MOT - Test Criteria for Motorcycles

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Re: MOT - Test Criteria for Motorcycles

Post by heehaw » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:52 pm

Only one head lamp works on mine, been like that since I got it, is it meant to be like that, the parking light and full beam works on it though, just not dipped, normal?

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Post by harris400 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:02 pm

Some interesting stuff on there. The only hard thing is sometimes trying to understand the techno jargon they use. but can muddle things together.lol

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Post by duggyr » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:46 pm

does the speedo have to display MPH to pass MOT?? my bike displays KM/H but i have a speedo healer will this be OK to pass MOT?

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Post by brmoore » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:14 pm

duggyr wrote:does the speedo have to display MPH to pass MOT?? my bike displays KM/H but i have a speedo healer will this be OK to pass MOT?
Mine has kph, and an MPH overlay(plastic sticker)....

Short brake/clutch levers ok? If not why not, what if I can get all 4 fingers on a short brake lever just like people can on a full lever what then?

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Re: MOT - Test Criteria for Motorcycles

Post by CRM » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:01 pm

just to update this - here is the VOSA link
http://www.transportoffice.gov.uk/crt/d ... guides.htm
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Post by Simon_Ed » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:37 am

I'm a bike MOT tester and the MOT manual is very confusing on certain things and there isn't a yes or no answer

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Post by thunderace » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Simon_Ed wrote:I'm a bike MOT tester and the MOT manual is very confusing on certain things and there isn't a yes or no answer
Tell me about it :roll:

One place may pass you for something, another will fail you.

There's still too many grey areas in the MOT system.
Conventional wisdom says to know your limits. To know your limits you need to find them first. Finding your limits generally involves getting in over your head and hoping you live long enough to benefit from the experience. That's the fun part.

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Post by banner001 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:00 pm

thunderace wrote:
Simon_Ed wrote:I'm a bike MOT tester and the MOT manual is very confusing on certain things and there isn't a yes or no answer
Tell me about it :roll:

One place may pass you for something, another will fail you.

There's still too many grey areas in the MOT system.
dont knock it...they can, and will, make it worse/harder in the future...

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Re: MOT - Test Criteria for Motorcycles

Post by thunderace » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:07 pm

banner001 wrote:
thunderace wrote:
Simon_Ed wrote:I'm a bike MOT tester and the MOT manual is very confusing on certain things and there isn't a yes or no answer
Tell me about it :roll:

One place may pass you for something, another will fail you.

There's still too many grey areas in the MOT system.
dont knock it...they can, and will, make it worse/harder in the future...

If it improves the quality of a bike on the road then I'm all for it. Some of the stuff I have wanted to fail but have to pass because it just meets the requirements is ridiculous. Like tyres just coming up to the markers, I can only issue an advisory even when I know full well that they won't get changed until they're onto the canvas :roll:

And what about sprockets? How many MOT testers actually look at the front sprocket? I've lost track of the number of times I've seen a bike pass because the rear sprocket looks OK, again knowing full well that the front one is fucked.

MOTs need to become stricter and testers need to be monitored for compliance more closely. I've not been assessed/inspected by the board for over 18 months!!!!!! :roll:
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Re: MOT - Test Criteria for Motorcycles

Post by banner001 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:38 pm

mine passed today with no advisory's...first ever MOT for me :D


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