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Offline Derby Rob

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« on: 30.08. 2013 22:10 »
hi everyone,
                the bike (a7) looks about ready for the mot.but having never been on a bike for 25 years i am bit out of date regarding cost of insurance which i will need to ride bike to mot ,so i would just like some rough idea of cost and who to insure with.

49 years old, clean licence ,living in derby uk.but never had any type of insurance for at least 25 years due to always having a company car

cheers rob
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Re: insurance
« Reply #1 on: 30.08. 2013 22:43 »
From my limited experience, try Googling Portwood Insurance and follow links to their Classic Motorcycle policy.
Alternatively try calling 2gether Insurance, a broker in Wisbech specialising in 'unusual' vehicle insurance.
For under 2000 miles and less than 600 cc I'd expect something like £60-70 fully comp, accruing no 'no claims' bonus and for a rider with another vehicle as main transport.  The premium varies a lot according to the market value of the machine.
For my A10 the premium is £88, 2000 miles, nr. Slough, garaged at home. No previous bike no claims bonus but a club member. The bike is a fresh rebuild and valued accordingly.
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Re: insurance
« Reply #2 on: 31.08. 2013 07:33 »
Hi Rob.
I was in a similar position to you last year, shopped about, went with Ebike insurance, they provide Classic bike policy, with breakdown and recovery, fully comp for £90.00. This policy does not reward NCB
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Re: insurance
« Reply #3 on: 31.08. 2013 10:56 »
Peter James know their stuff and are as cheap as I've found (around £80 inc breakdown cover).

http://www.peterjamesinsurance.co.uk/index.aspx
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Re: insurance
« Reply #4 on: 31.08. 2013 11:29 »
All the best - Bill
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Re: insurance
« Reply #5 on: 31.08. 2013 11:51 »
I use Peterbestinsurance.co.uk and they are great  *smile*, just need photos to agree value of bike
I did take another policy to let my son ride the A10 but that was expensive (probably due to his age) and had some nasty conditions including not covering the bike for theft or malicious damage within a quarter of a mile of home (Unless in the garage and locked), so not even covered on the drive *problem*
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Re: insurance
« Reply #6 on: 31.08. 2013 12:06 »
hi,thanks for all the info ,ebike wanted about £150 for some reason? peter james around £80 but you needed to send a form in with an independent value of the bike ,which seems a lot of bother.so just waiting on a reply from portwood ,could be around the £80 mark.will post results later.thanks again everyone

rob
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Re: insurance
« Reply #7 on: 31.08. 2013 14:44 »
IIRC Peter James don't need independent valuation if £5,000 or under.
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Re: insurance
« Reply #8 on: 31.08. 2013 16:58 »
cheers ian ,i missed that bit at first read,looks like more that £10,000 need a valuation.i will try them if other quotes are too expensive

rob
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