NI import what proof for date of arrival in the state?

NI import what proof for date of arrival in the state?


Been a long 4 bikeless years, but I’m finally on a hunt for a new machine :devil:

One of the options is an NI import, now that the brexit date has been pushed out a bit.

If I just ride it south (no shipment), what’s the best way to satisfy this requirement for VRT:

7. For vehicles purchased in the EU, we require shipping details to confirm the date of arrival of the vehicle in the state.

Also, for any Aprilia owners, where do you service your bikes?


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RIP: Arlen Ness

RIP: Arlen Ness

This man was a legend. RIP

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce Arlen Ness the visionary, loving husband, father, grandfather and leader of our family passed away last night March 22, 2019. Arlen passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by loved ones after the most creative and inspirational life anyone could imagine.

The most important things in Arlen’s life were his wife of 59 years Beverly, his children, grandchildren, friends and motorcycles. Arlen once said that “Motorcycling has been a great ride…my whole life since I’ve been motorcycling has been wonderful. I’ve met so many nice people. Friends all over the world…. We can go almost anyplace and stay with friends. It’s been great.” With few words Arlen conveyed his priorities every day, family and friends.

Everyone who knew Arlen respects him for his achievements and for who he was as a person, both of which are superlatives. The respect is how Arlen came to deserve the commonly spoken nickname “The King of Custom Motorcycles”. Arlen rarely reflected on his own success. He never planned for it, this is because what he achieved had never been done before; it had never been dreamt of.

Arlen has touched the lives of our family, the Arlen Ness team and thousands of others around the world with his genuine character. We will announce a memorial service and celebration of life after some private time, and appreciate your understanding. We thank you for your respects and condolences.

Although the Ness family cannot put their loss into words, they can look up and smile knowing Arlen has done something that few men do in a lifetime of trying. He has inspired.

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Cotters open day today

Cotters open day today

Well lads on the lookout for a new lid, had a shark (not sure of model) last 3 years and it needs to be replaced . Where do ye all shop for yours ?

It’s saved my head twice so not looking at 3rd time lucky :ninja:

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Replacement English Log book

Replacement English Log book

Hi lads,

Just wondering if anyone has ever got a replacement UK log book. I have a UK bike here, no license plate or log book, but last owner said its English. It’s been stored for years.

Any ideas how to go about obtaining one? Or where to contact.?

Have vin and and engine number.


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Mirrored Visor

Mirrored Visor

Alright Lads,

Looking at getting a tinted visor for the summer, helmet is an AGV K3-sv. Looking on the visor shop, they want €75 which seems steep for a bit of plastic. Race visors have them for a similar price.

I see some on Ebay but they’re coming from china and don’t even ask for sizing so no high hopes there..

Anyone picked one up from another website without issues?

Cheers for any replies

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First tax after registration

First tax after registration

I’ve bought and registered 3 bikes from the north in the last 4 years, i know for a fact i never had to go into the tax office to tax it for first time, i cant remember fully how i did it online but i know i used the last few digits of chassis number as my pin or something like that in the online tax thing ,

There after telling me today i have to produce this rf100 form at tax office to tax and get log book. Has anyone done it recently and what numbers did ye use from chassis number as the pin.?

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