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  1. I have just noticed my motorbike entitlement has been taken off my licence!. I passed my test in march 1982 but DVLA says they have no record of this!!!!!. Christ cant make this up. They said i have to send a letter to DACT in swansea, anyone else had this issue?. Im 56 and they are asking to provide details of pass. help please.
  2. Hi all, Today I received my first PCN parking ticket (Yay), but I am not quite sure if it's fair. So, I parked my motorcycle on the pavement with the cycle rack so I could chain it up; I'm not sure if it's relevant or not but, there was a double yellow line on the road and no loading stripes on the kerb, but my bike was well out the way and wasn't causing an obstruction to businesses, roadways, pavements or other cyclists. Also, I wasn't aware of any parking restrictions for motorcycles, could I claim ignorance and hope for their better nature? If I disputed the ticket woul
  3. I parked my large touring motorcycle in Padding Station, on arrival at the car park, there was no signage that indicated a dedicated M/C parking area, I parked neatly within a marked car space. I purchased a ticket at the machine and then noticed that there was an area for m/cycles - HOWEVER, the access was up a narrow ramp with chest-high railings and a complete u-bend (360 degree change of direction) part-way up. The size and weight of my machine would have preveneted me negotiating this bend, I could not access the m/cycle parking area. When I
  4. Me and my freind were riding our bikes down the A 11 last week and we were pulled over near Snetterton race track. We were both reported for dangerous driving as there had been reports of two bikes wheeling on the A 11. My freind admitted to wheeling as he did do it and didn't really know how to reply back to the copper as he was very manipulative and wanted to get a confession. I never once did a wheelie so denied the accusation but admitted to speeding as I knew I did speed I was sitting at 80 when he pulled behind us. The problem me and my freind are having is we don't think the
  5. Hi I know there are lots of articles on here and other sites about this with conflicting information, and the laws have changed a bit in the last year but I was hoping for some help for where I stand. Just moved into new flat and parked my Motorbike on some empty ground opposite so as not to use up any of the residents minimal street parking spaces. This morning I came out to find a Contractural Breach Charge on my seat (not stuck on). I looked around and EPM have put some signs up on the back wall but with no lighting and I couldn't see them when I got there last night. There are no ba
  6. Hi PCN challenge Yoda's! I have posted this over on MoneySavingExpert, will update both with responses if useful... Help! A friend who shall remain nameless recently received a PCN on his motorbike at the Aquatic centre from Gemini Parking Solutions. Here's the info: - he parked his motorbike next to the cycling parking outside the front of the centre, to get there he had to access this area, via a gravelled area which could in theory be deemed to be pedestrian walk area but he did not pass through the Gemini Parking Managed and ANPR fitted carpark entry nor did
  7. Hi there, I have a huge issue with this insurance, my motorcycle was stolen from the college car park and Hastings direct claim that my insurance does not cover going to college. I had this motorcycle for a few months, and when speaking to their representative Im sure they as you for the purpose of using your vehicle. I mainly used it to get to and from work, as I cannot afford another car (mrs has one). When I asked for explaination they said they will back to me, but never did. I must also say that I have never received my policy booklet, nothing, so I didnt have chance
  8. Hello, I'm starting to develop a real interest in this subject as I've seen huge injustices in the past, so this is my vigilante intervention (I think I know the guy that got a PCN). he parked his motorcycle in the same place he has done for the last couple of summers - we often admire it with the kids. This afternoon I saw a ticket being written by an enforcement officer, who stuck the yellow bag on the seat of the bike. The location I will do my best to describe. It is a large area of road which has been divided up into car parking spaces to one side, a bus "slip road"
  9. This is going to sound odd... I had a court decree granted against me: 22/01/2010 for almost £3000. It was in relation to a motorcycle that I purchased on Hire Purchase in March 2007 on a 4 year payment arrangement. I believe the last payment I made to the finance company was around August 2008 (I was made paid off - Contractor). I would have paid just over £2000 on a £3000 bike which had interest on top meaning I was due to pay around £5000 odds... Obviously the court claim in 2010 was for the remaining balance of the credit arrangement including interest! So, woul
  10. Hello I purchased a Motorcycle last sunday the 8th which was from a gumtree ad so basically private. The bike was description didn't mention any issues. On my way to see the bike the Private seller mentioned a problem with the starter motor but he would consider £150 of the cost of the bike which was £950 so basically £800. So i took the bike of which i had no knowledge of how it should run or how much the fault would be to get fixed etc. I took it to a bike mechanic near my work to look at the described fault and it wasn't as he said it was something else. Which the mechanic t
  11. hello, i received a parking fine, reading the information the forum and guidance waited until the notice to keep letter arrived, at this point not sure what the next step is, have heard that others suggest to ignore these letter, honestly would rather not receive any more letters and have them off my back ASAP. most of you might be thinking this is stupid of me but in my defence there was only three motorcycle bays which only fit one bike at a time, two was taken up by car drivers and the other one was in a secluded section. the leisure compl
