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MOT History from tests of petrol GENERIC CRACKERs year 2008

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mot history
Pass percent:64.78%
(The average a petrol GENERIC CRACKER year 2008 passes without issue)
Based on:372 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Headlamp aim out of alignment31
Steering headbearing has excessive free play |2.2.2|17
Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam |1.2.2a|i||12
Rear Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|11
Rear Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|9
Roller brake test The less effective brake control does not achieve an efficiency of 25%. |3.3.A2b|7
Rear position lamp does not illuminate immediately when it is switched on |1.1.3a|6
Front Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|6
Rear shock absorber has inadequate damping effect. |2.4.A.3b|5
Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on main beam |1.2.2a|ii||5
Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|4
Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released |1.3.1e|4
Nearside Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.3.3|4
Front Roller brake test indicates excessive fluctuation of brake effort |3.3.A1d|3
Front Brake lever cannot be applied smoothly |3.1.3d|3
Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|3
Offside Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.3.3|3
Front Brake caliper|s| insecure |3.2.A1j|3
Rear wheel bearings have excessive free play |2.4.A.2c|3
Rear Rear position lamp does not illuminate immediately when it is switched on |1.1.3a|3
Exhaust mounting does not fully support the exhaust system |7.1.1.c|2
Front Front wheel bearings are excessively rough |2.3.5b|2
Front Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|2
Front Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam |1.2.2a|i||2
Front position lamp incorrect colour |1.1.2a|2
Horn not working |1.7.3a|2
Front Brake component has restricted free movement and operation is likely to be impeded |3.2.A1h|2
Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.3.3|2
Front Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|2
Front wheel bearings are excessively rough |2.3.5b|2
Front Roller brake test indicates a severely grabbing brake |3.3.A1b|2
Rear Brake lever is damaged and the brake cannot be readily applied |3.1.3c|2
Rear position lamp adversely affected by the operation of another lamp |1.1.3b|2
All position lamps do not illuminate immediately when switched on |1.1.3a|2
Exhaust noise is clearly in excess of that emitted by a similar motor bicycle fitted with a standard silencer in average condition |7.1.2|2
Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|2
Rear Footrest missing |6.2.1a|2
Front Brake fluid reservoir fluid level dangerously low |3.2.B1d|2
Headlamp aim not tested |1.6|2
Rear Roller brake test indicates a severely grabbing brake |3.3.A1b|2
Horn not loud enough to be heard by another road user |1.7.3a|2
Rear wheel insecure |4.2.3b|1
Front Brake hose fouling |3.2.B3b|1
Front Floor brake test indicates a sticking brake |3.3.C2c|1
Front Brake pipe inadequately supported |3.2.B2b|1
Floor brake test The less effective brake control does not achieve an efficiency of 25%. |3.3.C1b|1
Brake lever cannot be applied smoothly |3.1.3d|1
Nearside Rear Footrest missing |6.2.1a|1
Front Brake component has an inadequate repair |3.1.5|1
Offside Front Brake lever mounting insecure Lever loose |3.1.2a|1
Steering headbearing has excessive wear or free play |2.2.2 |f| |i||1
Rear Brake lever insecure |1.1.2 |e| |i||1
Rear Brake lining|s| less than 1.5 mm thick |3.2.A1f|i||1
Brake lever is bent and the brake cannot be readily applied |3.1.3c|1
Nearside Rear Direction indicator insecure |1.5.3b|1
Nearside Front Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|1
Rear Brake lever attachment screws loose |3.1.2b|1
Nearside Indicator switch does not operate the direction indicators on the side selected |1.5.4|1
Nearside Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside dips to offside |1.6|1
Nearside Brake lever is so short and the brake cannot be readily applied |3.1.3c|1
Offside Brake lever is bent and the brake cannot be readily applied |3.1.3c|1
Front suspension has inadequate damping effect. |2.3.6c|1
Rear position lamp deteriorated and function impaired |1.1.1b|1
Rear Stop lamp emits other than a steady red light |1.3.1b|1
Rear Rear wheel has a loose wheel nut|s| |4.2.3a|1
Front Brake hose is likely to be fouled or trapped by moving parts |3.2.B2c|1
Rear Lower Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released |1.3.1e|1
Rear Lower Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|1
Front Steering movement excessively rough with the weight on the lower bearing |2.2.1a|1
Steering linkage has excessive free play |2.2.2|1
Front Roller brake test indicates a binding brake |3.3.A1a|1
Front Headlamp insecure |1.2.3b|1
