Originally Posted by Aussiechop
Skitz- I am looking to get it registered, haven't done the process before, All I know is I have to take it to an engineer to get the frame tested, to test the brakes, and then pass the pits. I've taken 2 bikes over the pits before so I know all their shit.
Yeah and then some.
First off you need to talk to the Department of Transport and lodge an application form to build an ICV (Department of Transport
). Not sure you can find that paper work online, but you'd definitely get what you need from the Welshpool branch.
The Dept will also be able to give you a list of approved Engineers that they will deal with, and you'll need to talk to one sooner rather than later. Like you've heard, they will probably want to inspect all the bare welds on the frame, X-Ray the welds on the neck, and possibly stress test the neck as well.
You'll also need to get hold of a copy of the Australian Design Rules from DOTARS, which I believe they can send you on CD for about $5. In the eyes of the law you're not just building a bike to take over the pits that meets the WA road rules, you're manufacturing a 2012 model motorcycle and as such you have to comply with all the relevant 2012 ADRs and be able to prove it (hence the Engineer), just like any other major motorcycle manufacturer.
The ADRs will tell you all the regulations regarding dimensions of your bike, such as allowable wheel base, coverage of fenders over tyres, handle bar height, min/max width, length of exhaust, positioning of indicators, side and rear reflectors, tail light, license plate, headlight, size of mirrors, which guages you have to have, which brakes and brake lines you can use etc. etc. etc. Every single aspect of a motorcycle is defined in the ADRs, and WA follows the ADRs to the letter!
Going over the pits will be very stringent this time around too as they will test and measure everything!! And prior to that you'll have done a lot of testing with your Engineer, like your brake performance (dry and wet), exhaust noise levels (both still and while moving at various speeds), emission levels etc. etc.
I've never seen a WCC framed bike in WA before, so make sure you have the MSO for the frame too because as far as the Dept of Transport is concerned, it may was well be from outer space.
Look forward to seeing it on the road though, that will really blow people away!