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Re: Urgent Help regarding importing motorcycle - last minute changes...

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The model is a standard and there plenty like this in Swiss, it meets all Euro 4 regulation.
Does it have LHD or RHD headlight?

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Old 17.04.2021, 19:51
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Does it have LHD or RHD headlight?

Tom
From my knowledge Yamaha X Max 300 2017 has neither itís straight maybe Iím totally wrong.

Making last minute decision to bring or not bike isnít fun. Some are saying it could be a nightmare process while for others it went smooth. One thing I know I want to have a bike in Switzerland for sure...

I think I will just put a bike in a van and give the documents to the driver, he declares it at customs and I will take it from there...
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Old 17.04.2021, 21:10
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Does it have LHD or RHD headlight?

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The part number is the same in the EU as UK so should be the same in Swiss.
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Old 17.04.2021, 22:17
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Re: Urgent Help regarding importing motorcycle - last minute changes...

Don't bet on it.

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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

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I am not sure if you always need a COC, depending if in a UK registration doc. If D2 is filled in as variant & version plus K type approval no is filled in, then you have a better than 50% chance of being accepted. I just registered my wife's UK car in France & was told in no uncertain terms that a CoC was mandatory by the expert doing the import. I told them to submit the documents sans CoC & see what happens. It was accepted to the huge surprise of the expert.. Interestingly the UK Audi I imported to Malta has none of that info populated on the Maltese registration cert, so would need a CoC for sure if I wanted to re register anywhere else..
Could someone please explain CoC and how to get it, reason for asking that it seems that log book already has one once you open it, I refer to the manual and then it has more links where I can get CoC for a different parts of the bike... I am bit confused is there only 1 CoC or multiple for different parts?
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You are over thinking it. Here an other possible scenario: You pass the test get the Swiss plates (at that point you are fully insured for sure). As soon as you drive onto the road you crash into an other car. Your fault. Your vehicle is totaled loaded on a flat bed. You remove the license plates and walk back to registration office where you hand in the license plates and get the gray card annulled. In that case you would have to pay for one single day of insurance coverage. See, even in the regular way there are scenarios where the insurance company has a huge disadvantage.
How can you insure a motorbike without plates numbers? In UK plate numbers is a must for insurance.
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Could someone please explain CoC and how to get it, reason for asking that it seems that log book already has one once you open it, I refer to the manual and then it has more links where I can get CoC for a different parts of the bike... I am bit confused is there only 1 CoC or multiple for different parts?

It's a one document that specifies the European homologation for this type of a car. It will have a reference to the specific model and a variant, and a detailed description of key components and parts. Nowadays you should get it from the dealer when buying a new car. Otherwise there are companies that specialize in getting the CoC and you can the Swiss dealer of this type as well.

I think it should look very similar when dealing with bikes. A car import to Switzerland is much, much easier when you have the CoC.

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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

Would you recommend overall importing a motorcycle?

I have Yamaha X Max 2017

I will try to get CoC in UK.
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How can you insure a motorbike without plates numbers? In UK plate numbers is a must for insurance.
Here, insurance is a must to get plates.

First you insure, then you get the plates.

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How can you insure a motorbike without plates numbers? In UK plate numbers is a must for insurance.
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Here, insurance is a must to get plates.

First you insure, then you get the plates.

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UK: plates = vehicle
CH: plates = owner
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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

Not really into scooters but will try to be constructive. This model doesnít seem to be very popular in CH (unless the naming is mixed up) Ė only one 2017 currently to be had for CHF 4í800.00

https://www.motoscout24.ch/de/motorr...195&model=1380

As the headlight has already been pointed out, Iíd just advise to further check whether both (twin/double beam) lighting up (high/low) at the same time is considered regular here. On older bikes in CH this was not allowed Ė you might have to change/extract a relay for the MFK (MOT) at least.
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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

It is a Japanese bike and they come pretty standard to gain efficiencies. I have decided to bring it in and will let you know how the process goes. Since I will buy another bike later and will keep both, for example if I get BMW GS 1250 from Germany second time the process should be quicker and easier.

I also read that you can have 2 bikes under one plate with one insurance which is kind of fantastic solution.

