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Old 4th November 2014
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Default Big bore insurance advice?

I was thinking about a 1250cc Kit on my 883R, and was looking for some advice from someone in the UK who has such a conversion regarding how/who they insuranced it?

I spoke to my insurance company and they flatly refused.


There will be no point going to time and expense if the insurance companies won't touch it.

BTW I'm aware I have to inform the DVLA.
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I was thinking about a 1250cc Kit on my 883R, and was looking for some advice from someone in the UK who has such a conversion regarding how/who they insuranced it?

I spoke to my insurance company and they flatly refused.


There will be no point going to time and expense if the insurance companies won't touch it.

BTW I'm aware I have to inform the DVLA.

why ?


why tell them about it in the first place.. ././?????
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well, I am not in the UK but here in america the concept of insurable interest is certainly the same. If you modify your stuff they will rate or drop you.....if they know about it. my title says 883. fastest damn 883 i ever rode! bottom line: someone would have to take your motor apart and measure the bore to know. not likely.
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why tell them about it in the first place.. ././?????
Because I would be uninsured......by not declaring it. All fine until some feckless idiot knocks me off.
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Who are you insured with? I would try phoning companies like Bennetts or Carole Nash who specialise in bikes.
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Who are you insured with? I would try phoning companies like Bennetts or Carole Nash who specialise in bikes.
If the above companies can't help try Footman James or Pete Best insurance.
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Mmm! wouldn't tell anyone, 883 stamped on engine, engine number relates to 883 on log book etc.

But if you want piece of mind try Bike Sure also trade under the name of Endsliegh.

I have my trike insured with them, been with them 14 years. When I first had the trike nobody would insure it ( not many around at that time) they did with no problem.

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First thing be very careful before calling insurance companies will explain why shortly,

I bought my 883r that was already converted (badly) but the DVLA had been told and the Reg document stated 1200cc. I had a few problems getting insurance, most won't even look as modified bikes. In the end I went with MCE insurance and the price is ok

Finally back to what info you give them. all insurance companies share and hold data when ever you get a quote, have insurance or claim. If you get a quote for it at 1200cc it will be logged. In the event of a claim they trawl all this data and may use it against you.

Personally I wish mine had never been registered at 1200. You need to make a decision at what you officially class it at and stick to it.
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I'm getting the conversion done in the next few months and will not be informing anyone. A internal modification like this will never be picked up, I have a stage one already and just want that extra poke
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Not very likely the insurance adjuster would open the engine. Not sure how it works in UK, but in USA if you bike or any other vehicle is declared totaled you have the right to buy it back from the insurance company. You have not lost the investment unless the engine is completely trashed. You take your chances, but getting you engine completely trashed would be unlikely. For the money you would save by not getting shafted on the premiums you could build up another bike with a good doner bike and the totaled bike you get back from the insurance company for 10% of the value of the parts. Silence is golden.
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