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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    New plate for the Bobber

    Good chance of getting pulled with that, I'd have thought. Pre-78 only, isn't it?
    Last edited by learningtofly; 17th October 2018 at 19:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    ACF-50 - magical stuff
    Get you're arse over to The Bike Shed on Friday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Good chance of getting pulled with that, I'd have thought. Pre-76 only, isn't it?
    Can’t remember the last time I saw any traffpol around here... Got a yellow one to put on if I need to..

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    Question please. What does the plate cover? Is it the chassis’ or the engine’s number?
    To be clear, what part of the bike would need to be old to make that plate legal?
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Question please. What does the plate cover? Is it the chassis’ or the engine’s number?
    To be clear, what part of the bike would need to be old to make that plate legal?
    Chassis..👍🇬🇧

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Question please. What does the plate cover? Is it the chassis’ or the engine’s number?
    To be clear, what part of the bike would need to be old to make that plate legal?
    Whatever is on the registration document, the V5. Most likely the frame/chassis number.

    It’s pre-73 in the original spirit of the legislation for black and silver plates. That changed a couple of years ago to allow cars registered after that date and 40+ years old to display them. To my mind they only look good on pre-73 cars as they would only have been displayed contemporaneously on them.

    Each to their own though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Good chance of getting pulled with that, I'd have thought. Pre-78 only, isn't it?
    Yup.
    Bike needs to be manufactured/registered before Jan 1st 1975 to lawfully display old style (black white/silver) plate.
    Potential £1000 fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Yup.
    Bike needs to be manufactured/registered before Jan 1st 1975 to lawfully display old style (black white/silver) plate.
    Potential £1000 fine.
    No, that’s not correct.

    See p.11:

    https://assets.publishing.service.go...tes-inf104.pdf

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    Well, I've just had a lovely ride out to Chesham in Buckinghamshire, where the AYB chap did an absolutely fantastic job of applying some ACF-50 for me (using the proper pressurised spray gun, and including a clean prior to application). Very happy I had it done instead of making a complete mess myself!

    As an aside, I did my first motorway miles today. Save that I'm still taking it easy as I'm running the bike in (yes, I know there's another school of thought on this) it's very comfortable at motorway speeds; some very slight buffeting once I hit 70mph, but I think I'm going to buy a Dart Marlin screen for it in place of the little flyscreen that's fitted at the moment, which should sort that out. All in all, another tick in the box, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    No, that’s not correct.

    See p.11:

    https://assets.publishing.service.go...tes-inf104.pdf
    Ahhh yes, thanks for that.

    Since April 2018 vehicles manufactured before 1 January
    1978 can display the older style plates. You must:

    have applied to DVLA

    be registered within the
    ‘historic vehicles' tax class.


    Wonder what the definition of 'historic vehicles' means exactly?

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    Any vehicle 40 years old or over that isn't used commercially. The DVLA definition is here on document INF34.

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