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Hey guys im real curious how your bike licencing works,here in the UK we have a plate issued when the vehicle is new and that stays with it all its life my bike is registered in 2010 so has a 10 plate,when i see pictures of American vehicles they have an array of different things on the plate,names slogans etc,so how does it work? can you just have what you like written on there?or when the bike/car etc is new does it get given its plate like we do here and that has to stay with it for its lifespan? Here in the UK the police are getting real hot on the size of the plate and spacing of the letters and we get 3 penalty points on our driving licence if its not correct.thanks guys just curious wondered how it works where you are.
 

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In the US, you can apply for personalized plates. The # of spaces you are allowed varies by state. It's up to that states discretion to approve the tag requested. No profanity or the like will go through. Then they are renewed every year or 2, again depending on the state. When the vehicle is sold, the tags have to be returned to the MVA and the new owner applies for new tags after having the vehicle inspected if it's used.
 

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Ok so if you choose a personalized plate,say yor name etc,does that mean that after the two years you've had it on the vehicle and you have to give it back, and thats it, you loose that plate and it cant be issued again?
 

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Ok so if you choose a personalized plate,say yor name etc,does that mean that after the two years you've had it on the vehicle and you have to give it back, and thats it, you loose that plate and it cant be issued again?
No, you can renew the plate as long as you own the vehicle if you choose too.
 

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You can have that plate as long as you want. You just have to pay a fee every 1 or 2 years. If you get rid of your bike but still want the plate you can pay and it will be changed over to your new bike.
 

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Ok so if you choose a personalized plate,say yor name etc,does that mean that after the two years you've had it on the vehicle and you have to give it back, and thats it, you loose that plate and it cant be issued again?
You can keep the actual plate forever, you just pay the yearly fee and get a new yearly sticker that goes in the bottom right hand corner of the plate is all to keep it legal and current. At least that's how it's been done in the few different States I've lived in.

Most Euro plates are HUGE! :eek:
 

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Thanks guys interesting,here the plate goes with the vehicle,unless you have bought a personal plate then you can pay to change it to your next vehicle or you can put it on retention with the DVLA until your ready to use it. nice to know how it works with you guys and i gotta say your plate size is cool and look good on the bikes,ours our bigass lol
 

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Every individual state has different rules for licensing and registration of motor vehicles. For example, in the State of Florida, my home of record, there are over 100 different license plates for individuals to chose from. They have some for collegiate institutions, military services, professional sports, you name it, they have it.

Unlike Maryland and other states where once the vehicle is sold you have to return the plates to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV), in Florida the license plates belong to each individual for as long as they keep renewing them. When you sell the vehicle the buyer must have his/her own plates registered under their name and you keep your plates for your next vehicle. I have always had personalized plates and I will keep those for as long as I keep my registration current. Currently, I have another one which I have not bothered to register in a few years, if someone decides they want to use that same personalization they become the new rightful owner. Every five years the state sends you new plates to keep them looking fresh and prevent having plates with faded numbers. Here is a brochure with all possible plates that you can buy in the State of Florida:

http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/all-h.pdf
 

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When will the socialists start telling you where to live, work. When to eat ,sleep and wake up. Cameras everywhere, next in the lue?
 

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Every individual state has different rules for licensing and registration of motor vehicles. For example, in the State of Florida, my home of record, there are over 100 different license plates for individuals to chose from. They have some for collegiate institutions, military services, professional sports, you name it, they have it.

Unlike Maryland and other states where once the vehicle is sold you have to return the plates to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV), in Florida the license plates belong to each individual for as long as they keep renewing them. When you sell the vehicle the buyer must have his/her own plates registered under their name and you keep your plates for your next vehicle. I have always had personalized plates and I will keep those for as long as I keep my registration current. Currently, I have another one which I have not bothered to register in a few years, if someone decides they want to use that same personalization they become the new rightful owner. Every five years the state sends you new plates to keep them looking fresh and prevent having plates with faded numbers. Here is a brochure with all possible plates that you can buy in the State of Florida:

http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/all-h.pdf
Thanks Duendeo1 for that link,was interesting wow cant belive how many different plates you guys have,how comes your in Belgium fella? you there with work or did you just fancy living in Europe for a while?
 
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