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11.14.03.00.htm 11.14.03.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 14 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― VEHICLE INSPECTIONS Chapter 03 Safety Standards for Motorcycles Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) 23-103, and 23-104, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.14.03.01.htm 11.14.03.01. 01 Applicability―Motorcycles.. A. The standards, requirements, and procedures set forth in this chapter are applicable to equipment installed by the manufacturer or required by federal or State requirement for motorcycles and sidecars, if equipped. Questions regarding motorcycle standards or specifications shall be referred to the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division of the Maryland State Police. A person constructing or reconstructing a motorcycle shall assure that the vehi
11.14.03.02.htm 11.14.03.02. 02 Steering, Alignment, and Suspension.. Steering and alignment items should be checked visually and adjusted according to the manufacturer's specifications. Check for condition, adjustment, wear, or broken and defective parts.Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. Swing arm bushing, bearing or rubber mount. Place motorcycle on jack or stand with rear wheel raised and inspect for wear or looseness. Check for lateral movement of swing arm by applying side to side force against rear wh
11.14.03.03.htm 11.14.03.03. 03 Frame.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. Inspect the motorcycle frame in all areas which would not require the disassembly of any components. Cracks, welds, fatigue points, work hardening, flexure is discovered which would indicate that the motorcycle frame has suffered structural damage which is hazardous to the rider or any passenger, or if frame is bent causing wheel alignment to exceed limits in Regulation .02C.
11.14.03.04.htm 11.14.03.04. 04 Brakes.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. (1) At a speed of 20 mph on a smooth level, dry surface which is free from loose material, the brakes are required to stop the motorcycle within 30 feet. (2) If vehicle is equipped with both front and rear brakes, determine if there is adequate braking action at both wheels.A. (1) The motorcycle fails to stop within 30 feet. (2) There is inadequate brake action on either wheel. (3) There is obvious vibration, wobble, or b
11.14.03.05.htm 11.14.03.05. 05 Wheels and Tires.. Reference is made to Figure 1 for visual aid in determining tire wear.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. Inspect for tire wear. (1) Tires without tread wear indicators.. A. (1) Tire is worn so that less than 1/32 inch tread remains when measured at the thinnest point in any groove. (Figure 1)2) Tires with tread wear indicators.. 2) Tire is worn so that a tread wear indicator contacts the road in any groove. (Figure 1). 3) Inspect for cord exposure..
11.14.03.06.htm 11.14.03.06. 06 Fuel System.. The fuel system includes fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel valve, and necessary piping to carry the fuel from the tank to the carburetor.Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. 1) Visually inspect the fuel tank, fuel tank supporting brackets and hardware, fuel tubing, clamps, vent hoses, fuel tank cap, fuel on/off valve, fuel filter, and carburetor.1) Any part of system is not securely fastened. (2) There is fuel leaking at any point in system. (3) Fuel tank cap is missing.
11.14.03.07.htm 11.14.03.07. 07 Exhaust System.. The exhaust system includes all tubing or pipe from the exhaust port of the engine to the exhaust outlet including mufflers.Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. 1) Visually inspect the exhaust system for leaks, deterioration, proper mounting and general condition.1) Vehicle has no muffler. (2) There are loose or leaking seams or joints.. a) Rusted or corroded areas shall be given particular attention. (b) Holes in the system made by the manufacturer for drainag
11.14.03.08.htm 11.14.03.08. 08 Lighting.. General Lamp and Reflector Inspection. This includes all original exterior lighting, plus whatever lamps are authorized. On vehicles without batteries, the engine shall run at high idle speed to perform lighting tests.Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. Switch on the night driving lamps and visually inspect the following: (Inspect (1) and (2) with ignition switch on.A. (1) Any bulb or sealed beam unit fails to light except back-up lamps.. 1) Actuate turn signal le
11.14.03.09.htm 11.14.03.09. 09 Electrical System.. To save time, the inspector should develop his own plan or sequence for checking miscellaneous items, many of which can be inspected while inspecting other items.Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. Inspect Electrical System. A. Horn shall be securely fastened, produce audible but not harsh or loud sound, and have a horn button readily accessible to the operator.A. Horn: (1) Is loose; (2) Fails to function; (3) Produces unreasonably loud or harsh sound;.
11.14.03.10.htm 11.14.03.10. 10 Rearview Mirrors.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. Rearview mirrors shall permit a clear view to the rear of the vehicle. Inspect for secure mounting, visibility and condition of mirror and its mounting hardware.A.1) The mirror is cracked or discolored. (2) Mirror is improperly installed or loosely mounted. (3) A minimum 200-foot visibility cannot be achieved.B. Motorcycle shall be equipped with two rearview mirrors, one on left and one on right handlebar wi
11.14.03.11.htm 11.14.03.11. 11 Windshield or Windscreen.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. Vehicle Glazing. Windshields or windscreens are not required, but if installed, they shall be free of cracks, discoloration, or scratches which create any vision obstruction. They shall be an approved type and be mounted so that the driver's vision is not obstructed.1) Windscreen obstructs or obscures the driver's vision. (2) Any support or stiffener device is mounted in the driver's forward line of vision.
11.14.03.12.htm 11.14.03.12. 12 Passenger Safety Items.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. Passenger Hand Hold Device. If a passenger is to be transported, a properly attached hand hold device shall be provided on the motorcycle and shall be of sufficient strength and size to provide adequate support to any passenger. A strap or bar device is acceptable.A. When a passenger can be transported and a hand hold is not present.. B. Foot Rest Assemblies. For each designated seating position or if a passe
11.14.03.13.htm 11.14.03.13. 13 Body Items.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. A. Check for required body items, defective or dislocated parts, and parts projecting from the vehicle.A.1) Seat is improperly or insecurely attached. Seat locking device does not function where applicable.B. Side and Center Stand.. 2) Engine mounting, frame, or brackets are cracked or broken.. C. Chain Adjustment. D. Chain guard. Motorcycles, if originally equipped, shall be provided with a chain guard, or other suit
11.14.03.14.htm 11.14.03.14. 14 Speedometer/Odometer.. Procedures:. Reject Vehicle If:. Visually inspect speedometer and odometer for operation and legibility. Speedometer shall register speed in miles or kilometers per hour and odometer shall register in miles or kilometers.1) Speedometer and/or odometer disconnected or inoperable. (2) Dial and calibrations not legible. (3) Speedometer does not register speed in miles or kilometers. (4) Odometer does not register in miles or kilometers.
11.14.03.9999.htm 11.14.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November, 1973. Chapter revised effective December 14, 1979 (6:25 Md. R. 1981). Chapter revised effective October 31, 1988 (15:22 Md. R. 2557).
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