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Argh, I never knew Delaware was so damn strict on inspections! This stuff is pissing me off. Everytime I go for a recheck they make things worse. I bought the bike used with some aftermarket stuff on it, and never knew this stuff was illegal. Here's the current list of shit wrong.

No reflectors, need 5. (pep boys, taken care of)

Too small turn signals, front and rear. Short stalks up front, hot bodies undertail out back. (having a set of factory front signals mailed to me).

Stop lamps arent bright enough. (once again, I need a factory tail).

Bottom line is I need a factory undertail, fender, and rear signal setup! If anyone has one from doing mods, please let me know, color does not matter (must fit 01-03 f4i)! This sucks, wouldnt even give me a temp tag. I know I wont be voting for the same governor again, shes making things horrible here.
 

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that sux.. i havent gotten my inspection since 2001 & havent had any problems w/t the po-po... thats cuz they have driven behind me a couple of time & see my plates with valid tags i guess is all they are looking for.
 

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CA tried vehicle safety inspections years ago and gave up. Way too much trouble I guess.

Most bike mods aren't DOT approved (especially lights) which is the source of the problem. Moral of the story is save the stock parts for inspections if your state does them.
 

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Are you taking it to a bike shop, or a regular auto garage? I know mine fails at the bike shop because of the flush mount turn signals, no reflectors and no license plate light, but the regular car garages don't know the difference. A turn signal is a turn signal to them
 

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Sorry guys i just moved to Delaware, and here unlike other states i been in , you take your car to DMV only to get a inspection. A friend had to get a fender with signal attached and blinkers. cost him about $200. the blinkers have to be 4 inches off the bike, you need 5 reflectors and they check exhuast too, so if you have the baffles removed you are going to get a reject. sucks

I also ran into a problem getting registered. If you have a lien on the bike or car and they have your title, it is a mother of a dog to get your car retitled. The bank that own my title refuses to send the original but will send a copy. De. wont register unless they have the original and of cours the banks says if they lose the original they have nothign that will say i will pay up , grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 

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"Liberty and Independence" - Delaware State Motto

I remain sadly amused at the abuse of liberty and freedoms (yes, they're different) within the East Coast states, primarily the Commonwealths.

Come out west, where there's space, and no one give a sh crap.
 

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Go to a different shop.

The guy looked at my bike, at a rather nice bikeshop around here.. turned on the bike, fliped on the headlights, brights, turn signals, brake light.. and signed it off.. On the way out he said "you put those turn signals and that fender eliminator on after you got this" and gave me the stickers.
 

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WOAH WOAH WOAH!!!


I need to put in my two cents first before this thread gets dis-regarded. My old bike was a '93 katana, I got it in '00 I think and registered it in early 2001. This is at the newer DMV on route 13 in Delaware, right outside of Wilmington. It had flush-mounts up front, short stalks in the rear, and didn't even have a plate light. Exhaust was never touched during the inspection and i passed fine. Try a couple more Dmvs out here in DE before you start buying more junk for your bike, you'll probally pass fine.
 

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never got my katana inspected. only registered and insurance. i never understood the inspection part for bikes...
 
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