impressive!!

 

I can't believe you've never heard of Guy Martin . He's never off the telly ! Here's the two of them trying for the Nurburgring van record .

 

He does seem to have done a lot of documentaries for Channel 4, I've not seen any of them :lol: Worthwhile?

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Just goes to show how much fun can be had on these wee bikes!


Think I may venture out and stretch my wings a bit further once I get my winter gloves in the post. 8-)

 

With todays modern 125's the reality is these machines are all anyone actually NEEDS, they are suited for every type of riding that being commuting, popping into town a weekend pootle or a full on tour :thumb:

 

Listen to this with headphones at full volume and you just might begin to understand .

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Great Fun on Small Bikes .

 

Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.

Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?

 

Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .

 

Sorry fastbob but I'm going to take that with a pinch of salt!


First of all you need frame and engine numbers a V5 an sva test and registration number.


You can't just walk in and get an mot and ride it!

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Haha! I must admit those small bikes look fun as hell. Now I know what @Stu's riding on his profile pic.

Are they ever road legal or do you only get to ride them in a track?

 

Well that's an interesting question . When I worked at M&P in Coventry we had a chap called Andy Carlisle working with us on Saturdays and Sundays . We used to sell cheap and nasty Chinese Mini Moto's and Andy bought a yellow one for a laugh . The story goes that he took it for an MOT by walking into the test center with it under his arm in a bin bag . Astonishingly he got a daytime MOT so he started riding it to work on Sunday mornings . He actually used to ride this thing about five miles including going round Coventry Ring Road . I made a vinyl decal of a banana to go on the fairing and I remember that it had a reduced photocopy of the tax disc on the screen . And that's a true story . By the way , Andy Carlisle went on to be the current fastest bike rider around the Nurburgring and became a close friend of Guy Martin .

 

Sorry fastbob but I'm going to take that with a pinch of salt!


First of all you need frame and engine numbers a V5 an sva test and registration number.


You can't just walk in and get an mot and ride it!

 

You're right actually but nonetheless I heard the bin bag part of the story from the MOT tester . Regarding turning up at the shop , that definitely happend because I was there . On reflection I'm surprised Andy would have risked his license because he was an engineering student at the time living 100's of miles from home and bikes were his only transport .

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