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Old 02-22-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

Does anyone happen to know if a cracked headlight glass will cause a bike to fail the Tx state inspection? Headlight still works, just the glass is cracked. This is on a street legal DS that doesn't see very much highway use.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Does anyone happen to know if a cracked headlight glass will cause a bike to fail the Tx state inspection? Headlight still works, just the glass is cracked. This is on a street legal DS that doesn't see very much highway use.
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That one is kinda up to the interpretation of the inspector.

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Old 02-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

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That one is kinda up to the interpretation of the inspector.

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yes, it is up to the inspector... from what i remember, the glass can not have any holes or gaps in it....

when i did state inspections they would only fail with a hole or large gap in the glass etc....
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

Its $14.50 chances are if your headlights on the inspector wont notice. If your really worried about it stick a piece of clear tape over the crack.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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Don't you get one free retest on a bike that failed like you do with a car? Give it a shot, if it fails, fix/repair/replace and you will be home free

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Old 02-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

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Don't you get one free retest on a bike that failed like you do with a car? Give it a shot, if it fails, fix/repair/replace and you will be home free

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I dont know if its the same but I just got my bike inspected. Since they only check your lights, horn, brakes and blinkers(if you got them) I would think if their was a problem they would tell you before they even charged ya.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

Thanks guys. This a bike I'm taking to Big Bend next Wednesday and just realized the inspecton expired in December. I'll get it fixed but probably not before I leave. I'd prefer not to waste $14 and the time if it's guaranteed to fail. Anyone know of any inspection places in N. Dallas / Plano area with slightly more 'tolerant' opinions?
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/.../item_insp.asp

c. Lamp lens is cracked, broken, discolored, or missing. (Exception: Composite or halogen-type lamps will not be rejected for being cracked, unless the reflector material inside the lamp is discolored or deteriorated.)
Is the bulb on yours an h4 or similar? If so, technically you would be OK. If its an entire sealed beam like on older cars and trucks, he should fail you. Again, its the inspectors call

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

Good question! It's on the WR250R. I'll have to look when I get home.
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Is the bulb on yours an h4 or similar? If so, technically you would be OK. If its an entire sealed beam like on older cars and trucks, he should fail you. Again, its the inspectors call

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #10
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I'm due for an inspection as well . Do you go to the same place as for your auto?


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Old 02-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #11
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

mine is almost 8 months past due for an inspection. Not that I have stopped riding, but I know I need to get it done, there is just to much riding and actual work to do. I figure they will have a hard time reading the dot that is punched out anyways. Maybe next weekend.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #12
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I'm due for an inspection as well . Do you go to the same place as for your auto?
You should call in advance. Not everyone will inspect a motorcycle. Also those that don't normally do it may find a crazy reason to fail it. I suggest taking it to a dealer or motorcycle shop that is able to. They also tend to be a lil light on things if you have a relationship with them if the modification is reasonable and not unsafe.


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Old 02-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #13
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

HUH! Learn something every day. I just bought my XR650L last December and I didn't realize that you had to have a bike inspected each year. Where do they put the inspection sticker, cause I don't see one on my bike?
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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You could take it to a trailer or RV place (trailers get the same sticker as motos). Chances are they won't notice.

And yeah, it's kind of up to the interpretation of the inspector.
If youre in the Katy area come up here. We have one inspector that rides

As for placement, it just has to be I. The rear of the bike. Ideally below the license plate. My old plated XR had the sticker on the swingarm and I never had any issues.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:38 PM   #15
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

Speaking of inspections, does any auto inspector perform moto inspections too? Also, does an inop speedo fail ya haha! What are the other areas covered? Thx
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:12 PM   #16
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

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I'm due for an inspection as well . Do you go to the same place as for your auto?


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The place that I used in Manchaca (Far South Austin) did all vehicles. He was pretty quick about it as well.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #17
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

speedometer is not a inspectable item.

some automotive inspection stations do also perform motorcycle inspections.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #18
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

You can go the the TxDPS web site and find a locator for inspection locations. On it they tell you if the place also inspects motorcycles. http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/...r/default.aspx
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #19
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Many thanks! Let's keep fingers crossed and hope i pass, kinda reminds me of High School, LOL just kidding!
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #20
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Re: Cracked headlight glass and Tx state inspection

Do you need a magnifying glass to see this crack?
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