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Queensland Motorcycle Roadworthy Standards: A Guide for Riders

Ensuring your motorcycle meets Queensland's roadworthy standards is essential for both your safety and legal compliance. Here's a breakdown of the key areas inspected during a TMR-approved Motorcycle Safety Certificate inspection:

1. Brakes

  • Brake Operation: Both front and rear brakes must function effectively and independently.
  • Brake Pads/Shoes: Wear must be within acceptable limits, ensuring adequate stopping power.
  • Brake Lines: No leaks, damage, or deterioration allowed.
  • Brake Fluid: Fluid level and condition are checked.

2. Wheels and Tires

  • Tires: Adequate tread depth, no cracks, cuts, or bulges. Correct tire type and size for the motorcycle.
  • Wheels: No damage to spokes, rims, or bearings. Wheels must be secure and rotate freely.

3. Steering and Suspension

  • Steering: Smooth operation with no excessive play or binding.
  • Suspension: Shocks and forks must be in good condition with no leaks or damage.
  • Frame: Inspected for any cracks, damage, or unauthorized modifications.

4. Lights and Reflectors

  • Headlights: Correct operation of high and low beam, proper aim and brightness.
  • Taillights and Brake Lights: Must illuminate correctly and be clearly visible.
  • Indicators: Proper function and visibility, including correct lens color.
  • Reflectors: Mandatory red rear reflectors and other reflectors as required by the motorcycle's date of manufacture.

5. Engine and Exhaust

  • Exhaust: Securely mounted with no excessive leaks or noise.
  • Oil Leaks: Engine must be free of significant oil leaks.
  • Fuel System: No leaks or damage to fuel lines, tank, or fuel cap.

6. Other Essential Components

  • Chain/Drive Belt: Adjusted within specifications, good condition with proper lubrication.
  • Footrests: Securely mounted and in good condition.
  • Stands: The center stand and sidestand (if fitted) must operate correctly and safely.
  • Mirrors: At least one rearview mirror required on each side for motorcycles manufactured after 1975. Mirrors must provide a clear rearward view.
  • Controls: Throttle, clutch, and all levers must operate smoothly and correctly.

Important Notes

Prioritizing Safety

Regular motorcycle roadworthy inspections aren't just a legal requirement; they are vital for your safety and the safety of others on the road. By understanding and maintaining these standards, you can ride with confidence in Queensland.

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