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MOT History from tests of petrol LIFAN LFs year 2012

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mot history
Pass percent:65.40%
(The average a petrol LIFAN LF year 2012 passes without issue)
Based on:526 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Headlamp aim out of alignment26
Rear reflector on motorcycle missing |1.4.1|13
Rear Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|11
Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam |1.2.2a|i||9
Horn not working |1.7.3a|8
Registration plate issues7
Roller brake test The less effective brake control does not achieve an efficiency of 25%. |3.3.A2b|7
Front Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|6
Rear position lamp does not illuminate immediately when it is switched on |1.1.3a|6
Rear Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|5
Front position lamp does not illuminate immediately when switched on |1.1.3a|5
Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|5
Offside Rear Direction indicators not working |1.5.1c|5
Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on main beam |1.2.2a|ii||4
Nearside Rear Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|4
Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|4
Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.6|4
Nearside Front Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.3.3|4
Rear Brake lever has insufficient reserve travel |1.1.2 |a||4
Nearside Rear Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|4
Front Floor brake test indicates a sticking brake |3.3.C2c|3
Rear suspension bush has excessive free play |2.4.A2a|i||3
Nearside Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.3.3|3
Nearside Front Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|3
Exhaust mounting missing |7.1.1c|3
Rear reflector on motorcycle obscured |1.4.1|3
Steering movement excessively `notchy` with the wheel raised |2.2.1b|3
Rear wheel bearings have excessive free play |2.4.A.2c|3
Throttle operating incorrectly |6.2.1f|3
Drive chain excessively loose |6.2.1d|3
Front Brake indicates excessive fluctuation of brake effort |1.2.1 |e||3
Headlamp switch faulty |1.2.4|2
Horn not loud enough to be heard by another road user |1.7.3a|2
Rear Brake lever insecure |3.1.2a|2
Offside Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.3.3|2
Rear Rear position lamp does not illuminate immediately when it is switched on |1.1.3a|2
Rear Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released |1.3.1e|2
Rear Roller brake test indicates a sticking brake |3.3.A1a|2
Nearside Front Footrest insecure |6.2.1a|2
Drive chain excessively tight |6.2.1d|2
Steering headbearing has excessive free play |2.2.2|2
Nearside Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|2
Headlamp not working on dipped beam |4.1.1 |a| |ii||2
Headlamp aim not tested |4.1.2 |b||2
Exhaust mounting does not fully support the exhaust system |7.1.1.c|2
Offside Footrest insecure |6.2.1a|2
Front Brake has no recorded effort at a wheel |1.2.1 |a| |ii||2
Front Stop lamp not working |4.3.1 |a| |ii||2
Steering movement excessively stiff with the wheel raised |2.2.1b|2
Rear Brake grabbing severely |1.2.1 |c||2
Front Brake lever cannot be applied smoothly |3.1.3d|2
Rear Roller brake test indicates brake effort fall disproportional to brake lever or pedal effort |3.3.A1c|2
Rear Position lamp not working |4.2.1 |a||2
Front Roller brake test indicates a binding brake |3.3.A1a|2
Nearside Handlebar handgrip not secure to handlebars. |2.1.1c|2
Wheel alignment incorrect which adversely affects the handling |2.5.1|2
Wheel alignment incorrect which adversely affects the steering |2.5.1|2
Fuel system component leaking |7.2.1a|2
Front Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on main beam |1.2.2a|ii||2
Headlamp insecure |1.2.3b|2
Nearside Rear Direction indicators not working |1.5.1c|2
Floor brake test The less effective brake control does not achieve an efficiency of 25%. |3.3.C1b|2
All position lamps do not illuminate immediately when switched on |1.1.3a|2
Rear Brake lever has insufficient reserve travel (1.1.2 (a))2
Offside Front Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies |1.3.1a|1
Offside Front Handlebar handgrip not secure to handlebars. |2.1.1c|1
Nearside Front Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam |1.2.2a|i||1
Front Brake excessively binding |1.2.1 |f||1
Front Lower Engine mounting/bracket bracket damaged or deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |6.1.8 |a| |i||1
Rear Wheel alignment incorrect which adversely affects the handling to the left |2.4 |a||1
Front Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam |1.2.2a|i||1
Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside Taped |1.6|1
Offside Rear Direction indicator insecure |1.5.3b|1
Offside Rear Direction indicator incorrect colour |1.5.1b|1
Brake performance not tested due to front brake |3.3|1
Rear mono-shock pivot excessively worn |2.4.B.4|1
Fuel cap sealing washer torn |7.2.2c|1
