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How can you insure a motorbike without plates numbers? In UK plate numbers is a must for insurance.
not so actually. you can insure a car/bike on the VIN in the UK. done so many times. you can even insure non UK registered vehicles.
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Old 18.04.2021, 22:47
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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.
CoC is not in owners manual. It is separate piece of paper with VIN number on it, which means it is for this particular vehicle. You can't just print it out. If you don't have it, you have to get duplicate from manufacturer or companies specialising in doing it (google them).

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Old 18.04.2021, 22:57
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CoC is not in owners manual. It is separate piece of paper with VIN number on it, which means it is for this particular vehicle. You can't just print it out. If you don't have it, you have to get duplicate from manufacturer or companies specialising in doing it (google them).

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Thank you all for your help, from documentation side Iíve got all sorted.

The only question remains if that headlight dimmed left or right can be fixed easily and if Swiss will accept the UK version. Have to make decision in one day if Iím taking the bike...
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Thank you all for your help, from documentation side Iíve got all sorted.

The only question remains if that headlight dimmed left or right can be fixed easily and if Swiss will accept the UK version. Have to make decision in one day if Iím taking the bike...
I imported a UK car in 2019 - you'll definitely need to change headlights. I tried the Strassenverkehrsamt test with UK headlights and beam deflector stickers, it failed and I had to go away and get them fitted. They beamed roughly in the middle with the deflector stickers but not enough to past the test. I'd recommend doing it before the test to save some money doing a retest. This does depend on your car though I think some modern cars have adjustable headlights
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I imported a UK car in 2019 - you'll definitely need to change headlights. I tried the Strassenverkehrsamt test with UK headlights and beam deflector stickers, it failed and I had to go away and get them fitted. They beamed roughly in the middle with the deflector stickers but not enough to past the test. I'd recommend doing it before the test to save some money doing a retest. This does depend on your car though I think some modern cars have adjustable headlights
Understood, will try to get it fixed in UK. I have a motorbike Yamaha X Max 300 2017 itís pretty new model but lights are not adjustable. Some members suggested DYI to switch between left and right dimmed light.
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Understood, will try to get it fixed in UK. I have a motorbike Yamaha X Max 300 2017 itís pretty new model but lights are not adjustable. Some members suggested DYI to switch between left and right dimmed light.
I think it's always going to be a problem for any UK car or motorbike, if DIY adjustments don't work it might be worthwhile trying to source a used replacement headlight here in Switzerland or actually from anywhere in Europe. I ended up with replacement headlights and my original UK ones are just sitting in my cellar. Good luck with it!
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Understood, will try to get it fixed in UK. I have a motorbike Yamaha X Max 300 2017 itís pretty new model but lights are not adjustable. Some members suggested DYI to switch between left and right dimmed light.
if the vehicle has LED headlight then the beam would be a flat beam (on motorcycles) and needs no adjustment. If not then work out the price difference, mind you I am told non Swiss vehicles do not get good prices in second hand market so win some loose some.
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Re driving on the right hand side I canít wait for that!
Tip from my friend who experienced change of sides - it's generally ok, until you reach roundabouts, for there extra caution is advised until you get used to the system.

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if the vehicle has LED headlight then the beam would be a flat beam (on motorcycles) and needs no adjustment. If not then work out the price difference, mind you I am told non Swiss vehicles do not get good prices in second hand market so win some loose some.
You are right I went to Yamaha official dealer and he tested the beam and both lights were on, thus it should pass MFK as well.

The only document I need is CoC which I can finally get from Yamaha because they stopped issuing those because of covid.

Fingers crossed all goes well!
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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

It doesnít seem that you need to have V5 because that will be sent away?
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It doesn’t seem that you need to have V5 because that will be sent away?
If you don't have it you'd need some other documentation to prove that you are the owner and that you've owned it for the required time before moving here. I don't know what else would be acceptable but it will be a lot easier if you do have it.

With the V5 it will all be a mere formality; without it things may get complicated, so why would you want to do that?

(Note for non-Brits - the V5 is the paper registration document, like the Carte Gris equivalent. Unlike here it's neither required nor normal to have it with the vehicle at all times).
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If you don't have it you'd need some other documentation to prove that you are the owner and that you've owned it for the required time before moving here. I don't know what else would be acceptable but it will be a lot easier if you do have it.

With the V5 it will all be a mere formality; without it things may get complicated, so why would you want to do that?

(Note for non-Brits - the V5 is the paper registration document, like the Carte Gris equivalent. Unlike here it's neither required nor normal to have it with the vehicle at all times).
I have a scanned copy would that be sufficient?

The issue is I canít legally go to my office and V5 is in the office!
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I have a scanned copy would that be sufficient?
No.

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No.

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But can I get the bike via customs as part of 18.44? I will get original just later on so by the time I register it should be fine.
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Re: Process of Importing a Vehicle to Switzerland as part of a House Move

I'm sure I needed mine when I registered the import at the border. I didn't need it to put it on Swiss plates.
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I'm sure I needed mine when I registered the import at the border. I didn't need it to put it on Swiss plates.
My agent told me that scanned copy is sufficient to pass the customs and later on during the registration provide original or I can provide originals later to custom office in Zurich.. Can anyone one confirm this.

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No.

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I can confirm itís sufficient, this is confirmation from Swiss customs officials.
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I can confirm itís sufficient, this is confirmation from Swiss customs officials.
Registering a vehicle has nothing to do with Swiss customs.

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I can confirm itís sufficient, this is confirmation from Swiss customs officials.
Agent clears the Swiss Customs for you and as Tom says this has nothing to do with registering your motorbike. Follow the agent for clearing customs, once done walk in to the Road Tax office in your canton with the papers to request an appointment and they will tell you exactly what you need.
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Registering a vehicle has nothing to do with Swiss customs.

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Ok, understood just wanted to get information from someone else that used a scanned copy for customs, seems that no one 😀
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