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Post by re1969 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:11 pm

hi , having moved to france recently from the uk im hoping to re register two of my royal enfields , a 1959 bullet and a 1992 bullet ,both 500 cc ,the 59 is an english built bike and the 91 a uk market bike ,both have current uk v5 documents , ive been to the prefecture in cahors and they ask that i get certificates of european conformity for both machines , problem i have is the 59 was built in the uk before these certificates where thought of and the factory is no longer in existance , the 92 model was imported by a company in the uk called bavanar that is no longer in buisness , ive. contacted the factory in india but they cannot supply one either , ive owned both bikes for many years and selling them in the uk is not an option , has anyone actually managed to register a n older royal enfield in france or am i screwed by beurocracy , any advice greatly appreciated,



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Post by Jamstealer » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:37 pm

The 1959 classifies as a véhicule de collection;
You go through an organisation called FFVE which issues a certificate which replaces the CoC.
I haven’t done this myself, but plenty here have done : it’s fairly straightforward. I am sure oneceill be along soon to explain.
The ‘92 is an issue as it pre-dates EU CoCs and there are loads of Conformity issues with those particular bikes. But as a ‘92, then it will be 30 years old in 2022, and you might be able to register it as a véhicule de collection then.

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Post by wizzard » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:48 am

The old bike will be easy to register, although it will be a slow process. The other one could be more difficult as its an Indian made one, and not yet 30 years old. Having once tried to register an Indian Enfield here, with a CoC, and been refused, I think what Jammy said about waiting 3 years was good advice. However we have one or two people on here who have registered Enfields (2CVAndy) who might be able to help you.
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Post by 2cvandy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:56 pm

I had a sod of a job getting a CoC for my 2009 Bullet, but got there in the end, the factory as you say are no help.
As has been said already, you can get an attestation via FFVE for the 59, it's a simple process.
Sadly, I don't think you stand much chance of registering the 90s bike. there's a French Enfield forum full of folk who've tried, and failed.
I'd wait till it's 30 years old and ride the other one in the meantime.
I would not, under any circumstances, register the 59 bike and then fit the same no' plate to the 90s one so I could excercise it occasionally, oh no, I'd never do that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, icon_whistle
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Post by FrancisBarnett » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:58 pm

I would not, under any circumstances, register the 59 bike and then fit the same no' plate to the 90s one so I could excercise it occasionally, oh no, I'd never do that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, icon_whistle.
Isn't that tempting providence a bit? - Wrong frame number if anybody chances to look at it? And then there's the insurance angle.......?
Surely better to find a 30+ years old frame and build it up on that? If all the bits will fit etc.
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Post by 2cvandy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:26 pm

FrancisBarnett wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:58 pm
I would not, under any circumstances, register the 59 bike and then fit the same no' plate to the 90s one so I could excercise it occasionally, oh no, I'd never do that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .
Isn't that tempting providence a bit? - Wrong frame number if anybody chances to look at it? And then there's the insurance angle.......?
incon_doh good job I didn't suggest taking that route then,,,,,,,,,,,, icon_thatsfunny
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Surely better to find a 30+ years old frame and build it up on that? If all the bits will fit etc.
Seems a lot of effort for a bike that'll be 30 years old soon anyway ?
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Post by Pierre » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:29 am

There is a shop in Chichester town centre that specialises in Enfields perhaps they could help or give you pointers. https://www.cmwmotorcycles.com/

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Post by Dieselspanner » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:46 am

Try this outfit

https://motopassion65.com/

The boss speaks reasonable English and the mechanic is English, can't remember his name, nice blokes, had a ride out with them a couple of months back, a Sunday well spent

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