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Offline Dudeofrude

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Re: Best bulbs for 2015?
Reply #10 on: 18 Apr 22, 10:03:19
*Originally Posted by davehills1977 [+]
No idea fella, the guy who MOTed both my bikes is well familiar with them as hes been servicing them and doing the MOT for years... he just said that the latest check list details that the LED headlights because of what they do to the beam pattern are now illegal, ive got em both through now by switching them out, then switching back again, just a real pain in the arse!! its a grey area and dare say they have to play safe as its their name on the test cert.. brighter and more visible on a bike seems like a great idea to me, like the flashing LED indicator brake lights i have, but he told me they were a fail too so ive put a switch in now to turn that feature off at MOT time, then back on again after!!!

Tbh i would imagine this is going to be one of those ones that varies greatly depending on your MOT Tester, like loud exhuasts etc as its not anything dangerous
I know my guy wouldn't fail me for it, he will look me in the eye and say "you put them in when you got home didn't you" 😉😅
That's the biggest flaw with the MOT system, it's only really valid for as long as your at the testing station haha
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Re: Best bulbs for 2015?
Reply #11 on: 19 Apr 22, 09:21:50
Exactly, get a decent MOT guy who knows you and dare say youll get it through with a slight quibble and stern "you fitted these after the MOT"

Grey area made even greyer!!
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Re: Best bulbs for 2015?
Reply #12 on: 20 Apr 22, 09:39:55
My bike failed its MOT due to a dodgy reg plate lamp, warped front discs and notchy steering head bearings but the converted LED headlamps didn't cause any problems.  My reading of the current guidelines is that they shouldn't trigger a fail as long as they are adjusted correctly etc ..

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-notice-01-21-headlamp-conversions/mot-special-notice-01-21-headlamp-conversions
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspection-manual-for-motorcycles/4-lamps-reflectors-and-electrical-equipment 

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Re: Best bulbs for 2015?
Reply #13 on: 20 Apr 22, 09:52:28
Nice and grey yet again, so basically comes down to MOT testers discretion by the looks of it... its all in the beam pattern and I had rotated mine as per the instructions so it should have produced the same beam pattern, fact is it produces so much light compared to old halogen its bound to not have the same pattern... still, I can see where im going now so dont really care, if i have to swap out for MOT time and then change again after for my safety then i will...

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Re: Best bulbs for 2015?
Reply #14 on: 20 Apr 22, 11:14:28
Yep...Mine never comments on the headlights, but I have to remove my end cans and fit the standard ones for MOT  :oh_no:
ONLY the end cans cans though, not the OEM headers thank 'F' !  :008:
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