Hey all, had an interesting response from the SA government about pulling the restrictions out of LAMS motorcycles. The response I got is as follows: "I have been asked to respond to your enquiry re the de-restricting of a LAMS approved motorbike. Firstly, there is no legislative requirement for the bike owner to notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles if the throttle restriction is removed and no requirement for the bike to be inspected. Registration is also not affected as the registration fee is a flat fee for all bikes, and the compulsory third party (CTP) insurance premium payable is determined by the capacity (CCs) of the bike, not the power output. This is essentially a licensing and enforcement issue. If a person is detected riding the bike without holding an unrestricted bike licence, he or she would be committing an offence. There may be an issue in relation to the CTP insurance, in the event that the motorbike was involved in an accident that resulted in death or injury, and the rider was not the holder of an unrestricted motorbike licence. Allianz, who are the CTP Claims Manager, have previously indicated that there would be no issues with the CTP insurance provided the modification was completed by a qualified mechanic, and the rider holds an unrestricted licence. Although it is not our area of expertise, it may also be an issue from a consumer perspective, if you sold the bike as a LAMS approved motorcycle i.e. did not inform the new owner of the modification and the new owner was not appropriately licensed. You could leave yourself open for civil action by the new owner but again this is not our area." So, it seems that in SA at least, you can pull the restrictor out as long as, 1) You hold a full license (makes sense), and 2) You don't sell the bike without letting the new owner know it's not LAMS approved (or put the restrictor back in ), all without voiding CTP or breaking any laws. Looks like I'll be registering my bike in SA!