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  • Intergrated LED tail/turn lights

    I've fitted these tidy units after a vrey nice woman in a 4WD decided to rear end me and break the standard ones.

    Was stopped by the popo yesterday because of said lights and was informed that they were illegal, now I'm not normally suspicious of the police but this guy seemed to be making this up as he went along.

    He started by saying the lights were illegal because the indicators were not a certain distance apart, then he changed his mind and said it was because one of the brake lights went out when the turn signal was on !!!!

    I don't know what the law states and was hoping someone can clarify this for me, it just seemed at the time that they stopped me just to get a look at the bike to see if there was something really illegal on it.

    I'll add that it was rush our traffic on a friday evening turning from Grand promenade on to Morley dr and I was obeying all the rules, including speed and made no attempt to lane split.

    Cheers
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  • #2
    IIRC the indicators need to be at least 15cm apart, so a lot of the aftermarket mods on online shops (ebay etc) that sell integrated indicators in the brake light are yellow sticker material.
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    • #3
      technically, anything that doesn't have ADR approval is illegal.

      so, that includes most aftermarket lights.


      welcome to the modified car scene, lol... harassment by cops with really nothing better to do...
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      • #4
        Yeah, there are limits. The applicable ADRs are new - but they have been posted on here somewhere before, sorry not sure where.

        Your tails/brakes dipping out with the indicators is a no-no, and IIRC the centres of the indicators must be at least 150mm (probably not the right number, someone please correct) apart.
        "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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        • #5
          Thanks guys, I might add he only gave me a warning and let me go, must be my Irish charm !
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          • #6
            I fitted mini LED's on my old Z and was busted with the comment that the blinker light must be at least 100mm from the head or tail light on either side!
            My club mate works at licensing department and he confirmed this, so I had to modify it a bit to comply.
            I recently bought a LED tail light for my ZRX from Germany and was looking at these integrated units. Very nice but pointless if you get busted.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by cruelcheffy View Post
              I fitted mini LED's on my old Z and was busted with the comment that the blinker light must be at least 100mm from the head or tail light on either side!
              My club mate works at licensing department and he confirmed this, so I had to modify it a bit to comply.
              I recently bought a LED tail light for my ZRX from Germany and was looking at these integrated units. Very nice but pointless if you get busted.
              300mm centre to centre on indicators
              ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLE STANDARDS) RULES 2002 - REG 97 Location of direction indicator lights
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              Originally posted by Phildo
              Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
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              • #8
                Para045: those have been changed, it's now less than 300mm. Lots of new bikes don't even comply with that.

                I have a feeling it's now 190mm, but I could be wrong.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brendanc View Post
                  He started by saying the lights were illegal because the indicators were not a certain distance apart, then he changed his mind and said it was because one of the brake lights went out when the turn signal was on !!!!
                  Cheers
                  fair anough about the distance apart. there is a minimum distance, so integrateds are illegal in Aus (or at least WA) for that reason, but as for the brake light going out, well you're only required to have one on a bike, so I can't see how that's an issue.
                  Bad luck, but u did get busted lawfully.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by barfridge View Post
                    Para045: those have been changed, it's now less than 300mm. Lots of new bikes don't even comply with that.

                    I have a feeling it's now 190mm, but I could be wrong.
                    It must have been changed since November last year then as according to DPI regards importing vehicles the RTVS 2002 is current
                    Imports and vehicle certifications

                    Certified vehicles

                    Vehicles certified under the Full Volume Certification, the Specialists and Enthusiasts Vehicle Scheme or the Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme must meet the provisions required by DOTARS.
                    Temporary imports ("Carnet" vehicles)
                    A vehicle can be temporarily imported by having a "Carnet de Passage en Douane" issued in its country of registration.
                    Vehicles imported under a "Carnet de Passage en Douane" can only be permitted to operate in Australia while the registration relevant to the vehicle in question is current in the country of origin.
                    The owner must obtain "third party" insurance cover for the time it is in Western Australia, by taking the vehicle to an examination centre. Following a satisfactory roadworthiness examination "third party" insurance will be issued upon payment of an appropriate fee.
                    Note: Headlights on left-hand drive vehicles must be modified to dip to the left.
                    All vehicles

                    Notwithstanding the above, all vehicles must be presented in a roadworthy condition. Vehicles other than "Carnet" vehicles must meet the applicable requirements of the Road Traffic (Vehicle Standards) Regulations 2002 and the Road Traffic (Vehicle Standards) Rules 2002.


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                    Originally posted by Phildo
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