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Road Rocket Mascot
« on: 02.07. 2010 10:48 »
Does anyone know if anyone produces the rocket mascot on the front guard for the early road rockets?
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Re: Road Rocket Mascot
« Reply #1 on: 02.07. 2010 11:03 »
Have not seen new one advertised , second hand one was on Ebay couple of months ago.
Can you get away with one of these, in UK I think you would fail MOT with one installed
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Re: Road Rocket Mascot
« Reply #2 on: 02.07. 2010 11:12 »
I'm from Victoria, Australia and we don't have any annual vehicle checks once registered so if it were an issue it would go on after. I can see that they could be seen as dangerous as I believe that we got rid of front number plates for that reason. But I still want one!
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Re: Road Rocket Mascot
« Reply #3 on: 02.07. 2010 11:26 »
Mark, check out this old thread here, a member found and sold one last year:

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,2159.20.html

Maybe you will reconsider once you've seen the price.   *eek* *smile*


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P.S.: Don't know whether Bill got his proportion of the profit, I'm still waiting for my beer.  *smile*  *beer*
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Re: Road Rocket Mascot
« Reply #4 on: 02.07. 2010 13:32 »
Ah it was on the forum not Ebay  - Commission still to come *roll*
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Re: Road Rocket Mascot
« Reply #5 on: 02.07. 2010 14:26 »
Does anyone know if anyone produces the rocket mascot on the front guard for the early road rockets?
Mark

you're probabily better off without one anyway , some little toerag would damage your bike stealing the thing. remember the vw badge craze years ago.

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Re: Road Rocket Mascot
« Reply #6 on: 02.07. 2010 15:23 »
You would probably get away with fitting one in the UK if it was original equipment for that model at the time of maufacture (even if it were a repatriated export model). AFAIK there are no retrospective safety mods to any original features (or lack of) - bike front numberplates, indicators and car seatbelts come to mind.
Seems like "elf and safety" let that one slip past them!

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