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post #1 of 30 Old 10-06-2006, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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RELOCATING LICENSE PLATE PROCEDURES

Got the thing mostly apart and it appears that the "inner" shield must be retained in order to fasten the tail light assembly into the fender. I suppose people have cut this "shield" down and just relocated the plate assembly under the tail light? Anybody here done this procedure?
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post #2 of 30 Old 10-06-2006, 03:11 PM
 
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I've done what you describe. I removed the subfender entirely and used a bandsaw to cut it off just below the rear light section. I mounted the original plate winged bracket under the brake light. Real Soon Now I'll do something to get light on the plate as state law requires. Probably when I get a ticket for not having done it yet... :lol:
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I've done what you describe. I removed the subfender entirely and used a bandsaw to cut it off just below the rear light section. I mounted the original plate winged bracket under the brake light. Real Soon Now I'll do something to get light on the plate as state law requires. Probably when I get a ticket for not having done it yet... :lol:
Hmmm.... that light on the tag was going to be my next question..... wonder if anybody has been actually stopped, ticketed or warned about it. Also anybody out there come up with a solution for this "white tag light" problem?
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post #4 of 30 Old 10-06-2006, 03:14 PM
 
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I had mine mounted like this


Managed to break that and now it is like this. I have yet to hassled and I drive a lot at night and on pavement. I have not thought of a way to get a light in there and make it look decent.


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Thats pretty much what I've got planned.... have you been stopped at night ref the tag light? Oops. Just read the rest of your post under the last picture. Never mind. Thanks for the input.
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post #6 of 30 Old 10-06-2006, 03:20 PM
 
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The ghetto solution is to cut the bottom of the brake light red cover off so some of the light spills over the plate. You get extra credit if you cover the missing red plastic with something transparent. The mid range solution is to use illuminated bolt heads, but the ones I've seen are like $30 for a pair. The primo way is to get a dedicated illuminated plate holder.

Cops here aren't likely to ticket for lack of light but safety inspectors will stop renewal if they notice it, and the cops will certainly pull you over if the sticker is out of date. But my bike is new enough I haven't had to reinspect this year, so I have a whole nuther year to procrastinate.
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Hmmm.... problems problems. I'm running a 16 tooth counter sprocket so I don't really feel I'm in any danger of breaking the thing off right now but want to go ahead and get it done. Better just do it I suppose......
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post #8 of 30 Old 10-06-2006, 03:42 PM
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Well as Bones stated. he tor his off after relocating it once.

I also relocated mine, this is what I found after 6 hrs of riding off road. take the time and relocate it like bones did the second time around.

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post #9 of 30 Old 10-06-2006, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will do Taz. I'm getting ready to cut er down as I type. I'll worry about the tag light "later" (wink wink......) Just got an order from Ron Ayers for missing bolts and screws and I'll loctite things as I put it all back together again. Been putting this off for a long time anyway. :roll:
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