Sources for just a plate holder (2008)


16 replies to this topic
  • Regalman

Posted March 30, 2009 - 06:24 AM

#1

I have a 2008 and all I want is a plate holder. I don't want to replace the whole brake light like the BD kit does.

These guys claim to have one:

http://rycomoto.com/wr2007.aspx

But it is sold as a kit, I have emailed them asking if I can get just the plate holder.

Is there someone that just makes a simple bolt on plate holder that uses all stock fender and lights?

If i can't source one, I guess I'll have to make my own?

I should add... in MI they are very lenient on what you can get away with, so it doesn't have to be lit or anything... just hold a dang plate on.

  • jams229

Posted March 30, 2009 - 06:48 AM

#2

Be careful with that set up. It looks similar to the one I got from a guy
off Ebay. It is not made for off-roading at all. The rear tire will suck it in and spit it out very fast.

If you do a search, there are several creative, inexpensive ways to secure your tag to your bike.

  • William1

Posted March 30, 2009 - 12:19 PM

#3

I was given one by TTer 'snaggletooth'. It did not suit my needs. It is well made. I am mailing it tomorrow to Regalman, with the same conditions and spirit it was given to me.

  • Regalman

Posted March 30, 2009 - 12:46 PM

#4

You're a good man William... I'd give you gas, but your tank is full. :thumbsup:

  • William1

Posted March 30, 2009 - 01:16 PM

#5

Can never have too much gas. For sure, my wife smells, I mean feels that way.... :thumbsup:

  • Charles De Mar

Posted March 30, 2009 - 01:55 PM

#6

I have yet to find a great design for holding a plate on that is offroad worthy. The rear fenders aren't rigid enough to resist the flopping of anything that has significant weight. Anything light enough not to cause the flopping effect is not strong enough to put up with the offroad pounding. I'm using the baja designs on my '05 YZ fender that is on my 06 wr450. Flops like a fish out of water.
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  • Regalman

Posted March 31, 2009 - 06:10 AM

#7

Just to update this thread, the guy from Ryco emailed me back. 55 bucks for just the plate holder and rubber pad. Looks real nice... but I can't turn down FREE. :thumbsup:

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  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted March 31, 2009 - 06:19 AM

#8

This is what I did...IMHO is the best one...especially for the money.

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Also I recommend you purchase the brake switch and plate holder from http://www.oemcycle.com as they have the best prices on both items.

For the switch, use part number: 05-9069

For the plate holder use part number: 2010-0550

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  • William1

Posted March 31, 2009 - 06:19 AM

#9

These are snaggletooths urls to the pics:
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  • jams229

Posted March 31, 2009 - 02:10 PM

#10

Just to update this thread, the guy from Ryco emailed me back. 55 bucks for just the plate holder and rubber pad. Looks real nice... but I can't turn down FREE. :thumbsup:

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Yes, that is the one. DO NOT BUY THAT ONE unless you plan to stay on the road all the time.

  • trailhead2004

Posted April 23, 2009 - 11:14 AM

#11

Be careful with that set up. It looks similar to the one I got from a guy
off Ebay. It is not made for off-roading at all. The rear tire will suck it in and spit it out very fast.

If you do a search, there are several creative, inexpensive ways to secure your tag to your bike.


I beg to differ with your comments. I have one on my '08 that has been there for a year now and it's doing fine. While I have seen one of my buddies tear his up like you mentioned, it is only because he has his suspension set up too soft. He never ripped it off the bike, just folded the plate up under the light/bracket. After he did that, he just tweeked the plate up a little higher and he hasn't had any more problems.

trailhead:ride:

  • Regalman

Posted April 23, 2009 - 12:08 PM

#12

I beg to differ with your comments.

it is only because he has his suspension set up too soft.


OK, I beg to differ.

If the tire can hit the plate when it bottoms out then there is a problem. Period.

Masking the problem by simply stiffening the suspension is a terrible band-aid... because honestly... sooner or later you WILL bottom out.

  • redhurricane

Posted April 23, 2009 - 12:57 PM

#13

I made one out of .100" 6061 aluminum. About a 60 degree bend in it, and 5 holes drilled in it (2 for the plate, 3 for the bolts under the tail light) and still going strong. Bent the plate numerous times, but the bracket is going strong.

  • SJMC_DON

Posted April 23, 2009 - 01:02 PM

#14

This is what I did...IMHO is the best one...especially for the money.

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Also I recommend you purchase the brake switch and plate holder from http://www.oemcycle.com as they have the best prices on both items.

For the switch, use part number: 05-9069

For the plate holder use part number: 2010-0550

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Coop - I just recv'd mine in the mail. How or what did you do to the fender to mount this?

Just cut / grind down the existing female threaded posts and thru bolt it with the supplied hardware?

Do you have any kind of backing plate for your license plate?

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 23, 2009 - 01:22 PM

#15

How or what did you do to the fender to mount this?


(You answered your question above right here :banghead: ) Just cut / grind down the existing female threaded posts and thru bolt it with the supplied hardware.

I used a box cuter heated with a blow touch to help cut the plastic posts off

Do you have any kind of backing plate for your license plate?


Yes, i made a 1/8 of an inch or so plate that i bolted to the plate holder and then bolted the plate to the backing plate...if your not in a rush, i can have my buddy make a couple more and i can drop one in the mail for you...PM if your interested (all for free of course :banghead: )

What are your first impressions of the plate holder?

  • SJMC_DON

Posted April 23, 2009 - 01:29 PM

#16

What are your first impressions of the plate holder?


Looks like it will work great and the price was right... I have a spare rear fender so no regret in cutting one up :banghead:

How long have you had yours mounted?

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted April 23, 2009 - 01:36 PM

#17

How long have you had yours mounted?


since January, I probably 35 hours with all types of riding, dual sport, desert, single track and even the dunes...like I said early, for 35 bucks you cant beat it!




 
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