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Offline Doringboom

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The number plate issue
« on: March 18, 2009, 08:35:58 am »
(I am sorry if I am maybe repeating this issue.)

The following notice was forwarded to me (and all clients) yesterday by the dealer principal of Centurion Lifestyle. If this is indeed the case, it seems as if all bikes must have the standard car-size number plate and nothing less. Finish en klaar. The 60 mm bike-size number plate will not be legal anymore, despite SABS marking, number plate shop name, other codes, etc. ??? >:(

ďGeneral Warning: Received from Dudley (organizer of 2Wheels for Justice):

Good morning, I have some disturbing news for all bikers.

The law has been passed that should a biker be caught without a number plate or a plate that is not prescribed as per the road traffic act, the vehicle will be confiscated and a fine and de merits will be imposed. The regulation states clearly that the letters of the plate may not be smaller than 75mm and bear the provincial markings and SABS standard stamp. The cops are on a mission to nail the superbikes, as they are said to be the culprits for small or no plates. This info is conveyed from a senior traffic official and we all know that once we are the target they will not have mercy. Don't even think of calling your lawyer, they are in their rights and within the law. Drive safe and be careful.Ē
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 09:05:36 am »
Do you have any reference to the particular amendment?
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 09:16:50 am »
Do you have any reference to the particular amendment?

No, unfortunately not.
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 09:33:49 am »
Stay legal... I have the tail brake number plate and the attitude change from a traffic cop is remarkable when they see I am legal... they start chatting about the bike and ask where I have been already, end up wishing me a safe trip. Even told me where the next speed trap was in one case! :thumleft:
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 09:42:58 am »
Stay legal... I have the tail brake number plate and the attitude change from a traffic cop is remarkable when they see I am legal... they start chatting about the bike and ask where I have been already, end up wishing me a safe trip. Even told me where the next speed trap was in one case! :thumleft:

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 09:51:44 am »
I have already seen a clever compromise on a road bike which i may implement.
The oke mounted the plate on the side of the bike. It gets nicely covered when he climbed on to ride :imaposer:
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 09:57:10 am »
There are only 2x plates that are legal. The long flat one used by most cars and the squarish one used by bikes and cars with wheels and stuff on the back.

 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 10:01:55 am »
Stay legal... I have the tail brake number plate and the attitude change from a traffic cop is remarkable when they see I am legal... they start chatting about the bike and ask where I have been already, end up wishing me a safe trip. Even told me where the next speed trap was in one case! :thumleft:

+1  :thumleft:

Agree. Been through a few road blocks. First they check the plate. If that is OK, their mind set seems to change.

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 10:08:20 am »
250mm x 160mm is the small legal size plate that bikes can use, it's smaller than the one cars use.

 I agree moer them hard without plates, it's normally the oke's on TB and some others that always first to bitch about taxi's and then they ride without plates, like the thugs that moered the oom and antie blou oog.

« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 10:09:43 am by michnus »
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 10:34:40 am »
250mm x 160mm is the small legal size plate that bikes can use, it's smaller than the one cars use. .....

Michnus, will this size plate be able to accommodate letters / numbers of 75 mm in height without looking out of balance or "ingeprop" in some way ??? The size of the letters / numbers seems to be crucial here :deal:
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 10:49:15 am »
This is the small legal size on my bike. Will measure for you.



« Last Edit: March 18, 2009, 10:50:25 am by michnus »
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 11:02:21 am »
This is the small legal size on my bike. Will measure for you.




I think I'm going to have a new numberplate made now... something like DTT157EC... I'll put it on the Thundercat >:D
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 11:31:43 am »
Your'e welcome I borrowed the number from another BMW rider in PE.  :mwink: >:D

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2009, 11:35:51 am »
This is the small legal size on my bike. Will measure for you.

Thanks Michnus :thumleft: My bikeís plate has the SABS marking etc. on, but the letter & number height is 60 mm. Letters & numbers with a 75 mm height will certainly necessitate a bigger plate the way I look at it :o
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2009, 11:58:26 am »
Your'e welcome I borrowed the number from another BMW rider in PE.  :mwink: >:D
He's about to have the fastest BMW in the country :imaposer:
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 03:09:51 pm »
How the hell are the poor KLR riders going to prevent their number plates from being chowed by the rear wheel now?? ???
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 03:12:06 pm »
How the hell are the poor KLR riders going to prevent their number plates from being chowed by the rear wheel now?? ???
Easy... fit raising links! >:D
 

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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 03:24:45 pm »
this plate got me in groot kaark.....I'm staying leagal now......no more sculls for me........
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2009, 08:12:55 pm »
My plate is legal...you cannot see the laser jammer, hehehehe, until they start to enforce road safety and not just a money making racket. between the zumo and the LJ they work overtime.
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Re: The number plate issue
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2009, 09:21:30 pm »
According to a report on news24 a while ago the 250 x 165, with 60mm lettering will be used on all motorcycles.  Fixing regulations will be the same as for cars, etc.