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PostSubject: M O T stuff.   Fri May 25, 2012 4:48 pm

Apart from the main stuff like brakes working tip top, tyres with tread sat on round rims with smooth running wheel brg's, suspension that bounces back to a stop, frame thats straight and rot free, nuts/bolts all tight with nothing hanging off... lights, i'm not having any, day time boy me night time is for beer and sleep, horn is a must have but do we need a front mudguard, (I don't intend riding through mud so what use will it be)..... Anyone have a bike testing swipe card....
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Sun May 27, 2012 1:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Sun May 27, 2012 12:03 pm

Rear reflector is a must and WILL FAIL without one. Also check the usuall chain headset bearing play. Side stand etc.
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:19 pm

this is really helpful for.me.as im brand new to this, i have no indicators, or reflector but have switch gear, i.assume.for mot i just put indicators back on? bike also has a small black and grey number plate, i assume this is sn offence u can get points for?
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:57 am

Don't worry about switchgear, that in itself won't fail the bike. For any mot, what is on the vehicle must work (discounting the switches) - so if you have lights or indicators they must work; it's all just common sense really.

There's no such thing as a 'daytime' mot, just a regular mot but you're under no obligation to fit night riding parafernalia. As I say, if it's fitted it must work.

You will need at minimum, a rear reflector, a chainguard (however rudimentary) and a 'constant tone' horn - although almost every mot tester will let you get away with a squeaky horn as long as you don't upset him.

Do yourself a favour though. Present the tester with a nice clean bike to look at, with a decent bit of tread on the tyres, a full size numberplate, a chain that looks as if it has been oiled some time in the last decade, and no excessive play anywhere. Even a hard-nosed bugger will ease up if the bike looks as if it's been cared for.
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:28 pm

miffa wrote:
fig wrote:
Don't worry about switchgear, that in itself won't fail the bike. For any mot, what is on the vehicle must work (discounting the switches) - so if you have lights or indicators they must work; it's all just common sense really.

There's no such thing as a 'daytime' mot, just a regular mot but you're under no obligation to fit night riding parafernalia. As I say, if it's fitted it must work.
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If I am reading this right then you are wrong mate

if you leave the switchgear in place then you will have make those switches  inoperable for the tester, so much easier and cleaner to remove them altogether

Agreed no such term as a daytime MOT, the tester will put an advisory note on your MOT called a VT32 which confirms you have a daytime / visibility restriction it will also be illegal to use during daylight in conditions of poor visibility, fog and very heavy rain
 
By law if lights are fitted after getting the (daytime) MOT you must retest in order for your insurance to be valid
I've mot'd four bikes (at four different places) without lights, electric horn, etc and nothing has ever been said about the switchgear. If you're worried just tippex over the words on the switch housing...
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:04 am

I suppose you could save a gram by taking them off...
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:32 am

Why would it look crap?
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PostSubject: Re: M O T stuff.   Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:50 pm

you can get them real small reflectors about the size of a quid coin, I didn't like the look of a big reflector so I just stuck the small one to the bottom corner of the number plate and that was ok for the MOT Very Happy 
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