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Re: OHV equipment act / What does my bike need ??

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:44 am
by Hooligan
dirtyboy wrote:I just mounted my license plate on that fender extension and on the first ride the license plate broke apart and now I have 1/4 of a plate on the rear of my motorcycle. Now I have to pay for another plate. :mad:


I do like Malcom and mount the plate to a piece of aluminum plate to make it stronger. However I have also lost one of those plates which is annoying to replace. So I mount mine to my pack, which I realize is not legal to the letter of the law, but it is most certainly within the spirit of the law. I just swapped over to a Veteran plate so I'm gonna dare some CO to give me a hard time about that after I invested several years of my life in service of my country. :lol:

The licence plate law is very poorly worded and open to a ton of interpretation. What exactly is the front or rear of a bike and is a flimsy piece of plastic really more secure than the muffle or wheel?

Re: OHV equipment act / What does my bike need ??

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:10 pm
by malcolmzilla
dirtyboy wrote:I just mounted my license plate on that fender extension and on the first ride the license plate broke apart and now I have 1/4 of a plate on the rear of my motorcycle. Now I have to pay for another plate. :mad:


Perhaps they will only fine you 3/4 of the full penalty then? :redneck:

As mentioned the puckboard or aluminum plate reinforcement has kept mine intact now, if I could find thin UHMW plastic then I'd do that... hmmm thin cutting boards might fit the bill... :thinking:

Re: OHV equipment act / What does my bike need ??

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:31 pm
by AJRJ
malcolmzilla wrote:I appreciate folks trying to get by with bicycle lights and such, however this might be an area to spend the $ on good gear that serves more purpose, and avoids a fine /arguments with CO's.


I agree with the sentiment 100%, although I do use battery powered lights. The bikes I choose seem to struggle with additional loads; A 450XCF and a KTM 65. And that's also not to say that some battery lights are quite awesome. I have a Task Racing battery powered helmet light that's better than any stock headlight I've seen.