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Old 11th October 2017, 11:29 AM
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Red face VRT for Dummies

Erm, yeah, as the title says, I need an explanation for dummies please.
Do I understand it right that I have to drive the unregistered Bike to a NCT-Centre (Blarney would be the one) to get it registered?
I mean, I actually can drive the unregistered Bike to the NCT? I don't have to put it on a trailer or so?
Thats how it would work in Germany so I'm a little bit confused. In Germany you can't drive anything anywhere when its not registered.

Insurance: I was thinking of starting to ring the companies and find the best offer but the bike isn't registered yet so do I wait until I have my Irish plates or shall I just ring them and explain the situation and see what happens?

I tried to understand how this VRT-Business works, what I will have to pay but numbers are not really mine favorites so help, please...
The bike is on the road since May 1997 and it is a 650cc.
So.... what will I pay for it?

I'm getting the papers for the bike in the next days per Post. What can I do already with the papers until the Bike is here too?
As far as I understand I need the VRT first before I can do anything else? So I wait for the Bike to arrive...?
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Old 11th October 2017, 11:46 AM
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so once the bike lands in ireland you have seven days to ask for an appointment to get the bike registered and 30 days to get it registered.

You can ride the bike during this time.

You can get insured during this time. This happens a lot.
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Old 11th October 2017, 11:49 AM
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VRT should be €100 according to the VRT calculator

https://www.ros.ie/evrt-enquiry/vrte...execution=e1s3
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:09 PM
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Thanks :)
Erm, 100 Euro? That much?
Jesus, its so cheap to run a Bike here in Ireland. Should have done this years ago!
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 2002cb500
so once the bike lands in ireland you have seven days to ask for an appointment to get the bike registered and 30 days to get it registered.

You can ride the bike during this time.

You can get insured during this time. This happens a lot.
And if the Garda stops me? Just tell them I'm in the whole process and thats it? They won't give me any trouble?
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
And if the Garda stops me? Just tell them I'm in the whole process and thats it? They won't give me any trouble?
Have your paper work with you....and don't worry about it.

Good luck with your new wheels.....
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Old 11th October 2017, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by HIGHSIDER
Have your paper work with you....and don't worry about it.

Good luck with your new wheels.....
I love Ireland.
Will do that, thanks.
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Old 11th October 2017, 03:23 PM
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you still need to be insured on the UK plate even before you get the irish plate.

I'm currently insured by Carole Nash on a UK plate waiting for my 20th Oct VRT appointment.

CN give you 14 days insurance on the UK plate extendable to 30 if you have difficulty.
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Old 11th October 2017, 03:45 PM
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Its a German bike but I suppose that insurance business makes no difference between UK and Germany?
So I will ring the companies and tell them the story and see what comes back from them.
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Old 11th October 2017, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
And if the Garda stops me? Just tell them I'm in the whole process and thats it? They won't give me any trouble?
Just say - "Guten Morgen Guard, tut mir leid, ich bin nur ein Tourist hier und spreche sehr wenig Englisch (und noch weniger Gälisch)"

(edit: That, and pull the helmet off to show him you're a chick. In fact, most of the time that in itself should be more than enough )

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Old 11th October 2017, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by -alan-
Just say - "Guten Morgen Guard, tut mir leid, ich bin nur ein Tourist hier und spreche sehr wenig Englisch (und noch weniger Gälisch)"

(edit: That, and pull the helmet off to show him you're a chick. In fact, most of the time that in itself should be more than enough )
I already considered that option but I'm afraid they won't let me off so easily when I'm driving around with a Bike with no plate at all. The German plate stays in Germany....
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Old 11th October 2017, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
I already considered that option but I'm afraid they won't let me off so easily when I'm driving around with a Bike with no plate at all. The German plate stays in Germany....
Best time to test the top speed!
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Old 11th October 2017, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
I already considered that option but I'm afraid they won't let me off so easily when I'm driving around with a Bike with no plate at all. The German plate stays in Germany....
Hi willow can you use an export plate (German) till you get the Irish plate ?
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Old 11th October 2017, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by willow76
I already considered that option but I'm afraid they won't let me off so easily when I'm driving around with a Bike with no plate at all. The German plate stays in Germany....
In that case - seriously - just revert to Highsider's plan.

Originally Posted by HIGHSIDER
Have your paper work with you....and don't worry about it.
They'll not give you grief when you're on the way to the VRT office to do the decent thing and pay more tax into the country's coffers - and even if they did, it would look pretty silly if ever it came to court.

If you really want to avoid the attention an unplated bike might attract - you could always pay the tenner or so and get the old Deutsche numbers made up on a 'proxy' plate..
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Old 12th October 2017, 05:49 PM
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If your up and running by next weekend there is a meet in the Viaduct Sunday morning. VJMC types but I turned up last time on a German machine and didn't get beat up...
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Old 12th October 2017, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Alesi27
If your up and running by next weekend there is a meet in the Viaduct Sunday morning. VJMC types but I turned up last time on a German machine and didn't get beat up...
Would love to, but my bike is still in Germany. It will arrive in Ireland in November. Have no date yet. Probably by the end of the first week in November.
So I'm waiting now.... Click the image to open in full size.
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