Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Powys, , Wales & Cuba
Re: Certificate of conformity
Been looking onto this myself as well
It will depend on the following:
Where you are perminantly living (UK/Germany etc.)
Where you are going to insure your bike
The age of the bike
If there even is a CoC available
If you live in the UK and want to insure from a UK insurance, you only have 90 days insurance (usually) for travel abroard. You can obtain green card insurance from ADAC for limited periods - up to 6 months I think. It's expensive and I'd advise you to confirm that it provides adequate cover before relying on it, but it might meet your needs.
If you want to live in Germany, the bike must be insured there (and registered there) and you will need a TuV cert. I have been told by a mate who has done this that getting this via a CoC is OK but without is too expensive to make it worthwhile - he ended up selling his bike and buying new. Getting a CoC on a 3 year old bike is easier than a ten year old one (get them from the bike manufacturer). If you have modified it, you may have more problems. You will have to change the headlight for it to pass the tests whatever. book the the TüV, get the paperwork and take it to the local zullassungsstelle, along with V5, passport, your address registration and get the German plates. Insure
"Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" Mark Twain
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