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European Commission for the Homologue Regulations and insurance companies.

Last year I had to hang up my bike gear because of suffering a deterioration of both my age and my health catching up with me so. What I did was I bought a Lantana M800cc buggy, my Axa agent in Fontenay le Compt in the Vendee,gave me a devis which was acceptable and I paid, while there I also terminated my bike insurance as it still had just over a month to run and I assumed that a month’s notice was sufficient as I intended to put it in storage and restore it as it’s now a Classic, 29.5 years old BMW K75s.
A few weeks later I received my renewal for the bike so I ignored it, then the next thing I received was a request for proof of a battery Isolator switch and a receipt of fitment. This is a standard fitment, but I purchased a new one and took it to a registered mechanic, he then check the original one and gave me a receipt for 10€. I then sent a copy off and thought that this would be the last of it.
Now way, the next thing they wanted was proof of a steering lock, again this is a standard fitment, so I bought a Crook lock and sent in a copy of the receipt. Again, a week or so later they demanded something else. So I wrote back saying that if he wasn’t so incompetent he should know about the European Commission for the Homologation Regulations for Vehicle Type Approval requirements. I knew about them because I had spent a good part of my working life, ensuring the vehicles that the company that I worked for built each vehicle to the European requirements.
I didn't heard from him for a few week until he sent me an early termination notice of the buggie’s insurance.
My bank have now insured me for two thirds of what I originally paid.

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Ah the "Flying Brick"!

Sounds like he did you a favour.
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You cannot just take a vehicle off the road and cancel the insurance. You are supposed to have minimum insurance on all vehicles capable of being used on the public road.
The incidents with the isolater and steering lock; are they referring to the BMW or the buggy?
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Britin. You obviously have no knowledge of motorcycles. How on earth can I fit a crook lock to a motorcycle? With extreme difficulty.
The normal way is with a U lock which goes around the legs of the front forks and also locks the wheel moving. Also, I didn't cancel my insurance, my bank did, as I now have classic insurance with them.
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Lehaut, You are spot on, mine is the K75s, a twenty-nine year old Classic. Again you are right as my insurance was 170€ and now it's down to 112€. It is now stored in my cave where I'm able to work on it at and when I like, and yes I did do all the recommended tasks, draining the fuel tank and engine oil and remove the battery and as it's on a workbench I have remove the rear wheel.
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BritinBret.
I have justreplied to yours and Le Haults messages.
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We did the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland in 2017 on our Pan European (nearly 3000km of twisting coast roads) On the Ring of Kerry we stayed in accommodation with some hard riding Germans. Got talking to one who had finished building a written off a new RS1200 2 days before the trip. One of his previous bikes was a K75. Or as he said in a very strong german accent "as you inglish say zee flying brick".

Very unusually one of the group was on a Ducati, I asked who had the tow rope in the BMW party!
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Hi Lehaut.
A small correction to what we both made. The K 100 was the original Flying Brick whereby the K 75 was called the flying Brickett being the smaller one. I could ride that for hour after hour,only stopping for fuel, as it was that comfortable. As for the Duke, I rode 900ss
down the M40 a few days after it opened and clocked 145MPH, As the gearing had been altered by one tooth on the gearbox sprocket, it certainly made my teeth chatter.





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