My '07 came with a Ryco. I did not know what it was and had even searched for a similar license mount about six months back but failed to find one. NOW that I know the brand I can tell a buddy who also wanted to know what make it is .....THANKS!
That Kydex material looks interesting....I have never seen or worked with it. Will be interesting to see how it holds up. Have tried several plastics over the years and most give up pretty easily.
I made a Teflon backing plate as I had some sitting around and have found without a backing plate these thumpers tend to crack the plates horizontally right at the upper bolt mounts. Between my first two blue bikes I have lost three plates so far. Last one even had a backing plate. Backing plates help but they can crack as well. I like plastic/rubber style ones as they are not as prone to slice and dice you in a get off, but hard to get something that will stand up to the abuse. Will see how this Teflon works but it is a pretty pricey material.
About two weeks back we did some spirited riding with quite a few G outs. I found out the Ryco WILL allow the rear tire to get hold of the license and bracket. SO much for my nice straight plate and fancy backing plate.
I built another bracket about four inches wide but with an additional 25 degrees of tilt and added that to the Ryco to try and prevent this from happening again......hopefully that should do it.