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 Post subject: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 1:09 am 
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I've decided to upgrade the rear light on my Mk3 Pampera to LED, and rather than just replace the light fitting I think it makes more sense to buy a complete universal light/number plate unit.

There seem to be quite a few available, by the likes of RFX, Acerbis, UFO, Polisport, Ardi-Star - some have a specific clear lens portion to light the number plate while others don't. But I've read that this isn't an MOT requirement - can anyone confirm?

Has anyone done this, and if so got any recommendations on what's a good buy, and what to look out for?


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 Post subject: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 8:37 am 
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I use the rfx one commonly obtainable for around £18

Generally speaking the tail seems to get impacted from stones and on stock plates from the wheel touching the number plate occasionally and ripping it off


The rfx design is cheap, minimalist and almost horizontal giving low area to get hit and more clearance than vertical type designs


I also double number plate with a small plate mounted under a near full size plate designed to take a full size font on a slightly smaller plate

Can't confirm on MOT other than I only take my bike to a sensible Mot'er who is more concerned with the main safety items and maintenance.

I often take the no lights fitted option at time of rest if there is any doubt over legality on one of my bikes with retrofitted lights

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 6:45 pm 
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useful information, thanks Mario.

I'm quite keen to avoid the 'almost horizontal' look as it's a bit out of character for the Pampera (though I appreciate your comments about the increased clearance), I've seen a few that are more vertical such as this Acerbis one http://www.motoxmatrix.co.uk/new-acerbi ... 5315-p.asp albeit for more money (£36)


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 2:05 pm 
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That Acerbis one, is what I use, seems fine, although I did wreck one last year, but that was after looping the bike off the top of a sand dune :o

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 2:38 pm 
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I ordered one and it turned up yesterday. Looks quite good, I'll put a pic up when I've fitted it


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 6:58 pm 
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Interested to hear how you get on as im on the look out for a good tail light also

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 12:05 am 
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had 3 of these and cant fault them ( only they break if ya loop the bike self in filckted as i have a thing for wheelie's)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321211113761? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:54 pm 
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Phil Hinch wrote:
had 3 of these and cant fault them ( only they break if ya loop the bike self in filckted as i have a thing for wheelie's)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321211113761? ... EBIDX%3AIT



+1 on these. This is exactly what I now use

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 5:02 pm 
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I have ordered one of the polisport items

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation for a rear LED light/number plate holder
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:34 pm 
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finally a picture - this is the Acerbis LED 30 Taillight, costs best part of 40 quid, I think the "30" refers to the angle of the section holding the numberplate, it's a lot closer to vertical than some of the (cheaper, around 20 quid) LED offerings from RFX for example.

I'm quite pleased with it; the number plate section was longer than I needed so I cut a bit off. It feels pretty strong and sturdy.

Here's what it looked like before I cut the bottom bit off http://www.motoxmatrix.co.uk/new-acerbi ... 5315-p.asp

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