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Here it is in all its glory. I think it is bad ass. Definitely tougher than most.







She's been dereflectorized, debadged, deemblemed, deturnsignalized, and demudflapped. Running without a tag light, my led frame has been backordered for now.Â
 

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very nice man. i went shopping for an expansion bolt that would work to put in the side mount plate holder, and was unsuccessful. any hints?
 

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Looks great and the design appears simple in nature. I would like to see a pic of the side of this marvel of engineering. I've seen some bad desings in the past such as the "pope fairing" :redfaced: but this is something else! :bigthumbsup:
 

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Looks good! But if you want a sleeker look, take the license plate bracket off along with the licence plate. Sit down in a chair and bend the plate over your thigh, (long ways), to match the circumference of the differential. Then do the same with the plate frame. Reattach it to the bracket and you're done. You see, the 109'er is a smooth and well sculpted bike with rounded lines. A rectangular slab hanging off the side doesn't quite fit the look of the bike. So, if you bend the plate and plate frame it tends to follow the lines of the bike much better. I did the same thing to my 97 Intruder that I had a few years ago. From the side you could hardly see the plate, just a finely polished handmade mounting bracket. SWEET!   Oh, by the way, this is illegal to do in most states. You must have a light that shines on the plate at all times, day or night.  :cop: That is if you have to get it inspected annually. As for me, my bike only got inspected once and I took the gay little sticker off. The color never seems to match my paint! :bigthumbsup:
 
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Great suggestion. The bracket attaches to the backing plate longways so there is no way to bend the plate, backing plate, and match it to the bracket. The only thing illegal about it is that it is not illumated and visible at night. I figure when I am traveling 90 in a 50 and failing to signal my intent to turn, I have to give the local authorities an option to writing me for my speed. In Florida, we don't have vehicle inspections, that also falls upon the local authorities. :cop:
 

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Easy fix! Just make a new bracket. :D Get a 1/8" X 1" X 12" alluminum bar (Home Depo, Lowe's, hardware store).  Then bend the bar in a "L" shaped position. Make sure you have enough clearance on the bittom of the "L" for the WIDTH of the plate (not length). I think you know where I'm going with this. Take your liscence plate and use it as a guide. Mark two places on the "short" end of the "L". Drill through with a bit that matches your bolt for your plate. Now, attach your bent plate and frame to the bottom of the "L". You'll be using it as a side view guide to let you know just how far off of the differential you want your plate. Once you decide how much clearance you want, line up the mounting bolt on the bike to the place on the bar you'll want your hole. Mark it, take the plate back off, and drill to match. Take a hack saw and cut off the excess bar. Now, you can leave it square or you can do what I did and grind a nice radius to break the edges. When you're done with the measuring and cutting you can polish it up to a mirror finish (Mother's, Eagle One, alluminum polish). Put the plate and frame back on the bracket and mount the bracket to the bike. You're done! It's a VERY cost effective way to custom mount your plate and it looks cool. :bigthumbsup:
 

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LED bolts are a good option for lighting your plate. they make some especially for that (shine sideways instead of outward).
 

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Thats the best sidemount I've seen so far, just add the curve and it would be perfect, very high and tight.
I'm sitting tight to see lamonster's 2nd generation version.
 
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phaed said:
LED bolts are a good option for lighting your plate. they make some especially for that (shine sideways instead of outward).
I actually have a LED license plate frame on backorder from cruizercustomizing.com. It is supposed to ship the 10th. If they don't then I am ordering those LED bolts. Thanks.
 

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Here it is in all its glory. I think it is bad ass. Definitely tougher than most.







She's been dereflectorized, debadged, deemblemed, deturnsignalized, and demudflapped. Running without a tag light, my led frame has been backordered for now.Â
sweet bike.
 
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