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Are there any British Columbia members out there that have applied for and recieved collector plates for thier Goldwing mine will be eligable in 2012 and am wondering what I need to do to qualify for the plate? Thanks.
 

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I don't know about B.C. but in the US thedisadvantage of a collector plate is that the use of the bike is pretty restricted when operating under collector status. I know a lot of people use them like a regular plate but there can be a fine involved for doing so if you come across a cop who catches it.
 

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Your bike has to be pretty well stock/original for it to qualify, but once/if you do qualify, there's not too much in the way of restrictions, as far as I can remember.



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If you go to ICBC's website, its all outlined there.
 

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exavid wrote:
I don't know about B.C. but in the US thedisadvantage of a collector plate is that the use of the bike is pretty restricted when operating under collector status. I know a lot of people use them like a regular plate but there can be a fine involved for doing so if you come across a cop who catches it.
Same here. I looked into it, as my m/c is 34 years old now. You can only ride it in parades and going to and from functions. I would only save a few dollars per year anyway. Every province and state is different though.
 

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the limitations for a collector plate here in BC are as follows,(taken from ICBC collector plate application form)

4. Vehicle Use
Once approved, a collector vehicle:
• must be used solely for pleasure purposes and must not at any time be used for driving to or from or part way to or from work or
school.
• must not be used during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise unless equipped with lamps and refl ectors
that comply with Division 4 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
 

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Washington says in their regulations "For the pleasure of others without compensation." So every time I ride it someone asks what year my Trail 90 is, (1974,)or tells me a story about the one they had years ago, I figured I'm within the regulations. It sucked to pay $58 to drive it 2-3 times a year so for an extra $35 last year I went for the collector plates.
 

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Insurance here in BC with a collector plate is about $220 for the year. Conciderable savings if you dont ride to or from work/school.
 

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I have mine on a collector plate, Just filled in the form and sent off 3 pics. They do get picky if the paint isn't up to snuff though, takes about 6 weeks to process.
Cheers nessy
 
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