Where would you place yours if you could move it? I know my answer, I'm curious as to yours. I will be moving mine in the next couple days so this thread isn't a dead end, more like this is the beginning.
I don't dislike my license plate place, I know how much you dislike my extra LED lights, I don't like them that much myself but they do their job riding at night in the city.
I always like the licence plate on the side of the bike, They have some brackets that fold and look awesome, I don't know if you can get in trouble with the cops by having your plate sideways but they look cool.
If what you want to do is get rid of the fender, this might be a good choice, and it looks cool too.
I understand the desire/need for the extra lights.. tbh I've been considering fog lights. Something to help stand out to our four wheeled friends. You are on the right track with the last picture. Hopefully I should have pics of mine in the next couple of days. Got a window to try and get it completed before heading to Tennessee. I think I will be moving the stock light since there is already a nice stock tunnel leading to the area. Folding would be cool, not sure it's in my bag o tricks though.. and my brother is now a police officer. So I'm sure he'd have something to say about it.
Because I run with panniers half the time I'm fine with it tucked in behind my seat/fender on the stock mount.
As much as moving the plate can improve the aesthetics of a bike (ymmv), in MA is it illegal to mount plates vertically. It must also not be obstructed - meaning cops need to be able to see it from both sides of the bike while on the road. (Most cops don't care, but those that do will nail you for it if they can't see or read it to their satisfaction.)
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