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    Ok so credit goes to shores on this one. But after seeing his lay down license plate setup I had to build my own. Thanks Shores for the idea.
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    Now I just need to get a new frame to dress it up a little.

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      Finding a radiused plate holder to fit the bolt pattern on Road Star isn't easy, so I'm thinking of using my 3d printer to make one or like you just fab one up out of aluminum. Either way I still want to ditch the tail light assembly for a clearer look and to that end I was considering this.
      https://www.jpcycles.com/product/136...-license-plate

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      • Mitch82
        Mitch82 commented
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        Definitely a clean setup to get rid of the tail lights. Would you get rid of the tear drop brake light as well or just the light bar with the turn signals?

      • midnitmike
        midnitmike commented
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        My initial plan was to devise a mount that would allow using all of the stock bulbs (plate light, turn signals) in a single streamlined system. But the physical size of the bulbs themselves preclude you from really downsizing the whole operation to a point that I thought was pleasing to the eye. I'm going with a flat LED lit Plate Frame and revamp my 3d model to coincide with this choice.

      • Cdub
        Cdub commented
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        Thingivers has a holder chk it out

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      Looks great.....and bullet proof!

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        Wish that I had 1/8" flatbar instead of 3/16". Would have been a little easier to bend by hand but I wouldn't have been able to tap 1/8 flatbar for the factory screws. Probably going to make a filler plate at the top of the bracket so there is no way to see the wires under the license plate. A friend has an aluminum Tig welder I can use to weld on the filler plate. So black or mirror polish on the filler plate?

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          Originally posted by Mitch82 View Post
          Wish that I had 1/8" flatbar instead of 3/16". Would have been a little easier to bend by hand but I wouldn't have been able to tap 1/8 flatbar for the factory screws. Probably going to make a filler plate at the top of the bracket so there is no way to see the wires under the license plate. A friend has an aluminum Tig welder I can use to weld on the filler plate. So black or mirror polish on the filler plate?
          I also went off "Shores great idea and added a little twist. Instead of using 2 pieces of aluminum flat bar, I used 1 and made a loop so that I would be able to hide the wires with a polished cap added on top of the loop. The first pic shows it with 2 stainless socket cap bolts then I simplified it to 1 stainless socket cap bolt in the second pic.I used 1/8 aluminum plate that I polished to make the cap.

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          • Mitch82
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            That's almost exactly what I was thinking of doing. Same end result. Your setup looks beautiful.

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