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MarcinG
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PostSubject: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:04 am

Hi,

Has anyone seen a mount anywhere that enables you to hide the reg plate under the fender?
That would be a very cool mod for any shows/events where once parked up for display you can simply flick a switch and the plate would slide under the fender, out of sight.

I know that some bikers use something similar (flip-up plates) to get away from cameras etc so I reckon this idea might have legal implications. If not, grand.
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Bunso Steel
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:02 am

Pretty sure those are illegal but unless you draw attention to it by using on the road then nobody would know it was there
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:16 am

Gray area then.

Possible overkill then as it would be easier to remove side mount instead while on show or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:55 am

Definately overkill for the effect,different if you were using it regulary.
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:08 pm

Yeah I have seen them loads of times over the years. A lot of them I have seen are setup with a small motor and a load of hassle. Not sure why anyone would want to spin a plate out of site for any reason other than to go through speed cameras at high speed or to get away from the old bill
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:30 pm

Nice little novelty for shows Marcin but I agree with Crash it would be a lot of hassle for very occasional use.  Although it could come in very handy for when your in a rush. Twisted Evil


A mate of mine who is a bit of a naughty boy (allegedly)   has a spare plate that he copied from an identical bike from a showroom. When he is out for a long distance trips he pop's that one on, very naughty but very effective.
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:38 pm

Agree...that could well be a mod that's last on the list.

As for the practicality...hell, who cares..how many things people do to bikes just for show, not practicality.  Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:45 pm

There was a video on here somewhere? showing a reg plate with a motor fitted to it, The reg plate sort of swung out then underneath the rear fender out of site, a little slow for speed camera's, I think it was along the lines of what your looking at.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Hinged / flip reg plate   Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:35 pm

just a bit to much work for very little effect, still all mods are good mods if the owner likes it.
be very interested to see it if you do it
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