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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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do I have enough clearance?

TL;DR Do I have enough clearance between the bottom of the license plate and the tire to allow for proper swing arm motion?

I bought a fender eliminator and installed it. I realized I would need to adjust the angle of the plate,t due to the laws
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Best I can tell, the license plate has to be vertical. So I adjusted it. I am concerned with that adjustment there is enough space (4.25 inches) between the bottom of the plate and tire.

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Re: do I have enough clearance?

depends on how your suspension is setup.
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depends on how your suspension is setup.
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Re: do I have enough clearance?

I just had a quick scan over
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. I am not seeing anywhere in there that says you must mount it in the vertical plane, only that it has to be horizontal and clearly visible.

As long as your plate is visible and legible, you should be fine. Horizontal means you can't mount it top to bottom (so it reads up or down rather than left to right), but you're not doing that. Your only issue is one of visibility, and as long as the angle does not make it unreadable, you should be fine.

If it were me, I would just run it at the normal angle and not lose sleep over it.

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I just had a quick scan over
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. I am not seeing anywhere in there that says you must mount it in the vertical plane, only that it has to be horizontal and clearly visible.

As long as your plate is visible and legible, you should be fine. Horizontal means you can't mount it top to bottom (so it reads up or down rather than left to right), but you're not doing that. Your only issue is one of visibility, and as long as the angle does not make it unreadable, you should be fine.

If it were me, I would just run it at the normal angle and not lose sleep over it.

Whatever you do, don't endanger your ride.
Thank you.

The part of code that concerned me was "position to be clearly visible". In the original position (of the fender eliminator) its almost flush with the tail. "position to be clearly visible" is vague imo. And in the interest in avoiding a ticket, that's how I concluded it need to be adjusted.

I'm thinking of tilting it back but not all the way to create bit more room.
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Re: do I have enough clearance?

FWIW, this is what mine looks like. It's about 90 degrees to the tail unit, maybe 30 from vertical.

Something along these lines should give you clearance on the rear tyre while still being easily visible.
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Re: do I have enough clearance?

Ah, one other thing: Here, we are required to have a red reflector visible from the rear of the bike. Mine was on the fender. With the fender gone, no reflector. That is why I stuck a reflector on the bottom of the plate.

Check your regulations to make sure you don't get caught out by something like this.
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Ah, one other thing: Here, we are required to have a red reflector visible from the rear of the bike. Mine was on the fender. With the fender gone, no reflector. That is why I stuck a reflector on the bottom of the plate.

Check your regulations to make sure you don't get caught out by something like this.
technically every reflector that comes on the bike sold here is supposed to be left on the bike. but you know how many cops are that frigging nit picky? 0.
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You should be alright
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