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.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.