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Offline Rob62

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Re: how do I fit a black metal number plate to my motorcycle?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »
So where is the best place to buy pressed metal numberplates from... i have seen everything from £7.50 to £20 from various places, some claiming to be legal and others not..... i fancy a black/silver plate but not that bothered

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Re: how do I fit a black metal number plate to my motorcycle?
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2018, 09:34:52 PM »
Lots of places on Ebay sell them. You can 'officially' have a black and white if you wish being a pre 77 registered bike.
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Re: how do I fit a black metal number plate to my motorcycle?
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2018, 09:40:02 PM »
It just looks soooo wrong on a post 72 bike though, they had yellow when new, why go for black and silver? Just a thought, get rear ended by some numpty in the dark, it's odds on their insurers will argue that you contributed to it by having a black plate when it would have had a reflective yellow one when new.
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Re: how do I fit a black metal number plate to my motorcycle?
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2018, 10:10:57 PM »
Its no different to changing anything else on a bike. I only got mine because I heard someone moaning about them on a post 72 bike.  :) No doubt I will go back to my old plate at some point, or get a American plate made up.

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Re: how do I fit a black metal number plate to my motorcycle?
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2018, 10:22:09 PM »
Hmmm... looking on the bright side, hopefully I will have a tail light and a reflector and won’t get rear-ended  ;D. Basically i like the classic old school looks of the b&w pressed plates and thats the only reason for wanting one. If i was worried about originality i guess I’d be looking at one of those horrible yellow plates with raised plastic numbers, yuk. and as for looking soooo wrong on a post 72 bike, well all the k’s from 69 to 76 look virtually identical anyway :)

I’ll probably get a modern std plate from halfords tomorrow just to get me going this weekend. Then i might try the place in sheffiield “Jepson’s” their website looks quite promising..

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Re: how do I fit a black metal number plate to my motorcycle?
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2018, 07:35:01 PM »
My 500/4 has had black and white plates since I had it and before, by a long time. Pressed alloy, looks the part, like the rest of the bike it's well weathered. Held on by 3 pop rivets, quick and easy, plus if you need to remove the plate to paint the holder it's easy enough to drill the rivetts but equally they are as secure as any other method, more so than many. I like it, if it takes a knock it can be bent back, if it looks faded a quick spray over with black and then wipe off the raised numbers sees it looking reasonable.
Got a 500/4 with rust and a sidecar and loadsa bits. nice and original and been round the clock