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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2013, 09:27:23 PM »
125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black number

SO Easy for VMX/DT stop making bloody mountains out of molehills and accept above ;) ;) ;) :D

(Don't forget your letter defining the class, eg X for pre75 ;)
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 11:03:46 PM »
125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black number

SO Easy for VMX/DT stop making bloody mountains out of molehills and except above ;) ;) ;) :D

(Don't forget your letter defining the class, eg X for pre75 ;)
We are not making mountains out of mole hills, its in the GCR. 2011. I dont have 2014

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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2013, 03:05:32 AM »
I'd love to fit blue plates to my Maico as it had blue plates during its first (modern) life when it was raced in the 350 dirt track class. The problem that I think may arise is that there's no provision in VMX for a 350 class and therefore no provision for blue plates. I've not got a problem with it if officialdom doesn't have a problem with it. I'd hate to go to the trouble of painting my airbox and front plate only to be again told to fit yellow plates.
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2013, 07:52:26 AM »
I'd love to fit blue plates to my Maico as it had blue plates during its first (modern) life when it was raced in the 350 dirt track class. The problem that I think may arise is that there's no provision in VMX for a 350 class and therefore no provision for blue plates. I've not got a problem with it if officialdom doesn't have a problem with it. I'd hate to go to the trouble of painting my airbox and front plate only to be again told to fit yellow plates.

I do agree with your comment Mark.
 

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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2013, 09:21:44 AM »
We are not making mountains out of mole hills, its in the GCR. 2011. I dont have 2014
get with the program Dave...
next you'll be pulling out a 1974 rule book... ::)
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2013, 10:21:01 AM »
Is there any reason why anyone should care about the colours of numberplates? I mean that seriously - what on earth is the reason?

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2013, 10:26:41 AM »
Is there any reason why anyone should care about the colours of numberplates? I mean that seriously - what on earth is the reason?
at a glance,
the colours and pre~fix will tell you what class the bike fits into.
so if you don't know didly squat about CZeds (for example)...
one fitted with a Green Plate with white numbers with an "X" pre~fix automatically tells the educated observer that the bike is a pre~75 250 entrant...
all thats left to figure out is,
"what the hells a CZ?"
and i guess, educating the observers/spectators/entrants etc...
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2013, 10:32:49 AM »
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Is there any reason why anyone should care about the colours of numberplates? I mean that seriously - what on earth is the reason
It's really only a big deal at Championship meetings to differentiate between the different capacities but in this transponder era the plate colour is not really an issue any more. However, because ours is a sport with its groundings in the past, I think it's appropriate that the number plate colour and shape reflect the era the bike was first raced. I was thinking about this in bed last night and for the reasons of keeping my bike in touch with its own history I've decided to fit blue plates to it during its mini revamp in a month or two and worry about any repercussions when and if they happen. I may fit blue plates to both of my 360 Yamahas as well (351cc).
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2013, 12:30:34 PM »
Wasn't it also the case for AMA supercross races, that 250cc bikes ran white backgrounds with black numbers ? I am not sure if this was an FIM approved ruling and therefore applied to Australia as well. I always had green background plates on my 250cc bikes, even in the few supercross races that I rode in .

The white and black plates for 250s was something the MX Commission had to fight for for several years.  In the end it was agreed too if it was only for MX.  Of course that has all changed now in modern MX the old Lites class is now a 250 class (2/- & 4/-) and the plates are black background with white Nos.
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2013, 12:58:06 PM »
125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black number

SO Easy for VMX/DT stop making bloody mountains out of molehills and accept above ;) ;) ;) :D

(Don't forget your letter defining the class, eg X for pre75 ;)

Ok personally I would like to see the 263 - Over class just called the 500 class like it was in the past.  Just have it open to 263 - over etc.  In the last years of the 500MXGP class it was open to 500cc 2/-s and 650cc 4/-s, so there is a precedent.

If it was called the 500 class there is no argument about plate colour (Yellow and black), but it isn't called 500 class.

There isn't a plate colour etc for a 263 - Over class.  So in my opinion it should revert to the capacity plate colours so

a 350 could be blue and white
a 500 should be yellow and black
and bikes over 500 (eg a TT540) should be white with black Nos

I believe I would be able to successfully argue that case.

Just another question is there a separate class in Classic/Post Classic Dirt Track for US Flat Track 750s and if there is do they run yellow and black or white and black?

And I do believe plate colour is important because it identifies a bike better.

Kevin
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 01:14:03 PM by KTM47 »
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 01:17:15 PM »
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Is there any reason why anyone should care about the colours of numberplates? I mean that seriously - what on earth is reason. It's only a big deal at Championship meetings to differentiate between the different capacities but in this transponder era the plate colour is not really an issue any more. However, because ours is a sport with its groundings in the past, I think it's appropriate that the number plate colour and shape reflect the era the bike was first raced. I was thinking about this in bed last night and for the reasons of keeping my bike in touch with its own history I've decided to fit blue plates to it during its mini revamp in a month or two and worry about any repercussions when and if they happen. I may fit blue plates to both of my 360 Yamahas as well (351cc).

Firko  If officialdom questions the blue plates, just tell them you have been racing in the under 19 class  :) ;) :D ;D
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2013, 02:23:09 PM »
My AMA numbers in the 70's were the standard

125cc White numbers on Black backgrounds

250cc Black numbers on White backgrounds

500cc Black numbers on Yellow backgrounds


I think stateside the green backgrounds came into being in the early/mid 80s.
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2013, 02:28:10 PM »
125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black numbers




125 black background white numbers
250 Green (dark green) background white numbers
500 and over yellow background black number

SO Easy for VMX/DT stop making bloody mountains out of molehills and accept above ;) ;) ;) :D

(Don't forget your letter defining the class, eg X for pre75 ;)

Ok personally I would like to see the 263 - Over class just called the 500 class like it was in the past.  Just have it open to 263 - over etc.  In the last years of the 500MXGP class it was open to 500cc 2/-s and 650cc 4/-s, so there is a precedent.

If it was called the 500 class there is no argument about plate colour (Yellow and black), but it isn't called 500 class.

There isn't a plate colour etc for a 263 - Over class.  So in my opinion it should revert to the capacity plate colours so

a 350 could be blue and white
a 500 should be yellow and black
and bikes over 500 (eg a TT540) should be white with black Nos

I believe I would be able to successfully argue that case.

Just another question is there a separate class in Classic/Post Classic Dirt Track for US Flat Track 750s and if there is do they run yellow and black or white and black?

And I do believe plate colour is important because it identifies a bike better.

Kevin
Would be easier if everything over 263 was a yellow plate..
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 03:28:07 PM by JohnnyO »

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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2013, 02:56:07 PM »
It's fairly simple unless you want to argue just for the hell of it which seems to be fairly common these days.
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Re: Number Plate colours
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2013, 03:08:56 PM »
It's fairly simple unless you want to argue just for the hell of it which seems to be fairly common these days.
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