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Motorcycle MOTs

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MOT TEST

 

What happens in an MOT Test?

 

The test doesn’t cover the condition of the: engine, clutch or gearbox.


During the test the following items are checked:

 

Lights

These will be inspected to check:

their condition

that they work properly

that they’re secure

that the headlamp(s) are the correct colour

the rear lights, indicators and reflectors

The headlamp(s) will also be checked to see if the aim is correct

 

Steering and suspension

These will be inspected to check:

their condition

that forks, handlebars, grips mountings, head bearings, swinging arm, shock absorbers and damping effect etc are secure and work properly

 

Wheels and tyres

These will be inspected to check:

their condition

that they’re secure

the size and type

correct fitment

the tread depth

the valve condition

 

Frame

This will be inspected to check:

that it’s free from cracks

for damage

for distortion

for corrosion which is likely to affect the steering or braking

 

Braking

This will be inspected to check:

the condition

the operation and performance (the efficiency test)

the brake controls

 

Exhaust system

This will be inspected to check:

it’s secure and complete

it’s not too noisy

 

Fuel system

This will be inspected to check:

for leaks

the security of its components

 

Seats

These will be inspected to check:

for the presence of a rider’s seat

that any seat is attached securely

 

Wheel alignment

These will be inspected to check for the correct alignment of front and rear wheels.

 

Sidecars (when fitted)

These will be inspected to check:

for secure attachment

alignment

the suspension

the wheel bearings

wheel alignment

the lights and tyres

 

Horn

This will be inspected to check:

that it works properly

it’s suitable for the vehicle

 

Registration plates, vehicle identification and frame numbers

These will be inspected to check that they’re present and legible

 

Drive chain and sprocket

These will be inspected to check:

that the chain isn’t too loose, tight or worn

that the sprockets aren’t too worn

that the chain guard is secure

 

Throttle

This will be inspected to check that it works properly.

 

Clutch lever

This will be inspected to check that it isn’t so bent, damaged or shortened that it can’t easily be used.

 

Footrests

These will be inspected to check that they’re present and fitted securely.