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#481 OFFLINE   gtd2000

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

What, do you mean cars? That's because in rural Ireland they can't be arsed taking for test, so you'll probably find it's enforcement rather than the test. (which isn't quite a walk in the park as a MOT, but not that much of a PITA either.)

 

Had an Irish chap buy my Hyundai i20 last week.

 

Said the reason for buying from the UK was that the cars were far better looked after and serviced in general.

 

He was incessantly calling on the phone to me on Tuesday, while I was in a meeting and couldn't take the call - plus it was £1.20 per minute to receive the call - I'm Scottish FFS!!! - I thought, WTF is up with the car? 

 

Called him back a couple of hours later and it turned out he needed the front page of the V5C to register the car, the part that says it's to be retained by me supposedly...? He was flapping big time, as he thought I'd sent it off to Swansea... :)

 

Anyhoo, as I'm in Dubai, I got the GF to pop it in the post for him. He was chuffed to bits with the car, which is for his daughter supposedly.


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#482 OFFLINE   gtd2000

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

I asked the garage for some blue tissue so I could stick it under the fork dust seals the other year, they helpfully didn't bounce it very hard to check for leaks. They knew I'd fix it & I did explain to them I'd run out of cars so needed the bike legal. Took it off the road a month or so later to do a big refresh & part of that was rechroming the forks.

I've had good luck with scraping the seals using an S shaped piece of plastic from a milk container. 

 

Had to do it on my GS450GA and GSX-R750 and the Zephyr.

 

There's a few videos on YouTube about that like this example:

 

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5L2K2PXGtA


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:31 AM

I've had good luck with scraping the seals using an S shaped piece of plastic from a milk container. 

 

Had to do it on my GS450GA and GSX-R750 and the Zephyr.

 

There's a few videos on YouTube about that like this example:

 

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5L2K2PXGtA

 

 

The chrome was worn out after 100k, new OEM seals leaked after 3k.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:34 AM

Yes cars - sorry - forgot we were taking about 2 wheels for a minute. I like the relaxed attitude that comes with being off the beaten track

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

The chrome was worn out after 100k, new OEM seals leaked after 3k.

 

That's a pretty low mileage for them to fail/leak at? How long did the replacement sets last?

 

All my bikes are fairly low mileage and only used on dry sunny days, unless, I get caught out in a shower.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:38 AM

it turned out he needed the front page of the V5C to register the car, the part that says it's to be retained by me supposedly...?


Only for domestic sales. For an export sale, front page goes to the buyer - it makes life a billion times easier to reregister the vehicle. Seller notifies DVLA by letter.

If you had sent the doc off with his name and address on (notwithstanding the fact it's supposed be signed by buyer and seller), it would of been rejected (non UK address) and sent back. In the meantime he might be getting his plums booted for not registering the vehicle in the allowed timeframe (appointment to be made within 7 days and to take place within 30 days)
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#487 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:40 AM

Yes cars - sorry - forgot we were taking about 2 wheels for a minute. I like the relaxed attitude that comes with being off the beaten track


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:44 PM

That's a pretty low mileage for them to fail/leak at? How long did the replacement sets last?

 

All my bikes are fairly low mileage and only used on dry sunny days, unless, I get caught out in a shower.

 

I think I phrased that badly sorry.

 

The bike was on 100k & the chrome was worn out so the forks leaked. I tried new seals at that point & they leaked again after 3k. Once I got the forks rechromed & new seals again it's not leaked since. I think it's now on it's third or fourth set of seals at 118k, I've lost count although I fitted them all.


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