Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 26 of 26

Thread: Adjusting headlights for WOF

  1. #16
    Join Date
    4th January 2004 - 20:25
    Bike
    08 Victory Vegas
    Location
    Glenavy
    Posts
    1,668
    Quote Originally Posted by Motu
    Trouble with that is it has to pass a standard,if you sandblast the lens it no longer complies with said standard,so technicaly a fail,even if the light pattern is good.Surprising how many headlamps have a poor pattern.
    I understand and know what you mean and you are right.
    But luckily for me, I go to a place that still works to the meaning of the law.
    But not always to the letter of the law.
    Now I do not think that they will be-able to keep this up for ever.

    As has been brought up on here before with foot pegs etc. (not being standard or approved you fail your WOF)
    If they do the intended job required and are safe etc, why not pass them?
    Remember that number 8 wire mentality we were once famous for?
    You know what I mean? A bit of common sense.
    And we are now losing that fast as there are now so many laws and regs
    we must follow.
    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Don't confuse education with intelligence.
    There are alot of highly educated idiots out there.

  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by lemans
    If they do the intended job required and are safe etc, why not pass them?
    Because the mentality these days is to lay the blame,and extract the money from someone who was trying his best to help.Consumer Rights has turn us into tradesmen who are too scared to say ''she'll be right mate,that'll get ya home...'' My welding equipment is hardly used and I have almost forgotten how to weld,something I love to do.....because I might inadvertantly kill someone doing the job I was taught to earn my living from.....
    In and out of jobs, running free
    Waging war with society

  3. #18
    Join Date
    4th January 2004 - 20:25
    Bike
    08 Victory Vegas
    Location
    Glenavy
    Posts
    1,668
    Quote Originally Posted by Motu
    Because the mentality these days is to lay the blame,and extract the money from someone who was trying his best to help.Consumer Rights has turn us into tradesmen who are too scared to say ''she'll be right mate,that'll get ya home...'' My welding equipment is hardly used and I have almost forgotten how to weld,something I love to do.....because I might inadvertantly kill someone doing the job I was taught to earn my living from.....
    I delete a lot of my rant as I was saying the same thing.
    Where we use to repair we now sometimes replace.
    Because sometimes it is the customer that is at blame as well.
    As their expectations are far to high at times.
    As they sometimes think a repair makes it better that new.
    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Don't confuse education with intelligence.
    There are alot of highly educated idiots out there.

  4. #19
    I waste a lot of time ranting and deleteing too,sometimes it's good to get these things off your chest.I'm really annoyed what Consumer Rights and the Small Claims Court has done to my,and other,jobs.I really enjoy fixing and making things,but can only do it for myself these days,do it for a customer and they'll turn around and stab you in the back.The WoF situation is a prime example - for a half hour visual inspection you are practicaly taking someones life in your hands....anything that happens is my fault,no matter what.

    Yesterday I did a WoF test on a RAV4,up on the hoist,lever test ball joints,spin up wheels,test steering lock to lock etc....then I had one of the guys do a service - with the front wheels off we see the pads are worn.So today we have it back to machine the rotors and fit some pads - jack it up and a strut drops out of the top bearing! No way did I notice that yesterday,and we did enough work on the front end to pick it up - but what if something happened on her way to Tauranga tomorrow....I would be up on a manslaughter charge!
    In and out of jobs, running free
    Waging war with society

  5. #20
    Join Date
    4th January 2004 - 20:25
    Bike
    08 Victory Vegas
    Location
    Glenavy
    Posts
    1,668
    I know how you feel, trust me on that.
    Unless you pull every thing apart, you some times can not tell, what's what.
    And when you do, they thing that you are wasting time and are trying to spin
    the job out.
    Some customer's just make me spit tacks.
    You try to be honest and straight with them and they stab you in the back
    and twist every thing you tell them to make you look like a lying .........
    and you are trying to rip them off and are a crap trades man.
    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Don't confuse education with intelligence.
    There are alot of highly educated idiots out there.

  6. #21
    Join Date
    12th January 2004 - 12:00
    Bike
    09 Husky TXC450 +06 KTM 250sx
    Location
    'Kura, Auckland, Kiwiland
    Posts
    3,725
    Quote Originally Posted by Motu
    I waste a lot of time ranting and deleteing too,sometimes it's good to get these things off your chest.I'm really annoyed what Consumer Rights and the Small Claims Court has done to my,and other,jobs.I really enjoy fixing and making things,but can only do it for myself these days,do it for a customer and they'll turn around and stab you in the back.The WoF situation is a prime example - for a half hour visual inspection you are practicaly taking someones life in your hands....anything that happens is my fault,no matter what.

    Yesterday I did a WoF test on a RAV4,up on the hoist,lever test ball joints,spin up wheels,test steering lock to lock etc....then I had one of the guys do a service - with the front wheels off we see the pads are worn.So today we have it back to machine the rotors and fit some pads - jack it up and a strut drops out of the top bearing! No way did I notice that yesterday,and we did enough work on the front end to pick it up - but what if something happened on her way to Tauranga tomorrow....I would be up on a manslaughter charge!
    I hear ya,let's hoist wof charges to $1200 so we can strip the whole thing down.....
    Drew for Prime Minister!

    www.oldskoolperformance.com

    www.prospeedmc.com for parts ex U.S.A ( He's a Kiwi! )

  7. #22
    Join Date
    4th January 2004 - 20:25
    Bike
    08 Victory Vegas
    Location
    Glenavy
    Posts
    1,668
    Quote Originally Posted by DEATH_INC.
    I hear ya,let's hoist wof charges to $1200 so we can strip the whole thing down.....
    Shhhhh they may hear you.
    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Don't confuse education with intelligence.
    There are alot of highly educated idiots out there.

  8. #23
    Join Date
    4th January 2004 - 20:25
    Bike
    08 Victory Vegas
    Location
    Glenavy
    Posts
    1,668
    Here the pic of my head light.
    So I could get a WOF with a head light that was for a bike that rides
    on the right side of the road.
    By the way I just got another WOF at a different testing place to day
    with the mod.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Head Light.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	238.8 KB 
ID:	15625  
    Feel the fear and do it anyway

    Don't confuse education with intelligence.
    There are alot of highly educated idiots out there.

  9. #24
    Join Date
    12th August 2019 - 10:24
    Bike
    Honda Bros
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoSeven View Post
    What about turning the reflector upside down so it swaps sides ?
    Has anyone actually tried this?
    Im bringing in a 97 Harley sportster and wanting to know what the cheapest easiest solution is?
    Any help would be great!

  10. #25
    Join Date
    15th February 2005 - 15:34
    Bike
    Katanasaurus Rex
    Location
    The Gates of Delirium
    Posts
    8,771
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus.m View Post
    Has anyone actually tried this?
    Im bringing in a 97 Harley sportster and wanting to know what the cheapest easiest solution is?
    Any help would be great!
    You should be able to find a Hella replacement headlight that will fit and will be New Zealand compliant.
    Quote Originally Posted by husaberk View Post
    Oh I must really irk you to be repeatedly proven to be a total utter moron in public.

  11. #26
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    6,879
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus.m View Post
    Has anyone actually tried this?
    Im bringing in a 97 Harley sportster and wanting to know what the cheapest easiest solution is?
    Any help would be great!
    yeah, that's easy, buying a honda locally

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •