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Offline mikethebrush

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sorning worry
« on: 17.08. 2010 21:45 »
on another thread it was suggested they check on the dvla site to see what details they have on his bike

ive had mine off the road and therefore untaxed since 82 according to their records , which sounds about right

if I sorn it now will I be hit for the back tax and fined for not sorning it sooner
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Re: sorning worry
« Reply #1 on: 17.08. 2010 22:05 »
I seem to remember something about this on another forum, that you wont get clobbered because your bike was off road long before SORN started. I might be wrong though best do some further checks.

[For those overseas. SORN = Statutory Off Road Notification]
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Re: sorning worry
« Reply #2 on: 17.08. 2010 22:24 »
I seem to remember SORN relates to Vehicles from 31 January 1998 - can anybody confirm
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Re: sorning worry
« Reply #3 on: 17.08. 2010 22:31 »
I seem to remember SORN relates to Vehicles from 31 January 1998 - can anybody confirm


Mmmm, possible. I have a BMW K100 in kit form, with a log book in my name and have never heard a peep from DVLA.
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Re: sorning worry
« Reply #4 on: 18.08. 2010 15:23 »
I think SORN applies once the vehicle has been taxed under the new regime, and applies regardless of the age of the vehicle.

The tax status for a vehicle which was untaxed before SORN came in is normally "Unlicensed" and this continues until you get a Historic Vehicle tax disc from a DVLA office. From then on, if you need to lay the bike up and the tax / MoT / insurance run out, you need to declare SORN.
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Re: sorning worry
« Reply #5 on: 18.08. 2010 15:59 »
thanks Ian

the bike is registered as unlicenced, so I dont sorn it till I have it moted

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Re: sorning worry
« Reply #6 on: 18.08. 2010 18:45 »
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The tax status for a vehicle which was untaxed before SORN came in is normally "Unlicensed" and this continues until you get a Historic Vehicle tax disc from a DVLA office

I see, that's more understandable - thanks

Puts my project in the same situation as Mike's
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