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Offline jdoyle

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I guess we are lucky here
There is no MOT or test for a motorbike in Ireland :-)
« Last Edit: Jan 16, 2021, 08:47 AM by jdoyle »

Offline Wassy

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Itíll be interesting to see how astute my MOT tester is come April. Lots of people in my area (including myself) have definitely added LEDs or HIDs.

One expensive solution could be something like this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KT-LED-Complete-Projector-Headlight-Assembly-for-Kawasaki-ZX6R-2013-2018-/232516996911?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
Assuming of course the versys shares the same headlight housing as the zx6r

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The V650 Mk3 shares the same headlamp as the Ninja 300 and V1k Mk2
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*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
The V650 Mk3 shares the same headlamp as the Ninja 300 and V1k Mk2


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KT-LED-Complete-Headlight-Assembly-for-Kawasaki-Ninja-300-EX-300-2013-2018-Green-/332406159594?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

These itíll be then! Itís a lot of dosh though.

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Unfortunately the LED version still gives you the Cyclops effect when on dipped beam.

The HID version is better in that regards



« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2021, 03:02 PM by TowerMan »
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I have had a text from my mate who is an Examiner for MOTs and he says that an amendment has come out today saying the LED Headlights 'fail' no longer applies to motorcycles, only cars fitted with aftermarket LED lights.

Thats great news

Dave T

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Interesting! I shall wait to see the changes appear on the Government website before I change back again!

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Thanks Dave for heads up  :38: :38:

From what I have found on the interweb HERE there has been a u turn with the use of hid and led bulbs in motorcycles is as follows:-

1. About headlamp conversions
Section 4.1.4 of the current MOT inspection manuals for both motorcycles and cars and passenger vehicles, states 'Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.'

2. Changes to current rules
From 22 March 2021 we're changing these rules so that not all motorcycles and vehicles will fail the MOT test if their halogen headlamp units have been converted to be used with HID or LED bulbs.

Class 1 and 2 motorcycles must not be failed for the defect 'Light source and lamp not compatible'.
Headlamps must comply with all other requirements of the test and headlamp aim.
The motorcycle inspection manual will be updated shortly, and the ability to select the defect within the MOT testing service will be removed.

However it is now different for cars etc

For class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles, the defect ĎLight source and lamp not compatibleí only applies to vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986.
Should a vehicle be presented for an MOT test with conversions before 1 April 1986 they must not be failed with immediate effect.
Vehicles presented with converted halogen headlamp units first used on or after 1 April 1986 will continue to be failed.
Headlamps must comply with all other requirements of the test and headlamp aim.

The cars and passenger vehicles inspection manual will be updated shortly.
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That's great news! That's the confirmation we needed!