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Hello all, back again with my silly questions that have been resolved with all your help, this one is not so easy. Having bought a number plate bracket and light from Steve in the shop, you will see from the picture that the exhaust blows straight onto the number plate creating a dreadful resonance and completely unacceptable. To move the No plate over looks not good and would have to drill holes in the new bracket. The bike pictured at the top of this forum page must have the same problem.

Thanks for any ideas.

Malcolm Woods



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The bike at the top of this page uses a smaller number plate wink



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Brian Nailed it the full size plate has a place on the shelf in the workshop and comes off it once a year for the trip to the place of MOT



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Dead right Martyn. Although I forgot to change it this year but MOT man didn't notice wink



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Well that was an easy fix for you all, I suppose it was obvious really, I pick a 7" x 5" number plate on Saturday morning. I have seen these smaller plates in the past and dismissed them as a gimmick and have read of people who have been stopped by police. Having looked again at the smaller plates, they are perfectly readable even by an old codger like me. However on this type of bike as you say there is no alternative, I just hope Mr.Plod will have something better to do than worry about it, if they do then my ignorance is bliss.
Thank you again for your help, I am sure i will be back shortly.

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Mr Plod is generally a nice chap and I have found chuck your hands up right away admit it say how sorry you are and that that you will swap it for the right one as soon as you get home and never re-fit it or speed drink an do Drugs and live the life of a monk for the rest of your life wile helping out with sick orphans in Botswana in your non Monk Holiday off time can sometimes get you off a ticket

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Just wondering, why your indicator is in that position?

Don't worry about the bit smaller plate, it is the tiny little ones, Mr Plod gets pissed off withwink

I had a standard exhaust on my OE and did not have a problem with a 9x7 number plate, maybe just a different noise for bit and you will get used to it?

You could always put a spacer between the exhaust bracket, to step it out a little?

Not had anyone come back with this problem before and only trying to be helpful.

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I think a perfectly road legal plate is 9" x 7" but for all normal uses inc. trail riding I use a flexible 8" x 6" plate.

I would have taken a photo but am running a Motad with an outward facing outlet pipe which directs the gases well away from the number plate.

I got pulled over by Mrs Plod back along (case of mistaken identity - obvious when I took my helmet off and she realised I wasn't the spotty yoof she sought) and she went over the TTR and the only comment was that I should clean the mud off the number plate to make it readable - no comment on its size smile

The UK rules state that the number plate should display the name and postcode of the plate manufacturer and supplier.

It may be possible to get one from eBay where the supplier will put that in the border for you.



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Mr Plod is generally a nice chap and I have found chuck your hands up right away admit it say how sorry you are and that that you will swap it for the right one as soon as you get home and never re-fit it or speed drink an do Drugs and live the life of a monk for the rest of your life wile helping out with sick orphans in Botswana in your non Monk Holiday off time can sometimes get you off a ticket


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this is not a come back steve only a simple problem which we will overcome.



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Hi Malcolm

Always good to get constructive feedback and I appreciate it. Ebay is your best bet for a smaller number plate. The tail tidy was designed to keep the number plate in a similar position as the original, just not to be as bulky and tidier.

I have sold loads of these and Brian did before me, I think you will get use to the change of exhaust note very quickly.

Hope this helps.

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The smaller plate is on 7x5 looks great and no exhaust resonance, well pleased, thanks to all the help i have received from this forum, bought a few bits from Steve in the shop, he is brilliant even shows you how to fit the parts. well happy.

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Thanks Malcom smilesmile Nice bunch of fellow TTR owners on heresmilesmile



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I thought our plates here in Australia were huge but we have nothing on the UK plates, we can only use plates from one source

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