HOW TO CREATE A LICENSE PLATE MOUNT

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  1. axsepul

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    after looking every where to buy a bicycle license plate mount i found nothing

    i did find this instructions here http://www.trfindley.com/pgbikes.html but i found that those brass plate are a bit expensive so i decided to creat my own version of this idea.

    so first get a seat tube reflector and remove the reflector from the base. then i used a piece of plexiglass i had laying around.
    cut it to the shape of your plate and drill the holes for the plate and the center holes for your reflector mount

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    now use a bigger drill bit to give the mount holes a cone effect
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    buy bolts with the coned shaped
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    this way the head of the bolts will be flushed in the area where the plate goes
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    install the reflector mount with bolts and i also used some pressure washers
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    spray paint black
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  2. axsepul

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    next mount your plate on the mount
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    install on your bike
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    now on the rollfast the seat tube turned out to be thinner so i used black electrical tape to make a shim
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    i might do something better like a piece of rubber but for now it holds
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  3. jaysmo

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    nice looking plate holder you have there my friend good info to know... :wink:
     
  4. Meeba

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    I think that is just plain awesome. I usually pull them things off and toss em in a corner somewhere....now just to remember what corner that was??? :D
     
  5. Elmer

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    Great how-to :D
     
  6. axsepul

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    Thanks
     
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    Very cool!
    I guess you could make up a license plate graphic sticker and apply that to the front of the holder and they cover with a piece of clear plexiglass too.
     
  8. XC204

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    Thats an excelent idea! And I have many of those clamps in the parts box's
    WOW AWESOME BIKE TOO!
     
  9. axsepul

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    Hey if you do any mounts show them here
     
  10. Kevin B

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    I made this from a Stanley "T" bracket turned upside down.

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  11. axsepul

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    That looks awesome. Take pictures from different angles so we can see
     
  12. B607

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    Good idea and a really sharp Monark plate. I especially like the little Schwinn B6 in the lower left corner. :oops: :p Gary
     
  13. ZygoteLittle

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    Those were some great ideas, guys – thanks!
     
  14. axsepul

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    Oh man that was like the mayweather knockout punches to ortiz. Just kidding! I bet when you ID that little bike in the corner it just made you smile. Maybe you thought of a one of a kind plate that you want me to do for you!
     
  15. Kevin B

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    axsepul, Here is a post I made about a GPS bracket for my bike. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=45339

    After seeing your tag mount I may start another one using your idea.
     
  16. Holy Joe

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    I used the same reflector brackets to mont my motorcycle running lights to the chrome forks on my Electra Hellbillie and ELectra Rat Fink. 2 inch bolt, 2 flat washers, 1 lock washer and an acorn nut to cap it off. Worked like a charm. I hunted high and low for a bracket as the lights are sold without brackets.
     
  17. axsepul

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    I've never been back to the home page since the first day I got here. To my surprise this thread is there. Awesome!
     

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