Mot rules on lights

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dave-g
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Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:29 pm

Does anyone know the ruling on lighting?

Nearly finished a project and have got the brake light working but can't get front light to work. "Bloke down the pub" reckons if the lights are covered up, then the mot station give you an advisory to say lights not working/not tested...? Is this true?

Mot booked for Wednesday and haven't got time to do it!

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Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:57 pm


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Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:37 pm

Thanks GB, a lot of conflicting stories online

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Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:24 am

i got a daytime mot on mine last week, all lights duct taped over, including brake light only had a horn.

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Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:42 am

tony172 wrote:i got a daytime mot on mine last week, all lights duct taped over, including brake light only had a horn.

Correct answer 8-)

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Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:47 am

surprised that the brake light didnt have to be working for a daytime mot though?
Donnie.

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Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:19 am

i know its a bit scary really innit but thats what he told me to do, so thats what i did. :D tape came off as soon as i left though, wired my rear light permanently on, front and rear brake lights working and full beam on a switch. good enough for me as i won't be riding at night anyway

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Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:49 pm

lights and mot, its all or nothing.
If a light is fitted and visible it has to work and need a full Mot.
my understanding is its not allowed to have a daytime Mot and lights.
I'm sure Shaun will clarify.

Also if I wire my lights so main beam and rear are on permanently do I need side light?

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:35 pm

Thanks for the replies chaps, much appreciated

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:41 pm

It may not help you totally but mine passed with no advisories and my rear is permanently on, the front works on/off, main & dip but I have no front side/parking light (festoon).
I also have two small lights fitted by the PO to the rear carrier which aren't wired. They didn't mention those at all. I was going to remove them, but I may look to fit some amber lenses/LEDs on them for an indicator project, so I left em :)

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