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Reflectors .................
« on: July 09, 2020, 01:38:04 PM »

Recently moved to Delaware from New Jersey, just picked the bike up last week.

Delaware has a required state inspection, have never done that in many years in NJ (no bike inspection).
DE DMV runs the VIN, mine came back with reflectors on the forks and "rear".

Bike failed for lack of reflectors  :'(
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 03:04:00 PM »

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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 03:27:44 PM »

That sucks.  Don't like the reflectors on the forks, usually are the first thing to go.
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 03:40:33 PM »

I think the fork reflectors was one of the first things I took off.

I don’t know what rear reflectors he was musing about.
I still have the latch reflectors, never touched them.
My guess is somehow their system shows the thin reflector attached underneath the luggage rack.

That might be missing  :apple:
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 03:54:03 PM »

Took mine off as soon as I got it, including the license plate one.Stupid law...It's not a schwinn damn it!
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 03:54:17 PM »

This whole subject is a bad reflection on Delaware.

I tried, I really did, but this was just sitting here & I had time to reflect on it....

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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 03:56:54 PM »

Reflecting back on your comment I’m surprised it took so long  :drink:
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2020, 04:05:52 PM »

Reflecting back on some old photos the only reflection I see on the rear are the reflectors reflecting in the saddlebag latches.
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2020, 04:11:40 PM »

Governor of Delaware's ride?

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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2020, 04:38:58 PM »

I think the fork reflectors was one of the first things I took off.

I don’t know what rear reflectors he was musing about.
I still have the latch reflectors, never touched them.
My guess is somehow their system shows the thin reflector attached underneath the luggage rack.

That might be missing  :apple:
Duane does Delaware have annual or one time inspections? I would think there are other riders in the state that have removed their reflectors and had bike inspected... just need to find one of those places to take your bike. ;)

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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2020, 07:27:29 PM »

Stick some reflective tape on the legs for the inspection. Pull it back off before you get out of the parking lot.

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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2020, 10:22:36 AM »

Duane does Delaware have annual or one time inspections? I would think there are other riders in the state that have removed their reflectors and had bike inspected... just need to find one of those places to take your bike. ;)


Annual, State run drive through types, only three in the state. Not the independent retailer service centers like PA has.
I can register the bike for two years but I don't know if that means a two year or one year inspection inspection.

"If" I have to go back through (it's not clear on the paperwork I received), those ebay reflectors are cheap enough. As for the rear? Stupid that there is a reflector above the brake light anyways, on the sides yes, but the rear?

I'll cross that bridge when I go back.

Keeping in mind, these are the same guys that failed my truck for having multiple lights out when I went through inspection.
That was an "advisory" and I didn't have to go back, just need to make repairs.
Although all of the "lights that are out" are actually - reflectors - I'm not sure how to repair them  :drink:
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2020, 11:45:49 AM »

Gotcha.... here most shops, service centers, dealerships, etc. have licensed inspectors through State Police. We have annual inspections and for the most part on a bike they just check, lights, horn, tires, & brakes... depending on where you go (who you get to do the inspection) some just look at your bike, talk to you about bikes for a few minutes while they do the paperwork & apply new sticker. ;) Good luck on getting this sorted out... like you said the ones on eBay are cheap enough to purchase, figure out a temporary way to apply them each time you need to get inspection.

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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2020, 12:03:07 PM »

Do you have to go back to the same shop for the re-inspection?  Long time back when I had to get inspections in another state some shops were basically bandits, others were sticklers for 100% correct whatever, & others were - If it runs, pass it.
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Re: Reflectors .................
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2020, 04:54:19 PM »

lived in De 20years ago inspection were the worst pa alot better if you know where to go
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