carrying spares and state inspection

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Lokiboy
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carrying spares and state inspection

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 pm

Local HD didn’t initially pass Erika on the State inspection because the brake peddle light switch was inop. :( As he was explaining to me I said, “Wait a minute I think I have a spare.” I looked though my treasure trove of spares that I always carry and — Walla! :shock: He installed the new switch. I passed. And, as a bonus, HD didn’t charge for the inspection (this HD dealer anyway).

Moral of the story. Carry spares, because you never know when you’ll need ‘em. :D
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by Speedbump » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:56 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by RC20 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:09 pm

Ahhh, how far do we take that?

Just trailer a Spare Ural behind you? :?:
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by jeffsaline » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:08 pm

In 1983 I was living in Germany and my buddy and I were riding BMW airheads. He was due for an inspection and told me his rear brake light switch wasn't working. I told him when the guy tells you to do the brake light just flap your arm when you pump the front brake. The guy will see the arm flapping and the light will flash. Then stomp up and down on the rear brake pedal with exagerated movement and gently pump the front brake using only a finger or two. Again, the brake light will flash. He practiced a couple of times and then went and passed the inspection. We fixed the switch a few days later.

Glad it worked out well for you.

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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by Geckoboy49 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:43 pm

You have motorcycle inspections in Virginia? Wow. More screwed up than Cali.
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by Lofty » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:51 pm

Geckoboy49 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:43 pm
You have motorcycle inspections in Virginia? Wow. More screwed up than Cali.
We have them here in PA, also.
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by Happytrails » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:52 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Awesome spares. I might take my Ural to local HD come inspection time as well. Worried about them crashing my rig but they are a fair sized dealer/service center and have to get the occasional HD sidecar rig right? Maybe I'm making more of it than it needs to be. I take my goldwing there every year for inspection and they have been good for that. :)
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by S 854 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:46 pm

No inspection in Montana... and we pay once (and a very reasonable fee at that!) for a permanent license plate...

...you should see the pile of spares I manage to kart around with me though...
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by Pterodactyl » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:40 pm

Yes Montana is very kind to motorcyclists. The problem is that the state has no idea of how many motorcycles are actually on the road. A bike registered in the 90s is still registered because it is forever. People also sell bikes and never transfer the tag. Last year Montana was ranked by an insurance company survey as the safest state in which to ride a motorcycle. The methodology they used was to compare fatalities to the number of motorcycles registered. Well, if you believe the numbers the state has then you believe Montana has as many bikes on the road as Texas. What do you think Craig? Is this the safest place you’ve ever ridden? I mean if you overlook the drunks, meth heads and overloaded hay trucks. :D :shock: :D
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Re: carrying spares and state inspection

Post by chaos2 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:19 am

No inspections in Ohio, they tried it decades ago but only in certain counties then scrapped the whole mess. It was for emissions but they checked basic features too. It got lots of unsafe heaps off the roads, people will drive with no muffler, no brakes, rusted frames, etc. Didn't apply to MC though.
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