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Old 04-01-2001, 01:45 PM   #21
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Your Email address is non- current, I tried a reply that way and was returned, if you up date I'll send my whole reply. Suffice to say it's never simple, lots of factors come into play. Sorry, didn't mean to shank your divine bovine!
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Old 04-01-2001, 03:51 PM   #22
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Default Re: Riding without licence plates? That

F@ck off.
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Old 04-01-2001, 03:54 PM   #23
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Yeah! Woooo Hooo! You GO Abe, get 'im! I'm a proud gun-owner and biker, and I intend to stay that way.
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Old 04-01-2001, 06:26 PM   #24
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Just click on my name in one of my posts and you can send me a message to my normal email address via MO.
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Old 04-01-2001, 06:31 PM   #25
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I've wanted to have something like that ever since I saw some kind of "20 20" report on stolen cars. One car shop had installed a mechanism on a Ferrari that slid the license plate to the side behind the bodywork, revealing a strobe light. All this was connected to the car alarm. I'd just like to have the little dissapearing license plate trick.
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Old 04-01-2001, 06:33 PM   #26
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Default Fun with plates

Used to pull this stunt on bikes, and also cars. Slightly different method of actuation though. What we'd do is mount the plate on a piano hinge, and use a cable to flip the plate inward, up under the tailsection. If I remember correctly, the hot setup for ATVs and cycles was a choke cable with knob off an ATV, since the knob looked perfectly normal on the bars. Mind you, this is offroad, mainly through fire roads, power lines and the like. Yes, here in lovely Long Island, ATVs and dirtbikes are licensed/registered with the DMV, as well as being illegal to ride anywhere...but I digress, we sell a lot of 'em to the constabulary and civilians alike



I also know some of the more insane car nuts around here (street drag racers mainly) who would pull the same stunt. They said Johnny Law couldn't read the plate if the unpainted back was showing.



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Old 04-01-2001, 08:27 PM   #27
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I do have to interject one comment here... Having worked for a police department for 4 years (no, I wasn't a cop) one of things I learned while working there is that roughly 80% of the bad guys (real bad guys) that police catch, is DUE to traffic stops. They always run wants/warrants checks on people and vehicles when they stop them, and bad guys are amazingly stupid drivers. This does NOT mean that if you are pulled over that you're automatically a bad guy, but c'mon, if somebody the cops pull over KNOWS that their license has been revoked, they have no insurance, they have a $10,000 warrant out for their arrest, you'd think they'd be driving like grandmothers, but they don't. Also, having lived in a country that was MUCH more "socialized" (West Germany, before the wall fell) than the U.S., I have to say that our police are FAR more easy to live with than the barely disguised Gestapo that masquerade as Polizei over there. I'm not by any stretch of the imagination saying that cops here are angels, or perfect, or even that they're all that great, just that it CAN be far, far worse.
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Old 04-01-2001, 11:25 PM   #28
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Being a regular to your site and also a South African biker, I just have to add my comments here based on my experiences:



1. American seem to be very self centred, any discussion about bikes etc in another country invariable turns into an Amercian mouthpiece.

2. Pointing fingers about social injuctice is irrelevant here. If you want to talk - lets talk about America's 4% of world population that consumes 60% or world resources. Hows that for social injuctice.

3.We ride without plates because WE CAN!!

4.This will be my final comment on this website - judging by the content in the replies I can only conclude that I do not qualify based on my "lack of self-centeredness"

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Old 04-02-2001, 02:43 AM   #29
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America and Harley Davidson, eh? Penis envy appears to be a world wide problem. I suspect that your moronic views are reflected due to a great deal of in-breeding in your country and a lack of God given ability.
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Old 04-02-2001, 04:00 AM   #30
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Georgia State Patrol........I never got a speeding ticket in 10 years of driving on English freeways. I got 4 in my 1st 5 years riding on US highways (Ga and Fla). English traffic laws and enforcement may seem draconian from an outsiders point of view but in fact they are applied with MUCH more discression than here in the USA, American cops and courts are NOTORIOUSLY strict and unforgiving ( at least in the rest of the worlds eyes). The majority of American cops (that I've met)are complete w a n k e r s with buzz cuts and have as much compassion as a flamethrower. You may as well reason with a firing squad. English police at least can be reasoned with and are more realistic about modern driving practices. Also UK cops drive SLOWER than the speed limit knowing that traffic will pass them and speed up. When was the last time you saw a US cop driving slower than the speed limit?
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