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Sidemount license plate bracket

2996 Views 10 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Mentat Ix
I did not want to hijack Straightjacket's thread but I was quietly working on a bracket with a buddy who works for a custom car R&D shop. Since this has taken three months to get to this point I did not want to set any expectations by announcing anything before I had prototype.

The goal was to make a bracket that could allow the rider to rotate the license plate from horizontal to vertical based on your local vehicle code and/or risk tolerance with getting pulled over. The first iteration (cheap) is two recessed flat head bolts that share one access to rotate on. Currently it has only been drilled for the horizontal position.

Here are a few pics of the prototype. The first challenge we have is we do not have a cost just yet and that cost would go down with quantity. Since we are talking low volume numbers (under a 1000) the cost of labor is the largest hurdle in getting the price low as we cannot automate the process and it is all hand made. Would love to hear some feedback from the community. I think it is best to start an interest list so I can get back to him on how many potential buyers so we can come up with a cost based on current demand.

Another challenge is that I have yet to mount this. I have never removed the tire or side nut so I am not sure exactly sure what to do how to go about this. I do not have a lift nor am I chummy with a local MC shop for help. I imagine a little digging in the threads will help guide me but that is where it stands right now.


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Looks good! I'm glad to see others jumping in and taking over. When mounted horizontally if you tuck it in a little when the pegs scrape you still have about 3 1/2" of clearance if memories correct? If you start to take orders be careful as the plates are not all the same size state to state. Someone sent me a link of the dimensions for the different states can't recall off the top of my head, maybe they will post up. If they don't I will try and dig it up for you.:thumb:
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