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written off

Hi, I have just done an hpi check on a bike that I won on eBay and due to collect on Sunday and it has com back as written off. The seller claims to have owned the bike for 10 years and that matches the report. I have told him I was going to do the check and that I need a picture of the van on the frame of the bike and issue date of the v5 to register the guarantee. He seems willing to comply but I have not yet told him about my findings. What could written ...

  • Created 18 September 2014 15:22 by rowmadcon
  • Last comment 3 days ago ago by rowmadcon

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New style licence query

I passed my motorcycle test in June this year, As I'm 21, I could only get the A2 licence. Anyway, I ace the test as I knew I would and sent my licence off, and a few weeks later my new style licence, like the one seen here arrived in the post and I noticed something a little odd about it.On the back, you have all of the vehicle categories, and the dates from which you are qualified. I achieved my A2 on 26.06.14, however, A which is for the full unrestricted licence is also stamped with 19.01.13, this is ...

  • Created 03 September 2014 11:17 by Stokesie

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Brand new bike problems

Ok guys so about 6 months ago I financed a brand new Lexmoto XTRS 125 (I am never ever going near a Chinese bike again). Since I bought it I have had never ending problems! So the first thing I noticed was indicators not working when lights were on, sometimes they would, but I'd have to play around with them for a while. I mentioned this stuff in my 1st and 2nd service and they still hadn't diagnosed or sorted the problem. By my third service I was having issues with the bike sometimes cutting out and not wanting to ...

  • Created 25 August 2014 10:16 by Baver96
  • Last comment 28 days ago ago by Baver96

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Faulty new bike

Anyone know where i can go with this problem, purchased a new Triumph STR ABS last june, it had a damaged tank which was replaced under warranty 5 months later so its been on the bike for about 8-9 months now, seat rubbed through tank and it was replaced again at the 6k service, the one they replaced it with is bad quality and so another warranty claim has been approved but they have none in stock and no idea when they will have them, during this time i have also had various other warranty claims, subframe, alarm, seat, head ...

  • Created 19 August 2014 17:41 by bruce4079
  • Last comment 33 days ago ago by ACIC

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Test ride minor damage resulting in highly unreasonable claim

Recently I took a test ride on a bike I am interested in. While out on the test I stopped to take a pic of the bike and not being used to its side stand I dropped it from a standstill causing the plastic hand guard to brake, a few minor dents in a sheet metal exhaust guard, the brake lever and the pillion foot-peg. Please see enclosed pictures.Back at the dealer I agreed to mention on the form that was filled in all the bits that showed even the slightest sign as the chap there said, what it appeared ...

  • Created 05 August 2014 23:27 by Virco
  • Last comment 46 days ago ago by ranorthe

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Dealer sold me a Cat C bike!

18 months ago I bought a Suzuki Bandit from Jordans Bikes of Leeds. I have now found out that it has been a Category C insurance claim. Should the dealer have informed me of this situation?  

  • Created 20 July 2014 20:53 by balders64
  • Last comment 64 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Licence advice

I've been riding for 17 years. Mostly London. I'm sick and tired of CBT'S. My 125cc gets me from A2B quicker and most often cheaper than any other form of transport. I have no intentions of buying anything bigger than a 125cc. My problem is the pillion.I don't see why I should pay 600 quid, just to have a pillion on my 125cc. A 19 year old can benefit with a licence to ride on motorways 2up on a Ducati.I will benefit by giving the wife a lift to the tube station.I lose a lot more than 600 quid with time off work.Is there anyone else in this ...


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bike tracker worth it?

Have bought a lovely bike and was considering a tracker. Its the kind of bike that isnt going to be had by kids as it if quite an effort to steal it. locks, chains, disk locks and so forth. A quick google has shown that informing the police of the location of the bike and most likely thieves incurs a %XA3150 charge for them to retrieve it. I pay something called council tax and seeing as though they havent recovered any of the 3 bikes i have had nicked previously or found the scallywags i feel that doing the hard ...


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Exhaust length?

Have seen a bike i want, but the end of the Alfa 4into1 exhaust is about 2 inches short of the centre of the rear wheel. I'm sure that back in the 80's, the law required the exhaust to be at or further than the wheel centre....or is that not so now?

  • Created 24 June 2014 01:22 by jX0pomc06
  • Last comment 90 days ago ago by jaffa90

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Confused on licence

I passed my full motorcycle test on a 125cc bike in May 2012 and consequently was looking forward to being able to ride a larger, unrestricted bike from this month.However, on checking my entitlement on the DVLA web site, my A entitlement shows up as 'provisional'. Whereas my car licence (passed the text back in 1995) shows up as a full licence.What's going on here? Please tell me I'm not going to have to take the test again! DVLA website is b**** all use as it only tells me what I'd need to do if I hadn't passed the test ...

  • Created 21 June 2014 22:28 by nedludd
  • Last comment 91 days ago ago by Amateurcynic


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