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NeilB
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So I noticed that there doesn't seem to be any meets anywhere near the Midlands, and the last one in the "North staffs" section was 5 years ago. Is this due to lack of people around, lack of venue, or another reason?

Being in Kidderminster, home to the wonderful Severn Valley Railway, we do get some vintage motorcycles turn up sometimes, and the yearly steam road rally trundles past our house which is fab.

Neil

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I think that the meets are maybe a Club organised event, Neil. I would imagine you'd might have to join the Club and then perhaps more info might be available. Although it seems strange that there isn't any West Mids branch?? Especially as that is where our bikes were hatched.....

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That's what I was thinking, thanks for moving my post to the right place 🙂

I was planning on getting the bike finished first (next couple of weeks, hopefully) and then sending in my paperwork and club membership at the same time. 

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You could start up a local branch even. There must be plenty owners in your area surely, Neil. Hopefully some locals get back to you and you can get organised for the good weather 🙂

P.S. if you're sending in dating papers, don't delay too long as we may be without a dating officer for a bit soon.

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Many meets over the years have just been sorted by a discussion. You don’t need to be a Club member to start a meet. We started the Rivington Barn meet ups on here and three of the four weren’t Club Members.  Just state where you plan to meet up and invite those on here to join you. Make it somewhere that suits you, if nobody else turns up at least you have time out in an area your okay with. Add it to Facebook pages as may be a few on there who fancy a ride out

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Good evening Neil,

In response to your post, have a look at the Area Reps Section as there is our Branch in The Midlands - South Derbyshire and Nottingham Branch and all our activities are detailed on it - to which you are very welcome to attend.

However as the distance is quite reasonable, why not become a member of The Club and set up a Branch local to you as per the above posts - its not that difficult to achieve and help is always at hand ( I don`t mind having a chat and detailing how we came about ).

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Giles.   

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Stoo63 said
P.S. if you're sending in dating papers, don't delay too long as we may be without a dating officer for a bit soon.  

As soon as the bike is built, I have the form,  frame and engine number photos, and the rubbings ready and waiting. Just need to photograph the complete bike and ask my teacher neighbour to sign it. As I understand it, I can't do anything without a completed bike? 

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NeilB said

As soon as the bike is built, I have the form,  frame and engine number photos, and the rubbings ready and waiting. Just need to photograph the complete bike and ask my teacher neighbour to sign it. As I understand it, I can't do anything without a completed bike?   

If you will be applying for an age related plate, the bike should be complete and roadworthy. If you are applying for the original registration and you have the necessary documentation then it just has to be complete. Dating certificates are valid for 12 months. 
If the club has not appointed a dating officer to commence from March 11th, there are other options available to you. 

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Unfortunately it will almost certainly need to be an age related plate unless Dudley archives happens to have the frame number attached to the registration paperwork. I've been told they don't always have anything to identify the exact vehicle, often not even the colour, just make and who registered it. 

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Unfortunately it will almost certainly need to be an age related plate unless Dudley archives happens to have the frame number attached to the registration paperwork. I've been told they don't always have anything to identify the exact vehicle, often not even the colour, just make and who registered it.   

According to my records, Dudley holds the previous records - 

The Archives & Local History Centre, Tipton Road, DUDLEY, DY1 4SQ (01384 812770). Email: ** Please log in to view **
Registers complete FD 1 – TFD 927N

However, as you say the record may only give the registration number and who it was allocated to (dealer). If it doesn't show the frame number then you are indeed limited to an age related plate, not that there is any problem with one, just that it has to be roadworthy.

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a B175 in the workshop and a 76 Honda C90 waiting its turn. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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Yes, I emailed them before Christmas, but haven't been to look yet. They confirmed that they have them, but with the aforementioned issue of lack of detail or even perhaps that the shop could have got the bike and then registered it at a later date. 

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NeilB said
So I noticed that there doesn't seem to be any meets anywhere near the Midlands, and the last one in the "North staffs" section was 5 years ago. Is this due to lack of people around, lack of venue, or another reason?

Being in Kidderminster, home to the wonderful Severn Valley Railway, we do get some vintage motorcycles turn up sometimes, and the yearly steam road rally trundles past our house which is fab.

Neil  

Wotcha.

OK - so I sold my Bantam last year . . . . as soon as you are on the road, stick a post here and there's every chance I'll come along.  I only live half an hour or so from the Severn Valley and I've usually got  a BSA of some sort on the road.  Anything that may involve cafes, steam trains, cake, BSAs and other assorted items will guarantee my presence. 

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