Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 22 January 2005, 16:44   #11
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Torrance
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 332
Don't know much about then either but the one at thte lifeboat (RNLI) station has a max road speed of 20 mph sticker on it...

But most definately road legal.

SDG
__________________

__________________
SDGANDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 January 2005, 07:01   #12
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
If you get bike trader there are tons of adverts in there - Barrus are doing road legal buggies as well now! If you want details Blue Water Marine in Salcombe are dealers and they might be able to help?
__________________

__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 January 2005, 07:23   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW/SW/Nigeria
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 6m +
Engine: none
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 147
Send a message via MSN to Action Man
kawasaki used to sell a road conversion kit for there bikes I think it had a

tax disk holder (metal)
break lights
number plate
spedo

and a few other thinks i it it was a few hundred quid from what I remember.

Regards
__________________
Action Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 January 2005, 17:11   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Martins
Boat name: MATRIX
Make: Jeanneau Leader 805
Length: 8.05
Engine: Volvo KAD 43 Diesel
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 248
In Guernsey to ride a quad bike with no helmet (or at all) you need to be registered as a farmer such as Mick Le Pelley is.

Otherwise you cant do it as it falls into an in between category with the states.

I could b wrong but thats the position as far as I know it. Worth having a chat with Craig at Venture Garage as he knows about this one I am sure. tell him Dom sent you.

Dom
__________________
www.soltron.co.uk
DepSol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2005, 04:30   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Peter Port
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 9m +
Engine: 2 x 225hp Optimax
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by DepSol
In Guernsey to ride a quad bike with no helmet (or at all) you need to be registered as a farmer such as Mick Le Pelley is.

Otherwise you cant do it as it falls into an in between category with the states.

I could b wrong but thats the position as far as I know it. Worth having a chat with Craig at Venture Garage as he knows about this one I am sure. tell him Dom sent you.

Dom
Hi Dom,

One of my mates is a tree surgeon and he can ride one legally on the roads, but maybe tree monkeys are classified in the same way!?

I'll give the old bill and quick call and see what they reckon. A bit silly if I have to become a farmer to drive one!
__________________
Which part of "throw me the mooring line" didn't you understand!?
pettal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2005, 04:51   #16
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
Over here in sunny Devon nobody needs a helmet on a quad
__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2005, 08:12   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Whitstable
Boat name: Tango
Make: Avon and Narwhal2.4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60HP Yamaha
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 966
I was in Sainsburys a few weeks back filling up with petrol and a guy drove one in and parked up behind me to fill it up with petrol, intrigued i had a good look at it, he had lights, number plate and tax disk on the thing and other than the stupidity of driving such a small vehicle on the roads it looked completely legal to me, as i said to him " i'd not fancy trying to over take a 16 wheeler on that thing" though i don thtink it would have made much difference to him as he looked like he'd already had a frontal labotomy.
__________________
Bilge Rat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2005, 09:47   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: ramsgate
Boat name: Micki Dee Bee
Make: Ribcraft Seasafari
Length: 9m +
Engine: Twin 250hp Suzuki
MMSI: 235057235
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,622
Send a message via MSN to Jon Brooks
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bilge Rat
I was in Sainsburys a few weeks back filling up with petrol and a guy drove one in and parked up behind me to fill it up with petrol, intrigued i had a good look at it, he had lights, number plate and tax disk on the thing and other than the stupidity of driving such a small vehicle on the roads it looked completely legal to me, as i said to him " i'd not fancy trying to over take a 16 wheeler on that thing" though i don thtink it would have made much difference to him as he looked like he'd already had a frontal labotomy.
There is a garage near me in Ramsgate the sells road legal Quads Bikes.
I have been a little tempted myself

Regards
__________________
Jon Brooks VSMM. Marine Mammal Medic, PBI, SRC Assessor,PWC Instructor.
www.horizonseasafaris.co.uk
Jon Brooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2005, 13:02   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leatherhead
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 907
Saw one at the weekend on the road. It had mudguards, lights, no. plate and a very impressive roll cage. The "pilot" ( ) had a bone dome on and looked as if he was enjoying himself. Must have been frozen stiff though
__________________
Peter (nick, nick) T

Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.
Ribald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2005, 13:46   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Peter Port
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 9m +
Engine: 2 x 225hp Optimax
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 375
It's just basically another toy!!! (shh not too loud or the misses might hear)

But there are some sensible reasons for this:

1.) Guernsey is pretty small and living in town, parking is at a premium, especially since our planning office (our equiv.) has just told me to put my wall back at the front of the house.....where the car is currently parked! However I could fit a quad into the space once the wall is returned.

2.) Our max speed limit is 35mph........anything above that whilst entertaining is wasted unless you travel to Europe or the mainland. I tend to fly and hire rather than drive these days.

3.) My commute is (worst case) 6 mins door to door, so even if the weather isn't that nice it's still not a major headache and definately no worse than spending several hours bouncing across waves in the drizzle!

4.) Savings on road tax, insurance and fuel.

5.) It's just a top toy!

Now that I've used you lot to get my excuses in order I think it's time I approached the Misses on this one!!!!
__________________

__________________
Which part of "throw me the mooring line" didn't you understand!?
pettal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.