MOT

As the owner of a motorcycle, it is your legal duty to ensure it is roadworthy and does not pose a hazard to yourself, any passengers, other road users or the general public.

Motorcycle have some important items to check that they meet the legal standards set out by the DVSA.

Here are some of the parts of your motorcycle that will be checked in the MOT.

2.1 LIGHTS

These areas 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.

2.2 STEERING & SUSPENSION

These areas 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

2.3 WHEELS & TYRES

These areas will be inspected to check their condition:

  • that they’re secure
  • the size and type
  • correct fitment
  • the tread depth
  • the valve condition

 

2.4 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

2.5 BRAKING

This will be inspected to check:

  • the condition
  • the operation and performance (the efficiency test)
  • the brake controls

2.6 EXHAUST SYSTEM

This will be inspected to check:

  • it’s secure and complete
  • it’s not too noisy

 

2.7 FUEL SYSTEM

This will be inspected to check:

  • for leaks
  • the security of its components

2.8 SEATS

These will be inspected to check:

  • for the presence of a rider’s seat
  • that any seat is attached securely

2.9 WHEEL ALIGNMENT

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

 

2.10 SIDECARS (WHEN FITTED)

These will be inspected to check:
for secure attachment

  • alignment
  • the suspension
  • the wheel bearings
  • wheel alignment
  • the lights and tyres

2.11 HORN

This will be inspected to check:

  • that it works properly
  • it’s suitable for the vehicle

2.12 REGISTRATION PLATES, VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION & FRAME NUMBERS

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

 

2.13 DRIVE CHAIN & 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

2.14 THROTTLE

This will be inspected to check that it works properly.

2.15 CLUTCH LEVER

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

2.16 FOOTRESTS

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

Telephone


01237 478 746

Opening Times


Monday: 08:00 - 18:00

Tuesday: 08:00 - 18:00

Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00

Thursday: 08:00 - 18:00

Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Saturday: BY APPOINTMENT

Sunday: CLOSED

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Kynochs Industrial Estate, East The Water, Bideford EX39 4DT

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