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Old 28th March 2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Fledermaus
Nice one.I bought one of my bikes back from the salvage company,after i'd had an accident on it a few years ago(all cosmetic damage).Fixed it up,better than it had been beforehand.Tried to sell it a while back,but as soon as i mentioned Cat.D,and i'd be clear on that,no takers(priced well to reflect this too).It's nearly always assumed that 'insurance writeoff' means it's scrap.Maybe Cat.D is not so bad then?
any chance of the name of that salvage co? im looking for something to rebuild.
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Old 10th November 2012, 09:47 PM
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great info. cheers.
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Old 6th March 2013, 09:49 PM
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Just a note - vehicles can be wrongly categorised by the ABI certified engineer so make sure to go and have a good look at whatever you're thinking of buying no matter how the website selling the vehicle has it advertised.
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Old 19th May 2013, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gixer1k8
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Old 31st May 2013, 08:35 PM
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So no law against them sticking a Cat B on Irish roads?

My Kawasaki ZR7 Streetfighter was a Cat B
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Old 12th August 2014, 04:54 PM
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Hi guys,

So I have viewed this bike and it looks a great deal.
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-fo...0miles/7443754
However I had a reg check done on the bike and it says the following
"CAT D Uneconomic Repair Vehicle Damaged" and it also says "NOT STOLEN".
There are a few scratches on the rear of the seat and the sliders have been removed but the engine looks and sounds in great shape. My question is to do with the 380 euro VRT that is due on the bike. Could this be too high a number now that the bike is a CAT D because it is no longer as valuable? Also is there any traps I am falling into with this bike? The front end looks brand new but could it all just fall apart as soon as money changes hands??
Any advice I would really appreciate! This will be my first bike and whilst I want a good deal, I want to avoid a lemon!! Cheers
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Old 12th August 2014, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Niggles89
Hi guys,

So I have viewed this bike and it looks a great deal.
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-fo...0miles/7443754
However I had a reg check done on the bike and it says the following
"CAT D Uneconomic Repair Vehicle Damaged" and it also says "NOT STOLEN".
There are a few scratches on the rear of the seat and the sliders have been removed but the engine looks and sounds in great shape. My question is to do with the 380 euro VRT that is due on the bike. Could this be too high a number now that the bike is a CAT D because it is no longer as valuable? Also is there any traps I am falling into with this bike? The front end looks brand new but could it all just fall apart as soon as money changes hands??
Any advice I would really appreciate! This will be my first bike and whilst I want a good deal, I want to avoid a lemon!! Cheers

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Old 2nd February 2018, 08:21 AM
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Bit of advice lads always do a history check even if it’s a 10+ year old bike. Ya the bikes clear from finance almost bought a bike last week that seller wasn’t aware it was a cat c. No biggie on a old bike in my opinion but your not insured unless you’ve a engineers report that costs more €€€
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Old 2nd February 2018, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: writeoffs by category (in uk)

Originally Posted by Hightower
So no law against them sticking a Cat B on Irish roads?

My Kawasaki ZR7 Streetfighter was a Cat B
Any idea whats involved in getting a cat b cleared ?
I have a cat b zx6 here i wouldnt mind driving on the roads .
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Old 19th July 2018, 01:41 PM
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Post Re: writeoffs by category (in uk)

Since the last post in Feb 2018, the system has changed.

Replacing previous salvage categories A, B, C and D with
A: Scrap
B: Break
S: Structurally damaged repairable
N: Non-structurally damaged repairable

There was a discussion about bringing a Cat B (old system) over to Ireland.
This bike would not be given a V5 logbook, therefore it could not be registered through the VRT system ( and thus the Irish market is protected against dangerous vehicles coming in under the radar).

Also, regarding Q plates, I read somewhere that these cannot be imported into Rep. Ireland.

Lastly, you can check the mileage history via the online MOT records (road worthiness check) if you know the UK reg. Go to the gov.uk site and check-mot-history

I am from UK, living in Galway over 2 years now. I have brought a few bikes over here. If anyone wants any advice or help collecting, give me a shout.
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