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Hi. Need some advice please.

 

Been looking for a clean used 125i Click. I've looked at 6 so far and each of them had paperwork problems - no book, book with an old name in it - and every one of them either had no current tax or hadn't been taxed for more than 3 years.

 

Finally found a bike that's OK - but the tax was last renewed in June 2560 - 2 years and 10 months ago.

 

I realise that after 3 years the book is cancelled - so I've got a couple of months to go . . .

 

But can anyone tell me what the cost in fines and back-tax will be for this? I need to haggle the seller down a bit as I'll have to pay for this.

 

TIA

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you  would have to pay all back tax and the current tax, as well as the current years  insurance, with fines less than a 1,000thb, all in. a government test will also be needed if over 7 years old, you will need lots of paperwork, from the seller signed transfer form + power of attorney + id card and house book copies, if registered in another province then a change of registration numbers will be required, involve at least one trip to car tax office 

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2 minutes ago, robsamui said:

But can anyone tell me what the cost in fines and back-tax will be for this? I need to haggle the seller down a bit as I'll have to pay for this.

The 3 years thing is not true, the cost is small about 101 baht for each year.

I paid 807 bahts for 7 years non payment of bike road tax for my bike when I took it to DLT to inspect.

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Posted (edited)
22 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

The 3 years thing is not true

Unless the law has been amended:

 

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Section 35/3.39 In respect of the vehicle defaulting annual tax payment for three consecutive years, the registration shall cease.

Source: http://web.krisdika.go.th/data/outsitedata/outsite21/file/Vehicle_Act_BE_2522_(1979).pdf

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52 minutes ago, eisfeld said:

Well it might be still in place for as it says registration,  all can say it was 6.5 years non-payment road tax for my bike and they gave me a new book and I wanted a new number anyway for my province, I paid for back tax, new number and number plate, the 7 year inspection,  and 1 year gov insurance .

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Posted (edited)

THANKS for all the info and help.

 

When did they scrap the 3 years no-tax-and-book-dead law?
It used to be 5 years (or 7??) then about 4 years back they made it 3 years - now it is scrapped altogether?

 

Really?

 

AFAIK it's about 20,000B (and close to 80K or more for a big bike) for a new book under 200cc - plus all the other paperwork, costs and hassles.
 

 

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8 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

Well it might be still in place for as it says registration,  all can say it was 6.5 years non-payment road tax for my bike and they gave me a new book and I wanted a new number anyway for my province, I paid for back tax, new number and number plate, the 7 year inspection,  and 1 year gov insurance .

So you are actually confirming that the registration was cancelled and a new book and plate had to be issued.

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7 minutes ago, robsamui said:

THANKS for all the info and help.

 

When did they scrap the 3 years no-tax-and-book-dead law?
It used to be 5 years (or 7??) then about 4 years back they made it 3 years - now it is scrapped altogether?

 

Really?

 

AFAIK it's about 20,000B (and close to 80K or more for a big bike) for a new book under 200cc - plus all the other paperwork, costs and hassles.
 

 

Not sure where you got all that information from but the law that I linked is pretty old and said 3 years. And only Kwasaki said that that's not the case but pretty sure that's not right (e.g. the law is still in effect).

 

It's definitely not 20k THB or 80K for a big bike. Where did you get this idea?

 

If some shops charge 3k THB for registration and that includes a profit margin for them, what do you think the real price is?

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If it's not a Surat registered bike...the plates will be cancelled so another reregister thing to do....unless you wanna go wherever it's registered...surely must be hundreds of ex rentals up for grabs...why make things difficult

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Interesting..  Have a bike here with tax sticker 2558.

Want to get it on the road legal again, but if the registration is really expired...

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12 minutes ago, eisfeld said:

So you are actually confirming that the registration was cancelled and a new book and plate had to be issued.

OK if you wish to put that way and it's important to you, I guess so there was no mention of the bike being impounded and destroy as people on here like to think it would. 

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8 minutes ago, Metropolitian said:

Interesting..  Have a bike here with tax sticker 2558.

Want to get it on the road legal again, but if the registration is really expired...

It can be done the bike just has to be inspected by DLT to see that it's roadworthy. 

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26 minutes ago, Metropolitian said:

Interesting..  Have a bike here with tax sticker 2558.

Want to get it on the road legal again, but if the registration is really expired...

I wouldn't worry. Just takes a bit more time to get a new book, probably a few more tests etc. I would give it a try.

 

19 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

OK if you wish to put that way and it's important to you, I guess so there was no mention of the bike being impounded and destroy as people on here like to think it would. 

What? Why would anyone thinkg a bike would be impounded and destroyed? I don't think anyone thinks that Oo

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