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Old 10-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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...dumb question but do auto inspection places do MC inspections?
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Not a dumb question, but yes
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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Just got mine done for a whopping 14.50! Took all of 10 min.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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Not a dumb question, because I didn't know myself when I had to have one done.. And I can probably say most people didn't know 'til someone told them..
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yes they do. its a pretty quick process. brakes, brake lights, signal horn. pay 14.50 and you're on your way
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:03 AM   #6
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I'm an inspector myself.
Requirements for passing a motorcycle safety inspections are:
Passing a 20mph brake test
Horn
Tire wear
Low beam and high beam
Brake light
License plate light
Proper exhaust
Handlebars under heigth limit
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No more than 2 headlights
Mounting for an inspection sticker rearward facing and next to the license plate
Blinkers are not an inspectable item.

I know that wasn't the question, but I thought it might be helpful knowledge any way.
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ya theyre required to do them by law, but most places that i go to on my side of town are always "out of motorcycle stickers". fgts.
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I'm an inspector myself.
Requirements for passing a motorcycle safety inspections are:
Passing a 20mph brake test
Horn
Tire wear
Low beam and high beam
Brake light
License plate light
Proper exhaust
Handlebars under heigth limit
Steering
Atleast one mirror
No more than 2 headlights
Mounting for an inspection sticker rearward facing and next to the license plate
Blinkers are not an inspectable item.

I know that wasn't the question, but I thought it might be helpful knowledge any way.

I always hate when I go an inspection place and they "think" that is what the book says. I am 99% sure it still says, inspection sticker should be mounted on the rear of the vehicle in a visible location. It does NOT say it has to be visible from the rear (oh and it does say near plate). Sounds like splitting hairs but it's two different things.. I always get my sticker mounted on my swing-arm.
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I'm an inspector myself.
Requirements for passing a motorcycle safety inspections are:
Passing a 20mph brake test
Horn
Tire wear
Low beam and high beam
Brake light
License plate light
Proper exhaust
Handlebars under heigth limit
Steering
Atleast one mirror
No more than 2 headlights
Mounting for an inspection sticker rearward facing and next to the license plate
Blinkers are not an inspectable item.

I know that wasn't the question, but I thought it might be helpful knowledge any way.
So a harley heritage softail classic can't get an inspection?
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the inspector i go to doesnt even get on my bike, he just has me do a few things on it then we chit chat while he puts on my new stickers for both my bikes.....
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I always hate when I go an inspection place and they "think" that is what the book says. I am 99% sure it still says, inspection sticker should be mounted on the rear of the vehicle in a visible location. It does NOT say it has to be visible from the rear (oh and it does say near plate). Sounds like splitting hairs but it's two different things.. I always get my sticker mounted on my swing-arm.
It says in the manual rearward facing last time I looked, honestly I (and most inspectors) don't care where you put your sticker because DPS is retarded and many DPS agents have proven to me they have no idea what they're doing on some of these "rules".

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So a harley heritage softail classic can't get an inspection?
Again, this is what it says in the manual, there are plenty of stupid "rules" in that book. Example: You do not have to have a windshield but you must have windshield wipers on passenger vehicles and trucks.
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I'm an inspector myself.
Requirements for passing a motorcycle safety inspections are:
Passing a 20mph brake test
Horn
Tire wear
Low beam and high beam
Brake light
License plate light
Proper exhaust
Handlebars under heigth limit
Steering
Atleast one mirror
No more than 2 headlights
Mounting for an inspection sticker rearward facing and next to the license plate
Blinkers are not an inspectable item.

I know that wasn't the question, but I thought it might be helpful knowledge any way.
I also forgot to add rear red reflector, tail light (running light), and Motor, Serial, or VIN
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #14
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The license plate light is what gets me, and I do a bunch each year. I get them inspected at several places on the N side, and not one time has anyone ever even started the bike, much less get on and ride.

It just doesn't happen on my visits....
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I'm an inspector myself.
Requirements for passing a motorcycle safety inspections are:
Passing a 20mph brake test
Horn
Tire wear
Low beam and high beam
Brake light
License plate light
Proper exhaust
Handlebars under heigth limit
Steering
Atleast one mirror
No more than 2 headlights
Mounting for an inspection sticker rearward facing and next to the license plate
Blinkers are not an inspectable item.

I know that wasn't the question, but I thought it might be helpful knowledge any way.
Since when? I was always believed if you had any blinkers you had to have 4 working ones, 2 front 2 rear. BUT, if you had NO blinkers you were also okay.
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Since when? I was always believed if you had any blinkers you had to have 4 working ones, 2 front 2 rear. BUT, if you had NO blinkers you were also okay.
On bikes, turn signals are not required, atleast not in Texas. Turn signals don't even come up on our computers when we check off each inspectable safety item for motorcycle tests. If an inspector checks your turn signals during the inspection, he's wasting his time because he couldn't fail you even if he wanted to.
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Did not want to create a new thread. I was out of town and a buddy wanted to use my bike. I said sure but the inspection sticker is expired so to go get it inspected and get a new one. Came back and he did, but the sticker is like metallic clear blue. Is that the new color for next years inspection stickers. Old one is just blue
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Did not want to create a new thread. I was out of town and a buddy wanted to use my bike. I said sure but the inspection sticker is expired so to go get it inspected and get a new one. Came back and he did, but the sticker is like metallic clear blue. Is that the new color for next years inspection stickers. Old one is just blue
Yes that's the new color for motorcycle/trailer stickers. Most stations got the new batch of stickers late last year. OBD stickers are burnt orangish and brown with a cowboy, safety only stickers are the same color scheme but with a bucking bronco, and motorcycle/trailer stickers are a metallic greenish blueish silver. Not sure if ASM stickers have changed as I have yet to see a new one.
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Thx for the response. For a second i thought my friend received a counterfeit one.
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