Featured Small (uk Legal) Number Plates

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  1. bulldogbobby

    bulldogbobby Well-Known Member

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    Hope this is the right forum for this post?

    Just picked a couple of replacement plates up from JDM (1x gel and 1 x printed). The quality of both is spot on and they supply a declaration of legality for the size in case you get pulled (think mine are 164mm x 164mm). After a bit of negotiation [​IMG] , they agreed to give a 25% discount to club members - contact them directly for the discount code [​IMG]

    https://www.jdmplates.co.uk/
     
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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    The last I heard, 164mm x 164mm (approx 6.5" x 6.5") wasn't a legal size for a motorcycle.
     
  3. bulldogbobby

    bulldogbobby Well-Known Member

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    Apparently it is mate - one of my bikes is an import and JDM have confirmed that size is 100% legal. Think UK bikes are around 10mm bigger but to me, that's still a lot better than the usual 'standard supplied' plates (now getting one for my tiger - I'll measure it up when I get it back)
     
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  4. Repooh

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    DVLA say characters must be 64mm tall • characters (except the number 1 or letter I) must be 44mm wide • the character stroke (the thickness of the black print) must be 10mm • the space between characters must be 10mm • the space between the age identifier and the random letters must be 30mm • the margins at the top, bottom and side of the plate must be at least 11mm • vertical space between the age identifier and the random numbers must be 13mm.
     
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  5. Privateer

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    Agree . It's all about the size of the characters and the spacing between them . If your reg was R3R for example, you could have a very small plate.
    PS I run a slightly small plate and have never been hassled over it. I think it's the tiny ones that plod don't like .
     
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  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    That'll be how the plate company are claiming bulldogbobby's plate is legal.
    If he has a plate with less digits than normal. As long as the spacing between characters & the margins are correct. The actual size of the plate is less relevant.

    I own a few 5 digit reg numbers. According to JDM's website, they'll make the plates to fit the number of characters.
     
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  7. bulldogbobby

    bulldogbobby Well-Known Member

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    Just had a measure up and everything seems to be in line with what you quoted - I did mistake the size of the plate tho - it's actually 174mm wide x 164mm high (six characters) and has a BSAU 145d mark at the bottom. I'll measure up the Tiger plate when I get it next week. Also agree that the police are only bothered about tiny plates - I've always used slightly smaller plates and have never been pulled
     
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  8. Red Thunder

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    Just wasted 45 min on the DVLA website checking out number plate combinations.....
    There is a nice one if I had a spare £400
     
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  9. bulldogbobby

    bulldogbobby Well-Known Member

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    :grinning:
     
  10. Rocker

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    I use 7 by 5.5 on my bikes and never been hassled
     
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  11. littleade

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    You deserve to be :laughing::laughing:
     
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  12. Wessa

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    Is it true that size really does matter :imp:
     
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  13. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    How many children/grandchildren have you got again Wessa?
    I reckon it either doesn't matter or you're hung like horse! :eek:



















    A rocking horse :cool: :p
     
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  14. Tigcraft

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    It’s the ‘thickness’ that counts! Oh must be ‘black’ 1972 onwards
     
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  15. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    That is a bit personal DD :). And while your asking two boys (ages 40 and 38) and six grand children ages from 6 to 15 year old......
     
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  16. Tigcraft

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    After 1972 are they black??
     
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  17. Wessa

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    Lucky for me no. I think the wife might have been a bit pissed had they been :worried::worried:
     
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  18. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Isn't it pre 1972 not post 1972 when they could be black?
     
  19. Rocker

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    Pre January the first 74 to be black
     
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  20. Rocker

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    Got a 9 by 7 on my ditch pump though :joy:
     
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