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Buying A Used Motorbike / The Expertise

Hi All

Would be grateful for any advice on the following:

1) I'm looking at purchasing a used motorbike directly from current owner. It passed the expertise in Nov. Will it need to passed again before I can license it? I couldn't find any info in the forums.
2) How often does a bike need to go in for the expertise? What is the fee for this?
3) The bike hasn't been started since it passed the expertise in Nov. Any advice? Should I arrange for it to go in again before I purchase it in case there are any issues? Since it passed in Nov the owner may not want to do this, but it seems wise to have a mechanic check it since its been sitting for a while.

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Old 03.04.2011, 07:06
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1) I'm looking at purchasing a used motorbike directly from current owner. It passed the expertise in Nov. Will it need to passed again before I can license it? I couldn't find any info in the forums.
No.

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2) How often does a bike need to go in for the expertise? What is the fee for this?
Every 2 or 3 years depending on age although I once had a gap of 5 years. You wait until they call .

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3) The bike hasn't been started since it passed the expertise in Nov. Any advice?
This is Switzerland - most bikes spend a few months off the road every year .

Have you seen the bike - didn't you start it and see how it runs?

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Should I arrange for it to go in again before I purchase it in case there are any issues? Since it passed in Nov the owner may not want to do this, but it seems wise to have a mechanic check it since its been sitting for a while.
You can't get an MFK until they call you - it's not an on-demand service. Have it inspected by a local bike garage? TCS offer this service.
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Old 03.04.2011, 11:53
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You can't get an MFK until they call you - it's not an on-demand service. Have it inspected by a local bike garage? TCS offer this service.
It is possible to obtain a test early, but I doubt they would after 4 months.
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3) The bike hasn't been started since it passed the expertise in Nov. Any advice?
Most of my bikes haven't been started since September or October, won't be until May or June. Nothing to worry about.

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Sitting since November is not a while. Sitting for 5 or ten years is a while. It's fine to have a mechanic check it if you don't feel qualified to do it yourself. You certainly should at least start it, but I wouldn't otherwise worry.

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