license plate mounting
Posted August 04, 2002 - 06:31 PM
Posted August 04, 2002 - 06:48 PM
And don't forget that the plate has to be lighted!
You might be able to get away with it, but I'd ask a cop first.
Posted August 04, 2002 - 08:16 PM
Posted August 04, 2002 - 10:53 PM
Posted August 05, 2002 - 03:56 AM
That's the route that I'de go if I were you..
Posted August 05, 2002 - 07:03 AM
Posted August 05, 2002 - 08:03 AM
It's made from 1/8" aluminum plate, 3" wide and about 10" long. As you can see, it's bent to about a 135° angle and it mounts on the bike using the stock taillight mounting bolts. It has held up very well.
Posted August 05, 2002 - 10:48 AM
Posted August 05, 2002 - 11:13 AM
When (if) it does break, I will look for a light, strong alloy unit, but until id does, I am happy with something that cost me nothing and is purpose designed for the job and made from lightweight plastic...
Posted August 05, 2002 - 11:30 AM
this is what you want
[ August 05, 2002: Message edited by: wrsm ]
Posted August 05, 2002 - 04:50 PM
Posted August 05, 2002 - 05:38 PM
Posted August 05, 2002 - 06:58 PM
Posted August 05, 2002 - 07:04 PM
Not sure where to get them though.
The lic plate was bolted to the end of the rear fender, I think the fender came a little lower at the end than the standard WR/YZ rear fender, but so far as to get in the way.
Anyone else seen these?
Posted August 05, 2002 - 08:45 PM
Where did you get those indicators, nice looking setup. Would love a setup like that, can you send me some info please!
Posted August 05, 2002 - 10:35 PM
[ August 06, 2002: Message edited by: freestyle111 ]
Posted August 06, 2002 - 04:25 PM
[ August 07, 2002: Message edited by: AZWR426 ]
Posted August 07, 2002 - 11:03 AM
Its not my bike....its from my archives of WR photos (sad, I know..) It is owned by a chap called Sean Campbell in Australia.
I was tempted to do the same with mine, but the UK plates have 7 letters so it is impossible.
And the police in UK are getting really heavy on plates cos they earn lots of revenue from speed cameras!!
Posted August 07, 2002 - 03:56 PM
It is meant for a ktm but with a little trimming it bolted right up to my yz400. I mounted my plate to the extended piece below the lens. The plate was wider than the plastic extension so I just centered it and bent the sides around it and ran some bolts thru the sides. It works great and because it soesn't stick out on the sides it wont get cought on stuff and get ripped off.
To trim the plastic just score were you want to trim it. Heat it with a propane torch and cut with a carpet knife. Sand the edges smooth and bolt it on.