bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

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Re: bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

Postby Keith.owen » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:46 pm

Hi,
For what it is worth, when I got my VH back on the road a few years ago I ask my insurer if an MOT would make any difference to the premium and was told that it would not. I don't think there is much difference in the perceived insurance risk as far as they are concerned.

It is perhaps good to get a second opinion / have someone check critical items after undertaking work - sometimes things can be left loose!!

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Re: bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

Postby Rgray » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:51 pm

I`m also in Norway and don`t need MOT`s ...

Most vintage bikes are treasured and pamperd more than modern machines and I don`t think you will get a sudden influx of sheds out on the roads.
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Re: bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:32 pm

It is same here in Finland, no inspection and no MOT's to motorcycle ever.
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Re: bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

Postby Leejm » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:04 pm

Mot means nothing, all the mot is that the vehicle was roadworthy at the time of the mot. The vehicles roadworthiness is always down to the owner to keep in such condition. If it needs an mot or not!
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Re: bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:06 pm

Leejm wrote:Mot means nothing, all the mot is that the vehicle was roadworthy at the time of the mot. The vehicles roadworthiness is always down to the owner to keep in such condition. If it needs an mot or not!

This is so true!
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Re: bikes excempt from mot a good idea?

Postby ian.scott » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:46 pm

I'm not sure it is a good idea for cars/vans, as most of their problems ( rust in chassis and brake pipes) would have kept them off the road before with the faults unseen from the roadside.

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