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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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So I am finishing up my track bike and am wondering about this. Is it in poor taste to put white number plates on a track day bike? Barring a long lost rich uncle leaving me a hefty sum, I won't be racing anytime in the foreseeable future. White would just fit the color scheme of the bike better.

So, would I be a d-bag running white plates?

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no not at all. If I wasn't going to race, I'd go full on GP style and slap some numbers on top of a fly paint scheme. Fuck the stupid white border.

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id do like chunk

look fly and less work to put on a plate

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If it's a trackbike who cares what color they are. When a true expert racer goes flying by you at mach 9 they'll know you're not an expert
lol that is about the true passing speed too, and its done at what feels like 3 inches of clearance

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Thought about the no plate thing too, but once it was painted I decided I need the white to brake up all the black.

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So I am finishing up my track bike and am wondering about this. Is it in poor taste to put white number plates on a track day bike? Barring a long lost rich uncle leaving me a hefty sum, I won't be racing anytime in the foreseeable future. White would just fit the color scheme of the bike better.

So, would I be a d-bag running white plates?
No.

The yellow is horrible on most paint schemes, unless it's meant to look good with the yellow. It's not a race bike, you can do whatever you want.

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The yellow is horrible on most paint schemes, unless it's meant to look good with the yellow. It's not a race bike, you can do whatever you want.
i like how my plates look... probably cause its my bike

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Ugh, I've always hated the yellow on mine. At the rate I'm going though, I have a feeling I'm going to be a permanent amateur for the rest of my racing career so I've learned to live with it.

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Thought about the no plate thing too, but once it was painted I decided I need the white to brake up all the black.
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I had no idea about the number plate colors when I did track days years ago, and I put white plates on my 9R because I thought it look nice. I only had one person sarcastically ask if I was a professional racer.

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why not a white outline, and white numbers so your 'plate' looks black?
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Go with Chrome numbers for sure.

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I like the contrast of White plates..... even though I don't race.



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Agree with what was said. Go for the looks!!!

My bike would look soooooo much better with white plates too, but i'm with Jen on this one

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trackday only bikes should look more fly than race bikes!
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this is true. If you have a bike that is not fly. Then you best be ripped like a muffucka and have a fly hair doo like an uptown fade or gumby.

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I think I actually like my bike better with yellow plates, even though that isn't as fly

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This CCS amateur is pretty fly even with yeller plates.

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This is my bike. Look how it transformed itself when I put white plates on it.
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Wow, so if I put white plates on my 600RR, will it turn into an R1?

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Wow, so if I put white plates on my 600RR, will it turn into an R1?
Yes Hondas turn into Yamahas with white plates! It's true.

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Wait, on closer inspection, it would only turn into an R6. I thought the first bike was a 125.

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but the good thing is that it will turn into the latest and greatest 600 for you! For me, my 89 Honda RS250 turned into a 2003 Yamaha TZ250 just by turning expert. How cool is that?

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Run white plates with a big badass custom #1 on there. If anybody asks why you are going so slow, tell them you are breaking in an engine. If they persist, tell them they are being acrimonious, and while they think about what that means smack them upside da head. Then ride off on your white plated #1 bike.
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Really? Awesome. Maybe I'll have to start trying harder.

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pimp it out mat! do wat you want. post up the pics man!
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