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Welding work on the frame, sports air filter, changing rear frame, sport exhaust and license plate holder

What technical changes are allowed on motorcycles in Switzerland? This question is not always easy to answer. What is the Bible for believers are the ASA guidelines 2b for us bikers. In the guidelines, which have been developed by the Federal Office of Roads and Transport, all technical changes to motorcycles are looked at in detail. Among the most important information for hobby screwdrivers and professional bike builders are in particular the necessary documents about a problem-free re-registration of the road. You can find all this and much more information in this biker bible.

Although it deals with all technical changes to motorcycles in Switzerland, we want to go into specific questions in more detail. Important: If you still have unanswered questions despite our comments, you can contact us at any time.

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Can I weld on the frame, cut off brackets or drill holes?

Whether you shorten the frame as in the DTC report for BMW K75, K100, K1100 and K1, remove a bracket or drill a hole – in these cases, a DTC expert opinion is ALWAYS necessary for registration on the MFK or legal use on the road.

You can have such an expert report prepared at the DTC in Vauffelin. The costs amount to at least 6,500 CHF, as the process for verification is very complex. Electronic strain gauges (DMS) are used to demonstrate whether the strength of the frame can still be guaranteed.

We had this checked in the expert report for the R and K series from BMW. So you don’t have to worry about it anymore and you can buy the expert opinion from us without any further effort.

Sports air filter on motorcycle

Cafe Racer Shop Schweiz BMW Boxer R80 R100 K100 K1100 DTC Gutachten
Without DTC expert opinion, sport or mushroom air filters are unfortunately not allowed on motorcycles in Switzerland,as they influence the noise behavior of your motorcycle. If you want to install sports air filters, you have to have a noise measurement carried out at the DTC, which costs approx. 600 CHF.

Don’t worry: If you buy a converted R from us, the sports air filters are entered in the ID card 😉

Cafe Racer Shop Schweiz BMW Boxer R80 R100 K100 K1100 DTC Gutachten
BMW K100 Cafe Racer Auspuff kaufen

Sport exhaust

BMW K100 Cafe Racer Auspuff kaufen

You can replace the exhaust on the motorcycle at any time – but it is important that you have a corresponding CH suitability declaration and THAT EXACT your vehicle type and engine type are listed in the ABE of the exhaust manufacturer.

If you want to install an exhaust without corresponding Swiss papers, you must also have a noise measurement carried out in the DTC, depending on the canton. Such a measurement can cost up to 4,000 CHF.

Mounting the license plate on the side

You may mount the license plate on your motorcycle on the side, as long as the angle of inclination does not exceed 15° and is completely visible from both sides of the motorcycle.

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