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  • How do you solve the Sur-On problem?
  • Premier Icon sharkattack
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    Can you get a daylight mot? 

    There’s no such thing as a daylight MOT but the amount of times people ask about them on motorbike groups means there’s obviously some confusion.

    Basically you don’t need lights to pass an MOT but if they’re fitted they have to work. I think you only ‘need’ a horn. Everything else you can remove. I am not an expert.

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    Basically you don’t need lights to pass an MOT but if they’re fitted they have to work.

    If you dont have lights are you allowed to ride at night?

    Premier Icon kilo
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    No, that’s why everyone calls it a “daylight mot” even though it’s just an mot with advisory that no lights were fitted.

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    you need a brake light so on a ‘crosser that generally means a ‘lighting coil’ so you might as well have a front light and full MOT hence ‘enduro’ bikes.

    Obviously none of that applies to bike life ****, Surron **** and you might as well add Sam Pilgrim and his electric motorbike local park vids.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    you need a brake light

    You really don’t.

    Back on topic.
    As ever it’s not the bike , it’s if it’s being ridden in the appropriate manner and place that’s the problem.
    As with any bike.

    Premier Icon Andy-R
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    singlespeedstu
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    you need a brake light

    You really don’t.

    Back on topic.
    As ever it’s not the bike , it’s if it’s being ridden in the appropriate manner and place that’s the problem.
    As with any bike.

    This, exactly….

    And no, you don’t need a brake light if you don’t have any other lights.

    Premier Icon big_n_daft
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    Whether that means people are going to be pushing beyond the limits of legality more when they are inaudible is something to be seen.

    Almost certainly, if people are prepared to travel from Liverpool to East Lancashire because they think they can get away with it on noisy bikes they’ll do it on emx,

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    Bit surprising that some on this thread would paint all Sur-ron owners as the lowest form of scum and throw a stick through their spokes.

    Yet as soon as a log gets laid down across a not-exactly-legal mtb trail…
    Oh my god won’t you think of the children you monster?!?!?!

    Sure Sur rons attract some antisocial bellends but then so does MTB or ‘whatver activity it is you do that I don’t like’ in the little outdoor space we have in this country.

    Premier Icon mahalo
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    what is their intended purpose? seriosus question. if anyone can go out and buy one, and its not road legal, where can they be ridden?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    They can be ridden anywhere you have the permission of the landowner.

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    mahalo
    what is their intended purpose? seriosus question. if anyone can go out and buy one, and its not road legal, where can they be ridden?

    Private land/where you have permission from the landowner – the same as the e-scooter things…..
    The problem is the shop owner/retailer only has to tell you it’s for use on private land and not public roads/areas etc. and they have fulfilled their legal obligation – what ever you do with it after point of purchase is nothing to do with them.

    A lot of the riders seem to think that as they use MTB brakes and other components that that makes them e-bikes and NOT an e-moto.

    Premier Icon Paul-B
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    Naa, the smartarses will just come to the defense of enduro riders by asking if they had road-legal tyres, number plates, or how could you tell if they had wide range gearboxes, low compression pistons and plusher suspension, or that enduro is a race format, not a bike, you can enduro on any motorbike depending on the events requirements, how do you know they weren’t MX bikes with number plates and daylight MOT’s, are you sure they weren’t dual sports or green laners?

    It doesn’t make any difference…motor vehicles aren’t allowed to ride/drive anywhere on Cannock Chase. They used to do 4×4 days up there which were lead round a specific area but not seen those for years, not after some folks tipped their Landrover over and had to be rescued. I meant ‘enduro’ in the sense of the MTB definition.

    Not sure if it’s a coincidence but I had the said Sur-Ron dealer in Cannock liking a recent Insta post 😛

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    It doesn’t make any difference

    That was my tongue in cheek point, that there will always be a smartarse who’ll pick up on whether it was really “MXers” or “enduro bikes” or “unregistered electric motorbikes”. Ignoring the fact that 9 times out of 10 they do in fact deserve tarring with the same brush.

    Premier Icon Paul-B
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    That was my tongue in cheek point, that there will always be a smartarse who’ll pick up on whether it was really “MXers” or “enduro bikes” or “unregistered electric motorbikes”. Ignoring the fact that 9 times out of 10 they do in fact deserve tarring with the same brush.

    Lol, I got you 🙂 I thought that’s where you were coming from although on the internet you can never be too sure 😛

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Ignoring the fact that 9 times out of 10 they do in fact deserve tarring with the same brush.

