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Aug 09

Posts: 2721

MarcusMarsh says:

MOT Expiry


Need some guidance.  The MOT on my bike expires on Sunday and I can't get it booked in prior to the expiry date because everywhere is booked solid.  I have managed to get a booking for next Thursday meaning that there will be a five day gap between expiry of the old MOT and the issue of the new one.  The bike will not be used between these dates but, knowing that big brother watches all and we are fined for anything these days, is this going to give me a problem?  Do I have to report this anywhere to cover myself?

I can't find any useful information on the DVLA website.


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Mar 11

Posts: 121

CharlieSYLO says:

You should be ok

As long as the bike isn't being used then you're fine, and as it's booked in for a test then you're covered for riding to the test centre.

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Mar 09

Posts: 9010

jaffa90 says:


As Charlie says but make sure the testing station have got your time/ make/model and defo reg/no`s.Who`s a naughty boy when you can go a month earlier and get 13 months m.o.t.shame on you.:hmmm:

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Dec 10

Posts: 91

ajroberts says:


I by accident a couple of years ago, ran my car for 8 months overdue on an MOT and I had got nothing from the police or anyone.

(before anyone says; I did get the MOT done and was all fine and yes it was completely accidental)

So you should be fine for 5 days. The paperwork for telling them that it won't have an MOT will probably take 5 weeks....

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Aug 09

Posts: 2721

MarcusMarsh says:


Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure there had not been any changes to the rules that were going to give me a problem. 

Jaffa, tried to book it weeks ago but everyone around here fully booked for weeks.  Of course, I was looking for a Saturday booking as I didn't want to take time off work for it.  As it is I've had to book it for a Thursday.  There was a thread on here not long ago about motorcycling dying.  If the local MOT stations are anything to go by that's far from the truth.      

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Jan 09

Posts: 485

hairybob says:


most mot testers seem to have been retrained in the past couple of years ,everything computerized and stricter mine failed on delaminating no. plate. Don't be tempted to ride without mot ANPR cameras will get  you. 

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