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Old 07-30-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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Light on your Plate

So I know you are supose to have a light on your plate. What I was wondering is if my brake llight will light up the plate will that be ok? Also I don't see me buying a 60 kit to make my bike look better what are some ways to get rid of the plastic around the plate and save me a little bit of money?
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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HPD does't think it's ok.

You're supposed to have a white light on the license plate that makes the plate visible from 50 feet.

Whether or not you need it during the day is debatable (I say no).

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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see on my old bike I didn't have one either and never got messed with by the cops but at the same time I don't live in the city and don't really ride in the city but I am about to move to Austin and just want to make sure I am going to be legal
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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You're supposed to have a white light on the license plate that makes the plate visible from 50 feet.
First that and second, if you move to the city, I'd do anything to increase visibility from behind.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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First that and second, if you move to the city, I'd do anything to increase visibility from behind.

Well ya but they still don't even see you in the day time ( van pulled out in front of me when I was doing 65 t boned him). That is true I think I might just take my time and do it the right way then. I was just being cheap and try to find away to save a little bit of money
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You could use those lights n bolts. Those are some pretty nifty gadgets. relatively inexpensive as well.

BTW I have mine hugging the taillight and the one cop who ticketed me for speeding didn't say anything about it. I think as long as it's clearly visible from behind you'll be fine. It's the location that'll get you a quick ticket IMHO. The ones tucked in front of the rear wheel would be asking for a stop.
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You could use those lights n bolts. Those are some pretty nifty gadgets. relatively inexpensive as well.

BTW I have mine hugging the taillight and the one cop who ticketed me for speeding didn't say anything about it. I think as long as it's clearly visible from behind you'll be fine. It's the location that'll get you a quick ticket IMHO. The ones tucked in front of the rear wheel would be asking for a stop.

Ya and all the kits for my 07 gsxr 600 they don't even come with lights, but I think I can make my own bracket to save me the 60
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Ya and all the kits for my 07 gsxr 600 they don't even come with lights, but I think I can make my own bracket to save me the 60
Post up a pic if it comes out well as I'm sure people would add an inexpensive mod like that to keep from getting dumb tickets for equipment.

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how difficult is it to wire up a light? i have a FE kit on my f4i and integrated tail light.. it came that way so im not too sure what all the wires connect to.(i havent reallly looked at it) but i would want to hook up the lights that is also the bolt. could i tap into the tail light wires? or would i have to wire it up to the ignition switch?
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what about theb plate holder that goes on the swingarm????
is that legal???
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:40 PM   #12
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i think some ppl have gotten for the plate on the swing arm... about it not being at the rear of the bike or something
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i think some ppl have gotten for the plate on the swing arm... about it not being at the rear of the bike or something
well it i just bought one and ill put on...if they tell me is wrong...well ill take it off...

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Old 07-30-2007, 07:08 PM   #14
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ya hopefully you wont have any problems with it. i may be wrong tho, im sure someone will chime in who has had the swing arm mount before
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it the complete plate has to be unobstructed and visible from the rear of the vehicle. cant be BENT or cut either. i dont have a light on mine (graves FE kit 06-07 R6) but its back there and the tailight makes it visible, BUT its red. i Think as long as theres headlights on it it will look lit up though. we all paid $2.50 for that "reflectorization" fee...haha
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there is a place called superbrightleds that has all kinds of small led lights cheap. I am sure you could foind something to mount above or on top of the plate.

Just make sure not to cover any part of the plate lettering or they can ticket you for that. They made a big stink over plate frames that covered part of TEXAS on cars a couple years ago.
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keep it real. use a christmas tree light like i did.
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there is a place called superbrightleds that has all kinds of small led lights cheap. I am sure you could foind something to mount above or on top of the plate.

Just make sure not to cover any part of the plate lettering or they can ticket you for that. They made a big stink over plate frames that covered part of TEXAS on cars a couple years ago.
+1 These are good lights (or so I've heard from those who have purchased them).

For the question about which wires to use, My set-up has one blinker wire from each side, a wire for the brake/tail light, and a separate wire for the plate light. Mine's just not being used at the moment. Maybe I'll get some small LEDs. I just hate to drill holes in my plastics.:BangHead:
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what about the fact thats sideways and bent?
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Sideways and bent will get you hassled, not to mention the problem of routing wires.
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