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Old 10-04-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Lightbulb license plate relocation options

I love my bike. I hate my license plate. It is mounted on the rear fender (07Superglide) and ruins the line of the bike. Not to mention it rattles. I think I could easily fix the rattling, but I was wondering if you guys have a trick for relocating the plate elsewhere. What is legal? I've seen some mounted sideways on bikes. Any old tricks y'all know?
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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Do you have any pics of your bike you could post? If you have a passenger seat with a backrest, I've seen plates tacked on to those and it didn't look bad at all.

ETA: Nevermind *blush* I just checked out your pictures link, my idea won't work.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:19 AM   #3
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In some states like Illinois, mounting your plate sideways is illegal. Check before you do it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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You think the US plates "ruin" the lines of a bike - try the UK - those things'r big as most US AUTO plates.

The Man has a tendency to hassle riders enough as it is, no sense givin' them a wide-open excuse..........
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #5
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No kidding. I can't see how people get away with mounting their plates up in front of the tire, or horizontal, or wrapped around a cylindrical device attached to the rear axle, or any other of a number of ways I see them. I would think they'd get tired of getting puled over.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:01 AM   #6
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Read this, then check your state laws:

$1,000 fine for speeding 50 mph over limit takes effect in Florida -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:39 AM   #7
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The easy answer is a sexy plate surround, loctite on the mounting hardware and doublestick tape between the plate and the surround.

Then don't look back there.

Kinda like the time I asked my Dad why he polished only the front of his shoes. "I'm out to make a good impression when I walk in the room. If they haven't figured me out by the time I leave, it doesn't matter."
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:07 AM   #8
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Just go in the Custom Chrome or similar catalog and get the Laydown license plate locator for the dyna. It looks much better and doesn't cost much.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:32 PM   #9
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1,000 dollars is pretty excessive, but so is going 150 mph down the highway. I'm sick of getting pushed around by people in a hurry anyways. A guy just this week passed me on the right on a one lane road after trying to push me to speeding right before a school zone. People need to slow down and enjoy the damned ride.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #10
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1,000 dollars is pretty excessive, but so is going 150 mph down the highway.
Forget the speeding, actually I was referring to the detail in the article that says there is a $1,000.00 fine for a license plate that doesn't meet DOT specification.
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