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No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« on: 19.11. 2012 15:37 »
Thought I'd try and tax my 1950 es2 today and sure enough all you require is insurance. Tax disc should arrive in 5 days.

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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #1 on: 19.11. 2012 16:11 »
My log book states my first registration as 6th January 1960. Still not sure if I am glad or not? I can't help but wonder if something nasty is in the pipeline for one or other of us.........I don't trust politicians, but who does?
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #2 on: 19.11. 2012 16:54 »
It's not when the bikes first registered but when the bike was built that makes it eligible.

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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #3 on: 19.11. 2012 17:10 »
Is it?................... How do you know when it was built? BSA owners club or other source? Thanks Keith.
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #4 on: 19.11. 2012 18:26 »
There is some info regarding this on sump.     http://www.sumpmagazine.com/classicbikenews/index.htm
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #5 on: 19.11. 2012 19:09 »
Thanks Goldy.
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #6 on: 20.11. 2012 10:34 »
Thanks for that update Keith my A's been on sorn for about a year ready for Mot but didn't fancy all the rain we are having at this mo so poss will take of and see what the DVLA send me re requirements ,I'll still get her looked over in the new year thou just to have another head check what I've done best wishes BobH
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #7 on: 28.11. 2012 20:46 »
 will the  insurance company require some kind of inspection or will the premiums go up, and do we need one for registration
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #8 on: 29.11. 2012 06:40 »
As neither the Insurance company or D.V.L.A could give Me a straight answer on the above I recently took the "Flash" for M.O.T .
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #9 on: 29.11. 2012 21:22 »
Hi Every one

Just read the posting, as my 1955 C11G is insured but with with no MOT I thought I would give it a go taxing it on line, seems to have worked.

We will see if the Tax Disc arrives ?.

Please Note: when I insured my bikes mid November for renewal on the 23rd Nov Carole Nash did say they a MOT cert was required to meet my legal requirement ?.

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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #10 on: 30.11. 2012 06:15 »
Interesting as when I queried Carol Nash they couldnt give Me a definitive answer ?
"Man who deals with that sort of thing isnt in the office Today" type answer .
Think I will keep on getting My bikes M.O.T tested .
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #11 on: 30.11. 2012 13:12 »
Good afternoon everyone , re Stephens post .I've just contacted my ins co ,( Lynbrook insurance, 0845 1304662 ) prev 3 times no info at all this time the guy was clued up and knew exactly what I was talking about , he stated that as the Govt had decided that no MOT was required then they couldn't force people to get one and then being pushed by me re the hidden agender theory He assured me that all they were planning to do was monitor there claims experience and should they increase due to possible unroadworthy bikes they would then take action but otherwise they would do has at present . I must say that it put my mind at ease although I'll probably still get it tested , best wishes BobH
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #12 on: 30.11. 2012 15:00 »
Well, I shall not be having any vehicles tested that have now been exempted by this ruling.
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #13 on: 30.11. 2012 18:37 »
In France you don't need a MOT (Control Technique) for any motorcycle regardless of age. However you have to keep the bike in roadworthy condition and you will be fined if you get caught using it on the road in poor condition. Premiums seem similar or cheaper than the UK.
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Re: No mot for pre-1960 vehicles
« Reply #14 on: 30.11. 2012 19:28 »
In France you don't need a MOT (Control Technique) for any motorcycle regardless of age. However you have to keep the bike in roadworthy condition and you will be fined if you get caught using it on the road in poor condition. Premiums seem similar or cheaper than the UK.

Same for Belgium. Think it's time you Brits join the EU ;)
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