With my intention to wake up the red devil, the very first thing that I have to do is to make the bike road-legal. This means, I have to get a new insurance and road tax for the bike. Since my bike's road tax expires on December 2012, it has been more than a year, therefore I can't renew my road tax the usual way.
Luckily, there are JPJ officials in my contact list, so rather than get myself confused, I send him a message asking for the actual process.
Good news! Now I don't actually have to go to PUSPAKOM to do vehicle inspection (that would save me RM20.00). Here's the complete process:
- First, get insurance cover. You can choose to either buy insurance for a few days to cover the need to bring your motorcycle to JPJ, or you might as well buy the entire one year of insurance coverage, since it is a requirement for the road tax to be issued.
- Second, bring the insurance cover note and your motorcycle registration card (geran) to any nearby JPJ and ask to apply for a "Permit Perjalanan Sementara (Untuk Pemeriksaan)" (temporary permit).
- Now that you have both insurance and the permit, go back home and bring your motorcycle over to JPJ. Don't forget your cover note and registration card.
- Just tell the officer you want to renew your lapsed road tax and that you bring the vehicle for inspection with you. They will carry on with the inspection, and once everything is ok, you'll get your road tax renewed
Remember, make sure your vehicle is in good running condition, all lights are functioning. Otherwise they might not want to approve your road-tax renewal until you rectify the issues.