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Old 26-11-2006   #1
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Nitrous, legality of it?

ok, now i know that u have to display a nitrous sticker when u have it fitted to show its fitted incase of an emergancy, but are u actually allowed to use it on the road? if ur not allowed, then surely u dont have ot declare it to the incurace companys as its not a road legal mod? anyone shed some light onto the do's and donts of nos?

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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Not road legal, insurance will not cover it i believe. So no road use legally.
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Quote Originally Posted by SkinzCinqSporting
Not road legal, insurance will not cover it i believe. So no road use legally.
correction,. Adrain Flux do cover it, and are rather reasonable too
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

correction again, it is road legal contary to what people think just hard to get insurance for
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

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correction,. Adrain Flux do cover it, and are rather reasonable too
Oh, I read that no insurance company would touch it as it's not road legal, so it has to be disconnected at all times unless off road.
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Quote Originally Posted by SkinzCinqSporting
Oh, I read that no insurance company would touch it as it's not road legal, so it has to be disconnected at all times unless off road.
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Bastards lied to me
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Having a nitrous system fited IS road legal.
Using it on the roads is not. AFAIK
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One of those silly little rules, like how it's perfectly legal to buy a scanner, but illegal to use it
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Yes I believe Fast Finger is right so correction again Bulldog

Can fit it, but can't use it.
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Ive heard its legal (fitted and road usage) on the proviso that you have adequate insurance and display a 'compressed gas' placard. Which really confuses me as I'm not obliged to display such a placard when carrying SCUBA cylinders (regardless of how full they are)...as N2O and air in that compressed state probably arent much different...

Check with VOSA, the DVLA and the Police is probably the best way to find out tbh...
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

*** it, its getting fitted, but i just wont use it on the road ( )

will ring my insurance and say "after all the mods ive declared, is it ok if i added nos to it?"

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Adrian flux do insure nitrous for road use look here:

http://www.wizardsofnos.com/index2.html

and click on news.

Also this is a very good read:

http://www.diy-nitrous.fsnet.co.uk/

everything you need to make a home made kit, have fun...

He also recommeds adrian flux, click on the N2O and insurance link
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Surely your warning sticker should say both "compressed gas" and "oxidising agent"? N2O itself won't burn, but it will make any fuel burn much more fiercely than normal.
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Re: Nitrous, legality of it?

Quote Originally Posted by arseofbox
Which really confuses me as I'm not obliged to display such a placard when carrying SCUBA cylinders (regardless of how full they are..
I could have swron i read somewhere that if you are carrying O2 cylinders some sort of sign had to be displayed.

Oh well, learn something new every day.
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