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    Gasboy
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    Number Plates !

    Right it is M.O.T time 4 me soon off to halfords i go 4 the right size number plate !! OH MY GOD HE BRINGS OUT A CHEESE BOARD with my reg on !

    Whats the score with u lot ,big , small or just nothing at all ! Any hassle from the fuzz Give me the dirt !

    PEACE !

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    Mines standard width at 9 inch and 3inch deep, never been pulled for it but put the big one back on for MOT day

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    LEGS
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    Talking

    i've alway fitted an 8 X 6 from these guys. Top service and quality product.

    http://www.malplates.co.uk/malplates

    Never had a problem with MOT or been pulled for small number plate

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    the number plate is nothing to do with the mot.
    I second Mal plates, they do a good job
    7x5 for me and I wont change it over for the mot.

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    They made me go and get a bigger one knowing full well it was going on the garage shelf straight after only to be seen once a year!

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    should of told them to stick it. !
    as long as you havea rear eflector yer ok

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    MOTORCYCLES AND TRICYCLES
    Motorcycles and tricycles registered after 1.9.2001 must only display a number plate at the rear of the vehicle.
    Motorcycles and tricycles registered before 1.9.2001 can display a number plate at the front but are not required to.
    The characters may be smaller e.g.

    Character Height 64mm
    Character Width 44mm
    Character Stroke 10mm
    Space between characters 10mm
    Space between groups 30mm
    Top, side & bottom margin 11mm
    Space between vertical lines 13mm



    Motorcycles registered on or after 1 September 2001 must display a two-line number plate number plate. Motorcycles registered prior to the 1 September 2001 may display a three-line plate, but one-line plates are illegal, irrespective of the date of registration of the motorcycle.


    Number Plates and the Law.
    DVLA guidelines on how they should be displayed.


    All registration marks including marks purchased through DVLA's sales scheme must be displayed in accordance with The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 (obtainable from Her Majesty's Stationery Office).

    Rules for the display of number plates are set out in law, briefly these are: -

    A number plate must be displayed at the front and rear of motor vehicles (with some exceptions).
    Number Plates must be easy to read and meet the British Standard.
    Lettering should be black on a white plate at the front and a yellow at the rear.
    The background surface should be reflex-reflecting but the characters must not.
    There are separate requirements for traditional number plates displayed on vehicles constructed before 1 January 1973.
    Lettering and spacing must be of a set size. They must conform to one of the groups shown at:- Number plates fitted after 1 September 2001 or Number plates fitted before 1 September 2001.
    Number Plate Law
    The law states that,

    You must not alter, rearrange or misrepresent the letters or numbers
    Characters must not be moved from one group to the other (e.g. A242 ABC must not be displayed as A242A BC).
    Offences may result in any or all of the following:

    A fine of up to 1,000
    The registration mark may be WITHDRAWN
    The vehicle may FAIL the MOT test
    Full details of the requirements are included in The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001
    Last edited by Gasboy; December 13th, 2007 at 05:06 AM.

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    I found that on a DVLA website !

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    Someones bored

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    the idea is to find that rare breed...a deaf and blind MOT tester!!!

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    I've just cut the original down makes it smaller and keeps the plod away my MOT station no problem with the plate but made me buy a reflector for 3 so it would pass

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    Standard size plate for me , one less reason to be pulled up whilst howling past the fuzz with AKRA humming

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    Mine's got a slightly smaller than standard plate on: 7" x 6.5" ( had this size on last three bikes...no problem from Plod but have always put standard back on for MOT. As for the reflector issue....bit weird as I don't believe I had a reflector on the back of my R6 ( certainly not on RSV) and it sailed through the test......BUT at the same garage as Mr Sharky got grief for not having a reflector?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvsteve View Post
    Standard size plate for me , one less reason to be pulled up whilst howling past the fuzz with AKRA humming
    With you on that one Steve. It's something that catches, or doesn't as the case may be, the eye and attracts interest. I remember a photo of a plate in MCN which was matchbox size and buried under the tail tidy. Just asking to get stopped and then have EVERYTHING checked over.

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    I know of many people that have all sort of number plate sizes and over recent years the plod don't seem to be bothered about it but i've seen one particular R1 rider who has a matchbox size plate mounted out of sight on a sawn off hugger and to me thats asking for it . I dont see what the problem is if its readable and i do think the standard one are a bit on the ugly side , its the same with race cans we all know the score with them but no doubt a huge percent of us are riding with them not because we want to scare the living daylights out of everyone , its because personally i want to be heard as well as seen by some idiot in a skoda or a florist van .

    When your a biker you know whats what and how much more road sense you need to keep you alive , its a pity all some counties are just interested in pulling you up for a needless so called offence as a small number plate i'll avoid any need for them to pull me even though i dont like the huge slab at the rear

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    MUHAHAHAHAHAHA.. You guys are so

    Check out our standard Belgian number plates




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    Oh just rub some more salt into the wound !! why dont u !

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    Pumpers, you could have put it on straight

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    7 x 3 fcuk the lot off them and get a life if thats all the coppers are worried about ! normal size for mot though

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEGS View Post
    Pumpers, you could have put it on straight
    Its probably the frame thats twisted after it was written off ...then tarted up to sell on

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