Front numberplates in Australia

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mdal
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Front numberplates in Australia

Post by mdal » Sat May 07, 2011 2:49 pm

Can anyone tell me what year the various Australian states done away with front numberplates? Was it a national approach or did the various states do away with them at different times.
My recollection for NSW was mid 70's.

DaleMclean
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Post by DaleMclean » Sun May 08, 2011 12:32 pm

NSW must've been after '78 as my Darmah still has the holes in the front guard and the mark for the bracket :cry:
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Post by mgh1955 » Sun May 08, 2011 1:36 pm

Victoria dropped them in 1981

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Post by mdal » Sun May 08, 2011 2:01 pm

Thanks for the replies.
I have a 12/78 SSD that one could assume would have been sold as a 1979 model, it has numberplate bracket holes and was trying to determine if the guard was correct for that year. I bought the bike from a guy that had purchased it from Eurobrit in Victoria. If Victoria changed in 1981 then I guess that would explain that if the bike was originally registered there.

Dales comment is interesting about NSW being after 1978 as a friend of mine bought a new 750SS in 1978 without front numberplate.

I guess if you don't know the history of the bike it could have come from anywhere.

Mark

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Post by Waratah » Sun May 15, 2011 9:26 pm

I bought a new Darmah in Sydney in March 1980, it came with a front number plate. But I've got a sneaking suspicion NSW dropped front number plates sometime around 1981.

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