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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Numberplate on a mudguard

I really like an idea of having a short fender, unfortunately it will require number plates to be mounted on a side.

it can also be installed on a mudguard, like on Ducati Scrambler.


Just an idea. One day I'll probably make it.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 08:54 PM
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I'm wondering what that looks like from the other side.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 07:26 AM
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Itís easily possible to mount the plate on my splash guard & prob most others May even add a little more mud/water deflection especially if itís a big plate like one in your pic.

I still prefer side mounting because of the huge ugly size of the Thai plates & would lose the aesthetics if bolted to the new guard.
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In uk number plates are huge, and I have a feeling that it will look not good on side mount.
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Mine is inverted, itís questionable where I am, but not had a ticket for it yet.
I presume itís illegal in UK right?

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 03:42 AM
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Hi Guys,
I too am not a fan of the big blocky tail light and will be looking to replace it with a round one. Unfortunately in my state it is illegal to side mount our license plates. I had considered the after market short fender that can be bought from Thailand that has the LED strip light built in, but then where do I put the plate so it doesn't defeat the purpose? Not to mention I think the integrated indicators are also against road regs here.
As I said, I reckon a nice bright round tail light in black, that has the plate mount underneath, with a couple of bullet indicators might have to do the trick.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 04:30 AM
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The brick is the bane of our "stylists".

I'd like a nice round replacement so I'll be keeping an eye on what happens here.

And you're right about road regulations. I had to get a roadworthy for my Vespa when I sold it and as it was stock standard so I thought "no problems".

The guy who did the RWC was great and explained that it didn't have a separate rear red reflector as required by VIC Road Rules so he stuck one on for his audit photos.

As to number plate mounting, I'll still use the back as I can't be bothered arguing with Plod id I get pulled over for a "rego check".
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 06:28 PM
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I completely changed my setup. I think this looks much more appropriate for the type of bike it is.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-30-2017, 08:00 AM
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I have seen your set up before Nosinut, I like it a lot and agree it is more fitting. Have you had a chance to see it from behind at night from a distance? How bright is the tail light and also each indicator? As has been mentioned by others in other threads, looks are great but visibility is what will keep us alive. If we can have both then perfect.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-30-2017, 03:09 PM
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I havent gotten a chance to see my bike on the road from a distance (that would hurt haha). The signals are pretty bright, and the brake light is so-so. If I ever do it again I would look for a brighter setup.
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