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Qld Modification Rules

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' started by hopeless, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Ok, so I have a plan to modernise myFZX750. Its a grey import and for what its worth I love riding it and the look of it. BUT, I don't like the 16" front and 15" rear tyre choices, its pretty damned limited. So my goal is a pretty standard upgrade for this bike overseas. My plan is to fit a YZF600r ( I have one) front end, wheel and brakes. Its a bolt on fit, same bearings and shaft. I would, however, need to drill and weld the headset to take risers ( not an issue as I'm a fitter and turner by trade).
    I will also be fitting an XJR1300 rear end, this is also a direct bolt on ( with a pre 04 swingarm). (y)

    these upgrades will give me 4 pot brakes and stiffen her up somewhat and, most importantly, give me a better range of tyre selection in 17". I know all of these mods work as I have researched, measured and checked a lot over the last 3 months.:wacky:

    What I'm a little confused on is whether I need an engineers Certificate to do it. anyone done similar or understand the TMR info better than me? the way I read it I thought that the front should be fine. but Don't want an insurable, unregisterable bike.

  2. #2 oldcorollas, Dec 9, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2015
    anything that is not a factory option, or an owner certified modification, needs engineering... technically.

    since what you are doing directly affects steering, handling and braking... engineering is probably a must

    Light vehicle modifications (Department of Transport and Main Roads)

    and uses NCOP now http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/Safety/Vehicle standards and modifications/Vehicle standards/Vehicle standards instructions/9sectionLLmotorbikes1July2014.pdf

    I suppose technically it's an ICV, but if you are not majorly changing geometry, then can hopefully sneak under that.

    P29 http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/S...COP/11sectionlovehiclestandardscompliance.pdf
    checklist http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/S...difications/NCOP/15sectionlochecklistslo7.pdf
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  3. start with finding a local "Approved Person" (engineer) and have a chat :) in the end it will be up to them to sign the dotted line anyway :)
  4. Yeah It will be interesting, Might have to go to a chopper builder for some clarification. No changes to geometry I don't think, front forks are 1cm shorter, but I have them shortened through the top yoke anyway. the angle will be unaffected and ground height will be fine too..
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  5. tbh I think many would just wing it.. what's the chance a pink slip guy would pick up the changes on an import anyway?
    but yeah, legal is far better :)

    ah, chopper builder would (obviously) have connections for eng and rego :D good thinking!
  6. I did think about winging it coz Its all yamaha stuff and direct bolt on. But if anyone was gunna get caught out it would be me :(
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