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Old 18-09-2008, 10:36 AM
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I got this off another forum - for your information if you dont already know.


''''From 1st September 2008 you will no longer be able to buy show plates. It is becoming illegal for suppliers to sell them regardless of what advice they give at the point of sale. 2500 fine for those ignoring the law.

For 'pure showplates' i.e. plates that do not contain a registration there is no change - the law will prohibit the supply of ANY plate that contains a registration that does not conform to the legal requirements - in essence there will be no such thing as a show plate with a registration.

Furthermore online suppliers will need to refrain from selling through the internet where they are unable to see the originals of both the proof of identitiy and proof of entitlement.

So if anyone wants some show plates you best hurry!

And expect a police drive on fining people using show plates on the road after this date.'''
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Old 18-09-2008, 11:34 AM
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I got this off another forum - for your information if you dont already know.


''''From 1st September 2008 you will no longer be able to buy show plates. It is becoming illegal for suppliers to sell them regardless of what advice they give at the point of sale. 2500 fine for those ignoring the law.

For 'pure showplates' i.e. plates that do not contain a registration there is no change - the law will prohibit the supply of ANY plate that contains a registration that does not conform to the legal requirements - in essence there will be no such thing as a show plate with a registration.

Furthermore online suppliers will need to refrain from selling through the internet where they are unable to see the originals of both the proof of identitiy and proof of entitlement.

So if anyone wants some show plates you best hurry!

And expect a police drive on fining people using show plates on the road after this date.'''
Well as it's now 18th Sept I think this is too late
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Old 18-09-2008, 11:46 AM
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always get mine from that place in blackburn who advertises in the mags.
bet he`ll feel the pinch with this rule, in an already tight market.
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Old 18-09-2008, 01:09 PM
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I got done the other month......out on a ride with the missus and we had "forgotten" to take the show plate off after our last rally (nice one too, creepy font, blood dripping off letters, my cookie m onster avatar on the left). Went through a front facing speed trap on tripod, flashed a smile at the bobby cos he knew and I knew he couldn't read my plate.......but....forgot I still had my show plate on. About 30 seconds later, whoop-whoop of an unmarked car, one very smug copper, and a 30 fine. Bollocks.
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Old 18-09-2008, 02:33 PM
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The place in Eire that does mine wont be affected by the UK law
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Old 18-09-2008, 03:38 PM
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The place in Eire that does mine wont be affected by the UK law
and that's Southern Ireland for those who don't know , which has got me thinking would they still be OK in Isle of Man, Jersey them sort of places around the UK to do Show plates?
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Old 18-09-2008, 03:44 PM
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Well Jersey Guernsey I.O.M. don't come under UK law, also what about getting your bike registered in Gibraltar ?
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Old 18-09-2008, 03:47 PM
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working in the posh bit of Cheshire I have noticed a few new IOM number plate cars and wondered if it was cheaper to get them registered over there and how would you do it...
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Old 18-09-2008, 03:53 PM
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Wonder if I could ask my Polish mates to register my bike over there, then get insurance here as we are in the EU.
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Old 18-09-2008, 04:08 PM
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I got this off another forum - for your information if you dont already know.


''''From 1st September 2008 you will no longer be able to buy show plates. It is becoming illegal for suppliers to sell them regardless of what advice they give at the point of sale. 2500 fine for those ignoring the law.

For 'pure showplates' i.e. plates that do not contain a registration there is no change - the law will prohibit the supply of ANY plate that contains a registration that does not conform to the legal requirements - in essence there will be no such thing as a show plate with a registration.

Furthermore online suppliers will need to refrain from selling through the internet where they are unable to see the originals of both the proof of identitiy and proof of entitlement.

So if anyone wants some show plates you best hurry!

And expect a police drive on fining people using show plates on the road after this date.'''

Still get them off all the european/non-UK suppliers,so no hassles there except for the uk suppliers who are going to lose a lot of business,obviously
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Old 18-09-2008, 09:22 PM
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was watching programme on TV tonight about traffic cops. Its been on before, I know, but it seems the cops are kept fairly busy catching all the hoons riding around in stolen cars and running drugs and weapons up and down the country. So maybe they wont be too bothered and about the little matter of a number plate unless we are actually breaking the law. which I never do of course
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Old 18-09-2008, 09:51 PM
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I amde a mistake with the date for this new law - Its 1st November 2008!!!!!

I was given the wrong date in the email I received. sorry for confusion
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Old 18-09-2008, 10:45 PM
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was watching programme on TV tonight about traffic cops. Its been on before, I know, but it seems the cops are kept fairly busy catching all the hoons riding around in stolen cars and running drugs and weapons up and down the country. So maybe they wont be too bothered and about the little matter of a number plate unless we are actually breaking the law. which I never do of course
Miserable git of a copper a few months ago wouldn't fall for my "I forgot to take it off after the rally" story.......told me they had all been told they weren't allowed to just give warnings any more about dodgy plates - they had been told they must give a fine. Looks like the mad push to nab bikers with show plates started way back........
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Old 18-09-2008, 11:20 PM
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We had the police stopping everyone who had non standard plates in our town centre ( right outside my house ) one bloke went balistic, Three fugging times in two bloody days he shouted....John
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Its all to do with the Yabba Dabba Doo, the number recognition thing, or as they try and tell you anti terrorism .

No excuse will get past it, you can try but at the end of the day we know the law we choose to break it. You take your chances you pay the price.

If you can't do the time don't do the crime.

If you don't like the law join a political party* and get it changed.



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Old 19-09-2008, 06:24 AM
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We had the police stopping everyone who had non standard plates in our town centre ( right outside my house ) one bloke went balistic, Three fugging times in two bloody days he shouted....John
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Old 19-09-2008, 06:45 AM
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I have a standard pipe on my Cb500, and a regulation sized numberplate and I ride like a twat without getting pulled!!
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