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kanuck69 07-30-2007 12:46 PM

LED License Plate!
 
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/501/DSC_0017.jpg
What do ya think?
Here's what I did. I bought a Metal License plate frame and cut it so the new light would fit hanging over the plate. They fit snug (The plate and light) and sit well behind the metal frame, like normal. With everything bolted together, Frame, (Plate, Light Combined), Existing Mounting Bracket. Here's what you get. $23.00 and some time.
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/...m/Bracket1.jpg
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/...um/Led_Bar.jpg
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/...dium/Back1.jpg
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/.../Assembled.jpg
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/...dium/Back2.jpg
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/.../Back_Side.jpg
Thats it!:pepper:

Loran in Npvl IL 07-30-2007 03:38 PM

Great mod.

It looks like there may be enough room to mount it upside down resulting in the plate being near the tail light. If it would fit/work that would cover up the old light mount. Would have to see how it looks.

hyperbuzzin 07-30-2007 04:07 PM

Certainly cleans up the look of the rear fender.
Looks good :smiley_th

artybolt 07-31-2007 10:16 AM

It came out real nice. Good job.

BSkaggs513 07-31-2007 10:46 AM

Very Nice!

I was wondering- is there not a pop in replacement LED bulb for our existing license plate bulbs? Is that why you had to do the modification? I know an LED bulb will not give the illumination of the panel that you have.

But, I like having more illumination on my backside in the dark!

Thanks!

kanuck69 07-31-2007 01:32 PM

1st. I did it to clean up the look of the rear. I never really liked that big nipple at the end of my fender. 2nd. I'm sorry for the bad pic. I'll try to replace it with a better one. I snapped it quickly, not setting my camera right. It is brighter than what you think. It lights up the road behind me!

curtis97322 07-31-2007 06:16 PM

What light did ya use?

I need to get a light back there - I removed the old license plate light and mounted the bottom of the plate to where the top used to be (so the plate isnt sitting below the fender) - cleans up the look but alas, I'm not legal at night since I couldn't find a suitable light - what you did just might be the ticket.

kanuck69 08-01-2007 02:37 AM

Here's a better pic. The light came from AutoZone. It cost about $14 for the light, $5 for the frame. Not to shabby.
https://www.vn750.com/photopost/data/500/DSC_00171.jpg

pbuehlz 08-01-2007 03:22 AM

does someone have a pic with the plate turned upwards. Contipating doing the mod but would like to know what direction I am headed b4 I start.

kanuck69 08-01-2007 11:37 AM

As long as you don't "Change" anything, You can always put it back. I can convert back and you'd never know! Same with my manual ACCT Conversion.


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