Pedestrian Slicer

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  1. Guillermo salinas

    Guillermo salinas Active Member

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    Can you guys recommend where I can find a non drill pedestrian slicer also known as the front fender plate ? The website new Bonneville is out of stock and is not going to carry it. I would like it for a 2014 Bonneville T100.
     
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  2. steve lovatt

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    Not sure, by law, front plates can only be displayed on British bikes if they were registered before September 2001, so not much of a demand for them now! :cool:
     
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  3. half ton

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    I have seen them on some Royal Enfield accessory sites.
     
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  4. Callumity

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    I can’t think why you would want one. The law here changed in 1974? and I removed mine enthusiastically and immediately from a 250 Yamaha.
     
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  5. cliverdee

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    Don’t even think about getting one... in 1968 a pedestrian walked out in front of me and was killed by the one on the front of my Tiger Cub
     
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  6. Guillermo salinas

    Guillermo salinas Active Member

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    I finally picked up my pedestrian slicer, and am wondering how many character a plate in 60's had. Also how may letters and numbers were raditionally on a plate, and was the letter or letters in a specific sequence? Foe example, two letters followed by five numbers etc.. thank you all.
     
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  7. MadMrB

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    For bikes in the UK...

    Early 60's to 1963 were in the format of 3 letters followed by 3 numbers e.g. ABC 123

    From 1963 a letter was added to the end to signify age e.g. ABC 123A

    Details here: http://www.cvpg.co.uk/REG.pdf
     
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  8. beerkat

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    That's horrific..and perhaps a good case for not fitting one.
    I wonder where you would stand in the eyes of the law, if someone was shown to have been seriously injured by the non-standard front plate during an accident, especially if it was argued they were removed for safety reasons.
     
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  9. MadMrB

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    I think back when they were required, they were disliked by owners for spoiling the looks of the bikes. It seems rather odd now, as well as potentially dangerous, that anyone would choose to add one. But each to their own :confused:
     
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  10. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class
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    Anyone got a photo so I can see what we are on about here..I thought it was a bit of a joke and my imagination Is conjuring up images of Roman chariots and such...
     
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  11. Yorkshireman

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    Just search for an image of a 50’s or 60’s British bike, it may show what it is which is a curved double sided number plate running inline over the front mudguard, hence the term, pedestrian slicer.
     
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  12. Duckadiledundee

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    Just had a look and I see what you mean...I have seen this before but never really thought about it as a safety issue and thought they were pretty cool looking...
    Surely with modern day materials you could make a number plate that is not going to slice, kill,maim or injure anyone and still look cool..
     
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  13. littleade

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    The OP's profile says he's from California :laughing:
     
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  14. Tigcraft

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    Just stick a forward facing dagger on instead it’ll do the same job but more discreet ??
     
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  15. Yorkshireman

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    Actually you don’t need an inline number plate to act as a pedestrian slicer just him them in the right place and physics will do the rest, it’s just a matter of momentum.
     
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  16. Tigcraft

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    Actually BMW did summat similar but theirs is more of a Moo Mover 8F4458B5-F4F1-4455-BFDC-7818056C9FB5.png
     
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  17. littleade

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    I had 1 of those Eric, but with the black engine...same colour too and I had the small screen ;) great bike with ABS, had loads of fun chasing sportsbikes through the bends on it as you could leave braking really late and the telelever front end didn't dive so the bike remained balanced.
     
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  18. Tigcraft

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    So did I, a mucky yellow thing before my bonneville and my privileged relationship with yoos lot! And yes I can brake on bends with that and current Rockster!!
     
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  19. littleade

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    You mean you've got the red 1150 as well as the Rockster and your GT?
     
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