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    OK, so crisis with my cooling over and dealt with. Big day yesterday - ran the motor for the first time - it's alive.....!
    Had one or two odd issues with programming the Kelly via Android - it just won't let me change some of the settings, but it was fine using the windows version of the software.
    So mostly all the electrical / mechanical work is now complete - will concentrate the next couple of weeks on finishing the fairing repairs and paint - then it's MOT time....
    Cheers,
    Mike.

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    have you re-registered it as electic with the DVLA if so how did that go, easy or pain in the backside? its something i need to do still but i currently dont have my indicators working propperly with my arduino based ECU

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    Hi Chri5 - This should be pretty painless and I've just clarified with DVLA the process which can be done in a single stage or 2 parts:
    Single Stage:
    1. Change fuel type on V5 Section 7 to Electricity
    2. Sign and Date V5 Section 8
    3. Enclose documentary proof of motor change (Purchase receipts).
    4. Fill Out and enclose form V10 Vehicle Taxation form
    5. Enclose valid MOT
    6. Send all the above to the address on the V10 (not the V5)
    They will then send you back a new V5 and have taxed the bike in the new class (electric). This may take up to 4-5 weeks.

    2 Stages:
    1. Change fuel type on V5 Section 7 to Electricity
    2. Sign and Date V5 Section 8
    3. Enclose documentary proof of motor change (Purchase receipts).
    4 Send to the address on the V5.
    They will then send you back a new V5 with the new Fuel Type.
    1. Fill Out and enclose form V10 Vehicle Taxation form
    2. Enclose valid MOT
    3. Send all the above to the address on the V10 (not the V5)

    The reason for splitting it into 2 stages may be handy if you want to get the V5 Changed (the longest part of the process) in advance of finishing and MOT'ing the bike. Once that part is done, sending of for the tax only takes around 4-5 days.

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Mike.
    Last edited by mcress; 12 January 2017 at 0625.

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    Just received my new V5 - My bike is now fully registered and classed as an electric vehicle! Painless process that took just 3 weeks.... Good job done by DVLA for making it easy...
    Cheers,

    Mike.

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    This is really good to know, now just need to get my license.

    Now some good weather to get miles on it

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    Folks - anyone in the UK have any recommendations on insurers for their conversions?
    Cheers,

    Mike.

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    MCE were OK, they operate in UK and ROI
    My Suzuki RF400 build over at ES: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/vie...p?f=12&t=35865
    (gearbox, brushless outrunner, 6kWh AESC modules (Renault, Nissan))
    Based in Dublin, Ireland

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    ive always found adrian flux and carole nash very accommodating for modified vehicles on my old super sports which were very modified

    have you got any pictures of the finished machine ????
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    Finished??? Who said anything about finished??
    Actually it is finished from a mechanical point of view, I've now also finished the last of the repairs to the fairings and got them all in primer and wet flatted back ready for some top coat - just waiting for the weather to warm up a little before putting some paint on - if it gets into double figures this weekend I'll make a start! So hopefully just a few weeks away from MOT, hence trying to get some insurance - Adrian Flux didn't want to know and MCE were properly expensive - I'll try Carol Nash tomorrow, if not it's back to MCE and try and beat them down

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    Insurance now arranged through MCE starting April 1st. MCE seem to be the only people in the UK that will insure electric motorbikes, hence the outrageous cost.
    That and the fact I can't use my full NCB as I already have my other bike insured so this policy starts from zero. Oh well, it's done now and I'm just an MOT away from being fully street legal!

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