Re important I will just follow steps suggested in this forum.
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It's a one document that specifies the European homologation for this type of a car. It will have a reference to the specific model and a variant, and a detailed description of key components and parts. Nowadays you should get it from the dealer when buying a new car. Otherwise there are companies that specialize in getting the CoC and you can the Swiss dealer of this type as well.

I think it should look very similar when dealing with bikes. A car import to Switzerland is much, much easier when you have the CoC.

https://cdn.yamaha-motor.eu/owner-ma...74F8199E0E.PDF

If you open this file from official yamaha website on page 2 is this CoC?

since this is a relatively new bike it should have one.

The original mine on manual has some stamps and signatures.
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As the headlight has already been pointed out, Iíd just advise to further check whether both (twin/double beam) lighting up (high/low) at the same time is considered regular here. On older bikes in CH this was not allowed Ė you might have to change/extract a relay for the MFK (MOT) at least.
This was changed across the EU, including the UK, around 15 years ago and is the same in CH. All new bikes with twin headlights are required to only have one of them on when the lights are dipped, both can be used for main beam.

Was/is a stupid rule, designed to avoid confusing motorists who, according to some uninformed bureaucrat, might mistake the twin lights of a bike with a much more distant car. Lots of bike owners did DIY fixes to have both lights on all the time.
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It is a Japanese bike and they come pretty standard to gain efficiencies. I have decided to bring it in and will let you know how the process goes. Since I will buy another bike later and will keep both, for example if I get BMW GS 1250 from Germany second time the process should be quicker and easier.

I also read that you can have 2 bikes under one plate with one insurance which is kind of fantastic solution.

Re important I will just follow steps suggested in this forum.
Sure, as youíre taking the leap Ė keep us in the loop. Assumed efficiency is always interesting

Regarding your second bike/one plate: vehicles have to be in the same category and your basic insurance will be based on the higher capacity vehicle. Obviously, both canít be used at the same time and individual motorway stickers (vignette) would be necessary.
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Was/is a stupid rule, designed to avoid confusing motorists who, according to some uninformed bureaucrat, might mistake the twin lights of a bike with a much more distant car. Lots of bike owners did DIY fixes to have both lights on all the time.
Always thought this was another singularly stupid Swiss rule but it looks like another gripe I can chalk up against the EU
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Always thought this was another singularly stupid Swiss rule but it looks like another gripe I can chalk up against the EU
Iím totally confused now does this mean headlight is different in Swiss? I canít find swiss part number only EU and UK which are exactly the same.
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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

Apologize if Iím overthinking the issue and have added to your confusion. Feel free to ignore my input but while Ace1 seems to have confirmed that all UK/EU/CH bikes with twin headlights offically share this default today: dipped, one head light; high beam both Ė you should remember that the civilized world tends to drive on the right side of the road
Point Iím trying to make: apart from presumed lens refraction, the wrong lamp could shine as well. Unless Iíve totally misidentified your scooter, I reckon it has two headlights, which one is on while dipped? You might have to replace the headlight assembly and relay switching as well
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I think you may be.

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Unless Iíve totally misidentified your scooter, I reckon it has two headlights, which one is on while dipped? You might have to replace the headlight assembly and relay switching as well
Or just swap the connectors over - it's not rocket science, as long as you can access the bulbs, i.e. to change them, it should be a simple enough job to simply plug the left and right connector blocks (and potentially the bulb) around.

Yes, it's something to consider, although TBH I don't know if it's specified which one needs to be on.

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Iím totally confused now does this mean headlight is different in Swiss? I canít find swiss part number only EU and UK which are exactly the same.
You're fine - Swiss spec is no different from Euro norm.
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Apologize if Iím overthinking the issue and have added to your confusion. Feel free to ignore my input but while Ace1 seems to have confirmed that all UK/EU/CH bikes with twin headlights offically share this default today: dipped, one head light; high beam both Ė you should remember that the civilized world tends to drive on the right side of the road
Point Iím trying to make: apart from presumed lens refraction, the wrong lamp could shine as well. Unless Iíve totally misidentified your scooter, I reckon it has two headlights, which one is on while dipped? You might have to replace the headlight assembly and relay switching as well
The thing is that this bikes lights are both the same, none are dimmed. Thatís why I thought it will pass MKF test as it does pass MOT here in UK. I will inspect the scooter with my mechanic next week.

Re driving on the right hand side I canít wait for that!
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