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gj6n68

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gj6n68 says:

Category C Write Off

Hi All Experts,

Having been involved in an accident I've been said that the VFR800 is going to get written of as Category C damage.

I've asked to retain the salvage as I cherish it too much to let go and so have been planning to get it back on road after minor work, which mainly involves changing the rear wheel, bit of fairing, indicators etc.

Could anyone please provide some inforamtion on what all is required in terms of SVA(single vehical assessment), MOT, VIC etc..??

I'd be grateful if anyone over here has some updated information this topic.

Kindest Regards,
Fellow Rider...

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jaffa90

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Cat C

Cat C is potential structural damage.  Let the bike go and move on. 

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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if its a cat c then just get a new mot and its good to go.

my bike was a cat c and i fixed it and got a new mot job done

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

As MM

Cat C carries a risk of frame damage; would you *really* want questions like that when you're belting down a motorway at speed (or anywhere else)?

Get rid.

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bmwgs

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bmwgs says:

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i was told that cat c bike are only miner damge to body worked ect or stolen recoverd . as my bike was a cat c and it was only locks needed replaced.

cat b bike have frame damage and cant go back on the road but can be use for partes

cat a have to be crushed.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Cat C

Buy it. Rebuild it. Enjoy it.

Cat C does not automatically mean frame damage.


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gj6n68

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gj6n68 says:

Thanks

Hi All,


Thanks for all the information.

the bike has no structural damage whatsoever, apart from wheel being bent, though this might have affected the alignment of the swing arm.

But, apart from that the motorcycle is all intact, except a few scratches on fairings.

I am more keen to find out if I have to do a VIC or any other tests apart from MOT to get it back on road or not ??

Anyone with recent similar experience would be the best one to write their details. And so would be someone in the trade along with all the people who are trying to share their knowledge.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

DVLA website

No VIC test required. As long as it still has a current MOT, you don't even need to re mot it.

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gj6n68

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gj6n68 says:

Reply from VOSA

Hi All,

This is the email reply I got from VOSA. Sent today morning to me i.e. 14th of Sept 2012.

And as @eatcs01, has mentioned above, I agree, as far as the bike has an MOT, I can get it repaired and ride it. No need to re-MOT it, though I am keen to get it check for wheel alignment etc before taking long journeys.
Thanks all.

"When a motorbike is written of there isn't a specific test that it would be
required to go through, unlike a car.  When a car or car derived van is
written off under a category A, B or C it is required to go through a VIC
(Vehicle Identity Check).  This is an inspection carried out to make sure
that the vehicle isn't a ringer, to vehicle welded together.

As your vehicle isn't a either of these types of vehicles and is a

motorbike then provided it is repaired to a roadworthy condition, is taxed,
insured and has a current MOT then it can return to the road."

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