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My '85 Honda has the old blue and yellow license plate. Has anyone repainted theirs? I'm old enough to remember the black and yellow plates, and I'd like to repaint it to be black.
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Probably not legal... You can get new plates that are yellow lettering on black background.
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Ask a Cop, last time I lived in California there was a Cop at every corner LOL.
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Properly done , Not a crime .....
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My '85 Honda has the old blue and yellow license. Has anyone repainted theirs? I'm old enough to remember the black and yellow plates, and I'd like to repaint it to be black.
I wonder how they would know鈥.? 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔
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I doubt they would care ... as long as registration is right ....
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Not sure if you can do this in Ca. but in Pa. you can buy an old plate off e-bay and stick it on your vintage bike. (provided the number is not taken)
You have to fill out a form and give them some money 1st.

What does that mean ?
It means he's banned. :rofl2:
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Bweighmaster, I think your right. However, I would also need to find an excuse to get a new registration (month) sticker.
Wormgear, I like your idea, I'll have to check into it. If I can, where do I find a vintage plate?
Thanks everyone else.
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Okay ;

Here's the straight skinny :

It's illegal to repaint any California license tag, even the same original colors .

However if you do it well enough to not look obviously re painted the cops don't generally give you a ticket .

If you paint it yellow back ground with black digit like the 1950's license tags they'll maybe give you sme hassle as this would never be a "Y.O.M." plate .

Year Of Manufacture .
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