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MFK - Motorbike

My husband imported his bike when we moved and I believe we need to get anMFK before we can change the plates, could anyone recommend a garage they haveused or heard good things about please - Thanks very much.

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Old 24.05.2012, 19:37
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Brand? Model? Place? Year? Things to fix?

You need to state these in order to get a better answer.
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My husband imported his bike when we moved and I believe we need to get anMFK before we can change the plates, could anyone recommend a garage they haveused or heard good things about please - Thanks very much.

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bike needs to be standard or the aftermarket parts removed and swapped for standard items for the MFK. speedo must show kms , miles and kms is ok.

best thing to do is pop to the mfk office 4th floor claraplatz police station and have a chat with the 2 nice people there. take it for the mfk and they will tell u whats wrong.

i guess you have imported it as part of your possesions and have the yellowish form (18.30?) and the stammnummer? you can drive with UK plates for 1 year with that.
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

My husband imported his Honda motorbike just under 2 years ago. He took it to the local Honda dealer and they did everything for him.( took it for the mfk, sorted the number plates etc )
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

Maybe it is a bit offtopic, but why is the man himself not asking the questions and providing details here?
If he is not interested to ask himself, I am inclined to ignore this thread.

Sorry, I am just a male chauvinist kind of guy. Let him ask himself.
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Brand? Model? Place? Year? Things to fix?

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Hi,

It is a Ducati 999s, UK spec, 2005 and we are based in the Basel area.

Thanks.
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bike needs to be standard or the aftermarket parts removed and swapped for standard items for the MFK. speedo must show kms , miles and kms is ok.

best thing to do is pop to the mfk office 4th floor claraplatz police station and have a chat with the 2 nice people there. take it for the mfk and they will tell u whats wrong.

i guess you have imported it as part of your possesions and have the yellowish form (18.30?) and the stammnummer? you can drive with UK plates for 1 year with that.
Thank you, this is very helpful.
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

I imported my bike last year. Did the paper work at claraplatz and they arranged an appointment at the MFK. Really great folks and spoke English no problems (Inspection place that is) Biggest challenge was getting the insurance sorted. PM me if you want to chat about it
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My husband imported his bike when we moved and I believe we need to get anMFK before we can change the plates, could anyone recommend a garage they haveused or heard good things about please - Thanks very much.

Rebekah
Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy a new life in CH.

For your answer, the best thing to do is search this forum using the search function at the top of the page. I know this topic has been discussed a hell of a lot so you will certainly find all the answers in previous threads.

If you still have a specific question, then post back here and we will try to help.
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

Dipped headlight(s) will need changing - new glass lens.
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Dipped headlight(s) will need changing - new glass lens.
Actually, for a 999, you need a whole new lower lamp, no replaceable lens!

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Re: MKF - Motorbike

I've got the same issue with light for my diavel - but the diavel forum states its a level dip, not a slanted dip, so no conversion required. Sure enough - point it at a white wall, and there's no visible dip.

Your 999 might not need dipped? Best check tho'.

There is the side discussion of Ducati's traditional of useless 1-candle-power lights in the first place...
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

Slightly off topic, but I'm wondering if any of the experts here can help - I have the first MFK for my (Swiss-supplied) Triumph Street Triple at the end of the month, and wondered what I need to do other than give it a good wash beforehand?

There are a number of upgraded bits and pieces on it, such as the rear shock and footrests from a Daytona 675, shorty adjustable levers, a tail tidy and crash bungs. Are any of these likely to cause a problem?

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Re: MKF - Motorbike

if it looks like an upgrade then maybe some questions asked, if it was me i wouldnt say anything.
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

Hi there,

when I brought my bike in for the test the guy noticed that I had a non-standard spring (on the rear shock) and I was required to have a letter from Öhlins confirming the spring was ok to have on my bike. The rear shock itself was the standard Yamaha unit.

Given you have changed the rear shock be prepared but if they don't notice

I'm not an expert but don't think that the crash protection stuff should cause any problems, not sure how they will view the tail tidy if it isn't a Triumph part - again letter from the manufacturer stating that it won't kill anyone and is safe to be used on your bike . Might be worth a quick visit to your local Triumph dealer for a check?

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Slightly off topic, but I'm wondering if any of the experts here can help - I have the first MFK for my (Swiss-supplied) Triumph Street Triple at the end of the month, and wondered what I need to do other than give it a good wash beforehand?

There are a number of upgraded bits and pieces on it, such as the rear shock and footrests from a Daytona 675, shorty adjustable levers, a tail tidy and crash bungs. Are any of these likely to cause a problem?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

OK thanks guys. The shock and footrests are straight swaps from the Daytona 675, which is basically the same bike but with a fairing, so I might just try and see if they notice. The tailtidy isn't extreme at all, but comes from a one-man outfit in the UK (D3-components.co.uk for anyone interested - really well made stuff!) so getting a letter from him in French could be tricky ;-)

I guess worst case scenario is I have to re-fit some standard bits and pay for another test?
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Re: MKF - Motorbike

Well quick update after the Controle Technique here in Geneva today. Turn up at the SAN, wait in line about 5 mins, a friendly looking chap wanders over and spends approx 1 minute peering at the bike (he did wiggle the tail tidy but seemed to be primarily concerned whether the indicators would touch the high-level exhausts or not - they didn't). He then rode off round the block on it, and emerged about 2 minutes later from inside the building where I think they did some sort of emissions test (not sure on that but heard him rev the engine once). Apparently one of the headlights points too low but no need to go back - i just have to "faire le necessaire".

So no need to have worried about the modifications at all
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Well quick update after the Controle Technique here in Geneva today. Turn up at the SAN, wait in line about 5 mins, a friendly looking chap wanders over and spends approx 1 minute peering at the bike (he did wiggle the tail tidy but seemed to be primarily concerned whether the indicators would touch the high-level exhausts or not - they didn't). He then rode off round the block on it, and emerged about 2 minutes later from inside the building where I think they did some sort of emissions test (not sure on that but heard him rev the engine once). Apparently one of the headlights points too low but no need to go back - i just have to "faire le necessaire".

So no need to have worried about the modifications at all
Also got the all clear on the Diavel, but my tester spend about 20 minutes "large-ing" about the local area. I could hear him blasting up a street 1/2 a km away...

There's no emmision test, if I understand correctly.
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Also got the all clear on the Diavel, but my tester spend about 20 minutes "large-ing" about the local area. I could hear him blasting up a street 1/2 a km away...

There's no emmision test, if I understand correctly.
Fair play to him - given the diavel hasn't been out that long it could have been the first he'd tried out (in fact how come it needed testing at all - in Geneva first test is after 4 years?). Street Triples seem to be ten a penny now, plus it was wet, so perhaps he didn't see the point in a more vigorous test.
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Re: MFK - Motorbike

Just to share my experiance. I imported my Honda CBR 600 from the UK when I first moved here. I simply made an appointment at the MFK Zurich, took all the paper work with me and 30 mins later had the ausweise for my bike. The tester noted that the lights are for UK roads but let it go through anyway.

I recently had my Buell tested and had to remove the street legal Remus exhaust because it was to loud. Its best to put your bike back to as close as standard as possible if you want to avoid a retest. They are pretty strict!
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