Insurance advice (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Insuring a new bike to ride home

    22 October 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Insuring a new bike to ride home

    You will find that if you have a driving other motorcycles extension on your policy then your certificate will state so.  Some motorcycle insurers do offer cover for ‘Riding Other Bikes’ as an...

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  • Insuring a new bike to ride home

    15 October 2010 by MCN

    Insuring a new bike to ride home

    If you are planning on buying a bike at the weekend you want to ride it as soon as possible. Some companies will offer one day’s cover to ride any bike – but this will probably be expensive and if...

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  • Registering an unfinished frame

    07 October 2010 by MCN

    Oldbiker1950 has got a Yamaha TR1 which is in need of major restoration and he also has a Rickman Metisse frame which was obtained from the factory in the late 80's when it closed down. “The frame is in an unfinished condition which means it was never allocated a frame number. I know that I cannot build a "special" and get an age-related reg, only a Q plate which I don't want. But could I use the...

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  • Motorbike insurance advice: how to cancel your policy

    21 May 2010 by MCN

    Most of the time getting insurance is pretty straightforward. But if there is a breakdown in communication, or you are not happy with the policy you have been offered and want to change, it can be the devil’s own job getting your money back, or avoiding paying additional charges, even with a cooling off period. Don’t wait for them to confirm the details, get hold of your bank/card issuer on which...

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  • Motorcycle insurance advice: Keeping my no claims discount

    30 April 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Q. I am seriously contemplating selling my bike and giving the biking life a break for a few years with other commitments taking priority at the moment. The question is, what will happen to my No Claims Bonus IF I do not insure a bike for X amount of years? This happened to my uncle nearly ten years ago where he nearly could not get any insurance company to recognise his 20 years of no claims...

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