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Finally found some mutual time with my friend to relocate my plate. Sorry this thread will be VERY pic heavy. I had a pretty simple plan to mount the plate but my friend's unique perspective made it a lot cooler than I thought a simple plate relocation would be. I really can't take much credit for this one.

This is the preliminary step of mounting it to the bike. Decided the rear brake caliper mount would be a good solid place. Removed the caliper and made it fit.
 

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Accidedntally published before I was done but failed to edit in the alotted time



Next bent Aluminum rod to form



Time to join the two







Next step, welding tabs to the plate frame



Time to rivet on the plate (no room for washers or nuts on the backside



Final product





Hoshiko don't mind the lift in the back, toys everywhere!


Pretty bad ass view, if I don't say so myself


Followed by an even better one


A couple with effect


Okay this one doesn't have the plate but I like it


He's pretty proud of it (for good reason)


A couple more of the other side since I never posted my exhaust without the panniers.


Can't even see it from the other side (this view of course)


 

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Talented welding, creative and badass...but better check if its legal :). Most states require the plate to be easily readable, and a cranky cop with a cervical fusion might not think so :)
 

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Talented welding, creative and badass...but better check if its legal :). Most states require the plate to be easily readable, and a cranky cop with a cervical fusion might not think so :)
I think you hit the nail on the head. It probably most depends on the cop's monthly cycle and whether I'm riding like a hooligan or a normal person. I'll roll the dice. :001_tt2:
 

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Classic, the dice are loaded against you :) See your Indiana law below 4b

IC 9-18-2-26
License plates; display
Sec. 26. (a) License plates shall be displayed as follows:
(1) For a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer, or recreational vehicle, upon the rear of the vehicle, except as provided in subdivision (4).
(2) For a tractor or dump truck, upon the front of the vehicle.
(3) For every other vehicle, upon the rear of the vehicle, except as provided in subdivision (4).
(4) For a truck with a rear mounted forklift or a mechanism to carry a rear mounted forklift or implement, upon the front of the vehicle.
(b) A license plate shall be securely fastened, in a horizontal position, to the vehicle for which the plate is issued:
(1) to prevent the license plate from swinging;
(2) at a height of at least twelve (12) inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of the license plate;
(3) in a place and position that are clearly visible;
(4) maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible; and
(5) not obstructed or obscured by tires, bumpers, accessories, or other opaque objects.
(c) The bureau may adopt rules the bureau considers advisable to enforce the proper mounting and securing of license plates on vehicles consistent with this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.210-2005, SEC.22; P.L.42-2007, SEC.18; P.L.184-2011, SEC.1.
 

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Hoshiko don't mind the lift in the back, toys everywhere!
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool: My bedroom is the size of that red tool box back there (including closet)

A couple more of the other side since I never posted my exhaust without the panniers.
And here I go again :drool::drool::drool: I'm so dehydrated from so much drooling.

(b) A license plate shall be securely fastened, in a horizontal position, to the vehicle for which the plate is issued:

:iagree:

But you can always do something similar but horizontal.

 

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Or you could put the bike on a dolly on its side. .. . :)
 

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DrDave- thanks, already was made aware by my cop friend and brother cop that it is not kosher. Looking into doing something similar to hoshiko's last picture. Just be a matter of time. A for effort and a wasted afternoon. I guess it was good practice.

Know anyone that wants a badass Jeep bumper? We make those too
 

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Classic. Why not do something like what Ducati did on the Diavel (see pic).
 

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Not sure, friend prefers that also. I don't like covering up the rear tire but at the same time may look better than on the side horizontally. Side has the issue of being a ground feeler and keeping below panniers. Possible issues with over rear tire is that's a lot of rod to bend, make parallel, and although the mount now is extremely secure, not sure about how much that could vibrate. No matter what, neither have time to try again soon, so I will just remorse over my ignorance.
 

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Classic,

I think anyone who can reroute a muffler the way you did, could pretty much ace a bracket that floats over the rear tire. :)

I also agree that a floating LP over the tire looks cool. . .and it would have the advantage of being like an extra mudguard. Plus, there are people like me who would probably buy one of those brackets from you. . . :)
 

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Classic,

I think anyone who can reroute a muffler the way you did, could pretty much ace a bracket that floats over the rear tire. :)

I also agree that a floating LP over the tire looks cool. . .and it would have the advantage of being like an extra mudguard. Plus, there are people like me who would probably buy one of those brackets from you. . . :)
It's possible, that may be enough encouragement to get him back out to help me with my 'ideas' lol
 

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:funnypost::funnypost: OMG
 

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Decided on doing the Diavel style with stainless steel rod and run trellis similar to frame. I had a light and didn't like the one I bought so I am searching. Local parts stores only have blue led lights that would project the light like I want. Considering making a housing for strip led to project down on the plate. DrDave- comfortable with a Dremel tool?? You'll have to cut off your old mount or bring it to me. I'm not that far. I am also planning on shaping a piece to cover the gap from the cut.
 

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Hey Classic11 - as a fellow Hoosier, I think you'll be OK with the vertical plate...so long as you're not, as you state, caught in a Hooligan moment...and mind your P's & Q's when applicable.

Virtually every Indiana trailer plate I have mounted is mounted vertically on the left trailer fender. These trailers are all lowboys, and thus don't even have a designated horizontal license plate fixture. Instead, every lowboy trailer I have has the license fixture, including license lighting, already mounted in a vertical fashion...just waiting for a vertical plate. I think I've been pulled over by just about every State Trooper / Commercial Vehicle Enforcement person in Indiana... some of these guys are truly nasty, and search for a long time in quest of that miniscule infraction...but not one of them has ever so much as mentioned my vertical plates.

Now, for that trooper who truly has no sense of humor...he could find fault in the lack of nighttime plate illumination...

All in all, I think your plate job + muffler placement is top rate.
 

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Classic, I can wield a Dremel with the best of them. Let me know what you have in mind. . . . I disagree with Birkenfelder - the Indiana law is pretty clear that Vertical is Verboten, plus, the LP may not be "easily readable" in a curved presentation and it also may not be 12 inches off the ground. . .too many deviations to potentially irritate the Indiana Constabulary.. . .Plus I think the floating plate over the tire is way cooler . . .
 

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Classic, I can wield a Dremel with the best of them. Let me know what you have in mind. . . . I disagree with Birkenfelder - the Indiana law is pretty clear that Vertical is Verboten, plus, the LP may not be "easily readable" in a curved presentation and it also may not be 12 inches off the ground. . .too many deviations to potentially irritate the Indiana Constabulary.. . .Plus I think the floating plate over the tire is way cooler . . .
I've sold myself on doing the 'floating plate'. as stated above I am getting a light. I just didn't like the one I had bought. I am traveling to eastern Tennessee in the next week or two and picking up a tubing bender with my friend. We are also picking up a lot of bar stock and tubing. It is capable of doing 1 1/2 thick wall dom tubing. Anyway we are doing that so it will be a couple/few weeks before I'll get back to my project.
 

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very cool sounding. I'm thinking how to combine the black and white Classic's paintjob with a similar floating plate :)
 
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