I moved to OKinawa about a year ago from the states and brought my Ruckus with me.
It got pretty beat up on its journey over here thanks to the moving company and I am currently rebuilding it...
I have gone through and figured out exactly what I need to do to get it registered and on the road, but I have some questions regarding what exactly the "safety Inspection" will pertain to when that time comes...
I do have all of my stock parts and could swap everything back for the inspection... I would like to avoid doing this but realize this is probably the easiest way to pass with no issues. I "talked" to the inspection official and he expressed that "very big" stretches are frowned upon, and I also asked about my integrated tail light and he seemed to state that the lights had to be distinguishable from each other (not sure how they measure this??)... my Japanese is limited and so was his english.
My questions (simply pertaining to the inspection process or japanese 49cc law):
1. Are front and rear fenders required? I am running RRGS low downs and disc brake conversion..
2. Are integrated tail lights allowed like the turtlehead?
3. Is a 12" stretch kit acceptable (if it looks natural and fairly stock?) IMO unless you know what youre looking for, a 12" stretch looks natural to me
4. I have the Vapor speedo/tach, I assume this will suffice?
5. Is a Stretch Fatty going to fly?
6. I am assuming i should use my stock exhaust? moto GP probably too loud?
I know all of these questions could be solved by simply throwing my stock parts on.
Every website I've visited that outlines the test is very vague and leads me to believe that the final judgement is largely based upon the testers opinion (much like stateside inspections)
The only parts of the test that im certain of is the exhaust noise test (although ive heard many loud scooters here that presumaby passed this test), speedo accuracy test and brake test.
here is the clearest reference to the procedure that leaves much to the imagination as to what exactly the standards are...http://www.navi.go.jp/english/pdf/ServiceGuide.pdf
I can post an image of the inspection checklist i recieved when i get home, which doesnt include a section for body or chassis.. and has sections checked relating to cars as well lol
the test is $8.50.. worst case scenario i bring my scooter in modded form and they tell me what needs to change in order to pass, I spend an hour swapping parts and take have it inspected again hoping they dont mind haha
thanks to anyone who has info on this or has gone through it before