Offside Front Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Offside Rear Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Nearside Indicator tell tale not functioning |1.5.2|1
Offside Indicator tell tale not functioning |1.5.2|1
Handlebar mounting clamp bolt loose |2.1.1a|1
Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|1
Rear wheel has a loose wheel nut|s| |4.2.3a|1
Front Brake disc|s| has excessive run out |3.2.A1m|1
Riders seat insecure |6.2.1a|1
Footrest missing |6.2.1a|1
Rear Exhaust mounting does not fully support the exhaust system |7.1.1.c|1
Fuel system component leaking carburetta |7.2.1a|1
Centre Front Exhaust mounting missing |7.1.1c|1
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
Front Horn not working |1.7.3a|1
Rear Footrest insecure |6.2.1a|1
Rear Locking devices not correctly fitted which may make the motor bicycle dangerous to ride |6.2.1h|1
Nearside Rear Footrest missing |6.2.12 |a||1
Offside Rear Footrest missing |6.2.12 |a||1
Offside Front Direction indicator obviously incorrectly positioned |4.4.3 |a||1
Rear Stop lamp not working |4.3.1 |a| |ii||1
Rear shock absorber insecurely mounted |2.4.A.3b|1
Upper Rear mono-shock pivot excessively worn |2.4.B.4|1
Inner Rear mono-shock pivot excessively worn |2.4.B.4|1
Rear Riders seat insecure |6.2.1a|1
Rear Rear wheel has a loose wheel nut|s| |4.2.3a|1
Rear Front position lamp does not illuminate immediately when switched on |1.1.3a|1
Nearside Front Direction indicators not working |1.5.1c|1
Offside Front All position lamps do not illuminate immediately when switched on |1.1.3a|1
Rear wheel insecure |4.2.3b|1
Steering control handlebar movement restricted by cables caught on a projection |2.1.2c|1
Rear Rear suspension bush has excessive free play |2.4.A2a|i||1
Rear Direction indicator incorrect colour |1.5.1b|1
Rear Brake fluid reservoir fluid level dangerously low |3.2.B1d|1
Front Brake hose is likely to be fouled or trapped by moving parts |3.2.B2c|1
Steering movement excessively `notchy` with the weight on the lower bearing |2.2.1a|1
Headlamp switch faulty no main beam light |1.2.4|1
Position lamp switch faulty uabel to stop bike with switch |1.1.4a|1
Offside Front Direction indicators not working |1.5.1c|1
Rear Footrest missing |6.2.1a|1
Rear Roller brake test indicates excessive fluctuation of brake effort |3.3.A1d|1
Front Handlebar deformed |2.1.1b|1
Drive chain so loose it is likely to fail |6.1.7 |c| |ii||1
Stop lamp affected by the operation of another lamp |1.3.2|1
Rear Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies from rear brake |1.3.1a|1
Rear Rear shock absorber has inadequate damping effect. both |2.4.A.3b|1
Headlamp aim headlamp deteriorated and function impaired |1.2.3a|1
Headlamp aim headlamp damaged and function impaired headlamp image wrong -bulb refitted |1.2.3a|1
Front Position lamp not working |4.2.1 |a||1
Rear Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|1
Stop lamp not working |4.3.1 |a| |ii||1
Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |6.1.2 |a||1
Rear Brake lever insecure |1.1.2 |e| |i||1
All position lamps not working |4.2.1 |a||1
Registration plate lamp issues1
Headlamp not working on main beam |4.1.1 |a| |ii||1
Roller brake test Neither brake control achieves an efficiency of 25% |1.2.2 |a| |i||1
Offside Handlebar grip insecure to handlebar |2.2.1 |d| |ii||1
Position lamp switch insecure Right hand switch/throttle housing |4.2.2 |b||1
Rear Shock absorber has negligible damping effect |5.3.2 |b||1
Rear Roller brake test indicates a binding brake |3.3.A1a|1
Fuel hose leaking |7.2.1a|1
Offside Rear Lower Rear shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.4.A.1c|1
Rear Rear suspension movement is excessively stiff NO movement ! |2.4.A.3b|1
Front Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released |1.3.1e|1
Throttle has a significant change in engine speed whilst moving the steering from lock to lock |2.1.4|1
Roller brake test No brake control achieves an efficiency of 30%. |3.3.A2a|1
Front Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|1
Offside Rear Footrest missing |6.2.1a|1
Centre Front Upper Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam Did not work, earth wire was adrift. |1.2.2a|i||1
Rear Brake lever attachment screws missing |3.1.2b|1
Headlamp dipped beam affected by the operation of another lamp |1.2.2c|1
Front wheel bearings have excessive free play |2.3.5b|1
Front Brake lining|s| contaminated by oil or grease |3.2.A1k|1
Rear Rear shock absorber has inadequate damping effect. |2.4.A.3b|1
Front Handlebar mounting clamp loose |2.1.1a|1
Offside Rear shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.4.A.1c|1
Stop lamp remains on when the brake is released |1.3.1e|1
Offside Rear Rear shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil |2.4.A.1c|1
Dipswitch does not operate immediately when selected on dipped beam |4.1.3 |b||1
Nearside Front Indicator switch insecure |1.5.4|1
Direction indicator not working rear offside indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Brake pedal has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|1
