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post #1 of 23 Old 04-28-2009, 7:34 PM Thread Starter
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Unmarked police car and large number plates suck, or should i say small number plates gets you into troublewith unmarked police car. Please post your opiniun on number plates. Big or Small which do you perfere.
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Re: plates

Large number?
Small number?

For those of us who have NO IDEA what you are talking about, please expand on the subject.
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sorry about that, over here in little old england number plates have to be a certain MOT UK car and vehicle MOT information equipment car servicing parts and spares - exhaust system size and the letters and and numbers have to be a certain size. what people do over here is put smaller number plates with smaller numbers and letters. but the police don't like it and fine you 30
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Re: plates

Just had my bike tested. The information in that link is no longer valid. Any bike registered after 2001 must have a standard size plate, with no border or fancy font for the lettering. It must also bear the name and the postcode of the plate manufacturer and the British Standard code for number plates. It can, however, have the blue panel for GB or EURO down the left hand side.

Had a long chat with the tester who said that there are more things to fail the bike on, regarding the number plate, than the rest of the bike. Apparently down the automatic number plate recognition cameras now!!
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thats why i got stopped because the number plate recognition camera could'nt pick it up.
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Whats wrong with using the legal plates? Must be an England thing because there aren't people throwing small plates on bikes to try to make them harder to see. But then again, the bike plates are smaller than car plates to begin with
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sorry about that, over here in little old england number plates have to be a certain MOT UK car and vehicle MOT information equipment car servicing parts and spares - exhaust system size and the letters and and numbers have to be a certain size. what people do over here is put smaller number plates with smaller numbers and letters. but the police don't like it and fine you 30
I don't see your point exactly.
Don't they do the same thing if you decide you want to do 65 in a 60 zone though?
Our plate dimensions are also set by law as I assume it is everywhere.

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The legal plates in the U.S are tiny compared to the ones here is S.A. Its like riding with a parachute
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The legal plates in the U.S are tiny compared to the ones here is S.A. Its like riding with a parachute
I agree the UK plates are enormous and somebody really should be designing something better.
In another ten years they'll probably need even more digits and they'll go to three lines of text which will make them totally useless as no witness will ever be able to remember the whole plate and the speed cameras will need wider angle lenses :-)

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Using the legal size and using a plate at all are two different things over here... If anything I know more people that dont even bother putting their plate on than would use a smaller one. Its a $40 fine here for improper display of registration i believe.
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.... the standard plate is just too big and usualy spoils the bikes looks IMO......

I go down a size when i can
5x7 never had any problems* with them

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i use legal numberplates on my bikes. not worth the hassle to use a small one
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i took the standard plate off my bike and sold it to nasa to use as the worlds largest super satalite...

Back on the road again!...
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Re: plates

I've got a 9"x2" plate on mine. Probably the smallest plate you can get. Standard size plates are c**p and spoil the whole back end of the bike, after all isn't that the reason why the first thing we all change is a tail tidy. Not much point spending money on that if your going to leave standard plate on. I've had a small plate on mine from the minute i got home from dealer....fingers crossed....touch wood....blah..blah.. no bother up till now.
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And i reckon us small plate users are doing our bit for the enviroment.....you can get three of our plates out of a standard size plate.
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