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Old 02-02-2010, 07:50 PM
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hi all, driving home from work today and on the radio it was announced that the motorcycle industry wants their own scrappage scheme, following in line with the car and boiler schemes.
any thoughts on this, surely it wouldnt be much more than about 500quid methinks.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:55 PM
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I would happily take 500 notes for my Honda!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:04 PM
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yeh , all of a sudden i can picture hundreds of bikers running to the garage, shed etc digging out their cx500s.............
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:06 PM
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Only really valid if theres were a few major bike manufacturers in the UK. The car industry might be almost entirely foreign owned, but theres plenty of car plants employing British workers.
Only Triumph would benefit in the UK, and the streets would be covered in Chinese junk.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:28 PM
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agreed but the dealers of any bike would benifit i suppose. better get rid of my chinese junk ..............not! considering i have had everything but a triumph i couldnt possibly comment haha.
mind you, if you can buy a new bandit for around 4750 if you haggle enough,the scheme probably wouldnt get off the ground.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:43 PM
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Hmm. I'd have a go at scrapping the bmw's and there are a few 500/4s in the barn on the other hand fuck it they would get more as resto projects in all probability
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:00 PM
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If you have a bike over ten years old either you can't afford a new bike, even with a grand off, or you have looked after it and wouldn't want to sell it for a grand..

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this either wont take off or if it does it will be a flop

round here the car scheme has only been popular with the elderly/stupid, most people have managed to get a cash deal for a car for same price as the scrappage deal, then sold their car privately

and so much for it being a scrappage scheme, local place here is selling them back on??

typical stupid bloody country, as already said if your running a 10 year old car then most likely that you havent got the other 5k plus to get even a kia matchbox anyway LOL

car road tax is apparantly going up this year as well, so for those like me that cant afford a newer car, we get to pay far more road tax for a car thats worth less than the lil round paper disc.

but if your rich you can buy a new car and not pay any road tax, hmmmm
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Of course the other thing the govt might not have thought about is that plenty of people have an old bike on sorn in the shed, where they wouldn't have an old car in the same way.

so wheel some rusty old nail down to dodgy mikes new and used cycles, get them to write out an MOT, chop it in for 500 against a new boatian and sling the wreck down the scrapper and everybody is quids in...
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Please dont go down this route...you think how many classic bikes will get squished

Have read about some of the cars that have gone ...bloody sad



Also if u have a 10yo bike /car etc it has already payed itself (in enviromental terms )in its building process . A new cdar isnt gonna pay itself back for a sh*tload of years . Might save fuel...but used loads to get built

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aye it would be sad to see a scrappage scheme set up for bikes, where will we get all our bits and bobs if no bikes being broken but crushed instead
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but they dont get crushed, the cars go off to approved recycling places, ie breakers to you and me!

or locally to me, the cars get sold back onto the road, no idea how the hell this is working but its happening LOL
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i was told up here nothing gets resold m8, everything thats recyclable i.e. metal gets crushed. maybe different laws north and south?
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yeh , all of a sudden i can picture hundreds of bikers running to the garage, shed etc digging out their cx500s.............
Oi ya bugger i'm still riding mine
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or locally to me, the cars get sold back onto the road, no idea how the hell this is working but its happening LOL
The only way I can see this happening is if the dealer says you qualify for the scheme and say they'll knock the money of the new car. They then don't fill in whatever forms they fill in but keep your trade in (which is probably worth more than the price they'll get for scrappage) and sell it on. No one in power is any the wiser.
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I don't want to see a scrappage scheme for bikes, we already have a very healthy and environmentally sound system of recycling in place.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:09 PM
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haha yeh forgot you were still riding the maggot, cx demon..... just a figure of speech, lol. had mine for years and its still going. mind you there is now a classic that wud not require scrapping as they seem to be outlasting modern stuff.
i do agree though that the scrappage scheme for cars does seem to be keeping the industry going but as the adverts says, we are not a nation of hagglers, so lets get started!.
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The only way I can see this happening is if the dealer says you qualify for the scheme and say they'll knock the money of the new car. They then don't fill in whatever forms they fill in but keep your trade in (which is probably worth more than the price they'll get for scrappage) and sell it on. No one in power is any the wiser.

which would explain why the scheme hasn't run out of money yet. I expect its a swine to claim the money back, too. Probably quicker and easier to flog the buggers at a small loss than do the paperwork
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