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The Peak District claimed yet another plate yesterday.... no

Does anyone know where I can get a metal plate made up, I’ve had a look on ebay and they all seem to be overseas.

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Give these makers a try, Dave:-

CLICKY THINGY

On their web pages it says:-

"We specialise in Die Pressed (Embossed) 16 gauge Mirror Polished Aluminium plates (particularly suited for the older bike, i.e. 1920's to 1960's).

Reflective (i.e. black on yellow) plates were introduced on to our roads in January 1973. These are also available in pressed metal, with the same range of sizes.

With "Standard" Motorcycle plates having 2 1/2" digits and "Trials" having
1 3/4" , there are therefore a variety of overall sizes of plate available.
However, many plates are 'custom-made' to suit a template, if provided."

Good luck

Martyn



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Cheers Martyn, looks like just the ticket. I'll give them a bell tomorrow.

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let us know how you get on, the alternative might be a bendy plastic one (if not too late)



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is it for a ttr . what is the law on them thanks

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Any thing but a full size REFLECTIVE plate is illegal on a bike as modern as a ttr. So a steel one is technically illegal. I would go for a flexi plate. They arent legal either as they too arent made from that wonderfully brittle reflective plastic.vbut it would take an awfully anal copper to give you a ticket. Plus they dont break. Ever. A steal one will bend. And I dont fancy being bitten by a metal plate.

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These aren't exactly legal but haven't had a problem with the MOT man or a policeman yet and the price is good http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180623662987&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1123#ht_1477wt_952

although they aren't flexi.....

Flexi plates are advertised in TBM magazine - www.techmoto.co.uk - but their website is down so best email or ring 'em.  £14 inc p&p.

Brian 



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After much deliberation I got a flexi plate from ebay and a tail tidy from Brian, fitted tonight and the whole rear end is now a lot more legal than it was on Monday evening with half a rear plate!

All set for the weekend's adventures again now!

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