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  1. My original query was to elicit the finer points of what you can 'get away with'. Drunk in charge of a push bike, man or electric power will get you fined but I am assured not reflect on your car license I am told if you loose your license in France you can still drive one of the small micro diesel cars, for which reason they are nicknamed the drunks car! My wife can ride a moped or scooter up to 50cc in GB on a car license and Charles' comments appear to verify the same in France, I wonder if the electric bike is the same?
  2. Anyone know the finer points of law concerning what you can and can't do? In the UK I can go to the pub on an electric push bike, drink more than I should and my license remains intact. I can also do the same on a horse but its more effort when you get home. My wife can ride a 50cc moped on her car license, what can you do in france. These little facts make life so much more interesting don't they! Is a ball race something between a vet and a tom cat?
  3. Thanks for the reply Gluestick. My oil is definitely 'clear' and not red, my technical french unfortunately, is not up to asking the supplier but I do know a man that will do the necessary! If I understand correctly, if this is 28 second oil, Kerosine, and not 35 second diesel, this is quite unusual in france?
  4. Thanks Bugsy, I didn't know the 6bhp was an allowance, Moto Guzzi have a different ECU map for france and offered to have the bike back to install it. this was obviously going to cost a fair bit and there is also a 200 mile round trip to get the work done. Incidentally, they also say the headlight is symmetrical and therefore, only needs screwing from left to right! MCN must have it wrong I think thats the quoted hp for the earlier engine, all my paperwork says 103bhp see; http://uk.motoguzzi.it/en_UK/prodotti/enduro/stelvio/stelvio_1200_4v/scheda_tecnica.aspx They say 77KW which equates to 103.258hp. The bit that matters to me is torque and I tend to ignore max horsepower now-days, however, they are right about it being top heavy, you certainly feel it at walking speed. I'm looking forward to riding on the wrong side of the road! Thanks again for the info'
  5. I have a Moto Guzzi Stelvio I wish to bring out next year. Can anyone say whether it is 100 or 106bhp. The Guzzi is 103bhp, you can understand my dilemma, do I do nothing or a hell of a lot!
  6. New question based on reading some of the previous pages. A few replies state that french heating oil is red diesel, mine is clear not red and looks like the Kerosine we use in the UK. The supplier says it is Fioul Domesttique LE M3. How can I check if it is diesel, I have a Kubota mower and spend hours lugging cans of diesel, could I safely use this heating oil instead?
  7. Sorry I'm a little late on this thread but can someone advise me; Do I need Sky to receive Eurosport or can I get this on a Humax box. I am moving to france in the spring and need to know what I need to watch motorcycle racing, be lost without it! sad!!
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