On a slightly related subject: Can anyone tell me where I might check local state laws for the mounting position for plates? Ive been looking around (Due to a desire to show off our awesome rear tire) but I cant seem to find anywhere for a law pertaining to it (in Arkansas at least). Any advice? :-[
Found this on Arkansas DMV site:
The motorcycle laws are designed to keep you safe. It's easy to see how motorcycles can be dangerous and nobody wants to wreck. The state has compiled accident statistics online for your information.
You are required to wear goggles or a transparent face shield whenever you drive your motorcycle. All passengers who ride with you need to have foot and arm rests―it's the law.
Helmets are a recommended safety measure and a worthwhile investment, but in Arkansas you are only required to wear one if you're 21 years or younger. Be sure to check other state laws if you travel; helmets are required in most states.
Your motorcycle must have a good working exhaust system and electrical system for signaling. Your bike must also have a plate attached listing the engine capacity, and a mounting spot for your tags on the back.
A licensed motorcycle driver must drive your bike to the testing site―when you apply for your motorcycle license―but if you study and practice you should be able to ride it home.