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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Head loss in the U.K. 😂

Hello all,

So, since seeing pics of the bobber 3 months ago I have
Passed my CBT
Passed the theory
MOD1 next week
MOD2 end of September

BOUGHT A BOBBER!!!!! I bought it today... lets hope I pass my test!

Red, brown quilted seat, olive swingarm bag, heated grips, FOX shock upgrade.

My head has gone!

Can anyone in the U.K. Recommend an insurer??? At least I'm 39... otherwise I imagine it'd be a fortune?!?

Already been drooling at the pics on here... so thanks to everyone 👍
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 02:08 PM
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Hullo! and welcome

I'm using Bennetts but with max no claims so i cant comment on the non no-claims cost. if you are in a city you may suffer a little though, out in the sticks, not so much!
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How bad is motorcycle insurance in the U.K.? I have a basic plan (liability and damages with $500 deductible) for less than $200/year (U.S. dollars).
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi both, I'm being quoted £400 - £600 for full comprehensive insurance... which is based upon social use & commuting <4000 miles / year.

I suppose for a brand new 1200 cc bike for someone with zilch bike experience that's reasonable.

3rd party only (covers them not you if your fault), is £150ish...

I am a sensible 39 though!
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 05:26 PM
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I used Triumph insurance payed £257, I'm 49 and have lost my no claims as i have had 10 years off biking
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 02:21 PM
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I got mine through Devitts. 5 years ncd for an old fart like me (55) it was £107 fully comp. I went through a comparison site.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cheers for letting me know chaps...

Question... where it asks about Security features.... about 100 are listed (at least), but i cannot see anything about immobiliser. Is DataTag standard?

Please forgive my newbie ignorance in this matter... no nothing about bikes, just fell in love with the look of this and couldn't help thinking of my hero McQueen!

If nothing, can anyone recommend a good but not crazy expensive insurance friendly (UK) security device?

Thanks in advance!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-2017, 05:27 AM
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Data tag is standard, and the immobiliser, just put "factory fitted" in the drop down. If there isn't that option, put "Thatcham-approved immobiliser". Also, I assume you will need a disk lock and chain, so put them in now if you know what you are going to get, and it'll reduce a bit further.

£400 fully comp with licence for less than a year is banging, get that! Where are you other UK lads located, insurance seems to be completely geographic related. Mine is currently £140, transferred from another bike, but Triumph insurance themselves are quoting me less. I'm an average risk, no advanced riding training, I just don't live in a city.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-2017, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cheers Raff (coincidentally what I call my wife!!!!)
I already have a really heavy duty Master chain, that cost £80 I think a couple of years ago. Use it with my camping trailer.
Any disc locks recommended?

Really appreciate advice.
Thanks.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Woohoo! Passed my mod2 today so was able to take the beast out at last... only 22 miles as I had to go to a parents evening... but I'm off for 4 days 😀

Good times 😎
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