Inspecting modified off-road motorcycles: Vehicle and vessel dealers
Things to know
To perform safety inspections on modified off-road motorcycles you must be a:
- Licensed motorcycle dealer
- Motorcycle repair shop
To learn how to get your license, see:
When you inspect a modified off-road motorcycle to determine if it’s legal for road use, you must:
- Check the vehicle identification number (VIN).
- Inspect all the equipment identified in RCW 46.61.705, including:
- Head lamp, tail lamp, and stop lamp.
- Turn signals.
- Windshield (if applicable).
- Complete Part 1 of the Off-Road Motorcycle Highway Use Declaration form and sign it. By signing the form, you’re certifying the equipment complies with state and federal requirements..
The law doesn’t specify how to perform the inspection. It’s up to you to ensure that all equipment installed complies with state and federal requirements.
- You can’t charge more than $100 per inspection (RCW 46.16A.435).
- The customer must pay you the fee.
- You must attach a receipt to the Motorcycle Highway Use Declaration form showing the amount you charged.
State and federal requirements
Washington State laws and rules
All RCW links go to app.leg.wa.gov
Explanation of abbreviations
- RCW—Revised Code of Washington (Washington State laws)
- WAC—Washington Administrative Code (Washington State agency regulations)
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