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Old 12-07-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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whats up guys.. how is everyone today.. quick question for all. just recently bought a bike.. well like 2 weeks ago.. some of yall might have seem me roaming on the boards.. lol..anyways.. the bike that i have has a bracket for the plate just above the rear tire. its kinda in there. it has no lighting.. would i have any problems with passing inspection or with cops.. should i get the license plate light bolts and wire it up.. bike came like that.. trying to get everything legit so i can start riding it.. thanx in advance for help..
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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It's not an inspectable item, so don't worry about the inspection. The location, and not having lights on the plate is highly illegal though. Mine sounds like it's up around the same spot, but I have the bolts that are also lights. I've had two cops mention it while stopped for other things, but never any tickets yet.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:06 AM   #3
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it will be something cops can pick on you for and it is required in inspections also.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:22 AM   #4
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if you go down half way you will semi see some pics when it had a plate.. do you think its kinda hidden..yall think i should move plate or itll be ok.. lol thanx for info guys..
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:31 AM   #5
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any ideas trdvet..would i have to buy an eliminator kit..those are expensive.. would those side mount plates work right? then put any lights to illuminate..
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:56 AM   #6
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:58 PM   #7
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i got it fixed.. i had to anyways.. the inspection lady failed me for no license plate light. so i went to 2 wheel toyz and they helped me out. went back to inspection lady kinda being a little but she had no choice. now im all legit and ready to ride. now just waiting to traffic to die down or wait til weds.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:40 AM   #8
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i dont have a light for my plate and havent been pulled over for it yet...... 2 years going.....but it is being illuminated by the brake light
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i dont have a light for my plate and havent been pulled over for it yet...... 2 years going.....but it is being illuminated by the brake light
nor have i, but that doesnt mean its legal. if a cop wants to check you out, all he has to do is have a reason. and if hes in a bad mood, that false sense of security you have there is all the reason he needs to write you a ticket. point is, dont give them a reason when it'll cost you 10 bux at autozone to remedy the situation.

oh and btw, my bike failed last inspection due to no license plate light. so yes, some places check for that.
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any ideas trdvet..would i have to buy an eliminator kit..those are expensive.. would those side mount plates work right? then put any lights to illuminate..
Cheaper than a ticket!

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yea i got my M endorsement last week. took my bike for a ride last night. rode to hitchcock and back. and it started raining on me. lol. that was fun. and also had the wind beating me up..all in all im happy
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548.051. VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT SUBJECT TO INSPECTION.
(a) A motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or mobile home, registered in this state, must have the following items inspected at an inspection station or by an inspector:

(1) tires;
(2) wheel assembly;
(3) safety guards or flaps, if required by Section 547.606;
(4) brake system, including power brake unit;
(5) steering system, including power steering;
(6) lighting equipment;
(7) horns and warning devices;
(8) mirrors;
(9) windshield wipers;
(10) sunscreening devices, unless the vehicle is exempt from sunscreen device restrictions under Section 547.613;
(11) front seat belts in vehicles on which seat belt anchorages were part of the manufacturer's original equipment;
(12) tax decal, if required by Section 548.104(d)(1);
(13) exhaust system;
(14) exhaust emission system;
(15) fuel tank cap, using pressurized testing equipment approved by department rule; and
(16) emissions control equipment as designated by department rule.

541.201. VEHICLES
"Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, that is equipped with a rider's saddle and designed to have when propelled not more than three wheels on the ground.

I believe the "lighting equipment" referred to in this statute means headlights.
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I believe the "lighting equipment" referred to in this statute means headlights.
lighting equipment refers to your headlights (high and low beam), signals (front and rear and both sides), brake, parking lights, license plate lamp, switches for lighting equipment and indicators of lights ( on odometer and instrumental cluster) i used to be an inspector and i would say they do not always check these things but are supposed to.
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lighting equipment refers to your headlights (high and low beam), signals (front and rear and both sides), brake, parking lights, license plate lamp, switches for lighting equipment and indicators of lights ( on odometer and instrumental cluster) i used to be an inspector and i would say they do not always check these things but are supposed to.

I don't believe a motorcycle is required to have turns signals. In fact, I don't believe a car is either. I was under the impression that they just had to be functional if present.
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