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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2006, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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This Saturday will be my first track day and I need numbers/background. Do you guys have any suggestions? I appreciate any direction you can provide.

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With NESBA it's not that stringent. You don't even need a background, you can just duct tape in the numbers in a block font if you want, as long as it is a contrasting color from your bodywork. Or you can pick up those mailbox numbers from a hardware store that are black w/ white background and use those.

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There's a lot of creativity out there.

However, from the perspective of the cornerworkers and other officials, simple fonts (no serifs) on a light-colored background (white/yellow) is best. Numbers as big as you can manage.

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As a courtesy to expert racers, please do not use a white background.

Though I shouldnt talk. My 750 has white number plates. But the fairings used to belong to an Expert level rider (Andy Feuersthaler), so hopefully it will make me a faster rider.
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Originally Posted by KBOlsen
Numbers as big as you can manage.
so like this?!?!

i think you can see them from space


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Originally Posted by MoparBoyy
so like this?!?!

i think you can see them from space

Well, we know you can see Mopar's 666 from hell!

Anyhow, NO, it is not that big a deal what you do for numbers as long as they can be clearly read by corner workers. IF, just IF by chance you are interested in racing and wanna do it right and do it only once, then the basic guidelines are as follows:

Amateur/Novice - Yellow Background, Black Numbers
Expert - White Background Black Numbers

No serif fonts, no italics, just clean BLOCK numbers.

CCS prefers 8" numbers on the front, 6" numbers on the rear side plates (one per side)

WERA accepts 6" numbers on the front and on the two rear side plates.

NESBA just wants to be able to read your numbers. And the number on the bike has to match the number on your wristband or you wont clear tech, so when you are at the registration desk, make sure that they put the number that is on your bike, on your wristband.

Have fun, we'll see you up there!

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