London Emission Zone

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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby Hay Ewe^ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:13 am

Best bit about London - the Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific flight out......
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Here in Queensland our road registration (equivilent to vehicle tax) is calcuated on the number of engine cylinders in the car!
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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby boxerscott » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:59 pm

Quality reply Dave, the thought of having to smear ones arse on less than double quilted is unimaginable and for that reason all bog roll supplies should be given a police escort and exempt from back door taxation. :)

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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby dave the german » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:39 pm

have you seen the article in The Sun? - The Sheet Has Hit the Fan!! - triple velvet is now only double velvet - shock horror - can't be true I here you all say - and it's the same price!!!!!!!!
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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby metropolis2k » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:27 pm

dave the german wrote:Lorries have to be Euro 6 compliant now to enter the LEZ or the registered owner has a fee to pay. Not sure about older buses. I think the level of pollution is simply down to the sheer volume of traffic. I'm fortunate that I don't have to drive into London now - absolutely hated it as, I think do most HGV drivers unfortunately the shelves have to be filled or you would get nowt to eat (or in the case of my goods, nowt to wipe your ar$e with)


Yeah totally understand most of the deliveries are critical, I just think the build up of them at rush hour, regardless of emissions compliance is a major part of the traffic and polution problem. Running in this morning through Lower Thames Street you could visibly see the smog coming from the road and what vehicles were the problem. Maybe they need even tougher restrictions rather than applying the same or similar rules to bikes as lorries!
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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby dave the german » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 pm

metropolis2k wrote:
dave the german wrote:Lorries have to be Euro 6 compliant now to enter the LEZ or the registered owner has a fee to pay. Not sure about older buses. I think the level of pollution is simply down to the sheer volume of traffic. I'm fortunate that I don't have to drive into London now - absolutely hated it as, I think do most HGV drivers unfortunately the shelves have to be filled or you would get nowt to eat (or in the case of my goods, nowt to wipe your ar$e with)


Yeah totally understand most of the deliveries are critical, I just think the build up of them at rush hour, regardless of emissions compliance is a major part of the traffic and polution problem. Running in this morning through Lower Thames Street you could visibly see the smog coming from the road and what vehicles were the problem. Maybe they need even tougher restrictions rather than applying the same or similar rules to bikes as lorries!


Is there a rush hour in London? I thought it was the same 24/7. I really do not envy you having to drive into London.
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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby GRAgusta » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:14 am

I haven't been into London for ages .... then had an adventure on Wednesday .... I was flying Edinburgh - London City - Frankfurt - Uralsk, and Lufthansa cancelled my plane to Frankfurt. They put me on a plane from Heathrow to Frankfurt instead, and I had three hours to change airport. Since they were paying I said "put me on a taxi".

After seeing how traffic goes across London I do not ever wish to make that part of my normal life, but a fun scenic journey - Tower Hill - Westminster Abbey - Grosvenor Square.

What did standout was there were much more diesel Mercs and BMW's than anything electric on the road.
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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby PhilM » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:01 pm

Hi all, we might need to re-check our bikes on the TFL website re the ULEZ charge.

I bought my 2003 Catalysed Twin Spatk R1150R in April solely because the website told me it wouldn’t be subject to the charge.

I re-checked it last week and now TFL have told me I will be charged!!!!

I then put loads of bike through the checker after a quick trawl through Auto trader and in a nutshell if you’ve got a pre-2007 bike it seems you’re getting charged!!!

I rang up TFL they denied changing the website info and offered no solution other than me needing to produce a ‘homologation certificate’ from the manufacturer, I’ve yet to have a reply from BMW UK.

Everything I read about the launch of the R1150 range states the cat and the twin plugs were put in place to be ready for Euro 3 and for the 2003 onwards bike’s to be built compliant.

I’d interested to know how other people’s R1150’s fair up against the TFL ULEZ vehicle checker.

We need to do something!

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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby JamesL » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:50 pm

My 2001 1150GS (single spark) was previously out of scope, is now in scope. So no more biking to the City on tube strike days. And from 25 Oct 2021 no more biking or even motoring to London at all... Complete joke.

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Re: London Emission Zone

Postby victorlaszlo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 pm

My friend's Rockster showed up as not exempt so I told him to contact BMW who confirmed it was indeed Euro 3. Could be an option...


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