Front Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released |1.3.1e|1
Brake fluid reservoir fluid level dangerously low |3.2.B1d|1
Rear Brake lever cannot be applied smoothly |3.1.3d|1
Rear Brake lever cannot be released smoothly |3.1.3d|1
Front Front mudguard insecure |2.3.7|1
Headlamp insecure |1.2.3b|1
Front Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Exhaust excessively deteriorated |7.1.1a|1
Motorcycle structure insecure and likely to affect the correct functioning of the steering or braking |6.1.1c|1
Rear Roller brake test indicates a binding brake |3.3.A1a|1
Rear suspension bush has excessive free play |2.4.A2a|i||1
Rear Position lamp not working |4.2.1 |a||1
Front Brake disc contaminated |1.1.14 |b||1
Steering headbearing in such a condition that steering control is adversely affected |2.2.2 |f| |ii||1
Offside Rear Exhaust noise is clearly in excess of that emitted by a similar motor bicycle fitted with a standard silencer in average condition |7.1.2|1
Nearside Front Roller brake test indicates a binding brake |3.3.A1a|1
Headlamp aim not tested |4.1.2 |b||1
Headlamp not working on dipped beam |4.1.1 |a| |ii||1
Fork yoke insecure |2.2.2 |d| |i||1
Nearside Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||1
Offside Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||1
Front Shock absorber has negligible damping effect |5.3.2 |b||1
Rear Shock absorber has negligible damping effect |5.3.2 |b||1
Rear Rear wheel insecure |4.2.3b|1
Rear Brake linkage has abnormal movement due to maladjustment |3.2.A1i|1
Roller brake test No brake control achieves an efficiency of 30%. |3.3.A2a|1
Roller brake test Neither brake control achieves an efficiency of 25% |3.3.A2b|1
Brake master cylinder severely damaged |3.2.B1b|1
Front Roller brake test indicates brake effort rise disproportional to brake lever or pedal effort |3.3.A1c|1
Rear Rear shock absorber has inadequate damping effect. |2.4.A.3b|1
Front Fairings insecure and likely to impede the steering |2.1.2e|1
Fuel system component leaking |7.2.1a|1
Central Rear Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|1
Front Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on main beam |1.2.2a|ii||1
Rear Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|1
Headlamp aim not tested (4.1.2 (b))1
Headlamp not working on dipped beam (4.1.1 (a) (ii))1
Rear Stop lamp not working (4.3.1 (a) (ii))1
Rear Shock absorber has negligible damping effect (5.3.2 (b))1
Front Brake lever is so short and the brake cannot be readily applied |3.1.3c|1
Front Hydraulic brake control feels spongy |3.1.4a|1
Nearside Front Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Indicator switch insecure |1.5.4|1
Fuel cap does not fasten securely by a positive means |7.2.2b|1
Offside Front Direction indicator insecure |1.5.3b|1
Front Brake locking device missing |3.2.A1e|1
Front Wheel has an excessively distorted bead rim. |4.2.2|1
Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released brake light stuck on |1.3.1e|1
Brake disc|s| excessively worn front disc worn out |3.2.A1l|1
Brake fluid reservoir severely corroded level sight corroded |3.2.B1b|1
Brake fluid reservoir leaking hydraulic fluid leaking fluid from sight glass |3.2.B1e|1
Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil front right hand fork leg leaking |2.3.3|1
Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil left front fork leg corroded |2.3.3|1
Locking devices not correctly fitted which may make the motor bicycle dangerous to ride |6.2.1h|1
Front Rear position lamp does not illuminate immediately when it is switched on |1.1.3a|1
Rear Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Rear Direction indicator incorrect colour |1.5.1b|1
Rear Roller brake test indicates excessive fluctuation of brake effort |3.3.A1d|1
Handlebar mounting clamp bolt loose |2.1.1a|1
Direction indicators affected by the operation of another lamp |1.5.1c|1
Horn is not continous or uniform |1.7.3c|1
Steering movement excessively rough with the weight on the lower bearing |2.2.1a|1
Wheel alignment incorrect which adversely affects the steering |2.5.1|1
Front Stop lamp flickers when tapped lightly by hand |1.3.1d|1
Front Indicator switch defective |1.5.4|1
Rear Hydraulic brake control feels spongy |3.1.4a|1
Upper Steering movement excessively `notchy` with the wheel raised |2.2.1b|1
Front position lamp does not illuminate immediately when switched on |1.1.3a|1
Front suspension assembly component excessively bent |2.3.1|1
Nearside Brake lever is bent and the brake cannot be readily applied |3.1.3c|1
Nearside Rear Upper Rear shock absorber insecurely mounted |2.4.A.3b|1
Handlebar mounting clamp loose |2.1.1a|1
Upper Steering headbearing has excessive free play |2.2.2|1
Front position lamp deteriorated and function impaired |1.1.1b|1
Nearside Rear Brake lever insecure |3.1.2a|1
Nearside Position lamp switch insecure |1.1.4b|1
Offside Position lamp switch insecure |1.1.4b|1

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