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Legal advice: Choose your own solicitor

Chris Dabbs, 09 September 2010 14:30

If you’ve been unlucky enough to be in an accident, but you have got legal cover, it makes life easier to have your legal expenses paid when you claim against the other party. Your insurance company has already got an arrangement with solicitors and may insist that you use them, otherwise they won’t fund the claim. However, you do not ...

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Dodgy MoTs and eBay

Nathan Steele, 24 June 2010 14:52

I've been bike mad for twenty odd years and always worked on my own bikes. I've been buying cheaper, older bikes and giving them full rebuilds. Generally when I've got them to a high standard I get bored, sell them and find a new project. I've bought five bikes through eBay in recent years. All of them have faults that ...

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Legal advice: what to do if the work car park is dangerous

Chris Dabbs, 03 June 2010 15:00

Riding to work is a great way to beat the traffic, especially if you have got a works car park to leave your bike in safely. But what do you do if the car park is in a shocking state with potholes and sharp objects that mean you have picked up numerous punctures? The law says that employers have a ...

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Putting an old bike back on the road

MCN, 12 May 2010 10:00

Many of us have got one of our old bikes lurking at the back of the garage as a project to rebuild. But they have been off the road for so long that they predate Statutory Off Road Notification regulations, so what happens if you rebuild it and put it back on the road? Will the old numberplate still be ...

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NEC Show: Free legal advice for MCN readers

MCN, 25 November 2009 09:11

Sorrymate.com will be offering MCN readers free legal advice from their stand at the NEC Motorcycle Show.  Get all the latest NEC Show news Sorrymate.com are also launching the SMIDSY card at the NEC. The SMIDSY card will give legal protection to all who carry it for all types of Non-Fault Accidents including those where diesel and potholes are the cause. ...

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Beware track bikes with no V5

Marc Abbott, 20 November 2009 15:06

Be very careful if you are buying a track bike, even from a dealer, and it doesn't have a V5 registration document because 'the chassis number has been removed to prevent a V5 being issued and it being used on the road'. Save cash on motorcycle insurance The whole point of a frame number is that it provides continuity and ...

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Legal advice: What to do if the motorcycle parts you order don't turn up

Chris Dabbs, 06 November 2009 16:21

What do you do if you order some motorbike parts, pay for them in full and then they aren’t delivered? Firstly telephone them to give them seven days to deliver the goods or provide a full refund, failing which you can tell them you will issue court proceedings in the small claims court for your losses. Assuming they ignore you, ...

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Legal advice: What to do if the mileage doesn't match the advert

Chris Dabbs, 02 October 2009 18:30

If you’ve just come home with your latest purchase, a used bike from a dealer, and you discover that the mileage isn’t as it was advertised, what can you do about it? Assuming that you no longer want the motorcycle you can return it to the dealer stating that you wish to reject the motorcycle as the mileage is not ...

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Legal advice: Where do I stand with iffy indication?

Chris Dabbs, 18 September 2009 11:00

Here's MCN reader Ryan Little's plight... So there I was on a nice national speed limit road and I come round a corner at 40mph and there's a farm quad with a trailer, two-up going about 20mph. The guy on the back saw me and puts his right arm out (as if to let me past). I looked past them, ...

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Legal advice: placing a deposit on a bike

Chris Dabbs, 11 September 2009 11:00

When you place a deposit to secure a bike that needs to be ordered months ahead and negotiate added incentives like an alarm, a dealer cannot pull out of the deal because the bike has gained in popularity. Your contract was for the bike with an alarm fitted, not one without it. It is irrelevant that the bike has gained ...

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