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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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My jackpot license plate....

So the stock location of my license as all bikes are, looks like shit! AND covers up a large portion of being able to see the fat 250mm tire....

So I'm trying to decide on some accessories for my victory jackpot and one of them is potentialy a side mount plate

Any opinions on this topic in general? Worth it? If I go vertically side mounted do the PO PO tend to fuck with cruisers with a plate mounted like that? Open....

I posted an example of what it would potentially look like with the side mount vertically...

The second pic is the stock look....

The Third pic is another example of a side mount on my model...
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I think the side mount ones look like crap. And a tiny plate like a motorcycle plate isnt gonna "cover up" a 250mm tire.

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And a tiny plate like a motorcycle plate isnt gonna "cover up" a 250mm tire.
Yea I suppose your rite...

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dude, johhny law doesnt mess with the cruisers like they do the sportbikes. you will learn this next summer. mount it on the side on a nice curved mount. it will look great.




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I had a 2004 Big Dog and a 2005 American Ironhorse, and on both I put on folding side plate mounts. I rode for 3 years on those bikes, with the plates folded IN (closed) every ride. I never got stopped once. It looked good, and if I ever had to flip it out, I just leaned back and pulled it open. Like when going through I-pass (right...).

Everytime I see those rigid-mount side-plates on cruisers, I can't help but say "that looks like shit".

Go for a folding plate mount, you'll be glad you did.
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They are going to harass everybody without a horizontal plate because they have the electronic plate readers now. The EP readers can't read vertical plates so they are on a mission to get everyone to remove them. last I read they were going to try and improve the software so they can read a plate upside down so it won't matter what what it's orientated. And just so you know any plate mounted on any type of hinge is illegal now and is ticketable.

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Leave your license plate in your garage. Go big or go home!

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I had a 2004 Big Dog and a 2005 American Ironhorse, and on both I put on folding side plate mounts. I rode for 3 years on those bikes, with the plates folded IN (closed) every ride. I never got stopped once. It looked good, and if I ever had to flip it out, I just leaned back and pulled it open. Like when going through I-pass (right...).

Everytime I see those rigid-mount side-plates on cruisers, I can't help but say "that looks like shit".

Go for a folding plate mount, you'll be glad you did.
Hmmmmm Big fan of the idea!

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dude, johhny law doesnt mess with the cruisers like they do the sportbikes. you will learn this next summer. mount it on the side on a nice curved mount. it will look great.
This! +1

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Hmmmmm Big fan of the idea!
Seriously, fuck it, I would mount a horozontal FOLDING side plate mount, keep it shut all the time, and IF you do get stopped, just tell the cop "I'm sorry, I have to replace it I guess, it keeps folding up with the wind and vibration."

Problem solved.

I went 3 years riding with it folded closed on HIGH VISIBILITY choppers and never once got stopped or asked about it. By cops that is, everyone else loved it. Just do it:

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