October

Insuring a new bike to ride home

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...

Insuring a new bike to ride home

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...

Injury claim dropped because of conviction?

In May 2010 I was convicted of driving without due care and attention in the Magistrates court as a result of an accident I was involved in 5 months before. I was riding in the bus lane in London (allowed at that time in the morning) and went to undertake a car driver in the outside lane who I thought was going too slowly. The driver put on his left indicator at the last moment and went to turn...

Registering an unfinished frame

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...

Insurance advice: What to do if you hit a patch of diesel

Insurance advice: What to do if you hit a patch of diesel

John Randell from Swansea was on his usual way home from work recently when his bike hit a patch of diesel, destroying his bike and fracturing his arm and leg. “I don’t see why I or my motorcycle...