    Don’t forget feathers too.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Bit surprising that some on this thread would paint all Sur-ron owners as the lowest form of scum and throw a stick through their spokes.

    Given that they seem to ride where they don’t have permission, on unlawful vehicles what would you suggest we do? Direct action (A stick through the wheel) for someone breaking rule one seems a proportionate response. Unlike indiscriminately booby trapping a trail for someone to require stitches or hospital treatment. Get the right jury and the direct action may even be aquitted like the Colston 4.

    Premier Icon big_n_daft
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    Given that they seem to ride where they don’t have permission, on unlawful vehicles what would you suggest we do? Direct action (A stick through the wheel) for someone breaking rule one seems a proportionate response. Unlike indiscriminately booby trapping a trail for someone to require stitches or hospital treatment. Get the right jury and the direct action may even be aquitted like the Colston 4.

    Will they let off the emxer who fills you in after you disable his emx?

    Violence gives their current threats, criminal damage and generally shitty behaviour some legitimacy.

    Get pictures, report, every single time you see them. Sticks in wheels is just stupid.

    Premier Icon argee
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    Never really had an issue when i’ve seen them, have seen a couple up FoD on the jumps bit of GBU and in off-piste bits, but they tend to keep themselves to themselves, are pretty good, so not really damaging the jumps and go at quiet times.

    Same with others i’ve seen, they tend to be out the way and pretty harmless, but that’s just the experiences i’ve had, it’ll be different across the country as always.

    Premier Icon soundb0y
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    So…. are they worth getting one??

    Quite tempted for something to rag about the farm.

    Premier Icon Andy-R
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    soundb0y
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    So…. are they worth getting one??

    Quite tempted for something to rag about the farm.

    I’ve ridden one (albeit briefly) that belongs to a friend of mine…
    To say that I was underwhelmed is putting it mildly. No way is it anything like riding a proper motorcycle – mind you, in my friend’s defence, he bought it to just cruise around the big camp site that he owns and runs, so I’ll let him off…

    In your position I’d buy a three or four year old trials bike, especially if you’ve got some good rocky gullies or steep banks to play about on, it’ll be far more fun, believe you me.
    You can get something pretty tidy for less than you’d pay for one of those Sur-ron pieces of s**t.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Must admit, I was tempted after the whole Swinley palava to get a road-registered one. My parents live up in the Dales and currently get around a lot on e-bikes, but I think dad would enjoy something with just a bit more capability/range (I’ve ridden the same routes he does, on a CX bike, but I’m mad).

    But then realized it’s got less power and range than a 50cc moped, the same legality, and costs the same as a 2nd hand electric KTM. And I can’t afford the KTM either 🤣

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Been a bit of Sur-ron action in my hood this week.

    Yesterday I saw a lad on one pull out onto the main road, away at the lights then pop a massive wheelie behind the cars.
    I saw him and another lad on one later on in the park nearby, wearing balaclavas.
    I think they were riding some of the little bits of wooded singletrack we have in there 😐

    Today I came away from work and approaching the lights, the two flew across right to left, both wearing balaclavas.
    I turned the corner and watched them flying up the busy road on back wheels behind cars. They then ran a red light and carried on through the traffic.
    They were heading on a road that would lead to this park again but about a mile away from it.

    Knobbers. Clearly know they’re unlikely to be caught.
    Sadly I think it’ll end up affecting the precious few little cycle trails we have. Some of these already get logs put across them regularly by dog walkers.
    The Sur-rons aren’t going to help that 😡

    This is a park which is supposed to be having some short mtb trails built but we had an almighty battle with the loopy militant dog walkers about it. This definitely won’t help.

    Premier Icon gowerboy
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    They can be ridden anywhere you have the permission of the landowner.

    Except within a SSSI.

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    There’s lad who rides one round here. Full on balaclava, no helmet. Saw him go past the other day whilst riding with no hands as both were used to hold his phone he was looking at. Took him a few seconds to realise he was on the wrong side of the road.

    I expect natural selection will eventually win out in his case.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    Is the no helmet thing because the police won’t give chase if the rider isn’t wearing one?

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Yes, very likely.
    Difficult situation for the police.

    Premier Icon qwerty
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    what is their intended purpose? seriosus question. if anyone can go out and buy one, and its not road legal, where can they be ridden?

