No Log Book on purchase ??

On 19/11/2018 at 11:27

I've bought my first bike - a 2nd hand Honda CBF125 and loving it.

Though, the shop I bought it from (a Honda retailer) said they couldn't hand over the Log book because of GDPR rules as it has all the old owners info in it.
Has anyone else come across this before?

They showed the log book to prove it existed but said they couldn't hand it over. Seems odd.
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 19/11/2018 at 14:13

Hi mate,

Did you fill in the new keeper details on the log book?

When you buy a vehicle you should get a "new keepers supplement" section which is a green slip of paper from the log book. The seller then send the rest off to the DVLA who then send you the full V5 log book as you're the new keeper.

You should NOT have been given the entire log book by the seller don't worry. As long as you have a receipt of purchase from them and the new keeper supllement all is good
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On 20/11/2018 at 11:53

Ahh..yes... I did get the green slip. Thank you so much for the explanation, makes much for sense now.
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 20/11/2018 at 13:33

Good stuff. The log book can take a few weeks to come through some times so don't worry if it hasn't arrived after a few days.

How are you finding the bike?
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On 20/11/2018 at 14:28

I'm loving it. Quickly realizing that cold weather is multiplied by 3 when on a bike and out of the season's I could have started riding, I've definitely chosen one of the more challenging. But I guess if I'm still on my bike by next march then I'm a genuine biker and earned the right to getting on a big bike.
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 20/11/2018 at 14:34

Indeed!

Mate it gets sooooo cold! It's better to start riding this time of year in a way cos then you get used to riding in worse conditions like slippery roads, wind and rain etc.... Then when the weather gets better you really appreciate it! If you started in the summer then as the weather got worse you wouldn't be used to it if that makes any sense haha

You wanted to get your full licence next year then?
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On 21/11/2018 at 13:25

That's a good points.

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Get used to biking and being on the road and then decide how to go about moving up. I've been a driver and a cyclist for years so no the road, but I suppose it's about learning to ride how they want you to ride.
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 21/11/2018 at 19:18

Yep, there's so much you need to be more aware of on a bike than in a car. You've probably found it on your push bike that a lot of people just don't see you. It's good to ride in a position which gives you maximum view of the road ahead (I tend to ride fairly close to the white line so I can see ahead of the car in front easily) and also how to make yourself as visible as possible to other road users.

Some good tips on Youtube if you search motorcycle roadcraft there is a chap who does vlogging while he rides about it all, can't think of his name now though....
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