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tinted bike screens legal?

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by daedalus, Dec 22, 2009.

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    daedalus

    daedalus Premium Member

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    vladpp

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    common sense says yes, seriously, how many times do you actually look through the screen?
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    daedalus

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    unfortunately common sense doesnt apply when it comes to laws! :)
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    Tack

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    Only if they are presciption screens as supplied by a qualified motorcycle optomatrist.
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    slickncghia

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    pink yes, black no
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    Captain_Slow
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    The bike came stock with the tinted screen, right? ;)


    For what it's worth, my bike passed a Vic roadworthy with an aftermarket tinted screen, so I'd wager either it's legal or the authorities don't care.
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    waedwe

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    I think tinted window legislation is aimed at windows which make it hard to see into a car thus its a police danger, dont think they have trouble seeing whos on a bike and where your hands are. this i all i could find on the RTA's website
    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi03_rev3.pdf
    It shows whats good and illegal for cars, trucks, panel vans, utilities and buses but nothing on bikes
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    DarkHorse

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    It's perfectly legal unless there's a law against it...

    Seriously, tinted screens are probably as common on the road as clear, I doubt you'd get any grief (I certainly never have).
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    OK, this 30 sec rule and then the post going through anyway is pissing me off now...
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    the law applies to transmissibility for panels you look through to operate the vehicle. Thus the no tint on the fwd screen of a car, and limited levels of tint everywhere else.

    If you don't look through the screen to operate the vehicle then the law doesn't apply. They'd have to find a different law to get you, and it doesn't exist yet.
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    fekkinell

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    You can only have a tinted screen if the rest of the fairings are clear.

    Hope this helps.

    :p
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    You mean you're not supposed to have your head behind the screen? So thats what I've been doing wrong!!
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    PatB

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    You don't need a clear fairing as long as you wheelie everywhere so that you can get forward vision through the fork aperture.

    Seriously, bike screens are not subject to regulation (in general; the barn doors fitted to Gold Wings etc may be a different matter as you can't see over them if you're short). You could replace it with an opaque sheet of whatever if you wanted.
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    brownyy

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    Tinted screens are illigeal, as they don't have the Aus Standards sticker on them, they are only for track use, but a lot of people get away un-noticed by the fuzz with a tinted screen by day and carry a clear screen to swap over to at night.

    :grin:
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    MONKEYMAN
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    pretty sure they're legal so long as it's two consenting adults.

    ...may want to consider covering it with a profelactic though just to be safe.
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    daedalus

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    yes, but the one in the link seems so tinted that u cant see through
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    who the hell carries a motorcycle windscreen with them to swap over at night ?
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    brownyy

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    Read the sarcasm bud... If you swap the reference of motorbike screen to helmet visor you'll see it. ;)

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