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Old 03-30-2011, 03:25 PM
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When I get home in May and start working again I will have funds avaible, and the first thing I'm getting is a fender eliminator. I'm pretty set on the mototeck one. They include a license plate bracket, but I'm not trying to mount my plate where they have it pictured (about 6" in from the rear of the tail...ROUGHLY where it was when the stock fender was in place). So where else can I mount it? I've seen people put it almost all the way under the tail (near the front of the rear tire), is this legal? (I live in PA if that matters). I've seen a swingarm mounted bracket on ebay for $20, but it looks like it will scrape (if you lean too far) and likely cause you to slide the bike.

So of the three locations I already know of, I like the second one (front of the rear wheel) the most. Again, I've seen it done before but I'm not sure how it's done and if its legal.

Lastly, feel free to call me a tool and to stfu. If I MUST, then I will do the first option (mounting at the location thats roughly near where it was when I had the fender). Any input is greatly appreciated, thoughts, feelings, stories, etc
 
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Damn those ebay undertails are soo expensive for some unpainted plastic and a leds.

Most of the time you have a fender eliminator kit, you'll have to do some custom mounting for the license plate. I've always HATED the vertical swingarm mount like you see on the brothas busas.

I prefer the plate under the tailight and bent at 45 degrees so it acts as a mudflap to prevent road grime from spraying up your back in wet conditions. The tailight provides just enough light so it's clearly visable at night.

Tucking it under above the wheel is just another excuse the pigs will have to pull you over..
 

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Old 03-30-2011, 05:15 PM
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sorry its a 2001...and the ebay listings you posted are the mototeck undertails, but you can order them already painted (+$50). I figured that the under-the-fender location would just grap attention from cops. Ahh oh well, I tried.
 
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it really depends on the cop...i had my license plate in front of my rear tire for over a year with cops following me... Never once was it a problem...not 100% sure but most of the time they will give you a warning before they give you a ticket..but again depends on the cop and law in your area...from what i could see with the plate in front of the tire and a couple led lights it is clear to see from a normal car stand point.. Dont waist your money on those ebay license plate holders you can make one for a fration of the price...i am going to mount mine where the passenger pegs mount to help hide my exhaust setup..
 
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:32 PM
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The guy I'm buying my F4I from had the plate up in front of the rear tire for the year that he's owned the bike and not got bothered for it. He was even running a MotoGP shorty pipe for awhile. And this is in New York where the state troopers have a monthly quota to fill for tickets because the state is so broke. But if you come up with any ideas post them on here because I think I'd like to change the plate location as well.
 
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the plate mounts on those undertail is perfectly legal, the cop shouldnt hassle you at all
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:25 AM
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I have my plate mounted here vvvvv I've never had an issue.



I've also seen them mounted completely flat to the undertail though it wouldn't work for me due to my lock location. as long as you have a light on it the State boys shouldn't give you any issues.
 
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