Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 18 Sep 2017, 07:41

Scotland's version of cheese rolling, very dangerous but great fun.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 18 Sep 2017, 07:59

CitroJim wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 03:49
Stickyfinger wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 22:03
at least she has gone to a good home Jim....


Oh yes, definitely :)

What's all this about tyre-kicking?

He started it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Sep 2017, 09:31

Davie, it is a sport down here and not even limited to cars !

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Sep 2017, 16:06

:rofl2:

Are the white coats mandatory Alasdair?

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 18 Sep 2017, 20:43

The white coats are reserved for the doctors treating the heads of the kickers lol

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 18 Sep 2017, 23:26

daviemck2006 wrote:
18 Sep 2017, 20:43
The white coats are reserved for the doctors treating the heads of the kickers lol

Psychiatric Doctors probably.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 19 Sep 2017, 04:33

You likely to be about later today Jim?

If so may well drop by to say hello as I'll be in the area.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Sep 2017, 05:29

Zelandeth wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 04:33
You likely to be about later today Jim?



Not until very late afternoon Zel as I'm working in the morning and then seeing my girls in CMK for lunch... Reckon I'll be home from about three onwards...

Would love to see you... As always, you're welcome any time :)

I'm home from lunchtime on Wednesday and Thursday and home more or less all day on Friday barring shopping and a dental appointment...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Sep 2017, 17:35

A most interesting day today... Firstly I gave my new bike lights a proper test at 05:45 this morning in the dark and mist and they are just awesome... Definitely better than a Xantia headlight!

I called DVLA today about my Activa V5C document I've not received. They claim to not have received the letter and supporting paperwork I sent them by post 6 weeks ago :( There's no problem in me getting a new V5C but we now have to start all over again from scratch. They are allegedly now writing to me. The worry is I will have to respond to them by post so this time I'll do a proof of posting and signed-for with my reply...

This is the third time I've had V5Cs and correspondence with DVLA now go astray...

I also had a slight concern that due to what happened with the failed sale that some shady business may be afoot with the private plate on the Activa. A web search duly showed it to be for sale :shock: At £2400!!!

I called the mob offering it for sale and they said they did not have it but only advertised on behalf of another firm. Indeed the plate was advertised as for sale on the other firm's site too. I called this firm and spoke to a very helpful lady who explained that they leave all plates for sale until advised otherwise. She checked the records and found my plate was first offered for sale by them 10 years ago and was happy to accept it was mine... Good to her word she removed all reference to the plate being available from their website almost immediately...

I remain a little worried that the plate may be at risk whilst I'm not the registered keeper of the car. I'm not sure exactly where I stand if the current registered keeper was to try to sell the plate... Any advice?

I then met my girls in Milton Keynes and had a lovely lunch with them. I was glad I biked there and back as Newport Pagnell was totally grid-locked due to the M1 closure. Speaking of which, it's surreal to see the whole of the M1 empty of all traffic when riding over bridges across it!

I spent much more time with my girls than planned and ended up being out all the afternoon!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 19 Sep 2017, 18:22

It would be theft Jim, simple as that.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Sep 2017, 18:34

Stickyfinger wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 18:22
It would be theft Jim, simple as that.


Yes, it surely would... Good job I have all the documentation for the plate here...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 19 Sep 2017, 19:42

Alasdair is correct, you are the owner of the plate and the name on the V5 is irrelevant.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Sep 2017, 21:42

I have been advised that if you sell a car with a private plate on it you relinquish rights to that private plate. The person who advised me recently sold a vehicle with a private plate on it (they forgot to get it switched over to the original plate), and only got it back when the person who he had sold it to arranged to transfer it back (once the transfer fee was paid).

Saying all that, I would hope that the DVLA would get their left hand to know what their right hand was doing, recognise that the sale fell through, and with that all of the chattels linked to that sale would remain in the ownership of the seller.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Sep 2017, 04:16

Thanks all, Ahh well, we'll see... Fact is, the plate has been on the market for ten years and not sold so it's unlikely to sell now...

I know something, if it has been stolen I'll not fight it. I just haven't the capacity for the stress or aggro that would result. It would be a shame but it's only a number plate at the end of the day...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 20 Sep 2017, 04:28

And when I phoned about it theu couldn't contact the owner and tried hard to get me to accept other numbers. I was bombarded with calls and emails. I wouldnt worry about it.