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Sep 12

Posts: 24

Fspider says:

DVLA cock ups. List them

This thread is self explanatory , so here's my story.

I bought a used motorcycle, when the log book comes back it has the model listed as a "sit car ". Now to any one who does not know that's a bloody great bus!  Yes a two wheeled 750cc bus :(
Because of a mistake they made the model stated on the log book is "sit car". Even though for 5 years of its life the DVLA had it on its own system as a motorcycle.
Simple to put right you would believe? Not a chance :(. I had to get the representative of the motor cycle company to write a letter to the Italian manufacturer to say that the vin number did belong to a motorcycle that they made at there factory. As well as sending this letter, a photo copy of the original registration document that I had with the paperwork that came with the bike.  9 weeks later the idiots send me the correct log book. Yes exactly like the one that was sent to them by the last owner, but now with my name and address on it.
Anyone with an ounce of sense would think that the DVLA would have all the MOTs, copy of the past log book and that the serial number of the bike is.....a bloody bike. So why have me jump through hoops to prove that the bike I have bought is a! When it's was something they did?
Add your incompetent DVLA story's here. Let's have a laugh :)

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May 10

Posts: 26

bikerdeals says:


Name names as well lets see if the same pratts name keeps coming up:lol:

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Aug 05

Posts: 7576

babyblade41 says:

Don't even go there

a few years back did a change of address and my bike entitlement was dated the same time, passed in 83, on my licence it had 2000:shock:

Luckily I still had the bike category unlike Beelady who if memory serves me right had to re-take the test again.

Log books not arriving and having to pay for one.... the list is endless

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Nov 07

Posts: 2424

smidget says:


They create the problems for us the public.

Have had problem with them over us getting a new (to us) car.

The experience has taught me that if you want things to go right is to ring them up, ensure the call is being recorded and then tell them what you think of the system but be calm.,

Calling it a systemic cluster job seems to have got them moving in our case all sorted within a day. 

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:


Seems clear that it's a good idea to photocopy/ photograph EVERYTHING before sending it to them.  

Then again, they've never given me a single problem, as mentioned before - take the precaution of not being English, and everything should be fine :wink:

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Jan 10

Posts: 3458

Beelady says:


Don't get me started again :mad:

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Sep 09

Posts: 1766

beaconsman says:


passed mod in 09, examiner sent my licence off, all ok, every category on my licence (apart from Psv) thansk to HM Used to have to test final drives and gearing/hydraulics on Warriors/CVRTS and..mighty Challenger 2's..quite a cool job I had!  does help also that dvla is only 30 mins away for my folks..i just take docs down with me at easter/summer and go there in person..

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