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New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« on: December 13, 2020, 09:36:22 AM »

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2020, 10:06:06 AM »
Typical example of beureaucrats having to do a fix when the make a cock up with a law

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2020, 10:15:51 AM »
They should never have changed it in the first place, as number plates were part of the construction and use laws. I still find the sight of black and silver plates on post 73 bikes repulsive, they were never like it new, and should not be now. This revision is just a quick "patch" on the problem. It would be far more sensible to return to the "yellow on the rear on ANY post 73 vehicle" and why not? Before people jump in about cost, you no longer have the annual M.O.T. cost, so buy one from the money saved there!

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2020, 10:53:29 AM »
Hairy, you would not believe the number of failures i had to write on number plates and exhausts when the rules changed!!
Even had one muppet tell me i couldnt fail his incredibly loud exhaust as it had a BS number on it till i, politely of course, that the BS number was for chrome plating not noise

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2020, 11:05:34 AM »
They should never have changed it in the first place, as number plates were part of the construction and use laws. I still find the sight of black and silver plates on post 73 bikes repulsive, they were never like it new, and should not be now. This revision is just a quick "patch" on the problem. It would be far more sensible to return to the "yellow on the rear on ANY post 73 vehicle" and why not? Before people jump in about cost, you no longer have the annual M.O.T. cost, so buy one from the money saved there!

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So was the front front number plate should people have to re fit those, and don't use the safety argument as there are a lot of sharp parts at the front of older vehicles.
Personally i don't give a stuff what number plate anyone uses its their bike and was never part of the bike originally. You must find it difficult going to any sort of bike gathering if you find it repulsive as b&w plates are everywhere now.

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2020, 01:19:32 PM »
The front plate was removed from C&U regs by an act of parliament and it was one of the few retroactive laws

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 01:33:41 PM »
The front plate was removed from C&U regs by an act of parliament and it was one of the few retroactive laws

  Yet people put them on modern bikes even though illegal.

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2020, 01:45:34 PM »
As far as i know it was made not required but not actually illegal

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2020, 01:47:49 PM »
Optional from 1973 I believe, never made illegal back then.
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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2020, 03:11:49 PM »
Just to throw in some useless information Argicultural tractors were put in the same catagory

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2020, 05:19:10 PM »
Front bladed number plate = Bacon slicer in an accident!
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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2020, 06:53:58 PM »
Thats exactly what we called them in late60's early 70's and why a lot of us bolted them accross the bike by the bottom yoke fork clamp bolts

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2020, 06:56:33 PM »
  Illegal on anything newer than 2001 and you do see them on bikes newer than that. Especially Triumphs.

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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2020, 08:51:13 PM »
Personally wouldn’t put a black/silver plate on a post ‘73 bike and in the day 1970 onwards one would put a reflective plate on their bikes
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Re: New DVLA rules on black & white No plates
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2020, 09:46:05 PM »

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So was the front front number plate should people have to re fit those, and don't use the safety argument as there are a lot of sharp parts at the front of older vehicles.
Personally i don't give a stuff what number plate anyone uses its their bike and was never part of the bike originally. You must find it difficult going to any sort of bike gathering if you find it repulsive as b&w plates are everywhere now.
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Well said Moorey... too many classic-bike police out there, each to his own I say

 

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