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An interesting rip off

This from a CIA guy in Kazakhstan:
A rider staying in a hotel gets a knock on his door. There stands a local with his bikes license plate in his hand.
Want to buy this plate?
Very clever. Try getting your bike over the border without a plate.
I went and looked and my dealer attached my plate with wing nuts. New bolts with lock nuts installed today
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That sounds like a local who is just asking to get a tyre iron in his teeth.. O
For what it's worth losing a number plate is not really anything to worry about,I had a 'fake' Italian one made in Almaty when I damaged mine , and it's still on the bike 3 years later.....




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This from a CIA guy in Kazakhstan:
A rider staying in a hotel gets a knock on his door. There stands a local with his bikes license plate in his hand.
Want to buy this plate?
Very clever. Try getting your bike over the border without a plate.
I went and looked and my dealer attached my plate with wing nuts. New bolts with lock nuts installed today
I think if someone wants to take your plate regardless if its on by wing nuts or bolts/lock nuts they will take it if there main aim is to then come looking to knock on your door asking you to buy it back, if its not the plate then maybe he will have another part of your bike looking for you to "buy" it back

That guy just sounds like a total and if someone has the audacity to take a part of your bike whilst its parked up and then come asking for you to buy that part back i would take that as a declaration of war, i would consider it the same as someone touching your women (well unless she wanted this which is then a totally different matter in itself) and it would only result in one thing and that would be a straightener on the cobbles

Anyway i lost my number plate in Kyrgyzstan and got stopped by police as i was cracking on with out it for around 1 week and the police were fine and i told them i would get a new one made when i get to Bishkek, its pretty easy to get a copy plate made

Well to be fair there were not many police where i was mostly riding in Kyrgyzstan


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Plate stealing is also an old Mexican trick. The traffic police would unbolt your plate (car or bike) for so called illegal parking. Used to be very common in Border towns. You'd have to go to the Cop shop and pay the "fine" to get plate back.

They stopped this practice years ago, but I still make my plate HARD to get off the bike. Red Loc Tite, smooth head bolt, odd sizes ... and one side different than the other. Torx security (center pin) fasteners are good for this too.

My plate is cracked too. I mounted it on a tough but thin piece of plastic, then mounted all up to the Lic plate mount. Seems OK.
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3000 km home from Deadhorse Alaska with no plate.

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8000km including crossing 2 borders (Russia/Mongolia and Mongolia/Russia) without a number plate....


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This from a CIA guy in Kazakhstan:
with lock nuts installed today

Now that's one rather dumb "CIA guy"....

Could it have been one of these 2 perhaps ?






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When my bike was stolen in Brazil, (British bike number plate) the bike was retrieved but the number plate was gone. I just got someone to paint a square alu plate yellow with my number registration in black letters. Bad manual job but did the trick.
6 months later, in Argentina, I had a second plate done with a small shop doing it in a nice alu plate.

I only replaced it when I was back in the UK before doing the MOT.

We went all around south America and never had any issue with that hand made plate... So I guess it would not be much of an issue abroad....
One of our german friends also changed her number plate (German bike) in Argentina, for a customised funny one! WHy not? Who cares as long the number is correct the local cops won't care much... how can they know?
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We made several sets of laminated color photocopies of our plates, one of which we attached to the outside of the van. They got ugly and faded after a few months so we would replace them as needed. We kept the originals in our safe inside the van.

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This from a CIA guy in Kazakhstan:
A rider staying in a hotel gets a knock on his door. There stands a local with his bikes license plate in his hand.
Want to buy this plate?
Very clever. Try getting your bike over the border without a plate.
I went and looked and my dealer attached my plate with wing nuts. New bolts with lock nuts installed today
Thanks for the warning.
Never crossed my mind about the hassles that could arise from the loss of bikes rego plate.
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This from a CIA guy in Kazakhstan:
A rider staying in a hotel gets a knock on his door. There stands a local with his bikes license plate in his hand.
Want to buy this plate?
Rider "Don't be a dick, give me my plate and buy me a so I forget that really, I should kick your arse up the street"
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