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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a tail tidy for 08 brute that conforms with our stupid adr (australian design rules) that doesn't look like a pile of junk? Or at least comes close enough that I can shrug my shoulders at the copper and go hey its Italian special edition. I'm getting sick of getting tickets from the qld police when they are in a "we don't like your kind actually using the road" type of mood because mine doesn't have a reflector or a mudflap that sits in line with 45 degrees from the back axel. yes for those in the rest of the world that are reading this we officially live in the most nanny state of them all!
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So far I've come up with maybe the rizoma or ride mid-week not on weekends
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 03:23 PM
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What do the ADR rules look like? I have the Melotti fender eliminator and is is very nicely made and mounts very solidly.
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My understanding is there has to be a reflector on the back (fair enough) and the mud flap is supposed to extend down to a line 45 degrees from the rear axel hence most bikes here have big ugly bits off plastic crap hanging off the back of them. I once asked a copper why and he said it was to stop stones flicking off the back wheel and hitting cars behind. When I suggested that I thought most stones would flick off the bottom of the tyre and fly in a fairly straight direction backwards or to the side, rather than in a looping upwards direction that would enable the mudflap to catch them. And rather the mudflap as the name suggests was most likely there to stop my pillion passenger (which I don't ever carry) getting water and mud up their back, I failed the attitude test and things didn't get much better from there.
And yes I think mine is a Melotti at the moment.
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When I traveled through Qld I was disappointed by the low speed limits and the enforcement of them, but I had no idea you have it this bad. The fender/reflector requirement is pretty silly. Many people around here ditch the fender and reflectors completely and just stick the plate wherever they can find a place to hang it. Nobody cares. You need to do something very obvious, like have no headlight or blinkers, or be running slicks or something, before anyone pay attention. If you look closely at my avatar photo, you'll see the license plate wedged between the exhaust tips.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a tail tidy for 08 brute that conforms with our stupid adr (australian design rules) that doesn't look like a pile of junk? Or at least comes close enough that I can shrug my shoulders at the copper and go hey its Italian special edition. I'm getting sick of getting tickets from the qld police when they are in a "we don't like your kind actually using the road" type of mood because mine doesn't have a reflector or a mudflap that sits in line with 45 degrees from the back axel. yes for those in the rest of the world that are reading this we officially live in the most nanny state of them all!
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
So far I've come up with maybe the rizoma or ride mid-week not on weekends
e
its the brute ,they dont bother with the f4s. acab
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Rizoma

I went for the Rizoma. has lots of configurations so should work with any size plate. Also has a build in LED plate lite.

https://www.motovationusa.com/mvstor...?idproduct=804

I also added as integrated indicator tail light.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MV-AG...Q5fAccessories
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 08:12 PM
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Grem, do you have any pictures of the rear of yours....I think from memory it was slightly inset??

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