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"L" Plates with a 125cc CBT Licence Motorbike


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Hi all

I have bought the following 125cc motorbike (as pictured) and have passed my CBT which means I have to display a front and rear "L" plate until I have passed the bike test.

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Now as far as I am aware, the law states that the "L" plate must be 7 inches by 7 inches so my question, how do I attach it to the front of this bike? I have bought a self adhesive one to stick onto the wheel guard but I don't think the plate will be 7x7 as some edges may have to fold down the sides. Am I right in thinking that is incorrect and therefore illegal?

(I am aware of the forums disclaimer and will not blame anyone if I follow advice given).

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I ran a 125 for a year (long before I was an SC) I attached the L plate between the two forks at the front, although you do see loads and loads of them sticky L plates on the front mud guard (not sure if that is legal?).

Thankfully don't have to worry anymore since getting a full bike licence two and a bit years ago!

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Sorry for blurred piccie. This is what i did, and the only "legal" way of doing it, so as not to alter the L plate at all and make it visible.

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Mount it on a piece of thin ply wood. Drill 2 holes through it. Use 2 tie wraps to wrap round front fork

Sorted!

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... although you do see loads and loads of them sticky L plates on the front mud guard (not sure if that is legal?).

That is the bit that has me confused!

You've bought the wrong sort of plate. Get one with a fixing like this and fit it on the fork: http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/l-plate-bracket

I like the look of that, will make a purchase I think. How does the plate stay firm?

Sorry for blurred piccie. This is what i did, and the only "legal" way of doing it, so as not to alter the L plate at all and make it visible.

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Mount it on a piece of thin ply wood. Drill 2 holes through it. Use 2 tie wraps to wrap round front fork

Sorted!

Cheers Potts, I wanted to avoid doing this if I could as I found it irritating during the CBT >.<

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They do specific plates for motorbikes that can mount on the front forks

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Also stick a spare under the seat so if it does come off and you get stopped to can put it back and not get the £100 and 3 points fro driving other than in accordance with a licence!

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So this would be illegal and I need to get some of those fork attachments?

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A plastic plate, a stanley knife and two cable ties will do the job.

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So this would be illegal and I need to get some of those fork attachments?

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I don't see an L plate that complies with regs there ;)

That looks like a red L on a white background sticker...

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So this would be illegal and I need to get some of those fork attachments?

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Yes and your level of stuck-on-edness would be directly proportionate to the will of the officer who stopped you.

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I don't see an L plate that complies with regs there ;)

That looks like a red L on a white background sticker...

Yes and your level of stuck-on-edness would be directly proportionate to the will of the officer who stopped you.

What I meant was, I have a 7x7 plate and was wondering if it could be attached like in that picture, if not I'll be buying the bracket things to be safe.

Bought these ones :)http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231017145883

Thank you for your help people!

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if it's that rigid plastic, then yes, I've seen that done many many times


It's usually done with a 'normal' plastic plate and two cable ties where normally twine or string would be used.

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I like the look of that, will make a purchase I think. How does the plate stay firm?

It's a rigid plastic. Yes, they can be annoying, but then again you'll be legal.

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