Hey, I live up near Ottawa and I've been dealing with the bike stuff here for a few years now. First of, they changed the rules for motorcycle safety checks here a couple years ago, so you have to get your safety from a licensed motorcycle mechanic, not just a car mechanic who wants the 60 bucks. Next, any safety equipment like signals, horn, lights, brakes and so on has to be what it left the factory with or equivalent to pass. You also have to have your speedo, handlebars no higher than shoulders, stock exhaust too if you have to pass an emissions or noise test in your area and the list goes on. So basically, get your stock bike safetied and licensed and then cut it. Then it's all about what cop stops you and your attitude when you deal with him/her. In other words, suck up. The '72 triumph I'm building has been a bitch because it's already chopped and I have to safety it. I had to build mids to suit the hand clutch-foot shift when I plan on rebuilding them as soon as i pass the safety and going to suicide like I have on my old Harley 45.
BTW Your insurance company may ask you for a picture of the bike for their records. Which means ss soon as you modify it from stock, you have to notify your insurance company or any accident you have is not covered.
Last edited by hanshan29; 03-04-2011 at 7:05 PM.