Selling my registered bike, so I took it to a business (that will stay nameless for the time being) for a roadworthy and was told it needed parts replaced to pass: I was told: Front rotor (was 3.00mm, serviceable limit 3.5mm) Front and rear brake pads (needs 1mm above the wear indicator to handle warping in the rotor) New brake fluid (old was contaminated with water) I was then quoted a price for all of this if I used his supplier ($460 for after market parts on top of the $125 for the RWC). The problem I have with this is that the front rotor was within spec at 3.65mm when I measured it, and the front brake pads, while worn, had close to 1mm until they reached the wear indicator. I'm also unsure of where they were getting their brake pad limits from for the test. I felt he was taking me for a ride when he said the brake fluid was contaminated by water that was less than 6000km/12 months old, so I rang VicRoads and apparently the Vehicle Standards Information documents don't mention brake fluid as needing checking to pass a roadworthy. They cited two documents: VSI26 and VSI4. http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/E5F44416-57E4-4164-98F5-69E3E8E1C5E3/0/VSI26.pdf http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/2F4D64FE-B1A5-48D1-B848-19CD5F8176D7/0/VSI4.pdf (The complete list is available here: http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home...ndAccessories/VehicleStandardsInformaiton.htm) Sure, brakes wear out and brake fluid absorbs water, but isn't the point of a roadworthy test to stick to a standard? Do they run from a different list perhaps? Can anyone from a garage verify what document is used when doing a roadworthy? I realise a tester might err on the side of caution to protect their inspection licence, but I feel they have gone too far in the opposite direction. I was told measurements with 0.05mm tolerances, so it's either a big failure in their measuring skills/equipment, or mine. Also, when they took a brake fluid sample they left brake fluid dripping from the master cylinder, which didn't inspire confidence. As the bike is already sold, I will be replacing the parts to speed things along, however for future roadworthys, I'll be taking a current copy of the specifications with me to help spot any obvious fast ones that might try to be pulled. Needless to say I won't be a repeat customer of this business.