Richard S. wrote:Call the company and let them know. I'd imagine they'll be quite interested.
I'll do that today & let you guys know what they have to say. I wrote a letter to the American Motorcyclists Association to see if they've heard about this law or can give me info on how to fight it. Every time I think about this it makes my blood boil!!
Wonder which "EXPERT
" thought up this law?
I hate the government in this fricken state. They would never take a look at themselves to find waste. So instead they just tax the poop out of us. As far as your lights I would put the factory ones on, get the sticker and put the good ones on when you get home. No reasonable cop would bag you for that unless your were asking for trouble. As for me, Montana is looking really good to me these days.
I hear that -- I'm looking at W.Virginia!
It figures that I just sold my taillight on Ebay a week ago!
All of the turnsignals that came with the bike when I bought it (also off Ebay) are tinted & don't have a DOT marking on them. I may have to do some networking to find a set of lights to borrow for an hour or so. WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS!!
I'll be damned if I spend more money on lights that I don't need!
stovepipemike wrote:They find it easiest to pass laws all over the smaller interest groups.They give the illusion they care about safety and already know that the group is too small to make any appreciable difference at the polls. What I want to know is why they havent passed anything on these new blue driving european headlights that blind you fully when they drive at you . Oh yah sorry,I almost forgot, that is a huge auto maker with lots of lobby people that make things happen.
MA is famous for this. You never know what laws they will decide to enforce every time you roll into an inspection bay! Can you imagine if they hassled the Bentley owners because their cars have too much horsepower? Or made bicyclists register their bicycles just like off-roaders have to register their machines?? This would be front-page outrage on every news channel, & would be tossed in a heartbeat. But because the majority of Harley owners are blue-collar working-class people, they just throw laws out there as they see fit. UN-F'ING-BELIEVABLE!!
I agree that LED's are the way to go. They're used in tractor-trailers & are starting to appear in the higher-end autos. Eventually, a filament bulb will be looked at like a black & white TV from the 30's.
Maybe I should have the DOT inspect my lights for safety?