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Original post by YZFDanR125:

The list below is'nt exhaustive but does cover the main points of the M.O.T test. Take a few minutes to give your beloved yammy the once over check and ensure that it is clean & tidy before presenting it for an M.O.T

Lights - condition, operation, security, and correct colour of headlamp's, rear lights, indicators and reflectors. Also the headlamp's will be checked to see if the aim is correct.
Lights and horn
Check that the lights work in all switch positions, that the lenses are not cracked and that the headlight beam height is correct. Also check that the turn signals function correctly and flash at the correct rate and that the horn is loud enough.

Steering and suspension - condition, security and operation including: forks, mountings, controls, bearings, etc.
Steering and suspension
Raise the front wheel off the ground and move the handlebars from lock to lock. They should turn freely and the handlebar ends should not make contact with the fuel tank.
With the front wheel off the ground, grasp the forks at the bottom and attempt to push and pull on them - any movement felt here could be due to excessive steering head bearing play.
With the bike resting on its wheels and the rider seated, apply the front brake and pump the front forks up and down. The front forks should operate smoothly with good damping action.
There should be no sign of oil leakage from the fork seals.
Bounce the rear of the bike to check rear suspension action.
Also check that there is no sign of oil leakage from the rear shock.
Raise the rear wheel off the ground and grasp the wheel at its highest point and attempt to pull it up. Movement felt here will be due to worn bearings in the suspension linkage or swingarm pivot.
Now grasp each swingarm end and attempt to move the swingarm from side to side and forwards and backwards - movement here indicates worn swingarm bearings.


Horn - correct operation and the right type.

Exhaust system - complete, secure, correct type (road legal) and not too noisy.
Exhaust
Check that the exhaust system is mounted correctly and securely. When the engine revs are increased check that the exhaust gases do not leak from any part of the system and that the exhaust noise is not excessively loud. The exhaust system, particularly the end can, must be UK legal.

Wheel alignment - correct alignment of front and rear wheels.

Frame - free from cracks, damage, distortion or corrosion which is likely to affect steering or brakes.

Wheels and tyres - wheel condition and security, tyre condition, size and type, and tread depth.
Wheels, tyres and drive chain
Check that the wheels are free of damage, such as cracks (cast wheels) or broken or bent spokes (spoked wheels).
Check that the drive chain is correctly adjusted and in good condition.
With the wheel raised off the ground check for wear of the bearings by grasping the wheel at opposite points and trying to move it about the axle.
Check tyre tread depth and tyre condition.
Check that the front and rear tyres are in correct alignment with each other.

Brakes - condition, operation and performance (efficiency test), and brake controls.
Brakes
Apply the brakes and check the wheels can rotate freely when the brakes are freed off. Ensure that the brake pads are not worn, that the fluid level in the reservoirs is correct and that there is no sign of brake fluid leakage. Check that the brake light comes on when each brake is applied.

General items - condition and security of final drive, footrests and seat.

Ok so its not the best guide rustled up sorry for any spelling mistakes but i hope this helps in the future.. Cheers Dan.
 

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So there's not an emissions test? Cos I wanna do the air valve mod
 

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So there's not an emissions test? Cos I wanna do the air valve mod
Not as far as we are aware.
I don't think any MOT station carries the required equipment?
 

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You could always just remove the bung for the MOT however, just to be sure?
 

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i when there with power commander install on my bike
 

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yep i did my one in october they check the brakes, lights, horn, chain, brake light ,shake the wheels about run it on a rolling road that was it
 

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What exactly do you mean by that?

Running lights?
 

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Sidelights Cam.
It's a bit of a grey area that. If you have the original lights, I'd put them in for the MOT
 

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if i go in with blue runing lights will it fail?
Yes if that is all you are displaying.

As for being a grey area, it's not the MOT inspection is well laid out in a document, you read the inspection manual from left to right. If you had one postion marker lamps that lit white to the front in the centre as well, it would pass.

As for emissions, there is no emissions test currently in place for motorcycles, and if they introduce it, they won't make it retrospect, so if it comes in the future, then they won't make 2008-now bikes testable.

http://www.transportoffice.gov.uk/c...nualsandguides/mottestingmanualsandguides.htm
 

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Add to that list - If you've removed the pillion footpegs and not fitted a rear seat cowl, your bike will (or should) fail the MOT. You could probably get around it by removing the pillion seat completely for the MOT but I'm not about to try it!
 

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Add to that list - If you've removed the pillion footpegs and not fitted a rear seat cowl, your bike will (or should) fail the MOT. You could probably get around it by removing the pillion seat completely for the MOT but I'm not about to try it!
Yeah, Two seater bikes MUST have two seats, and two sets of foot pegs :p
And apparently an exhaust doesn't count as a foot peg :D
 

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Nawh, that's right.
If you got a Solo Seat and No Pegs it's a 1 seater.
It's just if you have a pillion seat and no pegs, it's a 2 seater without pegs and so it'll fail
 

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That I don't know, but having a Seat Cowl I know makes it go through the test as a 1-seater
 
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