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Offline HomerJ

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LED conversions...
on: January 12, 2021, 08:54:50 PM
New MOT rules?

“Some motorcycles may be fitted with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) headlamps. Existing halogen headlamps should not be converted to be used with HID or LED bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.”
The full details are at https://www.gov.uk/.../mot-inspection-manual-for-motorcycles

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Re: LED conversions...
Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 03:37:48 AM
I'm grateful we don't have vehicle compliance inspections here in my state.  My S1KR has converted headlights and race exhaust, and my Husky Supermoto is an unending series of infractions.
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Re: LED conversions...
Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 06:15:34 AM
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
I'm grateful we don't have vehicle compliance inspections here in my state.  My S1KR has converted headlights and race exhaust, and my Husky Supermoto is an unending series of infractions.

Agreed.
My projector retrofit would be tricky to undo..... :164:
I got nothing.....

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Re: LED conversions...
Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 04:15:52 PM
link not working for me, but it says...

4.1.4 Headlamps - Compliance with requirements - Sentence changed from 'Some motorcycles may be fitted with high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps. Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with HID bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.' to 'Some motorcycles may be fitted with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) headlamps. Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with HID or LED bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.'

Speaking to a mate who's a MOT tester, basically the bulb has to match the reflector so you get the right pattern...
Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 04:17:44 PM by psenior1

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Re: LED conversions...
Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 04:44:26 PM

A "friendly" tester is required here   :164:

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Re: LED conversions...
Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 06:49:44 PM
Was thinking of fitting led bulbs on mine,but won't bother now.
Re-fitting the standard bulbs during mot time should solve it for those who've already modified, I guess.
 

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Re: LED conversions...
Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 09:59:07 PM
Just switch back to halogen bulbs prior to going in for your MOT?

Pain in the butt, but not the end of the world I doubt?

 



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