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Sw-motech quick-lock Sidecarrier license plate mount

I just received my Quick-Lock Sidecarriers.

The instructions are OK but I'm not sure about the license plate bracket. Are you supposed to drill the rear fender to mount this bracket?

Also, it appears you have to remove the stock bracket but then, I'll have no place to bolt the license plate to the bike.

Here's a picture I found on TwistedThrottle



I could drill new holes in my license plate tough.

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I just received my Quick-Lock Sidecarriers.

The instructions are OK but I'm not sure about the license plate bracket. Are you supposed to drill the rear fender to mount this bracket?

Also, it appears you have to remove the stock bracket but then, I'll have no place to bolt the license plate to the bike.

Here's a picture I found on TwistedThrottle



I could drill new holes in my license plate tough.
You do not have to drill the rear fender. I have the same ones bought here from a forum member. The installation instructions can be found:

http://static.twisted-throttle.net/m...tions.2006.pdf

When I get home I can take few pictures of my set up.

Edit: one more thing: the rear set connection is not identical (left vs right; check the diagram)

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I have those exact same instructions with the kit.

The cross girder (#9) has to be bolted with screw #10, washer #11 and nut #12.

The problem is that I do not have any holes in my rear fender for the screws. I'll have to drill the rear fender for those. Then I must find a way to bolt my license plate to this cross girder.

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I have those exact same instructions with the kit. The cross girder (#9) has to be bolted with screw #10, washer #11 and nut #12. The problem is that I do not have any holes in my rear fender for the screws. I'll have to drill the rear fender for those. Then I must find a way to bolt my license plate to this cross girder.
Here is my setup with Pelican cases:

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The cross bar is connected to the fender via two holes that are already in the fender, I believe these are the holes for the OEM cross bar license plate.


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With the license plate connected only with the lower screws to the cross bracket and fender


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I can't remember if I had to drill these two holes or not (as you can see I cut that ugly snow shovel per idea I've seen on a thread in the forum to have a home made fender eliminator).

The way I did it was to take off the license plate, install the side carriers to the foot pegs and grab handle, then connect the cross bar to the side carriers with the TwistedTh. Provided quick connect. After that I figure it out what needs to be done to install the license plate.

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As you can see, there's no predrilled holes in the fender to attach the cross bar. Also, the slots in the bar are too short to use the original license plate bracket.

The slots are also too short to mount my license plate in it's original holes.
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I used the original license plate bracket. Moved it up and used some fender washers for added support in the plastic. Not the best picture but shows what I did. Also shows the small storage box behind the plate that I keep the registration and insurance info.
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As you can see, there's no predrilled holes in the fender to attach the cross bar. Also, the slots in the bar are too short to use the original license plate bracket. The slots are also too short to mount my license plate in it's original holes.
I see your problem now, the Canada plates are longer that the USA ones... Good job

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Just drill new holes???
I don't have much choice. I'm just wondering on where to drill the said holes. I came with the two options.

1- Drill the cross brace with four new holes. Two holes to bolt the brace to the original 919 license plate bracket and use spacers. Two holes to mount the overly large license plate.

This would probably look cleaner and keep the bike 100% OEM but I'm not sure the two holes would be strong enough to hold the brace in the long run since they're so close to each other.

2- Drill two holes in the 919 fender and two new ones on the license plate so the bolts sandwich the fender/bracket/plate together.

This is the easiest route and the two holes in the fender won't be visible if I revert back to stock since the plate is so large.

I think I'll use option 2

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I ended up drilling two holes in the rear fender and fabricate a custom bracket for the license plate.

All I need to do now is get it powder coated.
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