It is your bike, but that sounds like a really bad idea. if you are planning on drilling and attaching thru the cover, it is very thin (almost like pot metal) and many people have broken it just trying to remove it, and if you are planning on replacing it with something you are machining, it is only about 5mm thick there. JMOTo clarify, I have a home made side mount license plate bracket that I want to mount here. I wanted to make sure it's not going to leak on me. I'll get some rubber and make some O-ring washers just to be on the safe side.
No, I'm not going to be drilling anything. I have a bracket with a hole in it. I want to remove that bolt, place the bracket there, and replace bolt thru the hole in the bracket just to anchor it on. The bracket weighs less than 1lb and the part with the hole for attachment, fits right into the little hollow where that bolt is. Make sense?It is your bike, but that sounds like a really bad idea. if you are planning on drilling and attaching thru the cover, it is very thin (almost like pot metal) and many people have broken it just trying to remove it, and if you are planning on replacing it with something you are machining, it is only about 5mm thick there. JMO
That big ole plug isn't going thru that hole. That isn't a bolt it is a cover about 30mm in size.No, I'm not going to be drilling anything. I have a bracket with a hole in it. I want to remove that bolt, place the bracket there, and replace bolt thru the hole in the bracket just to anchor it on. The bracket weighs less than 1lb and the part with the hole for attachment, fits right into the little hollow where that bolt is. Make sense?
I was going to quote an old g/f " that big thing ain't going in this little hole"Clueless was just being polite .
As long as it's visible I don't see a problem. What I would worry about is if a verticle plate is illegal in your stateAfter further looking and pondering, I've decided to take all of your advice and find another mounting location. I've got 3 other places that I think I can make work with some more modification to the existing bracket. Just curious though, is there a law that says side mounted plates have to be on the left? It just dawned on me that I've never seen one on the right... Thanks again guys.
Vertical plates are legal here in Ohio, at least, I see them all the time. I don't care anyways. I'd be fine with a horizontal side mount. I just need to move it so I can put the RAW stealth tail light on. No point in a "stealthy" tail light with an ugly plate hanging under it.As long as it's visible I don't see a problem. What I would worry about is if a verticle plate is illegal in your state
inside and attached to the passenger peg is one of the ideas I'm tossing around. I don't know if it's legal or not, but I don't have a plate light on my zx10 and it's mounted to the underside of the tail. I've never been stopped for it and the times I have been stopped, it was never mentioned. I think around here, as long as they can see it, they don't care. The other idea I'm throwing around is to turn the bracket sideways and make it horizontal using this bolt as the mounting point. I'll have to do some grinding on the bracket to make it fit and throw a washer on it but it looks pretty easy...I looked at my rear and looks like you might be able to mount where the case for the diff is clamped by the swingarm, but im not positive on that. If i knew i would never put my pass pegs back on i would just mount it from there and the wires wouldnt be out in the open for a light on it (Most states require light on plate)
I refuse to spend that much money on a license plate frame. I didn't say the product wasn't worth it, I just feel that it's overkill for what is needed. As far as time and energy go, I'm laid off with nothing better to do than tinker. I'd rather have the pride in knowing I made a $20 bracket do the same job and avoided being ripped off by the price of other units. That's my main pet peeve about the fury: it's the only one out there and the aftermarket knows there's no competition yet. They're taking advantage of that fact and charging a fortune. For most items, I'd say you get what you pay for but can someone please explain to me when it became acceptable to spend more than a benjamin on a license plate bracket? Or maybe I'm the only guy here who doesn't like throwing away money when it's not necessary. If I ever spent that much on a stupid plate bracket, the damn thing better be cooking me dinner too! Besides, IMO, a chopper is supposed to be streamlined, basic, no frills, type of bike. I don't want saddlebags and heated grips. I don't want windshields and highway pegs. And I certainly don't need a giant monster of a mount to hold a tiny license plate. I don't care whether it's blinged out chrome or powder coated. It won't be fending off any bulldozers. I want simple, basic, functional. Some people on here seem to feel differently and that's fine with me. To each their own. They aren't putting that stuff on MY bike. I just wanna stay with the idea of what I think a chopper should be. That being said, I actually do appreciate your feedback. All of it.I know you got a good deal on a side mount that isn't made for the Fury and you have lovingly painted it to match your ride but you've already used up more energy than the value of a Fury specific side mount for your license plate. Shortcuts can be just that; sometimes they leave you short of your objective. Bite the bullet and buy a proper side mount designed for your ride. Here is one previously mentioned by Clueless and Stonewheel with a bounus dust ring ...
Stand alone side mounts can be had for less than half the price of the dust ring combo.
Already thought of this. See my last picture.just make a mount that bolts to the axle clamp bolt on the swingarm. thats where my accutronix mount is
Senor Gar, you may not realize it but you just made my day! The right side mount was interesting to see but by following the links on that thread, I saw a setup that would allow for mounting of my current bracket to the axle. I can order the parts I need to do it for $20.00 or probably piece it together at the hardware store for less and keep my bracket vertical or modify my bracket and mount it to the axle pinch bolt and have it horizontal. Now I just need to go do some more looking and pondering to decide which way I want it. THANK YOU!!! The accutronix mount looks like a big quality piece but I won't be needing it. I can use the one I have to keep with my theme. I'll take that $100 and put it towards other mods.Click Here for furion's post ...