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post #1 of 7 Old 08-13-2008, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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DIY: Mounting a license plate

Hello group...

As some of you might know, I recently purchased a bike about 2 weeks ago. Well, the bike was set up as a racer so it didn't have the tag mounted.

Since joining the group, I've been searching for topics on mounting the license plate. There are a couple of pics showing where people have mounted their tags, but not really a tutuorial on how it was done or what material were used.

Yesterday, I went out and bought some materials, not really knowing exactly what I needed or how it would be used. With those materials, I mounted my license plate to my bike.

It's a pretty clean look and probably cost me about $15 bucks to do. Not crazy expensive and definately a lot cheaper than those kits they sell for $150.

After I finished, I thought to myself that I should have taken some pictures and posted them for all to see and give some an idea of what they could do. So today when I get home from work, I will take the entire thing apart and do it all over again with step by step pictures in hopes that it will keep some poor soul from spending $150 on a couple pieces of metal.

Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for those pics.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-14-2008, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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As promised here is my little tutorial on how I mounted my license plate.

I own a 2006 ZX6R (636).

I've never really done this, so I will do the best I can and if you have any questions, feel free to ask here or send a PM.

Items Bought:
Corner Brackets from Home Depot $2.69
License Plate Mount from Auto Zone $10


Sorry I don't have the original packaging for the license plate mount. It comes with most of the screws and nuts you will need to use, so there is no need to buy more.

Tools:
Philips head screw driver
Hex wrench
7/16 wrench

The nuts and bolts you see came from the license plate mount.

First disassemble the license plate mount by removing all screws and nuts.


Mount the corner brackets to the two screws located under the seat.




You can go about this two different ways.
-Remove the nuts that are on the bike and use them to mount the corner brackets
-Leave the nuts on and use the thread that's available. There is plenty of thread for this.

I started to remove the nuts on the bike and started stripping the nut. At this point I decided it would be better to just leave it on for fear that I would strip it completely. As most of you know the bolts on these bikes are tight as hell and once stripped you'd probably have to take it to a mechanic to remove.

If you take the route that I took, I would take care in how much you tighten. If over tighten, you may never get the original nut off.

Next mount the license plate mount to the corner brackets using the screws from the original packaging.




Be sure to keep it centered.

Last, mount the license plate to the frame created. I used the hex screws for this, but will eventually buy some led screws so I will be obeying the law. For now, I'm not riding at night, so I would say that there is really no need for it right now.

I'll post a tutorial on that also. I'm sure there are people who have no idea where to connect those wires, how to splice, or if there is a need to splice. Then again, maybe I am the only one.




I hope this helps any poor soul like myself who had no idea where to mount or what to use.

Thanks for reading.
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+1 on thw what year? i just cut mine off and screwed the plat under the tail light
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i've been waiting for the pics... any update?
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