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Motorbike Mot Reading

Motorbike Mot Reading

 

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Motorbike Mot Reading

Motorbike Mots Reading Motorbike and Moped Mot Tests in Reading Are Carried out here at reading motorbike mot test centre, based on Loverock Road Reading we are available monday to saturday to carry out your motorbike mot tests and general servicing and Motorbike maintainance.

Our Motorbike And Moped Mot test lane is very busy so please book early to avoid long delays in waiting for your mot appointment especially during the summer months when demand for Motorbike Mots is very high although we will always do our best to fit you in where we can, so pop down and see us the kettle is always on.

we are passionate about Motorbikes just like you are so we also carry out Motorbike repairs and general Motorbike servicing on the premises so your well oiled machine will be in safe hands along with our competitive labour rates we promise to give you our customer the best service possible at all times.

Motorbike Mot Test Reading - Moped Mot Test Reading - Motorbike Repairs Reading - Motorbike servicing Reading.

 

Motorbike Mot - what is checked on your Motorcycle Mot Test

 

  • Steering

    • With the front wheel raised off the ground the handlebar must not hit or foul the tank when the steering is fully turned lock to lock, the steering must move freely and without drag or notchiness.
    • The handlebar must be securely mounted and the grips secure.
    • With the fork sliders held, try to push and pull on the forks, there must be no play in the steering head bearings.

 

  • Lights

  • Of the 20% failure rate on bike MOT tests, move than half are for defective or broken lights . Quite amazing since these are the most simplest items to check yourself before going to the motorbike mot test so do yourself a favour and save yourself time check these things out and get yourself a pass on the day.

    The requirements are simple, and quite straightforward to replace or adjust, without the need of a motorbike mechanic.

    HEADLIGHTS & TAIL LIGHTS must be free of chips or cracks; the headlight must also work on main and dip beam, the main beam must shine directly ahead and the dip slightly lower and to the left.

    INDICATOR LIGHTS must all flash at a steady rate and the warning lights function properly.

    If a HAZARD WARNING SYSTEM is fitted, all 4 indicators must flash at a steady uniform rate.

    Bikes must have a red REFLECTOR on the rear of the machine, either bolted on separately or as part of the tail light lens.

  • Suspension

    • With the front wheel raised off the ground the handlebar must not hit or foul the tank when the steering is fully turned lock to lock, the steering must move freely and without drag or notchiness.
    • The handlebar must be securely mounted and the grips secure.
    • With the fork sliders held, try to push and pull on the forks, there must be no play in the steering head bearings.
  • Brakes

  • In day-to-day riding there is perhaps no more important part of your bikes equipment that, when working properly, may just save your life! It is also the third highest reason for a failure in Reading Motorbike Mot testing.

    The mot examiner will:

  • Check the hoses for fluid leaks, bulges & cracking
  • Check disc brakes are securely mounted and free from cracks
  • Check ABS warning lights, where fitted
  • Check the wheel is free to rotate without brake drag in free-wheel
  • Check that brake pads/shoes are not warn beyond limits
  • Check the rear brake torque arm is secure and that fasteners are secured by self-locking nuts or castellated nuts with split-pins or R-clips

 

  • Final Drive

    • The chain/belt must not have excessive slack and be in good condition, the guard must be secure and not fouling
    • On shaft drive bikes, the drive unit must be free from oil leaks
    • Both sprockets should be securely mounted and not excessively worn.

 

  • Exhaust System

  • The decibel level will be assessed at the discretion of the tester, other checks are:
    • The exhaust mountings must be secure and not fouling any part of the rear suspension
    • The exhaust must not be holed and free from leaks from both joints and box(es)
    • Replacements units, other than bikes registered before 01.Jan.1985, must have the BSAU 193 stamp

 

I hope this guide helps you to check your motorcycle or moped so you can carry out any neccesary repairs before presenting your bike for its mot test and we hope to see you very soon.

 

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