I purchased a one owner motorcycle which was 10 months old and tried to register the owner change with Datatag. I gave them the bike details, reg engine chassis numbers. No they needed their own number, so I purchased a UV light and gave them their number.
They then claimed the bike wasn't registered with them and I had to go back to the original supplying dealer. Which I done and they confirmed that the bike was registered with Datatag. So I re contacted Datatag to find out what to do next. they said they would investigate and come back to me by phone. This was 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting.
I think Datatag is complete waste of money for those of you lucky enough to purchase a new motorcycle.
I've been looking for m2m leathers and been asking around...there is little in the way of current reviews for Scott Leathers.. 2015-16.
I mailed them at the end of Nov 15 and never got a reply, I e mailed them again Wed 3rd Feb 2016...no reply as of Friday 5th...called the office number listed on their outdated (2006) website, let it ring approx 20 times...no answer machine, so couldn't leave a message. Gave up at that point and hung phone up.
I will call them once on Monday, I'm actually curious now if they are still trading, I discussed this on our S1000RR Forum, couple of the guys had exactly same issues, zero communications...Not sure I want to give them any of my money, can you imagine if you had a complaint... one call they get, that's it. The other lads went elsewhere...NOT impressed so far.
If a company is that bad at handling comms in this day and age then they really don't deserve my business tbh...
ONE CALL... let's see if anyone picks up the phone. Let you know how I get on.
@HOSBUSA True. Shame i was in the car with no roof.
Legal and insurance
Thanks for the replies guys. I have had insurance on a fireblade in germany inside of 2 years so all might not be lost - although I doubt many companies take overseas NCB.
As to the project - I'd be doing a mild setup making less power than a modern superbike - more as a tinkering/engineering project than anything. Of course I bet most insurers wouldn't view things that way.
Touring & travel
You don't say where you are coming from but a couple of ideas for the route up that we have done are.
Penrith - Alston (Hartside café) - Brampton - Longtown - Gretna.
If you fancy a longer journey at that point try - A75 past Dumfries to Crocketford, then up to New Galloway then Ayr, or even better New Galloway back to Newton Stewart the up to Girvan - Ayr.
Or there is
Congrats - There is an old saying that for the most part is pretty true. "There are two kinds of riders, those that have been down and those that will be." Riding is an on going learning experience, learn from what happened, practice a solution if possible, and enjoy the next ride.