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t160 historic tax uk. #649573 04/21/16 11:26 am
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hi it looks like i will have to get some sort of factory record to get this free 40 year old tax thing from the dvla, my no's start KK, september 1975, but the dvla will not agree with the manual copy of manufacture dates for some reason. they sent the lot back and now i will have to start again, all this red tape, i wanted to ride this month, but am not taxed. pisser.

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Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: lace remington] #649588 04/21/16 1:09 pm
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Yes you will need the full letter from an approved source, it also needs to state the bike was despatched direct to the UK and Nova does not apply. They insisted on that with me last year even though the bike was registered just a few months after it was made. The DVLA are muppets and the exact opposite of civil servants.

Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: lace remington] #649617 04/21/16 3:18 pm
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http://www.tr3oc.com/archive-machine-dating/uk-historic-road-tax/

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The TR3OC T160 records only go up to frame no 05943 (24/7/1975). If you have a T160 built later than this, the machine registrar will have to contact DVLA on your behalf to try to obtain historic excise duty classification for you, if it’s not shown in the log book as an original 1975 UK registered motorcycle.

Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: L.A.B.] #649621 04/21/16 3:36 pm
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i can't make my v5c out, the date of first registration says 5th may 1977, but my bike is an R reg that is 1976, the letters KK say date of manufacture september 1975, it is a uk bike i have a bit of history, bought from equip motorcycles wherever that was.

Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: lace remington] #649624 04/21/16 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by lace remington
i can't make my v5c out, the date of first registration says 5th may 1977, but my bike is an R reg that is 1976,


'R' is 1977 (August 1976 - July 1977)

Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: L.A.B.] #649626 04/21/16 3:51 pm
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did the letter change on the 1st of august in them days then?

Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: kommando] #649627 04/21/16 3:58 pm
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Hi,

Originally Posted by lace remington
looks like i will have to get some sort of factory record to get this free 40 year old tax thing from the dvla, my no's start KK, september 1975, but the dvla will not agree with the manual copy of manufacture dates for some reason.

Why would they? confused DVLA are not triple, or even Triumph dating experts. With respect, this is hardly new, DVLA put in place a procedure when the rolling cut-off date was reintroduced, so it has been known about for some time.

The TR3OC is on the DVLA list of approved owners' clubs - http://www.tr3oc.com/archive-machine-dating/uk-historic-road-tax/ and http://www.tr3oc.com/archive-machine-dating/ - contact registrar@tr3oc.com.

Originally Posted by lace remington
i wanted to ride this month, but am not taxed.

Then just pay the VED 'til your bike is reclassified? It'll be refunded.

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full letter from an approved source, it also needs to state the bike was despatched direct to the UK and Nova does not apply. They insisted on that with me last year even though the bike was registered just a few months after it was made.

With respect, you got someone who was making it up as they went along. Changing the classification from "Bicycle" to "Historic" has nothing to with NOVA (Notification Of Vehicle Arrival), which has to with the "First [UK] Registration" of an imported vehicle; the aforementioned http://www.tr3oc.com/archive-machine-dating/ webpage shows a copy of the document supplied to the DVLA by the TR3OC ... mention of NOVA?

Hth.

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Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: lace remington] #649628 04/21/16 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by lace remington
did the letter change on the 1st of august in them days then?


Yes.

On the 1st of August each year until August 1998 when it changed to every 6 months (initially 7 months).

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/car-buyers-guide/cbg_numberplates.html

Edit: It seems some of the registration plate sites (such as the one below) are attempting to change history and have 'R' as '76 but it's not correct.

http://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk/dvla-guide/year-of-issue-149.htm

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Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: lace remington] #649629 04/21/16 4:07 pm
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All NOC dating certs now have the nova statement, I was not the only one it happened too and theNOC could not get them to back down.

Re: t160 historic tax uk. [Re: lace remington] #649630 04/21/16 4:16 pm
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https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/513151/INF34_080316.pdf

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Vehicle registration certificate (V5C) – this must clearly show that the vehicle was made or first registered before 1 January 1976. If you do not have a V5C, or if you think the age shown is incorrect, you will need to produce an extract from the manufacturer/factory record or an extract from the appropriate ‘Glasses Check Book’. Dating certificates from a vehicle enthusiasts’ club are not acceptable to change the date of manufacture for an already registered vehicle.
(If the V5C indicates that the vehicle was registered from 1 January 1976 up to and including 7 January 1976, we will let you register it as a historic vehicle, based on the assumption that the vehicle would have been made in the previous year).


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