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Old 14th March 2019, 02:00 PM
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The thought of racking up 2000 miles in a month isn't appealing, and you have to VRT inside 30 days...[/QUOTE]

Not to shit on your experience,but I very well remember the mates clocking 1000 miles/KMS (was' 01 so dunno which..) on restricted 50cc scooters within a week just to get the restrictors removed.

School and jobs after school before anyone jumps downs my throat with "haven't got time to do it"

If it'll save you a grand or so,you'll find a way.
Go spinning and tell the missus it's actually saving money...

It can be done.
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Old 14th March 2019, 09:04 PM
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I've had this discussion with a few mates on several occassions. Based on the Revenue website we came to the conclusion that if the vehicle is over 6 months old OR has more than 6000 Km then VAT is not applicable? Might be worth a call to Revenue to clarify if it could save you time and money.
https://www.revenue.ie/en/online-ser...alculator.aspx
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Old 15th March 2019, 09:44 AM
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Yes, the "OR" is key, so, until you reach 6000km, the bike is considered new, regardless of age.

Originally Posted by WhyTea View Post
I've had this discussion with a few mates on several occassions. Based on the Revenue website we came to the conclusion that if the vehicle is over 6 months old OR has more than 6000 Km then VAT is not applicable? Might be worth a call to Revenue to clarify if it could save you time and money.
https://www.revenue.ie/en/online-ser...alculator.aspx
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Old 15th March 2019, 12:45 PM
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Its considered new once under 6 months old regardless of mileage afaik.
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Old 16th March 2019, 07:19 PM
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axel stands and small electric motor with wheel on end of shaft .kiss the two wheels
together and in a few hours you can put any milage you like on the clock without
leaving the shed.if you have to leave ignition on just leave the optimate plugged
in to keep battery charged.Had your prob a few years back and that's how I solved
and when you are selling a few extra km on the clock isint going to matter.hope this helps
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Old 16th March 2019, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by waterman View Post
axel stands and small electric motor with wheel on end of shaft .kiss the two wheels
together and in a few hours you can put any milage you like on the clock without
leaving the shed.if you have to leave ignition on just leave the optimate plugged
in to keep battery charged.Had your prob a few years back and that's how I solved
and when you are selling a few extra km on the clock isint going to matter.hope this helps
In a few hours? ,what speed did you get the bike up to on the axle stands, Correct me if i'm wrong but if ya get it a constant 50 mph it will take a solid 40 hours non stop to put 2000 miles on it
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Old 16th March 2019, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by discoblade View Post
Yes, the "OR" is key, so, until you reach 6000km, the bike is considered new, regardless of age.
I'd read that the other way. If the bike is more than six months old OR has more than 6000Km then no vat is due?
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Old 16th March 2019, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyTea View Post
I'd read that the other way. If the bike is more than six months old OR has more than 6000Km then no vat is due?
It's all down to that elusive comma, innit!

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Old 16th March 2019, 11:11 PM
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Get one of those Lidl training rollers for a push bike, Set the motorbike up on it in you garage, fire her up in gear, and leave her running 24/7 until the tank runs dry. Rinse and repeat.

Genius idea, what could possibly go wrong

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Old 17th March 2019, 07:35 AM
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thats the one.......
Now look at wot YOU started....ya have these impressionable young lads trying to think for themselves, ffs. Jesus wept..dis won't end well.
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Old 17th March 2019, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
It's all down to that elusive comma, innit!

Punctuation... The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
True. But in this case there's no comma or even apostrophe!
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Old 17th March 2019, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyTea View Post
I'd read that the other way. If the bike is more than six months old OR has more than 6000Km then no vat is due?
Needs to be both to qualify.
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