Originally Posted by Bob Miller
For that matter, the Vehicle code requires that all lights
work, even if you aren't using them.
The DMV can be sort of funny on that one. When I first went to take my motorcycle endorsement test I had a stock Honda 175cc that I figured was a small pretty nimble bike perfect for handling the driving test course.
They would not let me take the test because one turn signal did not work. Said "if the light
is there it has to function to take the test". Since that was out because of some bad contact in the wiring...
I rode home and came back with my 1966 Triumph road bike with sissy bar, king/queen seat, fat tank and jail house handle bars and No Turn signals
, just headlight and tail light
. That bike I was allowed to ride for the test by using arm signals.
Did not actually turn the handle bars once, just lean left, lean right. Spent 80% of the time with the clutch disengaged to keep from blasting out of the course.
So from my experience here in Michigan if light
is there it has to work.
For those who don't know what "jail house" handle bars are. They are only about 8" wide bend straight up, then curve back toward the driver and down. Driving you look like you are holding onto the bars of a jail cell with your elbows against your ribs. Won't see them anymore because the don't steer worth a darn. And just like a bad parachute design the people that continue to use them sort of weed themselves out.