when i bought mine from Bikemartdirect in Lincoln - i'm sure there was some import paperwork to verify that they (bikemartdirect) had paid all import duty apart from the prefilled forms for dvla and obviously the COC -
the only problem i came across when i went to the dvla office in Lincoln was that they seemed concerned that i already had the bike at home and could have been riding it around (a field or paddock say) - ie was it still 'new' ? - they took paperwork but said it may have to be inspected to verify new -
as it happened 2-3 days later papers arrived back ok verifying registration etc and did not require to inspect bike
Post by xbootneck22638 on Nov 11, 2005 22:58:07 GMT
:-XI bought a Charming Dax replica from the internet bike shop on ebay, they said in the ad that it could be registered for on road use as only a "simple" SVA test was required. Well ,as I have seen these Dax bikes ridden on the road I bought one intending to use it to go to and from the campsite where my motorhome is stored and put it on the scooter rack. However having corresponded with others who had bought this particular model I found that the bike did not conform to EU regs, so it didn't have a certificate of conformity, if you think your having problems trying to register a Baotian which has a certificate of conformity just check this out. I rang the DVLA test centre which is a round trip of 100 miles from where I live and was told that I would have to take it there and pay £70.00 for the test but before I took it I would have to change the tyres, speedo, exhaust and lights, why I don't really know as I have seen Dax bikes with KM speedo's and exhausts that don't have a conformity stamp on them been registered as road legal here. The internetbikeshop has amended it's ads recently to be a bit more informative about these bikes but still continues to sell them without explaining what is required to pass an SVA test and does not supply any paperwork whatsoever for the bikes. The attitude from them seems to be "what do you expect for £300 - £400 which is what they sell for on ebay. Well I at least expect a fair and accurate description for a start ! I don't see why you should have to pay £60.00 for delivery to find the bike is less than roadworthy and then have to pay another £60-£100 to send the thing back when you find out it's a dog ! come on get real.... I don't expect a prizewinning immaculate bike for that sort of money but something that actually works properly would be a start.
Post by xbootneck22638 on Nov 11, 2005 23:06:07 GMT
:(Re my previous posting about the Dax, I have been riding bikes for 35 years from Honda 50's up to Triumph 1200 Trophy's ,so I'm not a whinging first timer finding my feet in the two wheeler world, so before you start slagging me off .......it could happen to you !
You've got to love eBay haven't you? I think we all get caught up in the excitement of seeing something selling really cheaply before thinking things through. When I was the highest bidder for my old Taishan I didn't bother finding any reviews on the bike as I thought it's brand new, what could possibly go wrong. Once I'd paid I found stacks of bad reviews and it took me a month to get my bike registered, as you may have read in this topic I had to send all the forms back to the seller as the DVLA wanted me to have a SVA test done on my scooter.
Post by xbootneck22638 on Nov 12, 2005 21:43:02 GMT
well, thanks for the info, I totally agree with you and I have bought some real rubbish on ebay in the past, trusting soul that I am, I expect everything to be wonderful when I buy it new, it's no good whinging about it I will just have to bite the bullet and sort it out. I will probably end up selling it on ebay as it is just too much hassle to sort all the problems out with it (at a loss of course) but at least I will tell the prospective buyers what the bike is actually like in the ad. It's a real pity that the build quality isnt up to much but Honda's were like that when they first came over in the 1960's and look how they have come on.... great website I have learned so much in the short time I have been on, cheers phil #thumbs_up#
I don't think eBay is your best bet to sell it as anybody looking at your bike will probably do a search and find a brand new one for just a little bit more money. A local free ads paper would be a better idea. #rasta_cool#
I intially saw the scoots cheap on ebay, and guessed that jobsworth at dvla would cause people hassle, its the british desease i'm afraid, its the same with traffic cops catching people doing 33.5 mph in a 40 zone, I eventually bought a chinese bike and scooter from abm in doncaster, because I was buying 2 and because I knew the rock bottom e bay prices I got a cracking deal, my scoot came registered and taxed for £400 and the bike (jinlun chopper/cruiser) for £900, as far as I'm concerned anyone who runs these chinese bikes down is talking crap, and the dvla offices need to get used to registering them, cause they are gonna be doing a lot more, its about time someone stuffed it up the japs, afterall they did bugger are motorcycle industry !
went to norwich and ipsich dvla yesterday to register boatian 50. no luck, both wanted to test the bike first. I have sent all the documentation back to theinternetbikeshop for them to do it for me. whats going on ? have the dvla found a new way of making money out of the chinese bike owners .
Post by BillyGreen1973 on Nov 23, 2005 17:10:42 GMT
I can't understand why these DVLA staff do this.
The C.O.C. clearly states that it comform to EC standards and has the conformity number printed on it, along with VIN number. It would seem that these jobs worth's have forgotten we are part of the EC and therefore the scooter is legal in the UK!
If you have a scooter problem, and no one else can help, if you can find them, maybe you could hire the A-Team!
ive been trying to get reg' since the first week in jan.... still not on the road...dvla wanted test to certat my cost. sent documents back to bike shop, who told me dvla at their end would sort it.. i was then told on each following phone call (and there were many) dvla were taking their time but it was being delt with. when i got sick of waiting i phoned dvla only to find out the shop had not sent the documents in....some ones pants are on fire. i'm not a happy bunny..lets see what happens next week #crying# #no_no# #no_no# #no_no#
hi all.Took my coc and insurance to ipswich dvla.They gave me a form to fill in another one to be signed by the importer to verify its newness.The want an import invoice from customs and the original purchase invoice from the importer.I thought OMG all this.Then she said depending when it was imported it might need to be tested.I emailed bloke i bought from to register it and just waiting to hear back. It must be something in the suffolk and norfolk air,the dvla are trying to screw us.