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Ladies and Gents of Australia, I'm planning to move to the Lakes Entrance area within a year and a half or so, and plan to bring my bikes with me. One is a Rocker C and the other will be a Road King Special, and in the US they both have red bullet lights in the rear that are both the turn and brake lights. From what I understand Australia requires the turn signals to be amber, so can I just replace my lenses and LEDs with the international Amber/Red combos, or am I going to be required to mount an additional brake light? If any of you have either a Rocker or a Road King Special / Street Glide / Road Glide and could show me a pic of how your rear lighting is set up, I would sure appreciate it.
 
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Must you have the "act of Congress" done to say you can move to dwn under?
It taint like here!
You have to prove your worth, your validity, your value, or the answer is
NO!


https://www.sapling.com/4464961/move-australia-usa
 
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Must you have the "act of Congress" done to say you can move to dwn under?
It taint like here!
You have to prove your worth, your validity, your value, or the answer is
NO!


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My wife is Australian, and I have work skills that are needed in Australia. I reckon they will let me in without too much hassle.
 
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Ladies and Gents of Australia, I'm planning to move to the Lakes Entrance area within a year and a half or so, and plan to bring my bikes with me. One is a Rocker C and the other will be a Road King Special, and in the US they both have red bullet lights in the rear that are both the turn and brake lights. From what I understand Australia requires the turn signals to be amber, so can I just replace my lenses and LEDs with the international Amber/Red combos, or am I going to be required to mount an additional brake light? If any of you have either a Rocker or a Road King Special / Street Glide / Road Glide and could show me a pic of how your rear lighting is set up, I would sure appreciate it.
First... it's complicated, each state might have slightly different rules.

Here's a guide -

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016C00338

There are spacing rules. Turns have to be amber, brakes have to be read, no other white light except reverse (to the rear)
If you add turn signals then you might have to disable the original ones (because of distances or light output levels)

Flashing strip turns are legal (AFAIK) on cars, not sure about bikes.

But then - if you ask here and people have told you wrong - YOU get the fine, not them.

NB - you will also need to get your bikes inspected ("over the pits"), and a compliance plate fitted - it costs around $2200 to do a car.
Failure to do the inspection = no registration.
Failure to do the compliance = (a few times, rare) car/bike crushed.

I looked into it (coming from the UK to Oz) - it's easier to sell there and buy again in Australia, unless you have emotional attachments to the bikes.

EDIT - Here's a similar question on the HD forums in Oz.

https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/673057/1
 

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First... it's complicated, each state might have slightly different rules.

Here's a guide -

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016C00338

There are spacing rules. Turns have to be amber, brakes have to be read, no other white light except reverse (to the rear)
If you add turn signals then you might have to disable the original ones (because of distances or light output levels)

Flashing strip turns are legal (AFAIK) on cars, not sure about bikes.

But then - if you ask here and people have told you wrong - YOU get the fine, not them.

NB - you will also need to get your bikes inspected ("over the pits"), and a compliance plate fitted - it costs around $2200 to do a car.
Failure to do the inspection = no registration.
Failure to do the compliance = (a few times, rare) car/bike crushed.

I looked into it (coming from the UK to Oz) - it's easier to sell there and buy again in Australia, unless you have emotional attachments to the bikes.

EDIT - Here's a similar question on the HD forums in Oz.

https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/673057/1
Yes I know about the compliance and importation fees and requirements. I'm trying to pre-do as much as I am allowed to before I ship the bikes, as it makes it cheaper and plus I hate other people touching my bikes. My Rocker I am very attached too, it is irreplaceable as far as I am concerned. And the King is far Far cheaper to import vs. sell and repurchase down under. Plus as my wife and I are both licensed we are allowed to bring two.

I am mostly curious as to what these bikes use for rear lighting stock in Aus?
 
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Maybe google up..ring the local HD shop- in the area ? during work hour's here? cheer's n ride well !!
 
 


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