  12. Hello having issues with a motorcycle dealer part exchanged my motorcycle for another second hand one, the bike had lots of hidden not mentioned in the advert problems dealer assured me he would replace and send the missing items onto me,never heard anything from him for 15 days even ignoring all emails i sent him a recorded letter yesterday explaining i want a refund or all faulty missing parts replaced as he is in breach of contract all of a sudden i get a phone call from him! amazing what a letter can do,anyway he was a right idiot on the phone (since found out its daddy's
  13. I had a motorcycle policy on a 125cc with 1 years no claims. In December 2012 I clipped a car on the back left hand side when the driver of the car slammed on whilst going round a roundabout. No parties where injured and the only damage was to my motorcycles brake lever (snapped of) We exchanged details and I contacted my insurer to advise of the incident. They advised don't worry and it would have to go through as an at fault claim and that they would be in contact and also not to speak to the 3rd party if they called. In March 2013 I purchased a 600cc moto
  14. Hello all! In October last year, I bought a second-hand motorcycle that came with a 12-month parts and labour warranty. In that time, the bike has covered around 1,000 miles and because of the weather I only really got to use it in anger a couple of weeks ago and that's when I noticed that changing up through the gearbox at high revs made the clutch slip. No problem, I thought, I'll get onto the dealer to let them know. After I got back home I decided to do an oil and filter change and that's when I noticed the exhaust downpipes had rusted through and have sm
  15. Hi I would like to find out what the law is on European driving licences, i would like to do my A2 licence in Poland where it is legal by EU law to do your A2 at the age of 18, my question is would i be able to use that european driving licence in the uk where the age is 19?
  16. Hi Chaps, My bad luck with bikes continues... I purchased a new cb1000rr ABS from Fowlers in Bristol in March 2012 as a replacement for a ktm rc8 that blew up. It is still under warranty. The bike developed a fault with the brakes some months ago. The symptoms were spongy brakes with no power and the lever biting point not consistent. The lever occasionally comes back to the bar unpredictably with no application of power. The brakes are generally spongy. The bike has been back to Fowlers 4 times to fix this. Every time it is returned, they swear they have fixed the fault (a
  17. Hi all, need some advice. February 2013 wheel bearings went on Honda fireblade chewing up wheel rim. Cost nearly £1000 to repair. August 2013 wheel bearings went again to their credit garage replaced FOC after Honda refused warranty claim (more than six months) September 2013 thought wheel bearings had gone again even worse told need another new wheel. Of course Honda refused warranty claim because of six month rule. Have written to garage using Sale of Goods Act giving them 7 days to repair/replace. However garage keep saying they are fighting my case with Honda even though I pointed out
  18. Hello All, On the 5th of July I received a UKPC Charge Notice for 'leaving site'. I was racing in a local yacht regatta, and every public car park and marina car park nearby was full, so I decided the cinema car park would work, and as I was on a motorcycle would not take up too much space. I parked in the furthest corner of the overflow car park, not even taking a full space on what was a rather quiet day for the cinema. I returned after a rather delightful day sailing to find this bloody notice on my handle bars! The car park is a free car park. Do I h
  19. Hello My motorcycle was clamped for not having a valid tax disc on display. The thing is I have declared the motorcycle on SORN back in March 2013. I checked the same on DVLA's site and it says (with other vehicle information) "SORN not due", which I think means the SORN is valid and not due yet. (Please correct me if I am wrong) Now comes the tricky bit. I have always kept this SORNed motorcycle (I have two and I haven't used the SORNed vehicle since it was SORNed) on the sidewalk. Today someone must have moved it. Bottom line is, it was clamped whilst on a side road. To be hon
  20. I owned a motorcycle which I sold around a month ago. Then I called my insurance company to cancel the insurance, they told me to send them the original insurance certificate which I did when they received it they said its ok to cancel my direct debit. Then after 15 days or so I got a call from them to pay the 'cancellation charge' of an amount of £400. My original insurance premium was £180 a month (TPFT). I don't understand this charge and since I was surprised the lady on the phone told me to check T&Cs in which she claims that there is a term about cancellation charge. I stil
  21. Dear all, I was given a ticket on 23.05.2012 within three minutes of paying for my scooter parking by text message. As many of you know, City of Westminster only accept 'pay by phone' and have done for a few years now. There was a delay in receiving my parking ticket SMS text message. I received the confirmation SMS text at 11.42am. The parking ticket was issued at 11.39am. I SMS'd for the parking ticket at 11.38am. I note Westminster operate a three minutes 'allowance' for parking meters and pay and display bays. I also understand he same principle applies to all the other part
  22. Dear all, (this is a re-post as suggested by another forum user) I was given a ticket on 23.05.2012 within three minutes of paying for my scooter parking by text message. As many of you know, City of Westminster only accept 'pay by phone' and have done for a few years now. There was a delay in receiving my parking ticket SMS text message. I received the confirmation SMS text at 11.42am. The parking ticket was issued at 11.39am. I SMS'd for the parking ticket at 11.38am. I returned to the scooter at 1.30pm to find the PCN attached to the wing mirror. I note Westminster opera
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