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mrgaryjenkins

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No Number Plate

I have found a bike that I am interested in buying but the private advert photo of the bike has no number plate and the text has no mention of Tax or MOT. I have asked the question and am currently awaiting a reply. What documents do I need to register the bike in the UK and what is the process. Or should these adverts be avioded completely ?:unsure:

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Does it give an age?

Just a thought, but the number plate may have been omitted so the bike can't be "cloned" (ie, a second indentical bike given a different number, leading to a genuine rider getting speeding fines etc levied on account of the second bike with the same identity).

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

No Plate

Do you know that the bike is not UK registered?  Some guys delete or remove number plates from ads because they do not want to show the registration number.  I would not assume that the bike is unregistered unless the seller has actually stated so.      

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mrgaryjenkins

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NO Number Plate

Thanks for the input guys, the bike advert does show the year (2007) but no phone number for the seller. Hmmm ~ never bought from Gumtree before and am very Suspicious:mellow:

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Have you

a link to the advert?

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