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  1. In or out?

    Are you guys voting to leave Europe or stay in? I just realised that if you leave Europe,I will have to start paying 25% import tax and vat on my bike parts if I order them from blighty.:(:(:( What are you going to vote, in or out and do you believe all the bow locks the politicains are talking...
  2. Dominator front brake

    Dominator / FMX
    Can anyone suggest where I can get a front brake hose for my Dommie, I would rather not have braided because I dont like the feel of them. One end is a banjo and the other end is a two part bolt fitting. I just went to my local bike shop and he quoted me £50 plus vat which wound me right up. I...
  3. Throttle slides & diaphragms

    Africa Twin
    Cheers, next question is slide diaphragms....noticed an ad on EBay for new ones for the RD04, had to be bonded in etc, I have one badly ripped on my RD07, are they available for RD07 or am I looking at whole new slide with built in diaphragm? £85 plus vat...ouch!
  4. US Tax

    Africa Twin
    I had been in contact with the folks at ASH Hoses (also known as Auto Silicone Hoses or APMotorstore I think) about 5 weeks ago about their silicone hose sizes and ordering from the US. They told me to register with my US address on their site so as to not be charged the VAT. I have done this...
  5. VAT on motorcycles??

    Just seen this on fleabay as I am hankering after a KTM Adv 990 again, not sure why, mid-life crisis perhaps... again!! Katoom I am obviously intrigued as my business is VAT registered, but what can I call this on the books?? Farm bike..... Or just call it a tractor....? :) A new KTM990...
  6. Varadero Igniton key switch

    My key switch is playing up at the moment i disconnected the connection block on the bottom of the key switch and put a screwdriver in the slot and the electrical side of it is working fine appears the tumblers in the key switch are u/s. Just bee, quoted £101.82 for a new one from David Silver...
  7. Varadero centre stand

    I'd like to put a centre stand on the vara, but I've just been quoted £171 +VAT !!! for one. That's £205, so i'm thinking perhaps an SW-motech one - it's only (!) £154 ! Has anyone any experience with them? They don't look as strong as the genuine one - but are they strong enough? Any problems...
  8. More Fuel Tap Help wanted!!

    Africa Twin
    Morning all,My ongoing leaking fuel tap scenario continues! I rang Fowlers motorcycles for a spare diaphragm to fit inside my fuel tap as this is now the only thing it can be. I was told that it is a sealed unit and a new fuel tap at £71 plus vat was my only option!!!Anyone back this up or are...
  9. FREE Machine Mart VAT free voucher

    Discounts / Deals
    I have been sent one if anyone needs it. It's usable online and instore and gives 20% off across the range. It expires early next week so if anyone is thinking about spending a bit of money with them they are welcome to it.
  10. Baglux Black/Steel gey/ Light Grey Tank Cover XRV 750 Africa Twin sale

    Africa Twin
    £49.99 (Including VAT) might be of interest someone Tank Cover for Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin
  11. Oil!

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I may have posted this before..... Smith & Allan blend their own oils for a wide range of end uses, 5 ltrs of Semi Synth 10/40 motorcycle engine oil is £13.09 + vat. That is just under £16 for a proper 5ltr can of bike specific oil (rather than the silly little 4 ltr jobs everyone else seems to...
  12. Air Ambulance VAT petition

    I don't normally spread these around but was surprised at this one that the Air Ambulances have to pay VAT on fuel.. I think this report started it all MP in VAT plea for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (From York Press)
  13. which gaskets to use?

    Africa Twin
    Planning a countershaft swap on my 750L as the splines are dead. I priced up the shaft which was not too expensive but the gaskets for the whole job if I use Honda oem are approx £180+ vat - the supplier said they can get pattern ones for around £65+ vat per set. Anybody got any views on oem...
  14. XR650r Clarke Tank

    For anyone interested..... I just bought a 4.2 gallon (US) Clarke Tank from Enduro Shak on flea bay. £148 including post and packaging and £38 vat at customs. Cheaper tha the £219 plus £12 p and p on a uk site. They are doing a discount just now. Took 16 days from order to delivery, this...
  15. Oilman will pay your VAT on all Silkolene products - 3 days only

    As a final pre-Christmas offer for clubs and forums who have joined our club discount scheme, we've got a voucher code to save you money on all Silkolene products. The saving is equivalent to the amount of VAT payable - and that's on top of club members discounts too : ) 4 stroke and 2 stroke...
  16. VAT rate 17.5%?

    Is it right that the VAT rate goes back to 17.5% on 1st Jan 2010? If it is thats going to bugger things up. DD
  17. VAT rip-off

    I need to buy a Kriega waterproof belt bag as my stuff got soaked recently in my leather one. The basic one I need is on sale everywhere for £45 - as it was on the Kriega and the Traveldri stands as the NEC. The thing is it was £45 before the VAT cut. As I need it for work, I wil be able to...
  18. VAT on Imports HELP PANIC

    Africa Twin
    Got my V5 from dvla the other day after registering my 1998 AT which came from Italy. Bought it from a guy who bought it in Italy and brought it back a few years ago. Anyway also got a vat demand from C&E they want £1476 vat on the vehicle they think has a value of £8830..I phoned them and they...