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Old 12-03-2015, 07:26 PM
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Hi every one. I'm not far off completing my bolt on conversation.i had a look at previous posts but can't find eny info on what the next step is.!!. Do I re mot the bike as a trike or have I got to fill a form from dvla then mot. Thanks for your help
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:59 PM
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Hi Ironmike.
When your done, take it for an MOT. It's best to trailer it. Get a weight certificate. Fill in DVLA form V627/1. Fill in relevant changes on your V5. Take 4/5 decent pics of the conversion (1 with chassis number). Send it all to DVLA with a cheque for 6 months road tax.

ps, keep a photocopy of everything you send in. Providing its all filled in properly, they should send the amended V5 and receipt for 6 months tax in about 2 weeks.

Good Luck, Will

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Old 13-03-2015, 12:04 AM
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Hi Ironmike.
ps, keep a photocopy of everything you send in. Providing its all filled in properly, they should send the amended V5 and receipt for 6 months tax in about 2 weeks.

Good Luck, Will
But they won't, they'll say they've lost the paperwork which is why Will said photocopy it all! So you can send it again.

BTW you can get a weight certificate from any public weighbridge - just google to find the nearest one to you.
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Old 13-03-2015, 09:12 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Very much appreciated.
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Old 15-03-2015, 07:16 PM
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.was all sorted with my trike conversion(parts in place just puttingIit together) when a reliant trike came up on ebay just around the corner from me. Not used for 3 yrs or so. I went and had a look and put a bid in. Well I only went and won it for 640 quid+ 40 quid for the recovery to say I'mover the moon Iis an understatement. ..will get it running next weekend and sort the few small jobs. THERE ARE STILL BARGINS ON EBAY . Ivjust got one.
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Old 15-03-2015, 08:26 PM
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Congrats on getting an ebay bargin. Had a few myself over the yeas, best one being a massive lathe for under 90 delivered. Hope it's a good un but at that price there should be enough left in the kitty to fix a few issues. For all folk knock evilbay, it has served me well overall. I let a few bargins go too, one lucky chap got a 1.9l tdi Seat engine off me for 75 that is apparently destined to go into a Ural bike. I really would like to see that one. Hope it workz out well for you bud. What you doing with the near completed bolt on trike? Might wind up getting your tike really cheap.
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Need to check that your Reliant trike is properly registered - if it's still on the original log book, it probably isn't. It didn't used to matter but the DVLA are getting tighter about these things!
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A mate of mine just had the argument with DVLA about a reliant trike I built 15 years or so ago that's still on the original log book

The problem appears to be if it says van or saloon on the book when its clearly not, his was built from a 750 that has always just said tricycle on the book so after much going backwards & forwards for a couple of months they now accept its fine.

Not sure if this is how it works all the time or if he was just lucky
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Old 16-03-2015, 04:20 PM
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I think he was lucky it said tricycle!
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Quite a lot of Reliants say tricycle on the log book. But most people know what a reliant looks like so you can still run into trouble.

As for DVLA most of them are too lazy to check their own policy on things and just guess.

In trying to sort out one of my problems with DVLA hey asked me to provide information that was already on file with them but they couldn't be arsed to read the file. So I hit them with a FOI request which they refused but I got them on Data protection as it was medical
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Since they closed the local offices, there really isn't anyone who knows what to do about trikes OR custom car builds - I know lots of folks who build either/both and they've nearly all had to go through different procedures to get their VIN number, Reg number, and get their vehicle taxed!

SVA and MSVA people seem to know what they are doing though, probably cos they don't come from Swansea!
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Well I fitted a new battery and all the electrics work.took the plugs out and spun it over. Put fresh fuel in tank and spun it over till it got to carb. Refitted plugs and after about a minute it fired up. Got it in to first and moved up the drive ( about 30 feet) but that was it no more gears. Took the top off the box and found that the oil was milky. Replaced oil and tryed again. Now all gears and they just glide in. Next is the brakes. Will leave that for this weekend but so far so good. Plan is to ride as is this year then strip and rebuild for next year. May paint the odd bits(with brush) just to keep it looking ok.looking to get mot in next few weeks if all goes to plan.
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