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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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License plate relocation

I'm wanting to change to a vertical side mount plate. What are you guys running? What brand, how does it mount and how much way it. Is there and reason not to get one that mounts on the axle nut? I read somewhere that those ones are bad but the person did give an explanation
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 07:18 PM
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I'd like to get some feedback on this as well. It's my next project as well. Not sure what style of mount I'll go with. I'm interested to hear what others have as well.

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Be sure it's legal where you live. Some states it's not legal.
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I went with this one on amazon, mostly because of price but I liked the look of it as well.



I also had to order an 18mm axle nut, which I found on Meancycles.com for around $30. The two fit perfectly. Just make sure you tighten the nut nice and tight so the plate doesn't rotate. That's the only drawback I saw at first was that the plate rotated a bit after the first ride. I went back and tightened it a bit more and it hasn't moved since. I love it and think it looks great with the bike.

However, what rick50 said is true. Check local laws as more and more states are outlawing vertical mounted license plates. I live in Utah and it is actually illegal here. I'm taking my chances. My bro-in-law is an officer and he didn't know it was illegal nor did he think most cops would even know, let alone pull someone over for it. That being said, it is still illegal and you run a risk.
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I went with Kuryakyn. No probs so far with the police here in Cali....at least not for the plate. Lol. Here is a pic

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SickNic can you post a side view of your plate mount? I like the look of that.

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Here are a few. All angles should help




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Kury Chrome Levers*Saddlemen Renegade tatoo flame solo seat* Progressive 465 rear shock 1" lower*Kury side mount plate*Kury silver bullet LED turn....
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Nice ride Nik.

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i dont know if u have bags but mine is a bag mount
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Check:
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Find which one you like and see if you can find it on eBay
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I had the kyury and after a while the chrome chips off.



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