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My lads moped has been considered a class B write off by the insurance company.

It had front and rear end damage but it was repairable, we have been told by dvla that the bike has not been classed as a write off yet by the insurers, but my son wants to put it back on the road, has anyone ever done this?

ie. where do you go for the bike being inspected to say its fit for the road, and how do you re register it for a Q plate as swansea told me I would need.

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Usually if it's uneconomical to repair or cosmetic damage then it would be a Cat "C" or "D".
If it's a cat "B" then it's structual damage and not safe to be put back on the road.
Also DVLA no longer put cars onto "Q" plates to the best of my knowledge but they may put it back to it's original number if it ever makes it back to the road again.
 

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Hi,

The bikes stand was bent so visually looking at it, it did look out of synch, after speaking to the loss adjuster he said because it had front end damage . forks and rear end ... back wheel being hit on the kerb he couldn't put it in any other category, if it was just front damage then it was ok but both front and rear he couldn't list it any other way.

The front end damage was mainly the plastics, the forks have been check out and are ok, and the read wheel etc replaced, it drives straight etc, dunno what to do for the best now.
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Problem is when bikes have had a knock even though it may be straight to drive the chassis is probably weaker. Surely as it wasn't the littlen's fault he should get a pay out for a new one?

Otherwise buy it for parts
 

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Thanks my dear,

The problem is he will probably be at fault as he was overtaking the car just before the car turned into a right hand road, the solicitor says they will fight it as no indication was given from the driver but it may be both parties fault, tbh I would rather him be in a car iand told him to wait 12 months but arguementative teenages really do get me down :(
 

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To be honest I wish he would forget trying to do it up and sell it off for spares, hes already spent a lot getting it done up and resprayed but its only worth about £300 tops :(

I reckon he shoud just sell it for salvage :(
 

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only thing is...could be tricky if he repairs it & then sells it after it's been classed as a cat B write-off

as insurance companies use a common database it will probably be listed as cat B, so possibly unlikely that anyone will be able to insure it again plus .....what if someone has a prang on it ?
 
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