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License Plate Lay Down

I have a 2007 Suzuki C50T Boulevard. I am interested in ordering a license plate lay down accessory from Cruiser Customizing. There are two items listed at Cruiser Customizing: 1) Custom World International Inclined Plate--Suzuki (Part CWI-03-34019); and 2) Kuryakyn Universal Lay Down Plate Mounts (Part KY-9165). I've read the reviews on both items, and there appear to be fitment issues with both. Can anyone tell me if you recommend one versus the other in terms of which one will likely fit the best/easiest on my bike? Both look like they will do what I'm looking to do (i.e., eliminate the "billboard" look); but I'd like to order the one that will likely fit my bike best. Also, someone at Cruiser Customizing wrote a review saying they found a way to modify their stock part to create a lay down license plate; and they said they learned how to do that here at Volusia Riders. Anybody know what that guy meant? Thanks in advance.
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here is a link to the instructions on how to do it free. You can look at my web page to see how it looks.


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Welcome by the way


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I did this version of the mod and it works and looks great.
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This looks ok...

This looks good, and uses only existing parts. You have to drill two holes in the backing plate, and then you reuse the bolts to hold it in place. Heres pictures.







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Do it yourself. Just buy 2 T bolts and 6 or 8 washers that fit the T-bolts. The washers are used as spacers. If you look at the first pic from julian05c50 I did mine just a little different. I turned my back plate over and upside down so those dimples didnt push up on the plate. If you look at the pic in my gallery the dimples are on the top facing the bike.
I used T-bolts to hold the back plate down to the bike and the washers went inside that rubber thingy (whatever you call it) so i would have some strength tightening the plate down to the bike.
Only thing you really need to do is drill 2 holes and cut the bolts a bit cause i think they are 3 inches.
Nothing gets damaged in this mod and its easily reversable.
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i second, or third, the free version. all you spend is a few dollars on hardware, 30 min of your time, and with that way you can say you have a truly custom lic plate mount

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Many thanks to all of you. I am having a blast customizing and riding my bike, and I can tell that this site is going to be a big favorite of mine. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.
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