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As per the above subject

From 11th Jan 2021, the MoT requirements for Motorcycles in the UK has been updated - HERE

In Section 4.1.4 - Headlamps - The wording has been changed

'Some motorcycles may be fitted with high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.
Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with HID bulbs.
If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp'

to

'Some motorcycles may be fitted with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) headlamps.
Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with HID or LED bulbs.
If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.'


So everyone who has a replacement H7 HID or a LED fitted at the time of a MoT, will now be an automatic failure :33:
I can see this also eventually being enforced more rigorously by the police as well - ie m/c in unroadworthy condition  :027:
« Last Edit: Jan 13, 2021, 04:19 PM by TowerMan »
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Oh Balls!  :125:

Guess I'll have to swap mine back to the standard! A shame since the light from the LED bulb is much nicer

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*Originally Posted by 2WheelDev [+]
Oh Balls!  :125:

Guess I'll have to swap mine back to the standard! A shame since the light from the LED bulb is much nicer
  Nicer as in the light let's you see where you are going better.  Or  the colour of the bulb is nicer ?
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*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
  Nicer as in the light let's you see where you are going better.  Or  the colour of the bulb is nicer ?

I prefer the colour, it shows marginally better on the road, but the biggest difference it seems to have made it people actually seem to notice it more.

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Does ‘converted to be used’ mean just using a different lamp?
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*Originally Posted by Siberman [+]
Does ‘converted to be used’ mean just using a different lamp?
I read it to mean that:
if you have substituted a HID or LED light source in a dipped and / or mainbeam headlamp housing that was originallyy designed to use a halogen filament bulb, then it will be a failure.
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*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
I read it to mean that:
if you have substituted a HID or LED light source in a dipped and / or mainbeam headlamp housing that was originallyy designed to use a halogen filament bulb, then it will be a failure.
Will that be yours then Richard !!!!    :question: :027:
« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2021, 12:55 PM by 100milesaway »
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That’s a nuisance. Thanks for the update, though, Towerman.
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As long as your lights work it's a pass here, thank god. Anyway my new Z900 comes from the factory with LED's

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It does seem a bit odd if the light still meets the beam pattern that is required.

To be honest I'm amazed that some of the new vehicles with LED lights fitted from factory, actually pass the MOT as they seem to throw light all over the show!