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The Star and Garter / Waiting for a V5
« on: 21 October, 2021, 10:29:57 »
How long should I wait for DVLA to send a V5, I purchased the bike at the beginning of June, the original V5 was sent straight in, I have emails at the beginning of August & September - but nothing.

Is it normal to wait 20 weeks + for a V5?


Singles / Re: C15 continuous oil leak
« on: 25 June, 2020, 08:42:48 »
Thanks Johnan, it emptied the remote tank in a few weeks, the bike has stood for a few years, but this happened al at once. Looks like it may be the anti wet dumping valve may be the cause then - a simple fix


Singles / Re: C15 continuous oil leak
« on: 24 June, 2020, 18:16:30 »
Does nobody have any suggestions, this must of happened before to somebody

Singles / C15 continuous oil leak
« on: 23 June, 2020, 16:36:17 »
Can I ask all the  C15 experts, what is the likely cause of oil continually leaking from the gear change shaft, this appears to be a strait through leak from the oil tank, it leaves a puddle of clean oil without the bike moving or running, it just started  to leak without any pre wetness or dripping. I have removed the cover only to find a machined weep hole from the gearbox inner cover, presumably to oil the kickstart.

As you may of deduced, it has been a very long time since I worked on a bike
Any help would be appreciated.

The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel additives or not
« on: 27 October, 2019, 16:06:10 »
I have fitted a ‘fuel diamond’ to combat the effects of ethanol, just £7 delivered and guaranteed for five years. As advertised in the ‘old bike mart’ Just drop it in your tank.

Singles / Engine change
« on: 24 October, 2018, 11:09:08 »
I have a 1961 C15, unfortunately I have had to change the engine because it was beyond economic repair. In the past I have had a lot of trouble with DVLA regarding registration of a previous C15. The replacement engine is the latter 1965 engine.
My question is, will I have problems with DVLA changing engine number on the V5, I am fearful that they are awkward and retain my current V5.


Singles / Re: DVLA NEW OWNER
« on: 11 March, 2018, 21:32:44 »
He was a great guy, very interesting set up

Singles / Re: DVLA NEW OWNER
« on: 10 March, 2018, 17:55:30 »
After spending 10 months DVLA failed to issue a V5C for my C15, I purchased a frame with a V5C last Wednesday, did the transfer on line and a new V5C in my name arrived today 3 days!!

Makes you wonder, why one takes 10 months - and nothing, and another takes 3 days including posting. For most people, it will be one or the other experience, on the first I was slagging off the DVLA, on the other I would have to sing there praises.

Same organisation - very different experience!!

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 23 August, 2017, 21:36:11 »
Well this really is the final word on my DVLA tale of woe, today I received a letter from DVLA apologising for the poor service I have received, as way of recommence they are sending me £30, that's the £25 fee originally sent + an extra £5 (to spend on what ever I like) after almost ten months the claim to recover my V5C is over. I now have a complete mint C15 for breaking, mainly due to DVLA's incompetence.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 01 August, 2017, 13:21:50 »
I do not know why, they have never said why. The fact remains it has taken 41 weeks to get this far.
Any other organisation you would have some redress for the time taken and lack of communication, just to let every one know, DVLA may not be strait forward.

Final update, after 41! weeks DVLA say my C15 requires MSVA, I had it inspected by DVLA back in June and the inspector said as he walked now the drive 'in 7-10 days you will get your log book'

I have spent not only the initial £25, but numerous stamps, phone calls, emails, photo's and time all for nothing. DVLA customer service is shocking, they replied to one email saying something like they would respond in three working days, they did not. When I phone some 20 days latter and asked about the email I was told ' we never respond to emails, it is an automated reply' I asked that they removed it to stop anyone else wasting thier time, but was told NO.

I am now left with a perfectly good C15 that will end up being broke for spares, irrespective of the process, DVLA customer service is abissmal.

Singles / Re: BSA C15 Frame ID
« on: 24 July, 2017, 16:19:20 »
It has been suggested that following an accident or damage a new frame supplied by a dealer may have been used and these frames were not numbered by the factory, the dealer stamped a new number.

This was suggested because I could not believe how 'amature' the frame number looked on my C15.

Singles / Re: BSA C15 Frame ID
« on: 24 July, 2017, 12:47:37 »
Was it usual to restamp the frame number? Well the one I have looks like it was 'scratched' on by a child! Good luck with DVLA and getting it registered, I have been waiting 39 weeks now.

The Star and Garter / Re: Veh registration etc
« on: 18 June, 2017, 19:08:52 »
I fail to see how sending documents (signed for) to DVLA is any benefit after several months they said they had not received any photos from me, however they sent me a letter two moths ealeyer to say they wanted more/better?

I send the last photos by email i.e. confirmed. I had an email back to say someone would be in contact within 3 working days, that never happened! I eventually phoned and when I asked about the response from the email I was told (O take no notice of that, it's an automated response and we do not follow them up) I asked them to take that down then to save others wasting their time, I was told NO - it's an automated response

It's only been 34 weeks now!

Hi Mike, can I ask, did you have to pay for the inspection?
After 30! Weeks, DVLA have now said my C15 requires inspection, after 30 weeks! I am fet up of calling them only to be told a letter is in the post, the last time I emailed photo of Bike and had a reply that they would reply in three working days - after ten days and no reply, I called yet again to be told that was an automated email and to TAKE NO NOTICE of this! They said there was a letter to me on the screen but refused to tell be what it said.

The service from DVLA s dreadful and if I treated customers this was I would have no customers - clearly DVLA are not answerable to anyone!

I am of a mind to break the bike as dealing with DVLA will raise my blood pressure to an unacceptable level.


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