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sameagle last won the day on May 24 2012

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  1. Having had a proper look at the receipt, it seems that it is not marked trade sale, as I thought, he mentioned the term trade sale when we were outside, looking at it, my mistake - sorry. My insurers tell me, after leaving me waiting for quite a few minutes on the phone, that they are prepared to let the insurance stand, provided that I can supply an engineers report, stating that everything is OK, and that the machine has been repaired correctly. I suspect that the dealers mechanic was not involved in any repairs, and that the previous owner may have had it done elsewhere, or possibly repaired himself, I am unable to find anybody at home there, so I cannot ask, and time is ticking by. The insurers state that a report shouldn't cost me anything to obtain, but I'm a bit dubious about getting the dealer to produce one -that's a bit like asking your barber if he thinks that you need a haircut! So, I intend to visit the dealer, and request a full refund, and he will need to make arrangements to collect it, he delivered it to me originally, and I dare not ride it the seven or eight miles to him, as I might not be covered in the event of a mishap. The young lady at the insurers tell me that I can ride it whilst obtaining the report, and if something were to happen, I am quite certain that they would attempt to wriggle out of it, so it stays securely chained to the floor anchor in my garage, until it is collected. Thanks for all of the information so far, I will report back... Sam
  2. Yes, you are both right of course, but the fact is, I didn't. I'll be back when I've spoken to the insurers, and see what they say, which will be tomorrow.
  3. Thanks for the info UB. I've no idea what the normal price for a 2012 Lexmoto is, they are a fairly cheap Chinese bike, I paid £500 for it. I'll have a look in a magazine over the weekend. There was no notice on the bike about anything, nothing about the history, not even a price, but I had seen it on their website the previous evening. It was standing on the concrete strip between the shop and the pavement, with one other bike, I think that they do more repairs and mot's than secondhand sales. I bought it on 22 April He presumably had the logbook, because he handed me the green slip that is retained by the seller, although he may not have registered it to his business, as the previous keeper is showing as someone who lives about a mile from the shop. I shall speak to the insurers on Monday, and will not ride from now on, the weather has been a bit windy, and I waited until I had bought a new helmet, (not from him), so I've only done six miles so far, I got it for a runabout, when the weather is nice, and it was to be for Summer only use. At 71, and having got four bypasses, my BMW is now too heavy for me, but I do miss two wheels! Sam
  4. I forgot to say that the colour on the logbook states that the machine is blue - it's not, it's black. Sam
  5. I purchased a 125cc motorcycle from a local motorcycle dealer two weeks ago. My insurers asked if, to my knowledge, it had ever been stolen, or scrapped; I asked how I would know, and they said that the dealer would know, so I called in to ask. His reply was that as far as he knew it hadn't. The V5C arrived this morning, and is marked "Salvaged because the cost of commercial repair was more than the value of the vehicle" The written receipt that I was given was endorsed "Trade Sale" Do I still have normal consumer rights for a refund, should my insurers turn funny when I ring them on Monday to inform them of this? I assume that the V5C that the dealer had at the time of sale, would have contained the same information as the one that arrived today, and, had I have known, I would not have bought it. I should point out that I am not in the motor trade, nor have I ever been. Sam
  6. Here's my little "Chime in" for you. I've no TV or licence, and haven't had for about fifteen years. The TVL people have called about three or four times, but have only been here twice, when I was in. I told them the situation the first time, and closed the door on them, and they walked away. The second time, when I told him that there was no TV here, he made the mistake of attempting to walk in. [paragraphs removed by site team] Sit and laugh at 'em, they don't like it! Sam
  7. I was talking to an RAC man recently, and he told me that "Motability" use KF for all their clients' tyre repairs, etc. As a driver of a "Motability" car for a disabled lady who lives about eight miles from me, my blood ran cold! Sam
  8. On the day that these new penalties started, I watched a bus driver in Stoke on Trent using a mobile, in what, apparently, seemed like text mode, whilst at the wheel of his bus. Last Friday, I stood in a shop, gazing out of the window, and in ten minutes, I observed six drivers using a mobile, one eating toast whilst driving, one drinking from a cardboard cup, and one lady police officer, composing text whilst in a slow moving queue going past my vantage point, unfortunately, my ipad was in the boot of my car, around the corner, but next Friday, when I'm in the laundrette, things will be different! Sam
  9. Captain Kirk armed with a phaser? Sorry - I really couldn't resist it! Sam
  10. I've been a diagnosed diabetic since 2007. Since then, I've owned two cars, plus a van, and they are all insured for my business, (window cleaning). I also have one of my motorcycles insured, and I'm a driver for a lady who owns a car on the Motability scheme. In all of this time, I've never had a problem with insurance, if I did, I would move my business elsewhere. I have to add that I am rather strict with my diabetic regime, and my GP, who is twenty years younger than I, reckons I'm a lot healthier than he is! Sam
  11. Perhaps the private car parks racketeers are feeling the pinch, so they are chancing their arms elsewhere? Sam
  12. I thought of doing a car service to and from Manchester Airport when I got a new car last year. I'm retired, and it was to be for adult holidaymakers only. Surprisingly, I would have had to do "The Knowledge", in spite of being able to research the best route well in advance, unlike an "ad hoc" taxi driver. My advice is to not bother, it's a can of worms, unless you register properly. The taxman might take a keen interest, too! Sam
  13. I wonder if the CEO still had both hands on the wheel when he took a photo!
  14. Vehicle registered prior to 1960 no longer require an mot cert, I understand, but have to be roadworthy if on a public road. I have two motorcycles that come under this legislation. Insurance is still required, of course. Sam
  15. In my case, it could be my gas supplier who may need to be wary of fitting a smart meter. I have a radio transmitter installed in the same room, only about four feet away from the meter - I wonder what their electronics will think of that! Sam
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