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Old 11-09-2009, 09:17 AM   #21
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No rules against it that I am aware of. If you want them on it, put them on it. It's your bike, your photos, your satisfaction. F_ck the rest.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:20 AM   #22
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I've seen people sport numbers and they re not racers. Its your bike do what you want.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:03 PM   #23
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put it on white background too.. if someone makes fun of you challenge them to a fight to death! Then the next time people will keep there mouth shut. Or if they want to pay your bills they can tell you not to put it on there!
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #24
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:46 PM   #26
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I thought I was passing racers at track days, cuz they had numbers on their bikes. So I became inspired to race. Then I found out, that they either a) werent racers and just had numbers, or b) bought a racers bike...cuz they weren't the same guys next to me on the grid and I sure couldn't pass them as easy!

But it inspired me and maybe it will inspire others. So I say...go for it!
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #27
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Just my opinion.. either don't do it at all or put the dash (or even a slash) in there as someone said. If you're planning on getting your license at some point, just wait til you actually earn numbers.

I think you'd only get laughed at by the people that know what the numbers are meant for and know you're not a racer. They might look pretty good at PP1 or going around 610.
He said it was for track plastics so I doubt anyone would see them at PP1. I doubt anyone at the track would make fun of him.
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I doubt anyone at the track would make fun of him.
I agree with this. Pretty much every racer I know isn't worried about anyone else's bike or what it looks like or what stickers are on it unless they are helping to fix something etc. Usually everyone there is there to land a helping hand or too focused on their own improvement to even notice or care about it. Some of the track orgs that do the big tracks (Laguna, Barber, etc) like to identify you by numbers anyway so they like it
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #29
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for my track plastics i would like to put 913 ( since my name is lanzer913, 913 is my bday) is there any issues with having painted numbers on a track bike that is not cmra ?
i am highly offended that you would do this... this is an outrage!!!...

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who cares... it's your bike and it's not a race... shyt... put nothin but 913 alllllll over that mug... u can have it lookin like a krunk zebra for all i care...
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What racer are you talking about? Zac Chapman is number 461 and Jon Broom is 801. But maybe you're talking about a racer not in the CMRA.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:04 PM   #31
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I agree with this. Pretty much every racer I know isn't worried about anyone else's bike or what it looks like or what stickers are on it unless they are helping to fix something etc. Usually everyone there is there to land a helping hand or too focused on their own improvement to even notice or care about it. Some of the track orgs that do the big tracks (Laguna, Barber, etc) like to identify you by numbers anyway so they like it
nice words from the guy who has the 913 race number
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Ok, well your thread was asking if there are any legalities involved with using a race number, while not being a racer...there isn't, its your bike, do what you want with it.

But, just to avoid any confusion, may I suggest that instead of doing the whole plain numbers on a white or yellow plate, just get the numbers professionally painted or airbrushed, it will look better and there will be no white or yellow plate to confuse you with club racers.
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I still have my numbers on my race plastics from when I had my brief stint in CMRA. Besides they are nasty to take off once they were on and I like them. Who cares what anyone else thinks. If you like it do it, but I would use the stickers instead of paint if you want them to look more traditional. Just my two cents.
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Ok, well your thread was asking if there are any legalities involved with using a race number, while not being a racer...there isn't, its your bike, do what you want with it.

But, just to avoid any confusion, may I suggest that instead of doing the whole plain numbers on a white or yellow plate, just get the numbers professionally painted or airbrushed, it will look better and there will be no white or yellow plate to confuse you with club racers.
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I don't think there's anything wrong with putting your number on your bike whether it's track or not. If people are laughing about a number on your track bike then they obviously haven't met you and/or have a weak sense of humor. Cause there's plenty other things to make fun of you about that are actually worth laughing over

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I don't think there's anything wrong with putting your number on your bike whether it's track or not. If people are laughing about a number on your track bike then they obviously haven't met you and/or have a weak sense of humor. Cause there's plenty other things to make fun of you about that are actually worth laughing over

j/k Heath - I think you should put your number on there however you want. Who cares what anyone else thinks
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Josh Noel...1st round at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this year
This is true, and my bad for missing him. Josh banged his head in a crash in 8A at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in April of this year, and was knocked unconscious for a while. He came to in the hospital not long after the crash, and the last I heard, he has made a full recovery. I think he's hung up his leathers for good, though.
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I don't have a problem w/ it at all.

What I do have a problem w/ is TD guys saying that they are going "racing" and when I ask " Where?, there are no races this weekend." They name a TD. The problem I have w/ it is that these guys are the dumbest neon sportin, extended swingarm wearin, vibrator in the passenger seat idiots and it gives us "real" racers a bad name. hehehe
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I don't have a problem w/ it at all.

What I do have a problem w/ is TD guys saying that they are going "racing" and when I ask " Where?, there are no races this weekend." They name a TD. The problem I have w/ it is that these guys are the dumbest neon sportin, extended swingarm wearin, vibrator in the passenger seat idiots and it gives us "real" racers a bad name. hehehe
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I don't have a problem w/ it at all.

What I do have a problem w/ is TD guys saying that they are going "racing" and when I ask " Where?, there are no races this weekend." They name a TD. The problem I have w/ it is that these guys are the dumbest neon sportin, extended swingarm wearin, vibrator in the passenger seat idiots and it gives us "real" racers a bad name. hehehe
That's another thing about numbers...


There's a guy on here, I won't say any names, that has racer numbers on his bike...and on his myspace page has pictures titled 'me racing at track'...I looked up the number, as I was pretty positive that the number (which was between 1 and 10) belonged to someone I knew...and it did...so I thought 'well, maybe it's not a CMRA race', so I looked at the track that he put in the title's calendar for the date that he posted on the picture...and lo and behold, it was a trackday...

And I understand the whole 'anyone can do whatever you want to do' thing, but honestly...if you aren't planning on racing, what's the reason for putting racer-style number plates and racer-style numbers on your bike if you don't want people to think that you're a racer? (this doesn't really apply to replica bikes, i.e. the GSXR1000 Mat Mladin replica that had his sponsor decals and numbers and whatnot)
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