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Got my new plates!

So I think I have the coolest personalized plates ever! I've seen one other on our forums with this one too, but obviously not from my state.

This is the first time I've ever felt vain enough for a vanity plate. But it's fitting since this is my first bike and my first "mid-life crisis" mobile.



(Oh and before you ask, no I'm not worried about blurring my plates in these images for privacy reasons. Everyday I drive by hundreds of motorists that are just as crazy as anyone you'll meet on the internet and they can see my plates just fine. )





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It will cost a boom to have one here , personalised like that.

Thanks for sharing.

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So I think I have the coolest personalized plates ever! I've seen one other on our forums with this one too, but obviously not from my state.

This is the first time I've ever felt vain enough for a vanity plate. But it's fitting since this is my first bike and my first "mid-life crisis" mobile.



(Oh and before you ask, no I'm not worried about blurring my plates in these images for privacy reasons. Everyday I drive by hundreds of motorists that are just as crazy as anyone you'll meet on the internet and they can see my plates just fine. )



You're dead right Zatx. Why blur the plate when hundreds see it every day..! Btw, is that a proper road legal registration then? Often wondered about US plates that spell words only. Can you buy what you want from a central Government database? Or does it differ, state to state?
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I had the same idea when I bought mine.

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Btw, is that a proper road legal registration then? Often wondered about US plates that spell words only. Can you buy what you want from a central Government database? Or does it differ, state to state?
Yes they are legal. Each state allows the use of the same letter combinations. We could have 50 VERSYS plates in the USA. I have Virginia, Zatx has Indiana. In Virginia, it is an additional $10 per year to run custom plates.

Here is a database where anyone can search to see if a certain combination of letters and numbers are available. Vulgar language can be denied by the state.

There is a guy I know whos name is Berney. He had a license plate that said "Bern 1". The state later made him remove it from his car because it was associated with smoking weed.
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When I bought my wife her Audi, I put personalized plates on it, thought about doing it for the bike, but I pay enough in extra DMV fees every year that it wasn't worth it.

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When I bought my wife her Audi, I put personalized plates on it, thought about doing it for the bike, but I pay enough in extra DMV fees every year that it wasn't worth it.
I've had my name on my car and bike (same letters) for the last 30 years.
It has only been a problem a couple of times when I've renewed the bike plates and the clerk forgets to enter the mcy prefix; then they claim it's not possible to have the same number on two vehicles. I've beem too cheap to get my name on my truck.

It's only money
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I have been called Bones since I was a kid and someone has had the BONES plate in Mass since I was teenager, which is now some decades ago. I check every so often but no luck. Not yet.


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Thanks Captain - so, are these sort of plates expensive and can you transfer vehicle to vehicle when you sell? Personalised registrations are big business in the UK too. Being employed in civil aviation, last year I snapped up MD11 FLY, which cost me UK£395.00. It's not on any of my vehicles at the moment, it's on retention. I can only put it on a vehicle that's 2011 onwards so I could put it on the Versys. However, my intention is to put it onto a Merc C63 which I hope to buy in a year or two...! Btw, DC10 FLY was available at over £3000...!
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In Indiana my personalized plate is an additional $48 a year. Which is actually pretty steep because it is only about $100 for normal motorcycle plates. Here the plates are based off of the value of the vehicle so my base amount will go down each year, but the $48 will not.


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I used to have a '62 Corvette, and 'toyed' with the idea of a vanity plate reading...

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Thanks Captain - so, are these sort of plates expensive and can you transfer vehicle to vehicle when you sell?
$10 a year more than a regular plate. We pay ~$35 a year for plates. Yes, I could transfer a custom motorcycle plate to another motorcycle. Same for a car.
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I used to have a '62 Corvette, and 'toyed' with the idea of a vanity plate reading...

GR8D8B8

"Great date bate" - that would only be a good idea if you exclusively date women who can't read or perhaps men (we're not judgmental here on the forum).

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when i got my bike i was 42 and also my first bike the plate on it is YMF 42 - so its a win win for me Your My First at 42 and no extra cost !!!
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"Great date bate" - that would only be a good idea if you exclusively date women who can't read or perhaps men (we're not judgmental here on the forum).
I KNOW what you're sayin', but THAT car was SO-O-O cool that I don't believe anyone would take exception to GR8D8B8 on it...!

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My versys is a 2010 in polar yellow. The UK plate on it is GV10 DHL. It looks like it should be in the DHL delivery fleet, but they haven't sent me any sponsorship money, the [email protected]

If it wasn't for the Welsh and the Scottish bringing the average down, this wouldn't be "Great Britain"; it would be "Bloody Amazing Britain".
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So what kind of bike do you ride;-)
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My versys is a 2010 in polar yellow. The UK plate on it is GV10 DHL. It looks like it should be in the DHL delivery fleet, but they haven't sent me any sponsorship money, the [email protected]
Love your "Bloody Amazing Britain" tag line, but if it weren't for the Welch and the Scots where would you get unpronouncable village names and haggis??

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