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tinkicker
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PostPosted: 18:01 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Tracing Previously Owned Motorcycles. Reply with quote

Anyone know a way of tracking down previously owned bikes?

I know my old VFR that I bought brand new in 97 from Castle Motorcycles in Castleford is still out there.
It was absolutely mint when I sold it to a local lad. I even used to lift it on the bike lift in the workshop to clean underneath.

God knows where in the country it is now.

Still remember the reg number, R757KUG and have checked on the gov website and know it still exists and is on SORN. No MOT record, so no MOT station to get an inkling of where it might be.
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PostPosted: 20:11 - 06 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really unless you can happen to find an owner on an owner club facebook page or website. Given that it hasn't had an MOT for at least 10 years I think it's safe to say the current owner is unlikely to be active on such pages.

The DVLA sell registered keeper details but you'd need 'reasonable cause'. https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla/request-information-about-another-vehicle-registered-keeper

Current registered keeper has had it since March 2012.
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PostPosted: 00:21 - 07 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
Not really unless you can happen to find an owner on an owner club facebook page or website. Given that it hasn't had an MOT for at least 10 years I think it's safe to say the current owner is unlikely to be active on such pages.

The DVLA sell registered keeper details but you'd need 'reasonable cause'. https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla/request-information-about-another-vehicle-registered-keeper

Current registered keeper has had it since March 2012.


Thanks for that Ste. Very helpful, and I did not know you could request details.

It is unfortunate that the category of " ayup mate, that shitter of a bike you no longer care about is of interest to me, would you care to sell it? Is not an option.

I will continue to view ebay every week as I have for the last couple of years.
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PostPosted: 23:49 - 09 Jul 2024    Post subject: Re: Tracing Previously Owned Motorcycles. Reply with quote

tinkicker wrote:
No MOT record, so no MOT station to get an inkling of where it might be.


While originally the MOT history website displayed the name and location of the MOT station where the bike in question had been tested, sadly - due to GDPR - that's not been the case for some years now.
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PostPosted: 12:23 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

tinkicker wrote:
I will continue to view ebay every week as I have for the last couple of years.

You know you can set up searches in your account which will email you when suitable hits come up? Would be a less labour-intensive process...
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PostPosted: 15:49 - 10 Jul 2024    Post subject: Re: Tracing Previously Owned Motorcycles. Reply with quote

tinkicker wrote:
Anyone know a way of tracking down previously owned bikes?

I know my old VFR that I bought brand new in 97 from Castle Motorcycles in Castleford is still out there.
It was absolutely mint when I sold it to a local lad. I even used to lift it on the bike lift in the workshop to clean underneath.

God knows where in the country it is now.

Still remember the reg number, R757KUG and have checked on the gov website and know it still exists and is on SORN. No MOT record, so no MOT station to get an inkling of where it might be.


Standing for 10 years? Pff. Unless you're a glutton for punishment get one thats's been kept up and running - VFRs must be 10 a penny.

For nostalgia's sake you could always put that reg on your acquired bike and clock up some fines - I guarante you'll be re-united soon after that too - bonus. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 07:09 - 12 Jul 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup I am that guy. Shit luck follows me around like a miasma.

That tends to make you somewhat resilient.

Not only am I a glutton for punishment, I expect it. It is a way of life....

Perhaps I coud make a living out of psting my lottery numbers? For a penny each, people could view what numbers I picked and increase their odds substantially by avoiding all my numbers.
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