    A petrol head Moto cross track up the road from me now has a sign outside it advertising EMX track. The lack of noise may allow them greater opening hours.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    Difficult situation for the police.

    It’s really not.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Difficult situation for the police.

    It’s really not

    No? Ever tried to catch one?
    They can and do go anywhere whatsoever at high speed and you can’t chase them anyway because they ain’t got helmets on.

    I’d say that’s a touch tricky, no?

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    Sorry, just to be clear, I was saying that the fact that they aren’t wearing a helmet shouldn’t influence the police response in any way.
    I totally agree that pursuing a reckless, fast, small vehicle whose driver is completely disregarding the law and any consequences is very tricky.

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    As they aren’t road legal, surely there is no requirement to wear a helmet on them in the first place?

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    surely there is no requirement to wear a helmet on them in the first place?

    Just because they arent road legal doesnt mean those laws dont apply to them.
    Its just that in addition with being done for riding without insurance/licence/tax/helmet you also get done for an unroadworthy vehicle.

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    Anyone riding an illegal motorbike (electric or otherwise) in an anti-social manner and chooses not to wear a helmet deserves everything they get. Not chasing them because they could get hurt or killed? They made a choice, screw them.

    Premier Icon peter1979
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    Anyone riding an illegal motorbike (electric or otherwise) in an anti-social manner and chooses not to wear a helmet deserves everything they get. Not chasing them because they could get hurt or killed? They made a choice, screw them

    Well, although it’s not someone riding a Sur Ron, the link below shows that someone riding like a dick who gets killed still has rights, for good or bad.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/michael-lee-rice-death-hartcliffe-3416220.amp

    Premier Icon couchy
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    Seen a few in Sherwood pines and on the roads locally. Usually wearing hoodies and balaclavas. Just like electric scooters they are used by people on lookout and selling drugs. I wouldn’t be trying to fetch them off with a stick in their spokes tbh as you may get involved in something the average person doesn’t need to be involved in.

    As for chipped ebikes how do you know and does a chip give them more power than 250w and a throttle ? 🤔

    Premier Icon jamesoz
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    But then realized it’s got less power and range than a 50cc moped, the same legality, and costs the same as a 2nd hand electric KTM. And I can’t afford the KTM either

    A lad down my road has one, apparently it’s been modded to do 100mph. How true that is and how long it’d do that for I have no idea.

    Sounds exciting on a glorified Ebike with a balaclava and sunglasses for protection.

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    2 in Rawtenstall tonight along with an off-road scooter thing. My dog hates them!!!!

    Premier Icon jameso
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    I see quite a few in Bristol. Mainly kids tearing about beeping their horns as they go. “At least they use their bells…” (runs)

    does a chip give them more power than 250w

    Often yes – depends on the motor spec fitted to begin with. And there’s loads going around on throttle only. Obv not the same as a 5000W e-MX though.

    Premier Icon Beagleboy
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    A couple of weekends ago the wife and I were enjoying the heady delights of Portobello promenade. It was a sunny day, so there were loads of folk out walking with wee kids, dogs and assorted old giffers. As we walked, I could hear a commotion swelling behind me and when I turned to look, my face was about 6 inches away from an oncoming front wheel.

    Three teenagers in hoodies with their scarves pulled up, on leccy motorbikes showing off some impressive wheelie skills, whilst causing absolute carnage as they barrelled through the crowds.

    They obviously thought it was hilarious, but I must admit I wasn’t so much angry as bewildered. Who buys their kids these sort of things and expects them to be used responsibly?

    Then I saw a wee 3/4 year old zipping past on a leccy balance bike and my hope for the future of humanity sank even lower.

    Oh, and just for disclosure purposes, I ride an Orange Four and a Spesh Levo and couldn’t pop a wheelie on either of them if my life depended on it.

    B.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    They obviously thought it was hilarious, but I must admit I wasn’t so much angry as bewildered. Who buys their kids these sort of things and expects them to be used responsibly?

    Then I saw a wee 3/4 year old zipping past on a leccy balance bike and my hope for the future of humanity sank even lower.

    Cars? Or e-MXs?

    I see kids pulling wheelies in town as them taking back some of where they live, asserting something over the pretty much nothing the city has left. If they stop traffic, power to them. It’s a symptom of how fked up our cites are for many kids growing up.

    Whataboutery maybe but while cars do so much damage I’m not in a rush to demonise kids on scooters or sur-rons, or BMXs, etc.

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