Who can apply for Club Plates?
Any current financial member of the Norton Owners Club NSW can apply to register a bike that is a minimum of 30 years old. The bike needs to be demonstrably roadworthy and proof of age verified.
The age of the bike is determined by the frame not engine number, and the bike should be as original as possible. Safety modifications are permitted, as are period accessories and options.
Tritons, i.e. Norton Featherbed frames with Triumph 650cc engines qualify (this does not necessarily mean that any other specials will).
Does the bike have to be a Norton?
How many can you have?
How many plates do we have on the road at the moment?
It you are late with your Norton Owners Club NSW renewal, how does this affect your legal status on the road?
When you register your bike, you must be a financial member of the NOC. If you become unfinancial, your bike is no longer registered and you must hand back the plates to the RTA, unless you have joined another authorised club.
When do we inspect bikes?
Who can inspect the bike for roadworthiness?
The NOC and RTA have jointly approved several machine examiners (inspectors). A list of examiners is supplied to club members. There Alternatively, a normal Pink Slip is also accepted.
If a Pink Slip is used the club plate registrar needs a copy of it for our records - just like the inspection report is kept on file when one of our machine examiners examines your bike.
How do I get an unregistered bike inspected?
What's the actual process?
Obtain and read the Historic Registration Rules pages 1 to 4 (contact Registrar or Secretary for a copy).
Contact a Club Inspector to arrange roadworthy inspection of bike; OR obtain a Safety Inspection Report (Pink Slip) issued by an authorised inspection station examiner.
Contact Club Inspector/Official to verify eligibility and sign RTA Historic Vehicle Declaration Form.
Fill out the NOC'S Historic Plate Record Sheet and forward to the Club or Branch Registrar.
Fill out the RTA'S Historic Vehicle Declaration Form.
Fill out the RTA'S Conditional Registration Application Form.
Submit the RTA forms to your local RTA office (you will need your Club membership card and some ID).
Note: no separate greenslip is required under this scheme. Greenslip insurance is included in the RTA fee. Contact your club registrar or inspector for advice
When you want to let the rego lapse what do you do?
If you sell the bike what do you do?
Is there a need for a pink slip, or a blue slip as well if the bike has not been registered in Aust before?
What does it cost?
How is this paid?
Are there restrictions on the use of the rego?
Yes, it is not intended as a cheap form of transport. Service runs are permitted within a restricted radius of your home. Otherwise, basically, it is for approved and gazetted club runs and rallies. Commuting is not permitted.
What's meant by service runs? Does it mean you can go around the block to warm and tune your Amals? Does this mean to the bike shop?
Yes to both, provided it is within your radius. If not within the radius, you must obtain approval from the Registrar or a club official who will record the movement. 48 hours notice must be given to the Registrar in this case. Use the run permit function on this web site.
The radius is 16 kms from your home.
Approved and gazetted club runs and rallies. What are they?
They are runs and rallies which are recorded by the club secretary in the minutes of the monthly meetings and the details of the run/rally are notified in our club magazine.
Does this include riding the bike to meetings of the club at the Rowing Club?
Yes, the monthly General Meetings and Committee Meetings are listed as Club Plate events.
Does it have to be in both the minutes and the mag?
Can the bike be ridden on other vintage/classic organised events?
Yes provided they have invited our club in writing and the secretary records the details of the event in the minutes of the monthly meetings and the details of the run/rally are notified in our club magazine.
What is the nature of clubs that can organise an invitation; do they have to be registered in some way?
Any RTA recognised historic vehicle club that organises their own club plate runs can invite the NOC.
What happens if I get caught riding the bike outside the approved guidelines?
The Police and RTA will prosecute you for riding an unregistered bike and the NOC could lose the approval to have Historic Registration... in other words you will spoil it for the rest of us! If you're unregistered, you're also uninsured from any angle... consider the consequences!!!!