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Old 01-04-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
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GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

I admit it.
I am a certified and documented fool when it comes to vanity plates.

Every vehicle in the "Mueller Fleet" has a personalized plate.
In recent years I've been bitten by the plate bug so much that I secure the plate before I actually get the vehicle!

For me the rules are simple:
The plate has to say something about the vehicle (and perhaps the owners).

For instance:
  • My '72 VW Westfalia Bus is C*MPER with a heart for the *,
  • You can take a pretty easy guess on the plate for the Busa, eh?
  • Having 2 Siberians Huskies made SIBARU an easy one for the wife's car,

A plate that says, "HOT DUDE" doesn't fly with me (no vehicle reference)

In anticipation of adding a dual sport in the future I went searching for a proper plate. CA DMV has a wonderful online program that allows you to search plate availability and then order the plate if you like.

The bike is going to be a toss up between a BMW R1200GSA or a KLR 650.
I would really like the GSA but I really want to ride the bike in the way a dual sport was meant to be without worrying about dropping it.

After numerous unsuccessful tries I started thinking outside the english language. Having a daughter in 2nd year german as well as having the Uber in Deutsche dual sport road bikes on my shopping list, I started with kraut.

The first one I came up was available so I took it!



Just in case - AUF is German for variations of up or on, but it's pronounced somewhat close to OFF.
How perfect is that?

I know it'd be better on a german bike...



Man I love that bike!

But in reality I want to ride more dirt than roads and knowing me, when I get to dirt I'm not going to take it so easy...

But if I did "settle" for a KLR I'd like to mod it up a bit.
Love the look of this bike...



So the plate is on the way!

Enough about me.

What do you all have?
Do you have vanity plate rules?
Got Plate?
Let's see them
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

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But if I did "settle" for a KLR I'd like to mod it up a bit.
You're in luck Mike...I've got just the bike you're looking for!...
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

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You're in luck Mike...I've got just the bike you're looking for!...
Love it!

Tell me you did that yourself?
Love the F650BS
That's right up my alley!


I especially like it because that's something I would do.
Back in the mid 80's we were road racing in a class that was all one bike
The Yamaha RZ-350

After my first off, the bike came returned as a Honda RC-350.
(A mythical bike that never was.)
Mind you every bike in the field was an RZ, yet I would have protests filed against me by competitors for using a illegal "grey market" bike.
As Carlos Mencia might say, "Dee Dee Dee!"

We did a great job on the side panels I wish I had a better picture of.
(only picture I have in this computer is this one)

I even faked Fast Freddie's signature on the tail section.
Add my Spencer replica leathers and you have a complete package!

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Old 01-04-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

Here's an old thread that deals with the same topic.
http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3017
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

I saw a plate today that was amusing.

It was on a nice red 911 Carrera 4S.

It read --> I♥CHP
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

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Love it!

Tell me you did that yourself?
Love the F650BS
That's right up my alley!
Wish I could take credit for it, but it was a buddy of mine from another forum.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:48 AM   #7
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

There is an 06 vet at my office.....that fittingly states MYPAYCK
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:45 AM   #8
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

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Here's an old thread that deals with the same topic.
http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3017
As OGMike said...
There's an old thread going along somewhere else.
My post was more about my personal excitement of securing a cool plate.

That being said, that old thread isn't so much about our "Pashnit" plates as it is about weird plates and bumper stickers we've seen.

I would love to see a thread on just the vanity plates we have on our bikes.

Know what? I'm still jazzed about going dual sport and having a cool plate!

If anything I'm a little bummed at the lack of cool bodywork for KLRs out there. I'd love to get the "Dakar" look but nobody makes an aftermarket fairing for them. I do like the Buell mod where you mount the twin headlights off of a Ulysse.





I've followed this guy's build of his fairing, but it's a one of a kind with no chance of being duplicated.

Mike "AUF ROAD" Mueller
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:37 AM   #9
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Re: GOT PLATE? (vanity plate)

After a great deal of thought I have decided to part with my baby.
I think it's worth a look since you are bent on special customization.







I suppose I should figure out a price. The bags and tanks are worth about 4k, so maybe 5k for the whole package, since you would be providing a good home.
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After a great deal of thought I have decided to part with my baby.
OH NO Paul!
What are you gonna get to replace that reliable Mule with?
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