Northern Irish plates on mainland

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lozzo, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    This Gixer thou I'm buying is just under 3 years old and on an NI
    plate. In NI bikes don't need an MOT for 4 years from date of first
    registration. I need to get it registered over here but I want to keep
    the NI plate.


    How do I go about it?
    Do I need to get an MOT regardless of age?
    Do I have to tax it for a year when doing the registration thing, or
    can I opt for 6 months?
    How much is this lot going to cost me?
    Lozzo, Apr 21, 2005
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    Monkey Guest

    I have vague memories from when I _nearly_ did this with a car a bought back
    from NI. Keeping the plate was, IIRC, no problem at all - there are just
    some DVLA forms to fill in, and the cost 4 years ago was about £100 I think.
    No idea on the rest of the questions though.
    Monkey, Apr 21, 2005
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    Ginge Guest

    Go to the nearest DVLA centre with the irish paperwork, say I want to
    transfer this to UK paperwork, and tax it.
    You'll be within the UK exemption period, it should be fine.
    6 months for over 600cc..
    The cost of a tax disk... I had to do it with the SZR.
    Ginge, Apr 21, 2005
  4. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Ginge says...
    Obliged, that's exactly the type of answer I was after.

    I've just noticed that it was first registered on 3rd May 2002, so I
    may well have to MOT it first anyway.

    UKRM more than just a bunch of cunts.
    Lozzo, Apr 21, 2005
  5. Point of Order.
    NI is, no matter how much they bleat, still a part of the UK.
    They just run a different vehicle licencing system than the mainland.

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    Ginge Guest

    No worries, remember to take your insurance docs too as it'll be just
    like taxing at a post office, only they'll use different forms, or tap
    it straight into the computer.
    Ginge, Apr 21, 2005
  7. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Ginge says...
    I had a DVLA experience this week when I went to get a duplicate tax
    disc in Stanmore, Middx. **** me but the dregs of humanity frequent
    that office. They didn't want to see any proof of insurance or MOT,
    just the reg docs.
    Lozzo, Apr 21, 2005
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    platypus Guest

    I brought my old Cortina over in '80. When the MOT ran out, I got it MOTed.
    When the tax ran out, I went into the Post Office in Bristol and taxed it.
    All this on the original reg. The only time this was ever questioned was by
    some idiot of a Customs officer in Holyhead, who made us sit around (this
    was about 6:00am) until he got his boss out of bed to tell him not to be so
    fucking stupid.
    platypus, Apr 21, 2005
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    Ben Guest

    You'll have until the end of May to MOT it then.
    Ben, Apr 22, 2005
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    darsy Guest

    nothing to it.
    I'd get it MOTed at 3 years, just for an easy life.
    Don't see why not?
    whatever the MOT+Tax costs - you don't /have/ to do anything else.
    darsy, Apr 22, 2005
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    dwb Guest

    Why don't you get the owner of said GSX-R to MOT it for you?
    dwb, Apr 22, 2005
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    'Hog Guest

    .....and it always will be. Up the Union!!! here's a good lad
    It's being *integrated* soon though, grrrr

    'Hog, Apr 22, 2005
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    Lozzo Guest

    dwb says...
    Because it doesn't need one until after I take delivery. In NI vehicles
    go 4 years before they need their first MOT, not 3 years like the
    Lozzo, Apr 22, 2005
  14. Lozzo

    dwb Guest

    Ask anyway :)
    dwb, Apr 23, 2005
  15. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    dwb says...
    Can't be arsed tbh. At least if I have it MOTd by my man I'll know
    exactly what needs doing or not. I don't know who Hog uses for MOTs and
    how much he'll let go or how strict he is.
    Lozzo, Apr 23, 2005
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    Christofire Guest

    Never a truer word..
    Christofire, Apr 23, 2005
  17. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Christofire says...
    I tried not to make too many people suffer too much
    Lozzo, Apr 23, 2005
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    Monkey Guest

    If it's NI, then it'll be one of only a few MOT test centres in the country.
    Unless they've changed it since I was there, the set-up (as it was described
    to me - never actually went through it myself) is an absolute bugger - you
    have to book the test ages in advance, they're bloody strict, and the test
    centres can't do any work on the vehicle. So if you fail on so much as a
    blown bulb, you have to book (and pay for) another test, at a later date.
    Locals correct me if I'm wrong.
    Monkey, Apr 23, 2005
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    Tullyhubbert Guest

    "Monkey" wrote in message
    Pretty much spot on except an appointment takes about a fortnight now. Was
    months last year when the civil servants working in the centres were on
    strike/work to rule but that backlog is cleared up now. Its a doddle for
    bikes tbh but cars can be a nightmare.

    Tullyhubbert, Apr 23, 2005
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