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D7 with D10 engine restoration
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July 12, 2020 - 5:27 pm
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Hi can I ask in terms of restoration. I purchased a D7 bike with d10 engine and colour is blue with silver trim.  I wanna make it look like trial bike by changing exhaust to high level single seater but my real question as I don’t have v5 form and need to apply for age related number plate so do I need to keep everything as original to obtain one ? Or it is based on the frame and engine number ? 

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July 13, 2020 - 8:43 am
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me  being  one of the clubs guys  to help  sertyfy     a  bantam    if  it gets   to look  like   bitser  or  cutnshut   i woud  have to say so  ,.,. so in sort   

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From what I understand, registration depends on the frame number. As you have no documents it may be worth getting them before starting any modifications. If the bike is a runner as is you should not have too much trouble, though it may need an inspection. Have you read through the appropriate posts on the dating section? I think they cover it all.

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The Main parts of the machine are Frame , Forks, engine/gerabox (the same thing for the Bantam ) and  Wheels .

To obtain a Dating Certificate the frame which is the key componment and has to be original with a clear frame number , the frame must not be  altered , modified parts welded etc from its original design.

You can use different forks , engine and wheels in the original frame however these will have to be logged on another form V627/1 Built up Vehicle Report Form.

On the dating Certificate I would state the machice has non original parts and list what they are .


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