Dorking Service Centre offer Motorcycle MOT’s to Dorking and the surrounding areas. Carried out “While U Wait”
To make a booking for a Motorcycle MOT Contact Dorking Service Centre – 01306 747050
Whether you ride a Harley Davidson or Ducati, Suzuki or Honda you’re welcome at Dorking Service Centre.
Come and have a seat in our luxury waiting area complete with Tea & Coffee and reading material to suit all.
Some Helpful Information
The following provides a guide to the basic requirements of a motorcycle MOT process, if you have any questions regarding the test please ask one of our team.
HEADLIGHTS & TAIL LIGHTS must be free of chips or cracks; the headlight must work on main and dip beam, the main beam must shine directly ahead and the dip slightly lower and to the left in order to pass the Motorcycle MOT.
INDICATOR LIGHTS must all flash at a steady rate and the warning lights function properly.
Bikes must have a red REFLECTOR on the rear of the machine, either bolted on separately or as part of the tail light lens.
With the front wheel raised off the ground, during the Motorcycle MOT, the handlebar must not touch or foul the fuel tank when the steering is fully turned lock to lock, the steering must move freely in a smooth motion.
- The handlebar must be securely mounted and the grips secure.
- There must be not be any play in the steering head bearings.
During the Motorcycle MOT, the examiner will:
- Check the hoses for fluid leaks, bulges & cracking
- Check disc brakes are securely mounted and free from cracks
- Check ABS warning lights, where fitted
- Check the wheel is free to rotate without brake drag in free-wheel
- Check that brake pads/shoes are not worn beyond limits
- Check the rear brake torque arm is secure and that fasteners are secured by self-locking nuts or castellated nuts with split-pins or R-clips
Wheels & Tyres
Cast wheels must be secure and free from cracks, similarly, spoke wheels will be checked for broken, corroded, loose or bent spokes
- The wheels must be able to free-wheel and must not foul the suspension or the mudguards or any other component
- Wheel bearings must be serviceable, and the front and rear wheels will be checked for correct alignment
- Tyres must be compatible, suitable for road use and, and fitted to rotate in the direction of forward motion and any markings.
- Tyres will be checked during the Motorcycle MOT for tread depth and condition as well as sidewall condition.
For the Motorcycle MOT, the examiner will check the front and rear suspension for the following faults.
- For oil leaks from anti-drive units
- On bikes with swing-arm suspension, there must not be any free play in the linkage when moved from side to side
- There should not be any oil visible on the fork tube, or leaks
- The forks must be adequately dampened
- For oil leaks around the shock absorber
- For play in the swing-arm or suspension linkage bearings
- Pivot bearings will be checked for wear
- The shock absorber must give adequate damping
- The suspension must not foul any body parts or accessories
The noise output will be assessed during the Motorcycle MOT, and acceptance is determined by the testers discretion, other checks are:
- The exhaust mountings must be secure and not fouling any part of the rear suspension
- The exhaust must not be holed and must be free from leaks at joints and box(es)
- Replacements units, other than bikes registered before 01.Jan.1985, must have the BSAU 193 stamp
In order to satisfy the requirements of the Motorcycle MOT:
- The chain/belt must be in good condition and adjusted to eliminate excessive slack. the guard must be secure and not fouling
- On shaft drive bikes, the drive unit must be free from oil leaks
- Both sprockets should be securely mounted and not excessively worn
In addition to the items mentioned above the examiner will:
- Check that the HORN is of reasonable volume and a continuous single tone
- Check for CORROSION on the frame and any load bearing components
- The FOOTRESTS must have an anti-slip surface
- All major components, covers and fairing and mudguards must be securely fitted
- The footrests, handlebar levers and brake pedal must be securely mounted
Note: this information is offered as a guide only to help support motorcyclists presenting their motorcycle for MOT. The test is carried out within the guidelines of VOSA, for more detailed information please see the VOSA website.