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Safety Helmet Required by Law - Reflectorization Required (4 inch square)
Eye Protection - Required by law
Daytime Use of Headlight - Required by law-modulating headlight permitted
Passenger Seat and Footrest- Required if carrying a passenger
Helmet Speakers - Single earphone only
Periodic Safety Inspection - Required by law
Mirror Left(L) Right(R) - One required by law
Turn Signals - Required if manufactured in 1985 or after
Muffler - Muffler required; no straight pipes; no removal of baffles; no modification of exhaust system that increases noise beyond exhaust system originally installed. Ref: NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law, Article 9, Section 381
Maximum Sound Level - Maximum Allowable A-Weighted Sound Levels at Speed: 35 mph or less, 82dB(A); over 35 mph, 86 dB(A), measured at, or adjusted to, a distance of fifty feet from the center of the lane in which the motorcycle is traveling. Ref: NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law, Article 10, Section 386.
State Insurance Requirements - Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10) - Minimum limits where death results are 50/100.
Handlebar Height - Handle bars or grips cannot be more than the height of the operator's shoulders.
Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States - Yes
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane - Yes. 1252 - Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic 1252 - Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic. (a) All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle or motorcycle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. However, this subsection shall not be construed to prevent motorcycles from being operated two abreast in a single lane.
Lane Splitting - 1252. Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic (b) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. (c) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
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