Vincent Austin

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Welcome two wheels are so much better than four..which beta have you bought?

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Hello Steve all very good to know for people re insuring the sorn thing is just a get out for them..and uninsured between 22.00-6.00 what use is that like you say shocking! I will keep on avoiding MCE!..😄

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    I would ring and question them on this Steve…as you say the bike is sorn you cannot use it so less risk to them…I think you have had a reply from the tea boy.. there are vast amounts of cars and bikes that people only use during the summer and they are all insured for fire and theft and sorned until they are used

    • Hi Vincent,
      I gave them a ring and they have confirmed that the bike has to be taxed. Their insurance policies do not cover SORN bikes!!
      Also, while I was flicking through the docs, I noticed that there wasn’t the usual “theft from garage” clause stating that if a theft occurred from the property between e.g. 22:00 & 06:00 and the policy holder…[Read more]

      • Just checked last year’s policy with Bennetts – a much more practical approach!!
        “must be kept in a locked garage between the hours of 10:00pm and 06:00am at the policy holders address or another address which has been specifically agreed with us.

  • Sounds typical of mce they are the most useless incompetent bunch of clowns I have ever had the misfortune to deal with.. declaring sorn means you are just choosing not to use your bike on the public highway I have several bikes that are sorned at one time or another but they are garaged and insured for fire and theft..I have insured unregistered…[Read more]

    • It doesn’t make sense?
      Surely the risk to them has been lowered if the bike isn’t going to leave the garage.
      It would make sense if they said you are only insured for theft from your registered garage.
      It’s my 1st year with MCE. So it’s a bit worrying to hear you’ve had such a bad experience with them.
      To be fair, I was impressed that they replied…[Read more]

      • I would ring and question them on this Steve…as you say the bike is sorn you cannot use it so less risk to them…I think you have had a reply from the tea boy.. there are vast amounts of cars and bikes that people only use during the summer and they are all insured for fire and theft and sorned until they are used

        • Hi Vincent,
          I gave them a ring and they have confirmed that the bike has to be taxed. Their insurance policies do not cover SORN bikes!!
          Also, while I was flicking through the docs, I noticed that there wasn’t the usual “theft from garage” clause stating that if a theft occurred from the property between e.g. 22:00 & 06:00 and the policy holder…[Read more]

          • Just checked last year’s policy with Bennetts – a much more practical approach!!
            “must be kept in a locked garage between the hours of 10:00pm and 06:00am at the policy holders address or another address which has been specifically agreed with us.

    • Hello Steve all very good to know for people re insuring the sorn thing is just a get out for them..and uninsured between 22.00-6.00 what use is that like you say shocking! I will keep on avoiding MCE!..😄

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Hello Dave can’t go wrong with a maxxis IT work we everywhere and hard wearing

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Penny Tanner is a great name..Penny farthing would be even better

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Loddon vale are your local group Carl they meet second week of the month swan three mile cross near reading..very active friendly bunch and they have a good website

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    My 2003 950 is still on the original & I get through quite a few rear pads don’t think it’s ever had a recall..a friend had an off & broke his .we made one out of perspex got almost an interference fit & used epoxy & it’s still good three years on

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 2 years, 4 months ago

    Go to the bottom of this page & you will find your local group with contact information & where and when they meet

  • Vincent Austin posted a new activity comment 2 years, 4 months ago

    Maxxis IT excellent do it all hard-wearing tyre

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