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Old 01-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Turn Signals.

Do I need turn signals onmy bike to have it inspected?

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
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technically, no.
I know some places use the rule that if it has signals they must be front and rear and must be operational.
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I may be wrong but I think you DO NOT have to IF
Your bike is old enough and/or your bike does not have both Front and Rear.
Thats why they created Hand Signals if I'm not mistakin
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From the Texas DPS Inspection Manual:

Chapter 4: Inspection Procedures
05.07 Inspect every motorcycle and motor-driven cycle - lists items required to pass inspection
20.29 Turn Signal Lamps – in item 3 it notes that they are not required for motorcycles
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:35 PM   #6
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Turn signals are not required on motorcycles, however, if they are on the bike, they must work.
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Thank you for the input fellow riders. I feel a little better about having my bike inspected
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Thank you for the input fellow riders. I feel a little better about having my bike inspected
Hope you actually use those hand signals or one day u gonna get hit.
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Yes I do use hand signals. I dont want to get hit.
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Debating taking my front signals off cause My back ones are all in one Signal/Brake. So somebody inspectin bike will just think they are brake lights since you can not physically see seperate turn signals front and rear
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:50 PM   #11
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Nice bike I think it would look cleaner with no signals.
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have to have them or not its like a helmet not the law but stupid not to
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:20 PM   #13
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Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and mopeds are not required to be equipped with turn signal lamps.
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Man, I would keep my signals. I have ridden some of my bikes without them and it gets scary when you go to turn and nobody sees a signal light to slow down to.
I was hand signalling a left turn once and a guy coming the other direction reached out and "high fived" me. Damned fool almost dislocated my shoulder.
Besides that these damned redneck inspection stations here go by the "general requirements for all vehicles". You can argue until you are blue in the face and show them the statute. It is still a no go.
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One of my bikes does'nt have turn signals and I never have had a problem. Most inspection places could care less, they just want the money.
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Besides that these damned redneck inspection stations here go by the "general requirements for all vehicles". You can argue until you are blue in the face and show them the statute. It is still a no go.
I resent this... Although we do listen to country.

We properly inspect all vehicles while jammin to geoge strait, brad paisley etc LOL
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My understanding is that if the bike came from the factory with them then you must have them. As most people have stated you can get away without them at most inspection places.
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My understanding is that if the bike came from the factory with them then you must have them. As most people have stated you can get away without them at most inspection places.
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If you go back and read, several people have posted that the Texas Motor Vehicle Code specifically mentions that turn signals are NOT required on motorcycles.
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My understanding is that if the bike came from the factory with them then you must have them. As most people have stated you can get away without them at most inspection places.
not saying he is right, but that was my understanding as well. but if that were the case, how many years has it been since a street legal bike came out that didnt have them?? at least 30.

and we know all modern bikes come with blinkers today.

but thats sake of argument if above was the current law, which is not, as proven by others.
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