Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Springfield, Virginia, USA
Re: Motolights wont pass State Inpection?
Well if Viriginia prohibited the use of Motolights on, "on highway motorcycles" then it would be illegal for the dealers install them.
Here is the VA Code for motorcycle lights and for Other Permissible Lights:
§ 46.2-1012. Headlights, auxiliary headlights, tail lights, brake lights, and illumination of license plates on motorcycles.
Every motorcycle shall be equipped with at least one headlight which shall be of a type that has been approved by the Superintendent and shall be capable of projecting sufficient light to the front of such motorcycle to render discernible a person or object at a distance of 200 feet. However, the lights shall not project a glaring or dazzling light to persons approaching such motorcycles. In addition, each motorcycle may be equipped with not more than two auxiliary headlights of a type approved by the Superintendent.
Motorcycles may be equipped with means of modulating the high beam of their headlights between high and low beam at a rate of 200 to 280 flashes per minute. Such headlights shall not be so modulated during periods when headlights would ordinarily be required to be lighted under § 46.2-1030.
§ 46.2-1020. Other permissible lights.
Any motor vehicle may be equipped with fog lights, not more than two of which can be illuminated at any time, one or two auxiliary driving lights if so equipped by the manufacturer, two daytime running lights, two side lights of not more than six candlepower, an interior light or lights of not more than 15 candlepower each, and signal lights.
Reading these two codes would make me think the my motolights are legal.
However, I did have an inspection station refuse to pass my Venture once because the auxiliary lights did not turn off when the headlight was switched to HI-Beam.
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