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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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How to: Install a hindged/rolling license plate bracket

The back story:


So one day i got a ticket for my license plate being to hard too see. (while going 80+). It was a fix it ticket so i went ahead and got another bracket
and just wegged the bracket in between the exhaust and the metal strap holder. Went back and got the ticket taken care of. So then i put my license plate back where it was originally, but bent it a little farther out.

After i got to my destination i looked backed to see no plate! I thought i had lost it, but i looked closer and it had gotten caught in the showa metal cylinder and the swing arm.

And thats when i remembered a friend had a license plate that rolled and was hinged!
Went to the motorcycle shop and it was 150 bucks, because you had to buy the whole under tail kit! I said ***k that and went to the hardware store.

Unfortunately i forgot who made the kit or i would have linked it.

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Its on an 04 Cbr600RR

Start out by going to your local Hardware store and getting the following

1. Two small hinges (or one large if you prefer)

2. Some springs (not really needed, but i got them just in case)

3. Some sort of wheel type device with an axle perpendicular on a piece of metal. Screen door wheels worked well even though i could only use one.





I had to start out by drilling the hole bigger on the hinges so the license
plate could mount







Then i attached a spring from one side to the other. (this one was a bit
too small, id recommend a bigger one)










After that you may have to bend your wheels holder bracket thing.
Impossible with hands!







I unfortunately couldn't drill through whatever metal this **** is!
So i attached it like this







Make sure it rolls!





So take your bike with your under tail kit.




AND BAM!

remove your under tail kit (and almost everthing else haha)

the circle is where my plate got caught!



After that

Drill the holes in your undertail kit..

And mount your hinges.










Finished Product!






I havent mounted it on my bike yet because im waiting on an led to arrive
in the mail for my license plate. (guess it broke when i took it off)
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not bad..

the other day some gsxr pulled up next to me while i was in my car and he reached under the tail and flipped the license plate up before he jumped on the highway.

I wish i got a better look at the settup because it seemed very sturdy
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Post a wider shot, ive never seen one of these before.


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thats pretty cool and i wish i could but i just totaled my bike!!:((((((( it worked nice though
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Couldn't drill through whatever metal it was?!? Was it made of adamantium, lol. You just need better bits, bro.


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is this so plate rolls up when bikes moving or so you can adjust it on the fly?

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is this so plate rolls up when bikes moving or so you can adjust it on the fly?
This.. I'm having a hard time understanding the purpose of the spring and roller..

Wait.. so.. this thing mounts close to the bottom of the undertail with the roller resting on the swingarm? As the rear shock compresses, the roller rolls, the hinges hinge and the plate "bends" with the suspension? Once the suspensions returns, the spring brings the plate back to it's original and visible position?

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This.. I'm having a hard time understanding the purpose of the spring and roller..

Wait.. so.. this thing mounts close to the bottom of the undertail with the roller resting on the swingarm? As the rear shock compresses, the roller rolls, the hinges hinge and the plate "bends" with the suspension? Once the suspensions returns, the spring brings the plate back to it's original and visible position?


yup excatly, accept you need to use a bigger spring so it pushes it back. but that was the concept. i made it because my plate used to just scrape on the mud guard thing above the tire, which eventually rubbed off part of the plate and then thus broke it off while i was riding..
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yup excatly, accept you need to use a bigger spring so it pushes it back. but that was the concept. i made it because my plate used to just scrape on the mud guard thing above the tire, which eventually rubbed off part of the plate and then thus broke it off while i was riding..
Makes sense. Good idea.
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thats pretty cool and i wish i could but i just totaled my bike!!:((((((( it worked nice though
didn't anyone else notice this? op, what happened?

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didn't anyone else notice this? op, what happened?
Totally missed it.. at least he's posting, so he seems ok..

Details man.
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thats pretty cool and i wish i could but i just totaled my bike!!:((((((( it worked nice though
Damn, sorry to hear. Hopefully INS will help replace it with a new one...
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Like the idea!

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