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Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by ltflippy, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Hi
    I am moving to the Gold coast in the next month and am organising to have my bike shipped up there. I will need to transfer the registration to QLD plates, which means I will need a RWC i believe. I have a CBR600RR with an akrapovic system as well as a fender eliminator, which I think are the only things which are going to cause me any trouble. I have never had any problem with Cops in Vic telling me there is anything wrong but not sure what QLD is like.

    What i want to know is how strict is the RWC in QLD, do i need everything to be stock or do the parts need to comply with certain restriction (noise on the muffler - ie i need to add a baffle, mud guard on the fender).
  2. I cant say anything about the motorbike regulations but i highly recommend that you get a mobile RWC inspector to look at the bike. Been mobile and only doing inspections they don't seem to get you to do random repairs that don't really affect your roadworthy. I have helped get 3 vehicles RW recently, took 2 to a shop and ended up not passing and a $1000 bill if i wanted too pass, to getting all 3 passed with only brake pads and a rear light on a single car.
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  3. A prime piece of stupidity has recently come up regarding the Code of Practice for Queensland Inspections which may affect you.

    This applies even if it is a bog standard exhaust

    You will be failed if:

    Exhaust gases do not discharge to the rear of the rearmost seating position of the motorcycle, including motor tricycle(s).


    When registered from new it's OK - but the inspection station MUST fail you on any subsequent inspection or lose their licence.
  4. Having had a few RWC's or Safety Certificates done recently, definetly get a mobile guy. If you go to a shop that you don't know, they will try and generate some work for themselves.

    I used, and cannot praise enough, Brian Harper at Motorcycle Roadworthys on 0402 544 115 (http://www.motorcycleroadworthys.com.au/).

    He is straight up and won't stuff you around. From what I understand, you won't have an issue with the exhaust (I have a staintune on the VFR) but they will be strict on the fender eliminator. Give him a call and discuss this, he will tell you what you need to do in order to pass.
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