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Offline bert682

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Number Plate bracket for swing arm / rear wheel
« on: December 09, 2019, 12:49:05 PM »
Hi all

Thinking about doing a tail overhaul and moving the number plate to be "floating" over the rear wheel.  Seems to be many different ways of saying this but in short it ideally would look something like the attached images.






Im thinking the first option via Pyramid Plastics would be the easiest (as I can source it and its made to fit), get a bracket to add the plate and run a wire for a light.  Other options will likely be some custom work needed which runs into the much larger cost.

My question is, has anyone done something similar and have any photos to share or know of the pitfalls.

Offline F5 Dave

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Re: Number Plate bracket for swing arm / rear wheel
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 06:49:51 PM »
Having it too flimsy and drop or get picked up on something and dragged into the swingarm brings some reasonable dangers.  Of course you are also adding unsprung weight at the very worst place imaginable.  People spend a lot of money to reduce that. 

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Re: Number Plate bracket for swing arm / rear wheel
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 08:24:03 PM »
Its not for me but fill your boots as they say....


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Re: Number Plate bracket for swing arm / rear wheel
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 08:04:47 AM »
When they first appeared on TL1000s they looked like a dreadful afterthought.   After a couple of decades I guess opinions have changed.. . .   Can't really call it an afterthought anymore.   Maybe Appendage. 

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Re: Number Plate bracket for swing arm / rear wheel
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 12:55:40 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, 100% right on it not being strong enough.  Id wager the lack of these being produced or fitted is a good indicator I should steer clear!


 


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