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Old 04-21-2010, 02:52 PM   #21
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Important part in the RCW.

"It is unlawful to use any holders, frames, or any materials that in any manner change, alter, or make the vehicle license number plates illegible."
This is mainly addressing anything that covers up the tabs or numbers/letters of the plate. The plate in picture #1 is still legible.

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:52 PM   #22
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The first one is appropriate if you have a vanity plate reading " PLMEOVR"

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:54 PM   #23
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Go with the second one to be safe.

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:55 PM   #24
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Those have been around for well over a decade, their legality is no longer in question, despite what you may believe.
I believe you run #1, you will be talking to a LEO, just being "around" does not make them legal. My philosophy is not to give them any amo, unless you like talking to Law Enforcement.

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:57 PM   #25
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Try to get in ur car prefferably something with same height of a patrol car and look at the placement of ur plate.
Make sure you can read it easily.
Angle it right.

If you can't then be prepared to get pulled over by an officer having a bad day

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:02 PM   #26
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Go with the second one to be safe.
I prolly will. As I said earlier, it is more functional too, and function is beauty. Besides, its prolly not worth the harassment.

Is there any law enforcement (police, lawyers, judges) willing to weigh in?

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #27
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1st one is asking to get stopped. 2nd one looks pretty close to legal.

It's generally understood that, at least the Staters are out to get you. Why give them a reason for a free stop? Free country, break the laws as you see fit. We'll be here to point and laugh, later.

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:16 PM   #28
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Important part in the RCW.

"It is unlawful to use any holders, frames, or any materials that in any manner change, alter, or make the vehicle license number plates illegible."
Yes, but how does the second one do that? It's still perfectly legible & illuminated?

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:21 PM   #29
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Go with the 2nd one and make sure to add the rear rectangle reflector to the bottom on the plate. You can see mine that I did on my fender eliminator.

I never want to be pulled over for a basic fix it ticket. I have more important things in my life to do than spend time off work, in court or paperwork for a fix it ticket. Your choice of course.

Also make sure the plate is illuminated.

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #30
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Ok these are differnt for differnt bikes. I got a ticket becuse the plate was not at a 90 angle from the ground. bs ticket yea. I bent it down right in front of him and still got the ticket. I think and dont quote on his it has to be readable from 75 feet away. Just shareing what happend to me. Anyways look it up for yourself. Im sure the internet won't lie to you.

Oh and there is no fix it ticket in Wa. This is what the cop told me. I got it dropped down to 75$ but still had to go to court and that was the lowest he could drop it to. I got the ticket last January. Now I know they will lie to ya but the judge and the cop said the same thing. Who knows. I am sure that I got yanked cuz it was 2am and cold as hell and Im on a R1 2 blocks from my house going 20 mph over the speed bumps. Told me guys like you allways try to run. Stone sober, all my gear and endosment and He still got me for my plate. If you ride a sport bike and do anything to it they can give you a ticket. Sucks sometimes

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:58 PM   #31
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There is such a thing as a fix it ticket I got one in my car for modified exhaust system

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #32
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Option #2.

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:25 PM   #33
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I can't do the under the tail version (tucked inside) because my bike is lowered and it has a center exhaust so I did mine "Harley style" mounted on the swingarm vertically.

Don't see too many sportbikes with it mounted like that.

P.S. Due to the angle, If you "slightly" exceed the speed limit, it will bend your license plate into the shape of a smiley face too!

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #34
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I can't do the under the tail version (tucked inside) because my bike is lowered and it has a center exhaust so I did mine "Harley style" mounted on the swingarm vertically.

Don't see too many sportbikes with it mounted like that.

P.S. Due to the angle, If you "slightly" exceed the speed limit, it will bend your license plate into the shape of a smiley face too!

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Cops fing hate that mount, ask me how I know

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #35
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I can't do the under the tail version (tucked inside) because my bike is lowered and it has a center exhaust so I did mine "Harley style" mounted on the swingarm vertically.

Don't see too many sportbikes with it mounted like that.

P.S. Due to the angle, If you "slightly" exceed the speed limit, it will bend your license plate into the shape of a smiley face too!

Bellingham

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You're in violation thats why you don't see many like yours.

"Each vehicle license number plate shall be placed or hung in a horizontal position."

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:53 PM   #36
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How do all those Harleys get away with it?

Seen it a million times. Haven't been hassled about it. (yet)

I don't think that most cops know a lot about bike rules, or they don't really care if the person isn't riding like an ass.

If I can find a better (horizontal) mounting spot without putting the 5 pound mounting bracket back on, I will most likely move it back.

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:12 PM   #37
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[QUOTE=twhite6868;2101270

I don't think that most cops know a lot about bike rules, or they don't really care if the person isn't riding like an ass.

There's your answer either they don't know and don't care, until you make them care! Or you run into the one that rides and enjoys motorcycles. He might just stop someone if he sees a violation and give them a warning or other reminder. As for your Million Harley riders they are not exempt because of the bike they ride! Now if Harley could sell another million they wouldn't have any money problems .

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #38
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Harleys get away with a lot of shit that we can and do get nailed for. Plate placement, loud, non stock exhausts, ect.

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #39
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Ive got a Tripage adjustable FE mounted to my exhaust bracket....clean install and right where the plate should be

Never been asked about it once..*knocks on wood*

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:26 PM   #40
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I can't do the under the tail version (tucked inside) because my bike is lowered and it has a center exhaust so I did mine "Harley style" mounted on the swingarm vertically.

Don't see too many sportbikes with it mounted like that.

P.S. Due to the angle, If you "slightly" exceed the speed limit, it will bend your license plate into the shape of a smiley face too!
I think it looks cool down there.

But, it's too bad you can't do it under the tail, that looks better.

Keep us posted on how many times you get pulled over!

Oh, and how "slightly" over the speed limit do you have to go to have your plate bend up like that?

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