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tavspeed
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:21 pm

anybody know the exact date in may ,when any vehicle over 40 years old is mot exempt,cheers

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 pm

tavspeed wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:21 pm
anybody know the exact date in may ,when any vehicle over 40 years old is mot exempt,cheers
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:44 pm

20th may I believe, mine is due an mot in Feb, Typical!!

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:43 pm

Sorry if this is going over old ground but....

I have 2 lambrettas: one that I've nearly finished building; the other in boxes of bits. One is 1966 the other 62. I have novas and date certificates for both. Does this mean I can register them as soon as the exemption date arrives?

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Good question.
Thats what im wondering.
My s2 is 1960 and the ld i have is 58.
I seem to have read somewhere that a company working for the DVLA comes and inspects some scooters. Apparently its hit and miss as to wether you need / get an inspection. Some people seem to have had one others havent.
So registering a box of bits might not be possible.
Means bare frames could be registered and then sold as having a V5.

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:29 pm

Gonna be a lot of badly maintained classic vehicles out there.

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 pm

will your insurance cover you if you don't have an MOT ?

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:37 pm

In regards that mick.
Do some vehicles at the moment not require an mot. If so what do they do for insurance?
Maybe you will have to declare it and inform the insurance company. Which will no doubt push up the cost of insurance.
Could be interesting in the event of an accident.
An un moted scooter although legal possibly lacking in the correct maintenance required could open all sorts of problems.

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:50 pm

It's a myth that no mot invalidates your insurance. Even if your vehicle requires one. The insurance companies sometimes try it on, but it's an indefensible position due to being unreasonable.

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:24 pm

Interesting one really, insurance policies don't tend to state that the vehicle must have an MOT but must be roadworthy, for example it is perfectly legal to drive a car or ride a bike that does not have a valid MOT to a testing station to get an MOT. But even if you have an MOT this only means that your vehicle was roadworthy at the time of testing, and it is the owners responsibility to ensure that it is kept in a roadworthy condition.

So in my view having a MOT or not should make no difference to your insurance whatsoever, but if you do claim and the insurance assessor declares that your scooter was not roadworthy this could invalidate your claim....whether you have a valid MOT or not.

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