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Old 10-08-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Where Can I put the State Inspection???

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So I installed a Fender Eliminator and put in an Integrated Tailight on my 07 R6 and it looks great.

The Licence Plate mount is nice and small just like I wanted.

But they left a plastic square with the State Inspection and and the Dealership Logo that hangs dow an extra 3 inches below the Licence Plate.

Where can I put the State Inspection that'll still be legal???

Pics would really help me.

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the law states " at the rear of the bike" thats up to the interpretation of the cop. so anywhere other then the factory is asking to get pulled over.
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the law states " at the rear of the bike" thats up to the interpretation of the cop. so anywhere other then the factory is asking to get pulled over.
well that sucks.

it's sooooo ugly there though....
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it has to be visable from behind, not supposed to be hidden from view, you may be able to trim down plate can't say without seeing it. if you wanna come by sometime we can see what we can do to help, if it is no big deal it wont cost anything, otherwise may have to manufacture something that will work.
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The Texas law book says it has to be near the rear of the bike and near the license plate nothin about facing the rear of the bike, Mine is on the swing arm and have never been hassled by the cops at all. Been pulled over several times and they never even mentioned it to me they just ask where it was and if I had one. It's totally up to the cops if they harass you for it. But there is nothing printed that say it has to be facing the back of the bike. I have a fender eliminator also and you can barely see my plate and they havent even hassled me about that, You can barely see it over the rear tire but it is visible from behind I dont even have a license plate light anymore.
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The Texas law book says it has to be near the rear of the bike and near the license plate nothin about facing the rear of the bike, Mine is on the swing arm and have never been hassled by the cops at all. Been pulled over several times and they never even mentioned it to me they just ask where it was and if I had one. It's totally up to the cops if they harass you for it. But there is nothing printed that say it has to be facing the back of the bike. I have a fender eliminator also and you can barely see my plate and they havent even hassled me about that, You can barely see it over the rear tire but it is visible from behind I dont even have a license plate light anymore.
"On the Swingarm" is where it has been sujested to me.

do you have any pics?

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I keep mine on both bikes under the rear seat...

Hadn't been hasseled yet but may come some day. I do like the idea of the swing arm... Feel like the busa has yet another project afoot
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mine is on the inside/back (tire side) of my license plate.......got pulled over the other day for 71 in a 30......no ticket and no mention of the inspection......of course I did know the cop which helped
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...and we've had a few members that have posted about being pulled/stopped/ticketed for it being on the swing-arm or up under the fender.


I will tell you, Cliff burdette... the DPS-Motorcycle safety guy would likely recommend you mount it in the general manner/location as it is done OEM.
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I had my inspection on the swing arm got pulled over twice for it(no ticket but a waste of my time). So i took a piece of sheet metal and cut it the size of the inspection tag and drilled 2 holes in it and put it on the right side of my plate. No problems since.
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I had my inspection on the swing arm got pulled over twice for it(no ticket but a waste of my time). So i took a piece of sheet metal and cut it the size of the inspection tag and drilled 2 holes in it and put it on the right side of my plate. No problems since.
I'm going to do it; better then not having it out there at all;

Actually, never had the katana inspected since it was purchased in 01.... 13k on it
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Here is mine, have had several officer types pass me with no hassle so far, including DPS, Constable, Sherriff, and Houston. Got a thumbs up from a Sherriff and Constable..

I have a copy of the DPS Law about plate mounts, that I carry with me. Pretty much says the plate has to be readable from the rear, and inspection has to be near the plate. Nothing about angle of degrees, height, ect.

Its funny to me, after a few yards, you cant even read a motorcycle plate anyway, compared to a car or truck plate. They can read and check everything out when they pull you over I say..
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Yep, get a nicer less-bulky "plate/inspection" mounting plate and put that, the decal, and the plate on the bike (I have mine this way, no pics though). Or, stick it to a piece of metal and mount it "vertically" to the right or left of the license plate using the existing hole on the fender eliminator mount.

Either is the best way to avoid being hassled about it. I wish mine didn't hang as far down due to the added portion for the decal, but I prefer that to being pulled over and hassled about it.
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Here is mine, have had several officer types pass me with no hassle so far, including DPS, Constable, Sherriff, and Houston. Got a thumbs up from a Sherriff and Constable..

I have a copy of the DPS Law about plate mounts, that I carry with me. Pretty much says the plate has to be readable from the rear, and inspection has to be near the plate. Nothing about angle of degrees, height, ect.

Its funny to me, after a few yards, you cant even read a motorcycle plate anyway, compared to a car or truck plate. They can read and check everything out when they pull you over I say..

See now that looks A lot better than mine right now. Did you do it yourself?
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what's a bike inspection....






j/k!!! I have one too, mounted on the swingarm....should probably have it renewed though seeing that it expired in March.
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Something people have in order to prevent being ticketed if pulled over by a LEO.
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Something people have in order to prevent being ticketed if pulled over by a LEO.
I'm just lazy, and I don't ride like a hooligan on the street (in town anyhow)....I can't remember the last time I was pulled over.
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you can buy that aluminum plate at cycle gear.

if you don't want to get hassled.......it should be mounted just like that, under the license plate....anything else may be "legal" in a sense....but do you really wanna get harassed by LEO's for it?
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