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post #1 of 5 Old 07-26-2010, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Moving to North Carolina

So, my wife and I will be moving to North Carolina at the beginning of next year. We are going to be getting stationed at Camp Lejeune. I've looked all over the net for vehicle info for the state. I see that inspections are required, I was just wonder what the inspections entail? Also what are the motorcycle laws for the state: lane spitting, emissions, vehicle modifications, anything that we might come up against? Are there any track that we can ride at in the state, or do we have to go elsewhere for track days? I just want to figure out what I'm getting into. Thanks for any help of info.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-26-2010, 06:37 PM
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You won't have any problems if your vehicle is fairly new. They check for crack windshields, brake lights, horn, head lights, tires, brakes, turn signals, etc.. There is no emission tests that I know of because I haven't heard anyone complaining about it. lol

South Carolina used to have inspections but it stopped well over ten years ago. I used to have license to inspect vehicles here in SC long ago when I worked at a tire shop. It actually brought in good business sometimes. Slick tires wouldn't pass so we would sell them tires, brakes, bulbs etc...

I wouldn't worry about it bro... you'll love the mountains riding on your bike. Have a safe trip.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-26-2010, 07:40 PM
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I lived there for 12 yrs. Depending on what county determines if you have to have emissions checked. Otherwise, its just like what was said above. Here is the DMV website. I loved living there. I was stationed at Ft. Bragg.

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On bikes the inspection is quite easy. For cars, about 50% of counties are safety and 50% are "emissions". The safety counties only look for normal safety stuff, belts, lights, other visual inspections. "Emissions" counties do all the same, but they also plug in the computer for obd-II vehicles and look for readiness codes to be set. All in all it's not too difficult. Closest road courses to Camp Lejeune are VIR (Danville, VA) and CMP (Kershaw, SC). There is a 1/4 mile drag strip in Jacksonville also, but they aren't very bike friendly IMO.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-27-2010, 05:07 AM
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for the inspections, you should be able to be exempt for being military. you will have to get extensions from your home state on your tags/license and stuff. but if you want to get them registered in nc, most been stated above. i would do whatever is cheaper, your home state, or in nc. east coast, roads not that great, west in the mountains...are great. and kershaw, or vir will be your closest tracks (road racing).

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