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post #1 of 15 Old 05-01-2007, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have an 07 KLR and was trying to figure out a solution to the license plate issue. Has anyone tried to mount it with the existing mount but drilling holes in the plate half way down and putting the screws through the plate? It looks like the problem is the plate is low by about two inches. By mounting it two inches higher, I can still use the the existing light and not have to cut anything. Your thoughts...
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-01-2007, 11:33 PM
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Drilling new holes is a good ideal as long as your not violating any laws by doing it. I guess it would depend on how the letters/numbers are on the tag.

The tag does have to be moved or the rear tire will eat it. I just bent my tag out some after the tire eat it the first time.

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post #3 of 15 Old 05-02-2007, 09:15 AM
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I just mounted my plate with the stock screws going through the bottom set of holes instead of the top set and it has it up out of the way under the licence plate light. I haven't had any problems with that and the LP light still shows the plate to keep the "nice officer" happy.
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post #4 of 15 Old 05-02-2007, 09:20 PM
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I moved my license plate as high as it would go reseting against the license plate light, marked the plate for drilling and drilled two new clean holes. This got the plate out of the way. Since the new holes are relatively close to the original holes, you can purchase the red reflective license plate screws which has a larger surface area and it will cover the original holes. No one will ever notice, including law enforcement and I are one.


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post #5 of 15 Old 05-04-2007, 05:27 AM
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I did the same as mssquared - mounted the plate with the stock mount just using the bottom holes of the plate.
It helps to remove the small reflector also.

My dad rides a KLR650 as well and almost lost his plate it has cracked in half. He mounted one of those LED brake light bars to the bottom of the plate mounted in the stock position. He still has it in the stock position he just mounted some heavy aluminum or stainless steel behind the plate.
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post #6 of 15 Old 05-04-2007, 07:12 AM
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I made a subframe for mine and mounted that where I wanted it, then mounted the plate to the subframe. See the link below...Doug

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post #7 of 15 Old 05-04-2007, 03:47 PM
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I wish California was more like Montana with it's plates.
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post #8 of 15 Old 05-16-2007, 11:50 PM
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Just cut off the inner fender, and toss the plate light and bracket in your parts bin.. then mount the plate to the top of the fender just below the tail light.. Done

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post #9 of 15 Old 05-20-2007, 09:16 AM
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I just shoved it up far enough to use the bottom two holes in the license plate.
The numbers are clearly visible for those of my profession to see them.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-20-2007, 04:23 PM
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I removed the red reflector above the plate bracket and then drilled two holes to match the plate mount and put it there. Then I took the reflector and mounted it just under the rear brake light. Easy, no hassle, and plate is way up out of way. Pretty much what everyone else has done.

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