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Just taken delivery of my new tyres, a pair of Metzeler Z6 Roadtecs. I had Pirelli Angel STs on previously, and Diablo Stradas prior to that. The Pirellis were the best, most responsive and confidence inspiring tyres I've ever ridden on. The Metzelers have a lot to live up to! They do have excellent reviews though and are reckoned to be on a par with the Pirellis. I'm fitting them on Monday ready for an MoT on Tuesday so we shall see.

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hi Gary,thats quick for mot,it takes 5-6 weeks over here,i had a metzeler on the back of the fazer,it had loads of grip,as good if not better than the dunlop bt201 on the 400,also had a front one on my gsx 250e many moons ago and it was great too,i was always sure of the front wet or dry,good luck and happy biking, emoticon
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One of the advantages of living in a rural and sparsely populated area, Tootler, is the ease of getting appointments, be it MoT, doctors, or vet. I can often phone the garage a couple of villages away and go in for my MoT the next day, and sometimes the same day.

Looking at the weather forecast though, I don't suppose I shall be going far once the MoT is done till it brightens up a little! emoticon

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over in the mainland you can use garages,over here we have mot centers,they are very tuff mots for cars and bikes,i will be able to get a cancellation but it will only be a week early,but as you say the weather is crap so im not too bothered,at least ive got the bike. emoticon
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We can get ours done from home and sometimes same day as phone call? Life is good here emoticon
There are mobile guys here that come to your house and thats it. You take the papers to transport department and pay them their fee and away you go.
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thats really handy cj,its like your a criminal here,you dont speak to the examiner,you sit over at the side,your vehicle is put thru rigorus tests by machines,shaking and twisting everything to the point that if it isnt broke it will be when its over,then its the dreaded long wait to see if you passed,again no conversation,its easier going to the dentist,anyway,i take it your in no hurry to get your transport motd over here, emoticon
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Hell no, Thats is rediculous. My guy comes to me and we talk cars or bikes while he is doing his thing, Maybe even have a cuppa or softdrink then Hhe gives me some papers and I give him some money and bid him farewell till the next time I need him. emoticon
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thats the way it should be,time i shifted continent. emoticon
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I have to say that my experience with my local garage/MoT tester is more like CJ's than Tootler's. Been going to the same place for well over 20 years now.

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