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Not so great - for the price I honestly expected better
on 3 July 2014
These aren't great. They're both street legal (as in you won't get stopped for having either of them on) but the main challenge is getting the darn things on in the first place!
The rear plate comes with screws and premade holes which attach to your rear number plate. Goes on without and issue and the included washer/nut holds it on very nicely.
The front plate is a different story. I'm not sure what motorcycle these were designed to go on, but I have a very common 125cc learner bike and it was a very difficult task getting this to sit on in any reliable sense. It's meant to clip on to the front right forks - secured by a nut and screw. The design of these plates is such that the side of the plate closest to the wheel protudes way too far from the clamp. It needs to be positioned very carefully or, if like me you have front disc brakes, the plate will hit them. I've began to notice recently too that the front plate is developing cracks around where the clamp meets the plate itself. I ride on A roads mainly, which are pretty well maintained, so the road surface hasn't been too bumpy - but these just aren't made well.
My advise - as ugly as it is - get a plastic plate and just stick it on your front mudguard/windshield. The Police are aware that front L-plates are a bugger to fit and often fall off, so you are very likely to be alright with one plastered on the bike somewhere at the front (as long as it can be seen by oncoming traffic).