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Old 20 Mar 2009
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Help on understanding, bike mot and tax expriring when away??

Hi everyone. I was wondering if somebody could enlighten me on what i have to do when i'm away on the bike this year. I'll be in the usa with my bike but the mot and tax are due to expire in september.

Will i be okay just getting the bike on a sorn and as i wont be here there cannot be an mot??

sorry if its a worded a bit hard for understanding but any words of wisdom are much appreciated
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Hi Graham, Scroll up to Trip Paparwork and the first "sticky" thread says it all. You are definitely NOT the Messiah, you are a very naughty boy: This is the wrong section for this question. As punishment you are required to produce the best illustrated trip report HUBB has ever seen when you complete your trip. Linzi.
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Yes, just SORN the bike. However, if you are away for over a year then you will have to make sure someone picks up your mail and renews your SORN for when it comes in the following year. Likewise, you don't need to have a current MOT while riding abroad.

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SORN the bike. And then, when you come back, buy insurance over the internet before getting in the UK (if your number plate is still british which I assume would be).

Also ensure you have booked with a garage for an MOT which gives you the righ to ride your bike to the garage without tax or MOT, jsut in case you get stopped or a camera catch your number plate and check the DVLA database. Get home. Reschedule the MOT... that's all.
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I think this has been covered and the DVLA are cool with it as long as you let them know, I think that's how it ended ?

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