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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:15 am 
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I was looking at getting a new number plate for my bike i have just bought, as the one fitted is tiny and i dont really want to attract unwanted attention.
I was going to get a flexi plate but size do the majority of people go for as i appreciate the legal size for bikes is not really practical on a off road bike apart from looking ridiculous
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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:05 am 
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I've always had a legal, ordinary plate on my bikes and have only broken one once...since 1993!

I've been stopped by the police a couple of times, and on each occasion they've looked at the number plate and said: "that's good enough for me, have a good day!"

No other checks made :)


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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:44 am 
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Shakey26 wrote:
I was looking at getting a new number plate for my bike i have just bought, as the one fitted is tiny and i dont really want to attract unwanted attention.
I was going to get a flexi plate but size do the majority of people go for as i appreciate the legal size for bikes is not really practical on a off road bike apart from looking ridiculous
thanks


I find the look depends on the bike as does the longevity. The CRF250 never breaks plates but the smaller lighter bikes CRF 250x & CRF230 chew through them , mainly from rear wheel travel.

On the CRF250L (mid picture below) or a BMW GS a full size font on a 7x5 flexi looks fine and is unlikey to break. I do have a full size on one CRF230 (left of picture) just to keep people happly but I dont think it works well.

I do use 6x4 where appropriate on another CRF 230 (right of picture) and I dont see much point going below this in these bikes.


If you use a bigger plate on a sall bike - I do feel it is worthwhile putting a smaller plate eg 6x4 beneath it to get you home without worry when it goes. As mentioned, I get through several per year, mainly when ridden by others - especially my son.

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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Shakey26 wrote:
I appreciate the legal size for bikes is not really practical on a off road bike apart from looking ridiculous
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If you have an off road bike then you dont need a number plate. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Flexi 7x5 , works for me 8-)
I have smaller one's but look like they will attract attention of the constabulary :?

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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:18 am 
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Same as - Had a 7X5 flexi for years, and no problems from the law.
A 9X7 looks ridiculous, and in 'legal' perspex form is dangerous and not fit for purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:38 pm 
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Having **14 means I can cut down the width of a 9x7 and still be a legal size but after losing my rigid 9x7 twice on the one day I fitted it (on an LDT where they suggested there might be checks) I have gone the flexi route so at least it stays on after the odd dismount.

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 Post subject: Re: Number plate
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Try DangerUK for full size and spaced flexi plates with BS and suppliers markings
[url][http://www.danger-uk.co.uk/product/anti-shatter-reg-plates/motorcycle-reg-plate-anti-shatter//url]


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