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post #1 of 4 Old 07-28-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Licesnce tag holder

I found a pic of the back end of a bike that has the bracket mounted to what looks like an inner fender. One of the guys here sent me a pic of same but I can't find it again. I just looked under mine and see no inner fender. The PO had the bracket mounted to the mail fender, which puts the tag where the lite will not shine on it. Does the inner fender serve any other purpose than to mount the tag to? Di I need to find an inner fender? I read that I could cut the bottom out of the tail lite lens to get illumination for the tag....in order to leave the bracket where it is. Ideas?

Jim

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-28-2013, 02:18 PM
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If the inner fender is gone, I would look under there to make sure the PO put something under there to protect the wires going to the tail light. I just used a piece of sheet metal when I removed my inner fender.

I've seen older bikes that incorporated a clear lens on the underside of the tail light to illuminate the license plate, but I don't see any way you could do that with the KLR. The light doesn't protrude out over the plate far enough.

I just run mine without a license plate light. Although it's "required" here, it's not part of the vehicle safety inspection checklist.

They sell license plate bolts with LED lights that serve to illuminate the plate. You might want to check into those.



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post #3 of 4 Old 07-28-2013, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Planalp -everything looks exposed under there. My riding,so far , has been on hardpack. I can see reason for sub fender off road.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-28-2013, 03:26 PM
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Thanks, Planalp -everything looks exposed under there. My riding,so far , has been on hardpack. I can see reason for sub fender off road.

Jim
I stand corrected. I just hacked up the remnants of my inner fender with a reciprocating saw and re-bolted it back in place to protect the wires. Other guys on here have fashioned covers/shields out of sheet metal.



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