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How could this be legal?

Called FASTAGS what could possibly be a legal use for this product?

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Called FASTAGS what could possibly be a legal use for this product?
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I saw a device on the market a year ot two ago which was a plastic screen which was clear until you applied 12V across it when it went opaque. It was supposedly to hide the plate on show bikes. As if

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'...FASTAGS are not intended for street use!"

What a crock!
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"...Honest, officer - I was just using it to improve aerodynamics so I could get better gas mileage!"
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"FASTAGS are not intended for street use!"

And your going to need them at the track when..........???

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Re: How could this be legal?

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Called FASTAGS what could possibly be a legal use for this product?
Don't worry about it. I guess if you GET CAUGHT using one you'd be in more trouble than trying to come with a reason why it is legal....
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Re: How could this be legal?

It's been my experience that by the time the average sportbiker knows a cruiser is behind him, the officer has had time to observe and note the bike's plate anyway (for example, before the lights come on and an attempt to do a traffic stop is made).

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Re: How could this be legal?

Well, lets see. It could be used when you are showing your bike off in a car show, or even just at the house. You could also use it when they are filming in the area. Just pop your plate up, and it save them the production time of blurring out your plate.

It's legal if you use it for the intended use, which doesn't include the street. Just like having a gun is legal as long as you don't kill someone without reason, using said gun.
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Well, lets see. It could be used when you are showing your bike off in a car show, or even just at the house. You could also use it when they are filming in the area. Just pop your plate up, and it save them the production time of blurring out your plate.

It's legal if you use it for the intended use, which doesn't include the street. Just like having a gun is legal as long as you don't kill someone without reason, using said gun.
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Fig, I was thinking along the same lines. Normally when they do America's Worst Car Chases or whatever, they blur out the plates. This would definitely save time and energy on the producers part.
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Fig, I was thinking along the same lines. Normally when they do America's Worst Car Chases or whatever, they blur out the plates. This would definitely save time and energy on the producers part.
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Re: How could this be legal?

If you take your bike to trackdays, it's useful. Ain't it always rumoured that there are insurance agents by the track, writing down everyone's plates? If you crash it and try to claim insurance.....

So it saves the 30 seconds of taping up your plates. Hey, 30 seconds saved is 30 seconds earned.

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Fig, I was thinking along the same lines. Normally when they do America's Worst Car Chases or whatever, they blur out the plates. This would definitely save time and energy on the producers part.
You know that has to be exhausting. Like making the Girls Gone Wild commercials showable on regular tv. And what's with the t-shirt blurring out? I think I will just make blurred out t-shirts and wear them around. That ought to confuse them.
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If you take your bike to trackdays, it's useful. Ain't it always rumoured that there are insurance agents by the track, writing down everyone's plates? If you crash it and try to claim insurance.....

So it saves the 30 seconds of taping up your plates. Hey, 30 seconds saved is 30 seconds earned.
I've never witnessed this at track days. Besides, all track organizations that I've run with want the plate removed.
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If you take your bike to trackdays, it's useful. Ain't it always rumoured that there are insurance agents by the track, writing down everyone's plates? If you crash it and try to claim insurance.....

So it saves the 30 seconds of taping up your plates. Hey, 30 seconds saved is 30 seconds earned.
That's still using it for illegal purposes. Comitting insurance fraud.
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