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That's the bike ready for her MOT!

Cleaned up the brake callipers
Replaced the pads all round
Replaced the rear disk
New LED indicators all round with resistors installed
Oil and filter change
New left mirror
Fixed "hopefully" some electrical issues
Still got a lot of polishing and cleaning :eek:

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nice little clip man. glad youve got her together and ready for your mot.
 

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Well the bike passed it's MOT...
However it also decided to spew it's coolant when it arrived at the garage :eek:
Got given a guys number who does bike repairs and recovery.
Will wait and see what the problem is.
First time driving the bike and it was awesome!
 

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congrats on the mot. im sure thats a nervous experience. we use to have to get our cars inspected in a similar way where i live n it was always a pain in the ass. they did away with it some time ago thank goodness.
 

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they dont. lol it use to be a state or county regulated thing. im not even sure if some states still do it or not but not in indiana. they havent had the inspections for about 10 years that i can remember. it was a pain in the ass tho like i said. you couldnt have any check engine lights n they would do a walk around with little mirrors on sticks checking under the car. then they would test the emissions coming from the tail pipe. if your car was more than 15 years old you didnt have to get the testing done. i guess it was aimed at making sure your car wasnt emitting too much pollution. you had to get the check every year when you renewed your license plates. it was a real pita for me at the time because i had a newer ford mustang that was heavily modified with a side mount super charger n all the stuff that went with it. every year i had to pull the exhaust off because i had a full exhaust that eliminated the catalytic converters which was a instant fail among other stuff i had to revert to get it to pass the tests.

now the only time you have to get any kind of road worthy test is if your car is in a accident and the insurance company deems it totaled. you can rebuild the damage but then to get a new "rebuilt" title to get the vehicle registered for license plates it has to get an inspection. which is really just a check that it has headlights n turn signals more or less. lol
 

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Seems you guys get off lightly... Over here they check the brakes, suspension, steering, emissions, mirrors, spare tyres, indicators and lights...and the windscreen wipers and bottle for fluid.... (Don't think I've added any, but might have missed a few)....Perhaps OTT, but perhaps a good thing to ensure that "most" vehicles are of a reasonable roadworthy condition........
 

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Zero motorcycle inspection in NJ. It used to be a walk around (horn, lights, tires etc..) the biggest thing they made an issue of was two inch strips of reflective tape on you're helmet.
 

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Yeah I think the safety check is a good thing.
Spoke to my mechanic and he thinks the radiator could be blocked with it sitting for so long.
Turns out the coolant was coming from the overflow pipe connected to the expansion tank.
Said to him it could also be the thermostat not opening as my kawasaki gpz500 done the same many moons ago.
 

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My MOT was tomorrow, of course Friday the stator decided to fry :( Luckily this place Home is 10 mins away from me, so £75 for a recon exchange isn't too bad.
 

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Sod's law! The start of the biking season is next week with the Scottish Motorcycle show to kick it off this weekend :)
 
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