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Old June 6th, 2016, 01:52 PM   #1
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Velcro - the Ultimate Tail Tidy Solution, LOL

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Finally ditched all the BS solutions out there and went with industrial grade 10lbs p/sq.in. Velcro. Works great.

Steps:
1) Items needed: 1xRoll of Indust. Velcro, 1xrubbing alcohol, 1xregistered license plate, 1xvice sort of device
2) Remove stock fender/plate holder monstrosity (Youtube for how-to guidance)
3) Using vice or similar (makes for nice clean even bends), bend both L and R side of the plate, ~20-30deg toward face of plate, about 1/2"- 3/4" from side. This is needed for clearance for the signal lights in the tail.
4) Clean shaft underside of rear retractable hand hold and black of plate with alcohol.
5) Cut ~3" piece of Velco, install on underside of hand-hold shaft about 1.5-2" from cross member/end of handhold (allow space for passenger fingers.
6) Install plate on installed Velco, centering it very precisely.
7) You're done - go for a ride. Check for plate regularly until you're confident it won't blow off
8) Enjoy

Planned Enhancements: Going to make border black to clean-up looks, mask mounting holes etc.

Features and Benefits:[/U]
1) Easy - easily removed to access seat lock
2) Cheap - $6, I think, maybe $4
3) Works - haven't lost the plate yet
4) Secure - either take the plate with you or lock it under the seat
5) Super light weight
6) Looks great
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Old June 6th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #2
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No one like this? Is it stupid? Lol
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Old June 7th, 2016, 02:02 AM   #3
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No one like this? Is it stupid? Lol
Best part I like about is that there's no bolts!!!! So if your Fucking around on the road and stating to get chased you can just tear it off before they get your plate lol
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Haha, didn't think of that! Add to the list of features. Lol
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I like it. Maybe you should add a couple zip ties to the plate mounting holes for extra insurance.
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Thought about lights and zip ties - both good ideas.

Light - will add a light at some point. Was in a rush to complete the 'transformation' from the old fender/plate holder kludge to the new slick, awesome look it shoulda always had. figured I could add it later and was hoping the running lights would provide sufficient illumination

Ties - would add some peace of mind but so far, it's been very secure. Would make it harder to prevent theft (although I don't worry about that much) by taking it with or securing under seat.

We'll see how the mystery unfolds. Lol

Thank for the feedback!! Love the group-sourced development process
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Thought about lights and zip ties - both good ideas.

Light - will add a light at some point. Was in a rush to complete the 'transformation' from the old fender/plate holder kludge to the new slick, awesome look it shoulda always had. figured I could add it later and was hoping the running lights would provide sufficient illumination

Ties - would add some peace of mind but so far, it's been very secure. Would make it harder to prevent theft (although I don't worry about that much) by taking it with or securing under seat.

We'll see how the mystery unfolds. Lol

Thank for the feedback!! Love the group-sourced development process

Try the tst industry license plate light. It's about $14.00
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