Us Sydney riders are at a mild disadvantage to you Melbourne people - we can't park on foot-paths, we're meant to pay all tolls, Iemma's a bit of a loser, and every bloody council in the state is putting in parking ticket machines AND EVEN WORSE :arrow: parking ticket officers ... bicycles don't get tickets & can park wherever. This is BS. I don't think any of us would have a REAL problem paying a reduced cost parking rate/toll etc - as motorcycles take up less space, and impact less on traffic & the environment: but various departments refuse to make the necessary amendments to allow us to do this. Instead we are expected to pay the full rate of a 1.* tonne, 4 wheeled vehicle. I object to this. So: how are tickets issued? A ticket is issued on the spot: it is placed on your motorcycle/car. The date, time, location and your registration plate is recorded on there and a carbon copy stays with the parking officer for filing and follow-up enforcement: ie. you no paya da fine, we takea ya license. Now, my brain in possession of an idea but not ALL related facts, postulates that if you removed your registration plate from your motorcycle after it is parked, along with your rego label, and your VIN/CHassis number was removed/obscured/covered [perhaps a locking plate]: should you choose to ignore the fine placed upon your vehicle: they lack a way to 'trace' you and make it stick But, this begs some questions: 1) It is, of course, illegal to ride a motorcycle without visible rego label & plate - is it legal/illegal for a parked motorcycle not to have these items displayed? 2) Under what circumstances may a vehicle be towed? I believe it relates in part to where it is parked: ie. can not be towed from private property? If they're just going to take the bike, obviously this plan fails miserably. 3) What would a parking officer do when they find your bike? Issue a ticket knowing it can't be enforced and just hope you pay it? Or might they wait around for you... they probably can't legally detain you, so I know I'd tell them to rack off: but if you have to put your plate back on before you ride away, might they ping you then? - and presuming you just ride around the corner first to put your plate back on: would they instead call the police to come and book you for riding without a plate if you don't put it on in the carpark? Anything else I should be considering but haven't thought of? / Ktulu!: advocating civil disobedience for the sake of common sense ... a little bit.