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Old 04-14-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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State inspection with aftermarket rearsets?

My rear brake does not turn the rear brake light on because of vortex rearsets. Will this make my bike unable to pass state inspection? If so, are there any shops that will pass it? Everything else works fine.
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On Myla's bike I had to improvise with zip ties to make it work. Unless if you take to a place that you know the inspector, it might be a problem...
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You're asking people to publicly name shops that might be shady?

I've used three different places to get my bikes inspected. Never once been asked to activate the rear brake separately to check light function, and I didn't know any of the workers.
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You're asking people to publicly name shops that might be shady?

I've used three different places to get my bikes inspected. Never once been asked to activate the rear brake separately to check light function, and I didn't know any of the workers.
Good to know. Ehhh I should of rephrased - I am more so asking if its an issue to get an idea of how to proceed. From what you say, it sounds like it may be a non issue
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Ive been asked to show that the lever activates the light
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Problem solved by re-wiring the pressure switch. Thanks all.
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Those darn trackers never use it, might as well remove it. /s
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when they ask to press the rear brake peddle to check the light , do so, as you simultaneously pull the front lever...
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Vortex makes a cable for their rearset so tou csn maintain that brake li g t it's like 30 bucks. I'd get it for safety reasons. I mean I have it on my vortex rearsets.
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my XRR supermoto brake light only activated with the back brake and I had no issues getting an inspection...
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Pressure switch fixes the problem
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Mancuso literally gave me a sticker to put on my bike. I don't care.
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my XRR supermoto brake light only activated with the back brake and I had no issues getting an inspection...
I seem to recall reading at one point that the brake light only HAD to be activated by the rear brake pedal, so front wouldn't be required, but don't see any specification as to which (or either) is required to work, so long as the brake light functions...

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I seem to recall reading at one point that the brake light only HAD to be activated by the rear brake pedal, so front wouldn't be required, but don't see any specification as to which (or either) is required to work, so long as the brake light functions...

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I'm pretty sure all the brake light switches have to function as well.

Here's a similar example. Even though a bike is only required to have one headlight, if it has two they both must function. A friend of mine was at a Harley dealer. They failed his HD even though he had high and low beams on one light, the other light wouldn't work.
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The last inspection I actually got, in 2008, was a counter inspection.
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I'm pretty sure all the brake light switches have to function as well.

Here's a similar example. Even though a bike is only required to have one headlight, if it has two they both must function. A friend of mine was at a Harley dealer. They failed his HD even though he had high and low beams on one light, the other light wouldn't work.
As I understand it, this is how they treat turn signals. If your bike has them, they have to function, but their presence is not required.

Reading through the more detailed inspection code on braking it is specified that the brake light must be activated by the braking mechanism, but for motorcycles a front brake is not required (provided the rear alone is sufficient to meet the braking criteria). I'm guessing this is where the regulation I read at one point stating the rear brake must activate the light came from, but can't find it anywhere now. I agree that it makes sense they'd want both to work.

Amazing how much variation there is place-to-place though. My brother had an inspection station try to fail his car one time because he didn't have a driver's side window (broken out the week before to jack his stereo). No tint on any other window on the vehicle, but they wanted to fail him because they couldn't check the tint on a window that wasn't there.
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