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Victorian RWC considerations

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Tex, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Hi there,

    I'm hoping to get an old bike on the road as cheaply as possible. Just so I don't waste my time could somebody shed some light on some issues when getting a Roadworthy Certificate in Victoria?

    Tears or cracks in the seat - not major, but a couple of very small ones. There's also a seam that's been repaired with some kind of glue... Kosher? Can I just chuck a sheepskin over it & forget about it?

    Cracked lenses - The tail lights got a bad one so it'll have to go. Two of the indicator lenses have minor cracks, will they do?

    Tyres - plenty of tread but some fine cracks in the wall. Not badly perished or especially unsafe but I wonder what the rules are here. Other one's stuffed & will have to be replaced.

    Brake light - only works off the rear brake right now. Does it have to work from front as well? Sounds like a stupid question, but hey you never know...

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Note: I'm not trying to get an unsafe vehicle onto the road or break the law etc.
  2. seat will be ok, everything else will fail...
  3. http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Registration/BuySellTransferVehicles/Roadworthiness/

    everything answered in here http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/7A14DDDC-3DF3-4ADD-9821-B8C7816777A3/0/VSI26web.pdf
  4. Does anyone know if the brake light has to work from BOTH front and back, or is just from the back brake ok?
  5. I suspect it would be both, don't know about the legislation though.
  6. Both have to light the brake light unless it some old POS that should be on a Red Club plate
  7. It is an old POS, but needs full rego, not club (red plate) rego...

  8. When I wanted to sell my 89 CBR250RR, which I'd had for like 5 years, I paid for 2 RWCs at different places - naturally both came back as a fail - but slight differences between the reasons. Some things were consistent (front forks, both tires, all discs, etc), but some not so much (one repairer wanted to replace the odometer, the other the brake lever). Part of the RWC was a quote, and they both came back around $1500.

    For $600 I bought second hand (but within RWC spec) discs, fork seals, levers, indicator housings, tyres, the lot - and with some help from a mate - did all the work myself.

    These guys had everything: http://www.victorianmotorcyclewreckers.com.au/