Hi All Yesterday I was going past Narawat bridge and was pulled over by one of the 20 police officers. He spoke good english and started on me about no number plate. Then moved onto asking for a motorbike license. After producing my thai license he went back to the no number plate. I proceeded to show him the invoice papers which he had no interest in. He kept telling me to take my bike down to the station to be impounded. I refused and he proceeded to look for the keys which amusingly he couldnt find. I then went for the telephone and told him I wanted to call my friend in the police force. It was at this point he pushed for an on the spot 500bht fine and I could keep my bike. I argued a little more but not wanting to lose my bike I payed and was let go. I then headed to my mechanic in Chiangmai Land and told him the story. He laughed and said I got off cheap and I was lucky I didnt lose my bike for good. I then asked what is the process now for getting plates . He informed me that this is now not possible and that the police are going to start fining and taking all big bikes without plates. It seems crazy they want to fine you for not having plates but then give you no system for obtaining them. Now I know TIT but does anyone have any input on all this? I was wanting another season of riding but it looks like I will be shipping my bike to Oz for the coming winter here if I am to be hassled here.