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Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« on: 18 August 2018, 03:05:10 pm »
Don't think this has been mentioned on this forum before...

Any vehicle that is 40 or more years old and which hasn't been substantially altered is now exempt from requiring an MOT test.



https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/historic-classic-vehicles-mot-exemption-criteria/historic-classic-vehicles-mot-exemption-criteria

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #1 on: 18 August 2018, 04:38:24 pm »
Half way for Fazers then!  😂

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #2 on: 18 August 2018, 05:49:14 pm »
Would have been handy for when I had my BSA.
Apart from the negligible cost of an MOT and the faff of organising a suitable MOT appointment I don't mind taking my bike for test. At least a fresh pair of eyes can see things that I miss or ignore.

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #3 on: 18 August 2018, 06:27:13 pm »
Half way for Fazers then!  😂

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My Honda moped is already there and only 5 years to go for my trail bike :D

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #4 on: 18 August 2018, 09:37:22 pm »
Yes, no more Tax & MOT for the ancient Velocette.
 Some owners of 40 year old m/cycles have discovered that the change is not automatic and have only found out when they got their road tax renewal demand- they have had to go through the DVLA via the PO to get their bikes reclassified as Historic Vehicles.Rob

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #5 on: 19 August 2018, 09:33:00 am »



Of all the rules and regulations we have this to me seems to be one of the more ridiculous. It really doesn't do any harm to have a vehicle inspected every year and by the time they are 40 years old there can be problems that even the most diligent owner can miss....
is it clean enough?

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #6 on: 19 August 2018, 10:08:45 am »
The logic being that enthusiasts will look after their vehicles better, keeping them in top order , you see a lot of that on here , most of us k
now that we get a lot more enjoyment from a well maintained bike , conservatives bought the tax exempt in years ago set at I think 25 years , as soon as labour got in they froze it at 1973 ( I think ) as soon as the cons got back in they reintroduced it , nothing to do with them having thier own classic car club within the party though   :rolleyes

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[/size]i have a bike and car that are exempt from both tax and mot , but Iam happy to spend a few quid having another pair of eyes look over them , most garages around here are happy to do a mock MOT  .more so if youve got something interesting
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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #7 on: 19 August 2018, 03:16:00 pm »
Apparently the DFT are saying that the test is becoming less and less relevant to older vehicles.

What are/were the required pass standards for say a 1905 Rex-Acme with acetylene lighting and a wooden brake block running on the wheel rim?.

Surely they don't test those brakes on the rolling road :lol

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #8 on: 19 August 2018, 05:49:13 pm »
So the theory is people with old cars look after them better? How's that worked out?
 I look after my bike diligently,  a hell of a lot more than most people with their cars... so why should I have to have a M.O.T? And by that measure should people who don't look after their vehicles have to have 2 per year?
Just make it up as they go along these bureaucrats

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #9 on: 26 August 2018, 11:36:21 am »

any bike over three years old should be MOT exempt.


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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #10 on: 28 August 2018, 11:44:30 pm »
Tell you what,enthusiasts or not there's some rot boxes out there,I used to do M.O.T. failures back in the day and some jobs on those cars which were current models then were difficult with a ramp or pit so there's no chance your diy mechanic will be able to do some jobs and will just deaf them out.
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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #11 on: 30 August 2018, 07:40:41 am »
I don't think an mot is even that stringent. Does it not just check it's legal, not going to fall apart and that it stops?
It blows my mind every year when my ab/used (t)rusty fazer sails through the mot without even an advisory. It's the same conversation with the mot tester every year: "Are you sure?... and you definitely tested THIS bike?... and everything is ok?... Not even an advisory?.."
His response is always the same. A bike has to be pretty bad to fail.
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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #12 on: 30 August 2018, 08:57:11 am »
The more diligent the MOT tester is the better I like it. I look after my bikes but it's easy to miss the odd thing loose nut, bolt, screw, the guy who does has found the odd thing but not part of the MOT test. not had a bike fail or an advisory for the best part of 15/20 years.

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #13 on: 30 August 2018, 09:24:15 am »
As 'enthusiasts' we keep our bikes in much better condition than most cars. Oh, and our lives depend on it....

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Re: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption
« Reply #14 on: 02 September 2018, 04:06:00 pm »
 
As 'enthusiasts' we keep our bikes in much better condition than most cars. Oh, and our lives depend on it....

 Right on bruv  :thumbup
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