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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-23-2004, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Number display??????

I'm reading the number has to be displayed at least 6" high and on the front of the bike and optionally on the back.

I'm using my streetbike for this NESBA day so what do some of you guys do for numbers?

Should I be getting some stickers made?
or should I just use a black marker and write them on the blue masking tape that I'm gonna use to tape off the light lenses?

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Black marker, blue tape. You'll be fine.

Just don't buy cheap-o white masking tape like I did. Every session I'd go out as #111, and come back as either #11 or #1!

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I've used duct tape to make my numbers before. As long as they can read the numbers however you do it you should be fine.
Print out numbers on your puter and tape them to your bike. I've done that too.

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Go to your local dealer and spend about $4 on a 3 pack of numbers. It'll look pro, save you time and it's cheap. Even if you're number "XXX" it shouldn't cost more than about $20.
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Brian....here's where I got mine for cheap.

You can also go to ODP and get a pack of misc #s, but then you've got a ton of #s leftover.
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cheap idea

Print your numbers on yellow paper take to kinkos and laminate and tape to the front of the bike.
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I went to ACE and picked up some number stickers. About $3, and I have plenty leftover lol.

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Re: cheap idea

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Print your numbers on yellow paper take to kinkos and laminate and tape to the front of the bike.
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That's a good idea. You can re-use it.

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Office Max sells inkjet printable "bumper stickers". Basically a matte white paper w/adhesive backing. They're removable...no sticky glue leftovers. Not waterproof, but mine are fine after the RA rainout and some drenching at Putnam. Oh and they crash fine

Don't fret over the 6" thing. I've been running 4 to 5 inch numbers as I've been playing with different fonts. So long as it's easy to read.

You can run a front number, both sides of the rear, or all three if ya like.

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befor going the professional looking route. i just used colored tape. and made my numbers on the fly. never had a problem.

go as CHEAP as you can if that means useing scotch tape on your headlights then useing a black marker to draw your numbers on the tape then do it.

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I use 3" numbers and they have never said anything.
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