MOT number plate light

Started by komp, July 12, 2013, 10:23:43 am

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komp

can a motorbike fail an MOT with a broken number plate light? i know on a car it can, but wasnt sure about bike
the R&G tail tidy came with one, but i discovered last night it wasnt working
the standard number plate hanger didn't even have one, so clearly its not essential to have one.

to be on the safe side i removed the light and placed a reflector in its place
wasn't sure if it was a case of if its there it needs to work? or if it would have even mattered?

interested to know
thanks
Triumph Speed Triple RS
KTM 990 SMT

Bunny

I'm no expert but i would have thought so

ash

Quote from: Bunny on July 12, 2013, 10:29:07 am
I'm no expert but i would have thought so


Yes, the plate needs illuminating for a regular MOT either from the tail light of a bespoke one.

Someone fitted a really nice white LED one to the tail tidy om my bike before I bought it
Looks very much like this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-MOTORCYCLE-SCOOTER-MICRO-LED-REAR-NUMBER-PLATE-LIGHT-E-MARKED-/221094012967?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item337a3ae827



Dom1

If it is there it needs to work as a rule I believe but big gav is your man.

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Millhouse

general rule of thumb is, if it's fitted it's got to work...
Life is a contact sport,  you'll be needing rule #5

Maddog

If its a daytime mot no...if its a regular mot yes

komp

Triumph Speed Triple RS
KTM 990 SMT

big gav

Class 1 and 2 do not require a  number plate light.