Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road is required to keep it in a roadworthy condition at all times. The roadworthiness is checked in the intrests of road safty ansd the environment by the test we call the MOT. The first test is required once a motor bike is three years old.
The MOT looks at some important items on your motor bike to see that they meet the key legal minimum requirements at the time of test. You should be aware that the MOT certificate is not a guarantee of the general mechanical condition of a vehicle.
YOUR MOT TEST
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.
STEERING/SUSPENSION- condition, security and operation, including forks, handlebars, grips mounting, head bearings, swinging arm, shock absorbers and damping effect etc.
WHEELS AND TYRES- wheel condition and security, tyre condition, size/type, fitment, tread depth and valve condition.
FRAME- free from cracks, damage, distortion or corrosion which is likely to affect the steering or braking
BRAKING- condition, operation and performance ( efficiency test ), brake controls
EXHAUST SYSTEM - complete, secure and not too noisy.
FUEL SYSTEM - for leaks and security of components.
SEATS- riders seats for presence and any seat for security.
WHEEL ALIGNMENT -correct alignment of front and rear wheels.
SIDECARS (WHEN FITTED)- includes checks on: attachment, alignment, suspension, wheel bearing, wheel alignment, lights and tyres.
HORN - correct operation and the correct type.
REGISTRATION PLATES/ VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION/FRAME No- present, legible.
DRIVE CHAIN AND SPROCKETS - chain not too loose/tight or worn, sprockets for wear, chain guard for security.
THROTTLE - correct operation
CLUTCH LEVER - not so bent, damaged or shortened that it cannot be readily operated.
FOOTREST - for presence and security.
An MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
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