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    marmite
    on: Sep 04, 2021, 01:25 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 01:25 pm
    A while i decided to Px my mk2 for a mk3, so off to dealer, took mk3 out for test gets back dealer says Bad news lad yer bike is a cat C,so i cant px for mk3 (had the bike for 6years got it off a dealer  down south who now closed my fault for not hpi check etc as it was out of dealer thought every thing would be ok, never to old to learn) mk3 dealer then says i know a bloke who buys this sort of thing anyhow 800 was all he offered (0nly 9500 on the clock) stuff that  I thought get more if i break it as a another frame was going to cost 600 anyhow this is were i am up to with it at the moment total cost 204 absolute brill on the back lanes of Cumbria and south Scotland will all the weight I gave taken off it, its still on going project, as going to get a mate to spray it satin black over the winter its called Marmite cause you ether love or hate it. cheers.


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    Re: marmite
    Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2021, 01:30 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 01:30 pm
    Looks like a good start to me.

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    Re: marmite
    Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2021, 05:04 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 05:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by bob [+]
    A while i decided to Px my mk2 for a mk3, so off to dealer, took mk3 out for test gets back dealer says Bad news lad yer bike is a cat C,so i cant px for mk3 (had the bike for 6years got it off a dealer  down south who now closed my fault for not hpi check etc as it was out of dealer thought every thing would be ok, never to old to learn) mk3 dealer then says i know a bloke who buys this sort of thing anyhow 800 was all he offered (0nly 9500 on the clock) stuff that  I thought get more if i break it as a another frame was going to cost 600 anyhow this is were i am up to with it at the moment total cost 204 absolute brill on the back lanes of Cumbria and south Scotland will all the weight I gave taken off it, its still on going project, as going to get a mate to spray it satin black over the winter its called Marmite cause you ether love or hate it. cheers.





    V5 will have a notification on it if its a Cat C

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    Re: marmite
    Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2021, 06:04 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 06:04 pm
    Hi Wal v5 was clear when I looked at it when buying the bike.came back clear when I sent it away after buying back. dealer I was going to px showed me the report of cat c  against the bike,

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    Re: marmite
    Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2021, 06:14 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 06:14 pm
    one good thing came out of it , i wont be using the local dealer again as he told to put in on ebay and say nowt,(not my style) also my mate went there to buy a bmw told him to check and it came back as a cat n, nothing on that log book apparently dealer knew but was not saying ,

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    Re: marmite
    Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2021, 06:19 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 06:19 pm
    Not good news Bob  :006:
    If there is a plus side, I really like what you have done to it  :152:
    I will choose a path that's clear, I will choose freewill.
    (and the meke meek shall inherit the earth :) )

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    Re: marmite
    Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2021, 08:29 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 08:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by bob [+]
    Hi Wal v5 was clear when I looked at it when buying the bike.came back clear when I sent it away after buying back. dealer I was going to px showed me the report of cat c  against the bike,



    if its Cat C it has to be on the V5, but Cat D doesn't, Cat C means substantial repair but legal to repair with a new V5from DVLA,, Cat D is just cosmetic damage and legal to repair, no new V5 required all the categories changed recently, Cat N is now instead of Cat D ...i think  :002:

    ive bought both in the past, aslong as it passes MOT its ok
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    Re: marmite
    Reply #7 on: Sep 04, 2021, 08:40 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 08:40 pm
    Looks like your making a good job of it. Bit of a super moto vibe going on.
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    Re: marmite
    Reply #8 on: Sep 05, 2021, 02:03 am
    Sep 05, 2021, 02:03 am
    I like it.   :152:

    Do some closeup shots of the headlight and details on what you used for headlight, brackets, etc..  Also, how did you clean up the brackets on the tank?  I can't see any in that picture, but maybe that's because it's not large enough.


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    Re: marmite
    Reply #9 on: Sep 05, 2021, 08:51 am
    Sep 05, 2021, 08:51 am
    cheers for kind remarks the tank is off a er6, cost all of 12 which takes both pump and fuel gauge off the versys., i had to trim the front of the seat to fit but again got a second hand one off flea bay, not real happy with the bracket for clock mount going to redo over winter, not to sure ti put a small screen on

     



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