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Registering an unfinished frame

MCN, 07 October 2010 17:59

Oldbiker1950 has got a Yamaha TR1 which is in need of major restoration and he also has a Rickman Metisse frame which was obtained from the factory in the late 80's when it closed down. “The frame is in an unfinished condition which means it was never allocated a frame number. I know that I cannot build a "special" and ...

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Putting insurance write-offs back on the road

MCN, 03 September 2010 17:33

There are bargains to be had with bikes that are insurance write-offs if you are confident with a set of spanners. Motorcycle insurance companies work to a code of practice and when a vehicle is written off, they inspect and classify the accident damaged vehicle and notify DVLA electronically. A category C denotes a vehicle which has been written off ...

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Bike insurance advice: Not declaring modifications

Anonymous, 20 August 2010 19:30

Scott was involved in an accident on his bike recently where a car turned right across his path. He was injured (though recovering well) and his motorcycle looks like it’s going to be written off. He’s got fully comp insurance, but had aftermarket cans fitted to the bike and did not declare this to the insurer. He’s worried this will ...

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Take your future plans into account when you take out motorbike insurance

MCN, 30 July 2010 17:27

Steve Fortune had sorted his cover for his new Tiger 1050 and now he was ready to bolt-on a few extras. In Steve's case that was an Arrow end can, that his IAM instructor, a serving Class one  police motorcyclist, had  said made a great sound when he went out with him that Sunday. Save cash on motorbike insurance Unfortunately, ...

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Motorbike insurance: Declaring modifications

MCN, 23 July 2010 17:33

Chris Allgar had an Arrow Race can fitted to his Tiger 1050, which upped the output, by 15bhp or so. “I was really happy with it, the bike had been set up on a dyno and was pumping out about 15b brake horse more, with a great sound too.” Said Chris. “But when I called my insurance broker to let ...

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Motorcycle insurance advice: modified motorcycles and cooling off periods

MCN, 28 April 2010 14:52

Insuring modified motorcyclesunlike cars, bikes are far more likely to be modified in some way, so when you compare bike insurance be sure to include any technical details that are different in your quote so you can compare quotes easily. Small modifications, like different indicators, a set of crash bungs or a coloured screen shouldn’t add anything to the cost. But ...

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Insurance advice: Write-off catagories

Chris Dabbs, 27 May 2009 14:42

Q. Early on in the year I had a bit of a spill. My bike was taken to the dealer I bought it from and the insurance assessor wrote it off, apparently because it would cost more to repair than the value of the bike. My insurance company paid me out promptly so I was quite happy. A few months ...

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