Direction indicators affected by the operation of another lamp |1.5.1c|1
Centre Rear Rear suspension bush has excessive free play swing arm, engine support |2.4.A2a|i||1
Front Lower Headlamp at least one does not illuminate on dipped beam |1.2.2a|i||1
Exhaust noise is clearly in excess of that emitted by a similar motor bicycle fitted with a standard silencer in average condition no baffles |7.1.2|1
Front Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil both |2.3.3|1
Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Nearside Brake lever mounting insecure |3.1.2a|1
Offside Direction indicator not working |1.5.1c|1
Exhaust has part of the system missing |7.1.1a|1
Steering lock stop maladjusted |2.1.3|1
Rear wheel rotation likely to be impeded By broken rear mudguard stay. |6.2.1b|1
Rear Rear wheel bearings have excessive free play |2.4.A.2c|1
Rear Brake locking device missing |3.2.A1e|1
Nearside Direction indicators flashing less than 60 times a minute |1.5.1c|1
Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil o/s |2.3.3|1
Stop lamp does not illuminate immediately a brake applies rear |1.3.1a|1
Brake disc|s| friction surface contaminated by oil or grease front |3.2.A1k|1
Direction indicator incorrect colour both front lens broken |1.5.1b|1
Front position lamp does not illuminate immediately when switched on dipped beam |1.1.3a|1
Steering control fouling between components which interferes with the free movement of the steering |2.1.2a|1
Rear suspension bush has excessive free play rear engine mounts |2.4.A2a|i||1
Motorcycle structure insecure and likely to affect the correct functioning of the steering or braking Free play rear wheel |6.1.1c|1
Rear Wheel excessively distorted |5.2.2 |c| |i||1
Offside Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||1
Nearside Front Footrest insecure |6.2.12 |a||1
Front Brake effort inadequate at a wheel |1.2.1 |a| |i||1
Front Roller brake test indicates excessive fluctuation of brake effort |3.3.A1d|1
Offside Rear Brake lever excessively corroded |3.2.A1c|1
Offside Rear Brake component worn and seriously reduced in strength |3.2.A1|1
Nearside Front Handlebar excessively corroded |2.1.1b|1
Offside Front Exhaust is leaking and excessively noisey |7.1.1b|1
Wheel fixing loose |single fixing| |5.2.1 |a| |ii||1
Front Steering lock stop maladjusted |2.1.3|1
Nearside Front Direction indicator incorrect colour |1.5.1b|1
Indicator switch does not operate the direction indicators on the side selected |1.5.4|1
Nearside Rear Direction indicator insecure |1.5.3b|1
Position lamp switch faulty |1.1.4a|1
Rear position lamp insecure |1.1.1c|1
Headlamp switch insecure |1.2.4|1
Nearside Front Brake lever has inadequate reserve travel |3.1.3b|1
Nearside Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||1
Front Brake lever has insufficient reserve travel |1.1.2 |a||1
Front position lamp insecure |1.1.1c|1
Direction indicators flashing less than 60 times a minute all indicators |1.5.1c|1
Front Front shock absorber seal failed and leaking oil both forks |2.3.3|1
Front Front suspension assembly excessive wear or free play in a front suspension component bottom of fork |2.3.4|1
Front Front suspension assembly component excessively corroded. both fork legs |2.3.1|1
Front Stop lamp not working brake lever switch inoperative |4.3.1 |a| |ii||1
Rear Brake lever has insufficient reserve travel handlebar brake lever touches grip |1.1.2 |a||1
Direction indicators not working |1.5.1c|1
Central Rear Lower Roller brake test indicates brake effort rise disproportional to brake lever or pedal effort |3.3.A1c|1
Rear Suspension arm attachment bracket/mounting insecure |5.3.3 |a| |i||1
Rear reflector missing |4.8.2 |a| |ii||1
Front Wheel excessively distorted |5.2.2 |c| |i||1
Front Wheel spoke excessively loose |5.2.2 |d||1
Wheel alignment incorrect which adversely affects the steering |2.4 |a||1
Rear Suspension component pin or bush excessively worn |5.3.4 |a| |i||1
Rear Suspension attachment bracket/mounting insecure |5.3.3 |a| |i||1
Drive chain horseshoe locking device incorrectly fitted |6.1.7 |j| |i||1
Rear Stop lamp switch with a delay in operation |4.3.2 |a| |ii||1
Rear Brake component insecure torque arm pin missing |1.1.21 |c||1
Front Brake disc contaminated |1.1.14 |b||1
Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |5.3.2 |b||1
Rear Suspension component pin or bush excessively worn Engine mounting |5.3.4 |a| |i||1
Front Stop lamp not working (4.3.1 (a) (ii))1
Brake lever has insufficient reserve travel (1.1.2 (a))1
Rear reflector missing (4.8.2 (a) (ii))1
Horn sound not in accordance with requirements (7.7 (c))1
Rear Shock absorber has negligible damping effect (5.3.2 (b))1
Offside Front Lower Brake hose damaged and likely to fail (1.1.12 (a))1
Offside Rear Suspension arm attachment bracket/mounting insecure arm -bolt loose and split pin missing (5.3.3 (a) (i))1
Stop lamp not working front lever switch (4.3.1 (a) (ii))1
Throttle control functioning such that safe operation of the motorcycle is adversely affected (6.2.7 (a) (ii))1

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