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Rear Number Plate Stickers


Graham Smith

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Has anyone had any experience of number plate 'number and letter stickers' to go on a PR27?

I'm thinking 2.5" letters?
 

vin998

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For rear registration plates on motorcycles in UK the legal size is 2.5" high minimum characters.
 

Trickymicky

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I got mine off e bay. They came ready spaced on a sheet just how they would look on the plate, meaning i was unable to make a mess of fitting them. They did mine in ivory as i wanted more of an old english white look, but i think it would be a bit too yellowy for some.
 

Lambers

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I'm with you Len, pressed ones look a lot better.
On the size issue, as long as you don't take the piss, British police will let you get away with slightly smaller letters. However an MOT garage won't. Having said that Vincent's are generally MIT exempt so not a problem.
 

ray vinmad

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Has anyone had any experience of number plate 'number and letter stickers' to go on a PR27?

I'm thinking 2.5" letters?
Mine seem to be OK, although I did have to glue the end of the `leg' on the letter `R' down last year.
No idea how long they will last, but they were on the Rap when I bought it 50 years ago!
Ray
 

stu spalding

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I was told by my local garage that it was no longer legal to make up your own number plates and that they had to be done by recognised people along with all the correct documentation. I know that this was the case when I had my pressed alloy ones made. How about it Simon? Cheers, Stu.
 

Lambers

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You're right Suart, only authorised suppliers can manufacture reg plates but you can buy so called 'show plates' that aren't for road use, as a way around the law.
 

vin998

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You are right Stu with regards to manufactured plates, expecially the modern type for new vehicles, but I don't know where you stand with old vehicles, especially as some original dealers in UK from the 1930's to 1950's used to get the local signwriter to paint the white reg characters straight onto the black rear plate. Try getting that through an authorised source today.

I see there are peple selling the pressed alloy plates on the internet as "show plates" just as Jon mentions. I have never seen a pressed alloy plate with any type of "type approval" printed or stamped on it and the last one I bought was through an official source locally which I had to provide the required documentation. The guy also makes modern plates so was just following what he thinks is the correct rules.
 

vibrac

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I always get a set of numbers off the internet (not necessarily in the correct order) and stick them on in the correct order I am not making up a number plate if I buy one thats a PR27 and comes blank I just add numbers to it then I lacquer it in time honored manner if I was a good detail painter I would paint the numbers on. I dont belive in those actions I am breaking the law which applied to post 1st Jan 1973 vehicles. I note recently that there is a bit of additional legislative tom foolery which has been added stating that it needs to be an historic vehicle but I cant see many people with pre 73 modified vehicles changing their plates can you? and I think thats a descriptive 'chancer' by a .gov script writer and has not been enacted in law which because of the rolling nature must still say 1 Jan 1973
 

b'knighted

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I believe that the current UK rule or law about authorised dealer with BS number (just what does BS stand for?) and makers name needing to be printed int the plate only applies to post 2003 vehicles.
I have cheated with one of my Comet plates and cut the numbers and letters from a white reflective self adhesive vinyl. They just look like a normal white letter, slightly antique as they were hand cut, and only reflect in the dark. For most of the time they look entirely legal and I can't see any official complaining that they are too visible in the dark.
In the sixties every bike shop had a rack of legal numbers and letters. If you can’t find them now every school technology department will have a cnc vinyl cutter and a stock of self adhesive vinyl.
 

vibrac

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BS = Brithish Standard
(Que short burst of Elgar)
seven white stick on numbers on ebay are under £2, job done
 

b'knighted

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BS = Brithish Standard
(Que short burst of Elgar)
seven white stick on numbers on ebay are under £2, job done
A short burst of Ray Elgar?
I think in this context BS stands for something else entirely.
I couldn’t find them on eBay yesterday.
 

Sakura

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IMHO the best transfer type numbers are those sold by the VMCC. They look similar to sign written number/letters and I don't suppose the VMCC would sell them if they were illegal.
 

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