Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03.05.2009, 11:24
ElggDK's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ottawa - Canada
Posts: 942
Groaned at 29 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,268 Times in 565 Posts
ElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond repute
Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

Hi,

Finally a forum about living a in Switzerland with a lot of active and helpful members.

Well - I'm in distress.

Friday i.e. two days ago I found a motor cycle I want to buy from a private guy but I must admit, that I don't know if I am on the right track.

Here is the situation.

The seller and I agreed on a price. He handed over the "fahrzeugausweis" and I paid CHF 200 up front and got home with out the bike.

The last Mfk were on 10.07.06 so it's due for inspection.

Seller tells me, that all I have to do is call my insurrance broker and get an insurrance, go to Strassenverkehrsamt and have the bike registred to me and get a plate. Come with tre rest of the money, put on the plate and drive home and the motor bike will automatically be called in for MfK. Is this correct?

The Fahrzeugausweise is not in the name of the seller and the bike has no plate on, as it is cancelled at Strassenverkehrsamt on 14.11.2008.

Is the Fahrzeugausweise proof of ownership ? (I know this has been discused in other threads but I found no conclusion).

Can I get a new plate without having the bike inspected in order to get MfK or must I do this first?

Can I put on a "Tage Schild" with out the MfK? Logic says yes, otherwise it will be difficult to get it to inspection

I really appriciate any useful answers as I need to take some kind of action fast in order to bring home my new bike

First thing must be calling my insurrance guy.

Thanks and best regards
Lars
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03.05.2009, 11:43
vwild1
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

Quote:
View Post
The last Mfk were on 10.07.06 so it's due for inspection.


The Fahrzeugausweise is not in the name of the seller and the bike has no plate on, as it is cancelled at Strassenverkehrsamt on 14.11.2008.
My first question would be, "why isn't the sellers name on the registration?" Was there an issue with the bike that he was unable to pass the inspection..? There could be something mechanically defective which could cost more to repair than the bike is worth.. beware.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03.05.2009, 11:55
ElggDK's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ottawa - Canada
Posts: 942
Groaned at 29 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,268 Times in 565 Posts
ElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

Quote:
View Post
My first question would be, "why isn't the sellers name on the registration?" Was there an issue with the bike that he was unable to pass the inspection..? There could be something mechanically defective which could cost more to repair than the bike is worth.. beware.
According to the seller he bought it for resale. He had several other bikes as well.

I am ofcourse concerned but a test drive shoud be sufficient to give it a go/nogo as it always is when you buy second hand.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03.05.2009, 12:07
vwild1
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

Quote:
View Post
According to the seller he bought it for resale.
Sellers say a lot..

A friend of mine at work bought a nice clean Yamaha for around 300.-chf. (without MFK). The inspection revealed that he had to put new brakes on it, replace the bearings in the yoke assembly, rebuild the forks and replace the rear shocks and new tires. Total bill for parts alone was over 1,500 francs (he did the work himself) so in all the bike cost him nearly 2,000.-chf and he'd be lucky to get a thousand if he tried to sell it today. He's (fortunately) not at all upset about the outcome as he said he enjoyed working on the thing over the winter.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03.05.2009, 12:25
ElggDK's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ottawa - Canada
Posts: 942
Groaned at 29 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,268 Times in 565 Posts
ElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

In fact seller offered to handle the inspection/MfK (for cHF 200) for me so it might be a pretty good idea to let him handle this.

Yep....I'll do that.

Afterwards - when the Mfk is fresh, the rest should be straight forward - huh?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03.05.2009, 12:48
vwild1
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

Quote:
View Post
Afterwards - when the Mfk is fresh, the rest should be straight forward - huh?
It should be but please post back how things work out so others who might find themselves in a similar situation will have an idea of what to expect.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03.05.2009, 12:52
ElggDK's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ottawa - Canada
Posts: 942
Groaned at 29 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,268 Times in 565 Posts
ElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond reputeElggDK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bought a motor cycle -> How to proceed?

I will.
Thank you for bringing the technical concern to my attention.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car bought in CH back to UK Nickelen Transportation/driving 2 02.05.2009 18:48
Geneva Motor Show Guest Daily life 5 13.03.2009 22:11
We bought the farm Karl Daily life 27 18.02.2009 00:56
If you bought a Sunday Times how much did you pay ? BaselLife Daily life 28 20.07.2008 15:57
How to proceed with a disagreement over owed rent? gubles Complaints corner 40 06.03.2008 17:25


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0