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Old 10th February 2019, 03:28 PM
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Feckin tax disc got clepped off the bike today. The feckers just broke off the fairly sturdy metal holder that was bolted to the rear of my bike.


Feckin feckers.......

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Old 10th February 2019, 04:02 PM
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What could you use a stolen disc for any?
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Old 10th February 2019, 04:13 PM
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What could you use a stolen disc for any?
Garda tax checks is all - scummers will always be scum
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Old 10th February 2019, 04:20 PM
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After the second time that happened to me I stopped using holders. Now I just get the disc laminated and stick it to the back of the numberplate. It's easier to steal but at least I dont risk them damaging the bike taking it and I haven't lost a €20 holder. Haven't had one nicked since I started doing this. There'll be someone along shortly to tell you to carry the disc in your wallet.
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Old 10th February 2019, 05:20 PM
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Report it lost whenever you get a chance anyway... just in case you get stopped etc
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Old 10th February 2019, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jofass View Post
Report it lost whenever you get a chance anyway... just in case you get stopped etc
Already got the form filled out and stamped in the Garda Station............down to the local tax office tomorrow to find out how much the thieving scumbag has cost me.

I think I'll just laminate the new one and keep it in my tank bag.
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Old 10th February 2019, 06:18 PM
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Could you get away with photocopying the tax disc and leaving the photocopied version on the bike and keep the original in your wallet or something?
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Old 10th February 2019, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Honda boi View Post
Could you get away with photocopying the tax disc and leaving the photocopied version on the bike and keep the original in your wallet or something?
You'll get done for fraud.
Keeping it in your wallet gets you a charge of failing to display.
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Old 10th February 2019, 06:29 PM
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Mines been taken twice, i keep it in my wallet since. I have been stopped at 3 seperate checkpoints and never had any hassle with showing them it from my wallet. Explained that it was stolen twice and no issues.
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Old 10th February 2019, 07:17 PM
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Mines been taken twice, i keep it in my wallet since. I have been stopped at 3 seperate checkpoints and never had any hassle with showing them it from my wallet. Explained that it was stolen twice and no issues.
This. The Gards know it's an issue and understand someone keeping it on their person. To follow the letter of the law, it should be displayed on the vehicle but the onus is that the tax is paid and current.
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Old 10th February 2019, 07:45 PM
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Always have it with my insurance papers and never had any hassle about non display but is the reg not on it so it would be kinda useless to anyone else?
Never actually paid attention to it and I haven't seen mine in over a year
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Old 10th February 2019, 08:01 PM
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The problem then becomes fuckin parking fines.........
(the Naas wardens can do ya for non display of tax)
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Old 10th February 2019, 08:34 PM
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I got given mine in a disk holder when I bought the bike. Kept meaning to screw it on but just left it in my bike jocks pocket.

On the day of the test, tester said (without prompting) "Is your tax on the bike or do you keep it on your person?"

So if it was good enough for him...
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Old 10th February 2019, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PADDYOT View Post
After the second time that happened to me I stopped using holders. Now I just get the disc laminated and stick it to the back of the numberplate. It's easier to steal but at least I dont risk them damaging the bike taking it and I haven't lost a 20 holder. Haven't had one nicked since I started doing this. There'll be someone along shortly to tell you to carry the disc in your wallet.
Naw, but knew a bike gurrier that had his attached to the key ring.
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Old 10th February 2019, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by me2 View Post
Naw, but knew a bike gurrier that had his attached to the key ring.
Thats clever, solves both problems, only it would be big and awkward if flat, maybe put it into one of those round tax holders.
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Old 10th February 2019, 09:43 PM
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Impossible to get them tubular disk holders any more since the UK stopped using them. Indeed, there are few places on most bikes to stick any sort of tax disk holder on without damaging bodywork.
Do we need tax disks really? ANPR should do away with need for it. If we don't need insurance disks on a bike then surely the same should be the case for motorcycles? Or else come up with a german style sticker thing that goes on the numberplate?
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Old 10th February 2019, 09:55 PM
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Always put the previous year's discs in the holders, along with a note to say that the current discs are kept on my person.

I wouldn't copy the current discs and fit them to the bikes as that is considered fraud, plus a little fuckwit probably won't see it's a copy and have it along with the holder.
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Old 10th February 2019, 11:21 PM
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I'm just glad it wasn't screwed onto anything plastic!!



Do I have to pay for the full years tax again??
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Old 10th February 2019, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by cracker boy View Post
I'm just glad it wasn't screwed onto anything plastic!!



Do I have to pay for the full years tax again??
The cost for a replacement disk is 6, I wish I didn't know this
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Old 10th February 2019, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FuzzyWuzzyWazza View Post
The cost for a replacement disk is 6, I wish I didn't know this
Ya, 6.
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