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    Antique plates for the new bike

    Sometime early next week I should have the title in hand to my new bike (and hopefully by the end of the week, the bike itself will appear).

    Since it's an '83 model, it's eligible for antique tags, which I think I'll get for a number of practical reasons.

    First, in Va., antique tags are "permanent." You don't have to renew them (and pay another god-damned fee to the government) every year.

    Second, antique-tagged vehicles are exempt from Va's annual state "safety" inspection - and another god-damned fee.

    Third, I've found that the county doesn't seem to notice antique-tagged vehicles for purposes of the loathsome "property tax" they hit us up with every year - yet another god-damned fee.

    I still have to pay for the title and initial registration - two more god-damned fees. Plus taxes on the sale - another god-damned fee.

    How many fees is that? Five?

    Just to get the bike in my name and registered.

    Then there's insurance - and taxes on the fuel that goes into the tank...

    Did I mention I despise the god-damned government and its herd of Useless Eaters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post

    Third, I've found that the county doesn't seem to notice antique-tagged vehicles for purposes of the loathsome "property tax" they hit us up with every year - yet another god-damned fee.
    You lucked out with that! My 1982 toy car still gets taxed even with black and white tags.

    You forgot to mention number six: Emission testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    You lucked out with that! My 1982 toy car still gets taxed even with black and white tags.

    You forgot to mention number six: Emission testing
    Yep!

    No smog check here in Floyd....

    And even if you do have it, like in Fairfax, isn't the vehicle exempt if it's tagged as an antique or more than 30 years old?

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    Yeah, antique is exempt for state inspection and emissions inspection.

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    But isn't there an annual mileage limit on antiques?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    But isn't there an annual mileage limit on antiques?

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    Well, sort of.

    Many antique insurance policies have mileage limits.

    But who's gonna know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Well, sort of.

    Many antique insurance policies have mileage limits.

    But who's gonna know?

    No one will know!

    Thing is people with antique cars 99.9% of the time don't drive them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    No one will know!

    Thing is people with antique cars 99.9% of the time don't drive them a lot.
    Yep - and I don't expect to put more than 2,000 miles annually on this bike anyhow. And 2k is typically the limit for the antique insurance coverage.

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    the CBX

    The 1981 CBX has an antique plate. It's nice not worrying about (or paying for) the annual inspection.

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