For Pennsylvania riders: I can't make heads or tails of this. It's supposed to show when a motorcycle's inspection expires.
Me neither.I live in Pa and it expires on the last day of the month sticker. I never saw a chart like that and I really don't want to waste too much energy trying to decipher it.
Sounds good to me. My father lived in Arizona until he passed away some years ago. In his words..."Outside of Phoenix on the edge of the desert."We do things differently in my county in AZ, there are no inspections, and we don't do emissions.
We also don't do daylight savings, and we allow guns everywhere.
I'd move.Sounds good to me. My father lived in Arizona until he passed away some years ago. In his words..."Outside of Phoenix on the edge of the desert."
I've never been to Arizona, but I'm definitely gonna get there sometime.
The reason I'm trying to figure out the chart is, using the arcane and convoluted PA inspection rules, if my inspection expires say, in September, nearing the end of my traveling season, I can get the bike inspected a few month earlier and still keep the September expiration date for the following year. This way, I know the bike has been checked over and cleared before the main part of my riding season starts, when it may do me some good. I can also get any maintenance done that I don't want to do myself at the same time.
Also also, it allows my to make my travel plans without having to worry about the inspection expiring during a month I'm away on the road. Say, like September.
If I can figure that darn chart out.
If I screw up the date and bring it in too early, then I'll could actually lose a few months before the next inspection is due.
Oh yeah, the date the bike was registered has to be figured into the formula too, once I decipher the chart.
I'll figure it out eventually, I'm sure...but damn. ?
Thanks for the info. Coordinating my inspections with the riding season was my aim. By coincidence, the last two bikes I owned had their inspections expire roughly about the same time each year, the "right" time each year, so I never gave this much thought. I just dropped them off for inspection before riding season and I was good to go.The PA inspection schedule is designed around the 6 month "riding year" which is May through October. If the bike is first registered with the Commonwealth during the "off season", your registration will be good for a year, but the inspection will be valid for 6 months. Example, you get the bike in November, you will be given an inspection that expires in May of the following year. If you buy the bike and and first register it during the riding season then your inspection and registration will be due at the same time. You can then have the bike inspected up to 2 months prior to its expiration date.
Used bikes, previously registered and inspected in the Commonwealth keep the original inspection schedule, regardless of when the succeeding owner acquires the bike. If I buy a used bike in March, with a May expiration, then I have until May to get it inspected.
I'm going to ask the service manager when I bring in the bike on Monday....But several years ago, PA stopped the requirement that reg and inspection stickers need to match for cars, so I don't see why that would be the logic for motorcycles.
You are. I just got my bike inspected today, Friday. I bought it in Monday and everything passed but the rear tire, and the front tire was right on the edge. They didn't have any Michelin Commander 2's in stock so I left it there until they arrived. I ended up with the same sticker. I asked, and they told me that is was good until July of 2021.