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    I would never pay for a vanity plate, but twice Ohio issued me plates that
    serendipitously suited my car back then, a Triumph Spitfire. What are the odds?
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    Just showin' it's age !
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    You also might want to state what vanity plates go for in your state or province.

    At $232.25 for a vanity plate where I live, I have better things to do with my money.

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    I've had these plates on 4 bikes (transferred) since 2003.

    Yamaha V-Star 1100
    Yamaha Roadstar
    BMW K1200LT
    and now on the BMW R1150RT


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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    You also might want to state what vanity plates go for in your state or province.

    At $232.25 for a vanity plate where I live, I have better things to do with my money.
    How much more is that than what the regular plats go for?

    Where I live, they cost $40 more than standard plates.
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    on my F^%)GS. stole the idea from the gspot forum on ADVrider.com. WOrks two ways. pronounced geezer cuz i'm almost 63 or preferably G-Ser cuz it's a GS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    You also might want to state what vanity plates go for in your state or province.

    At $232.25 for a vanity plate where I live, I have better things to do with my money.
    I believe it is about $212.00 for the initial issuance of a vanity plate plus the annual fee here in Alberta. After that, it is simply the annual renewal fee (which is an ever upward moving target). I know this because I researched it when I got my CL. I posted pics of the bike over on the Rounders forum when I bought it. One of my fellow Rounders suggested that, because of all the chrome, that it could be called an R-LEY


    I agree with Alex -- I've got better things to spend my money on -- like fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    How much more is that than what the regular plates go for?
    Regular plates here are $20, so $212.25 more.

    Those prices don't include the validation sticker which runs another $42 per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagazoo View Post
    I agree with Alex -- I've got better things to spend my money on -- like fuel.
    And once again, they stick it to us motorcyclists.

    Vanity plates for a car are the same price, but they get two of them. We get a fraction of the real-estate, get a single plate and all that for the same price.

    Go figure!

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    It's an additonal $25/yr in North Dakota for vanity plates. A little over a good case of beers worth.

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    $10 extra in VA.

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    Vanity plates make it easier for witnesses to remember and identify miscreants.

    Not that anyone here is guilty of anything.

    Fred

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    I used to have these (joy).



    I thought I was clever, but of course they are indecipherable for most people. One time a woman thought I was really funny to have a plate that said GENIUS but spelled it wrong. So then I went to this, which was a little more decipherable (peace).



    I never lived anywhere where I could have a plate that said Gem??tlichkeit. Now I'm in Wyoming, where we only get four characters plus the county number (5-WHAT or whatever). I haven't found out how much a plate would cost because I haven't come up with anything worth the effort.
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    I've thought about getting one for the bike(s), but then I always imagine some motorist behind me trying to figure out what it means and rear-ending me!

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