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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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New plate fitted... non-law friendly

Iíve removed the airbrake yellow monster and thought Iíd try something altogether more in keeping with the bike.

Iíll let you know when I get my first ticket!!!

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I'm not sure I'd go for the silver and black plate. Mind you, people keep asking me how old my bobber is, so you might get away with it.
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I'm not sure I'd go for the silver and black plate. Mind you, people keep asking me how old my bobber is, so you might get away with it.
Thatís partly my thinking... the bike does look old so at first glance the law might miss it. Having said that I happen to have a load of mates in the force who all ride... and all have black and silver smaller than legal plates.

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I dig it. Why is that plate not legal? Seems very visible, etc.
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I also like it !
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Not how our system works.
Black and white plates are only on vehicles over a certain age, maybe from the 70's or even older.
We more modern bikes should have yellow and black with stipulations on size of plate, size of font, type of font, even down to material, still some discussions on metal plates due to reflectiveness and if a speed camera can pick it up.
The other problem is the difference of rule reading between police wanting ticket money and the man down the MOT who cares that it is legible.
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I dig it. Why is that plate not legal? Seems very visible, etc.
Well, it was legal in the 1950s but these days a rear plate needs to be black on reflective yellow in the UK. Also a certain size, font and spacing.


The silver on black is still allowed for bikes from that era. I also think the side mounted plates aren't legal and those ones that are curved around the chain would have you hunted down by SWAT over here.


Edit: Beaten to it by Brigstock
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Ah, the whole "vintage" plate. We have the same here, but they are typically the same size as all the other plates. The one from Commo, isn't it smaller than the normal UK plates?
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Thatís partly my thinking... the bike does look old so at first glance the law might miss it. Having said that I happen to have a load of mates in the force who all ride... and all have black and silver smaller than legal plates.

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Mike, the '18' is a bit of a give away!!!!
Need to get yourself a personalised reg that looks older

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I think that plate looks the business. It just matches the Bobber ethos. Agree with Mark Arbroath that a personalized plate would be even better, but great job!

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