Trial and (more) er­rors

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

Re­gard­ing your item Trial and Er­rors (OBA 56). I feel you have been mis­in­formed in some ar­eas. I agree there will be some who take ad­van­tage of the log book scheme as I have al­ready ex­pe­ri­enced this. I am a ma­chine ex­am­iner for the C&EMCC and like most of us not a qual­i­fied en­gi­neer. I have had over 50 years ex­pe­ri­ence rid­ing, re­pair­ing and restor­ing bikes. I feel I am well able to as­cer­tain whether a bike is road­wor­thy or not.

You state the club of­fi­cers (ma­chine ex­am­in­ers) role is ba­si­cally to en­sure the ve­hi­cles com­ply with the club plate rules. This is not true, if you look at the His­toric Ve­hi­cle Dec­la­ra­tion sec­tion 3, you will see we do in fact sign off that “The ve­hi­cle is in safe op­er­at­ing con­di­tion.” Yes, there are some club rules that are ob­served but safety is never com­pro­mised and we ex­am­in­ers thor­oughly check all ar­eas as­so­ci­ated with the safe op­er­a­tion of the ve­hi­cle. Richard Emen­ton (via email)

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