The Society of Cool!
Had a minor crash the other day and knocked one of the mirrors off my '86 PX 125. I was already thinking that the scoot looked better without the mirrors - preferred the slimmed down look, so wondering whether to bother replacing it, or just to take the other one off.
As ever, trying to get a bit of balance between style and practicality, as I use the scoot to get to work on. Just wondering what people's thoughts are on how much mirrors add safety-wise. I felt I could never really see all that much out of them anyway. Are we that much better off with them on?
No mirrors = no M.O.T. so i would get them fixed. Hope this helped.
So are they road legal without??
If you have fixings for mirrors (which you do) they must be present and maintained.
(See Reg.33 of the road vehicles regulations)
It's a bit confusing though to say the least!!
i managed to slap a couple of classic car wing mirrors on
they dont look much different to stadium mirrors
same shape and size etc but the mirror itself is convex and gives a wide angle view
I have been told that for scooters from a certain year onwards (not sure what year) you have to have mirrors on display, so you may be only partially correct Paolo, and you may have a friendly MOT person.
No scooter needs mirrors for an MOT.
Sorry to ask a question on your thread mate but saves making a new one.
Where's the best place for the two standard chrome mirrors for a Vespa PX?
Fed up of not knowing what's behind me. The leg shield mirror and other mirrors, off the crash bars, just shake too much and to be honest still think they add to the look and look smart.
I have had an 05 px 125 ans 03 px 200 and x reg px 200 and all have passed their mot's without mirrors.
I must be lucky, or they are scared of me lol
They are 100% definitely scared of you Paolo, with your links to La Cosa Nostra.
I think that it is unsafe to ride without mirrors in modern traffic, and on ride-outs with lots of mirror-less scooters.