Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Linden, Alberta, Canada
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I know this is an old thread, but I have something to add to it.
I too have wanted to do this mod for a while. The plate looks goofy sticking up in the air - I have the rear seat, backrest, cargo rack, and pegs removed. I too need to have a light on my plate or I can get ticketed.
While I was poking around to see where I could mount it I noticed that the space under the reflector is quite open - so I built a bracket and mounted a small license plate light. I've included a few "not completed" pictures so others can see what I did. I did drill two holes in the fender to mount the plate mount. I installed 3/8" thick rubber washers between the plate and the fender. I used the clear red part of tuck tape (red construction sealing) to cover (from the inside) the clear part of the rear tail light. And I changed the direction of the plate mounting bolts from what they are in the pictures; I also cut them shorter for better clearance - the picture was just the mock-up.
I also found very shoddy wiring when I moved the tail light - I'll be fixing that too as I wire up the license plate light.
I finished the mod. I added a plate with wings to add the LED amber/red light strips for extra visibility (turn signals and brakes). To fill the holes of the old plate mount I filled them with Sugru (a moldable silicone type glue/rubber). I have the nameplates from when I repainted my 1982 Suzuki GS1100GK (over 20 years ago - my hoarding pays off again) - I covered up the filled holes with one of them. Pays homage to my first road bike.
TRADE: "I do not know why a low idea has been attached to this word; it is to the trades that we owe the things necessary for life." Denis Diderot
Last edited by Oldbear42; 04-09-2019 at 12:18 AM.