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post #1 of 16 Old 07-19-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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License Plate Light

Alright, who hid my license plate light? I don't seem to have one. The plate is not lit up. The only thing I can think of is light should be coming from the rear running lights but there isn't a place for light to rear the plate. Maybe the guy before me painted the rear light shroud black?? IDK. So simple of a question but I can't find the answer anywhere. I'm going for my motorcycle skills test next week so I need to get the plate lit by then.

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post #2 of 16 Old 07-19-2017, 09:21 PM
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Don't know if this helps. My stock rear fender, off bike. Pic shows plate light.
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-20-2017, 06:12 AM
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If you don't have the OEM rear fender you can get a plate frame that has LEDs built in.
I've been running one of these for years with no issues...

https://www.customdynamics.com/horiz...d-illumination

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post #4 of 16 Old 07-20-2017, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I replied earlier... I guess I don't have an own fender. Problem is, the cans installed are closer together than stock so I had to cut my plate down on both sides by 1/4". That means I can't use any plate frame. I'll need to find some plain lights it seems. Anyone have aftermarket license plate lights other than on a plate frame?


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When I made my rear fender I brought from ebay two Led plate lights. These I fitted to fender and wired up to stock plate light wires. They are a bit hard to see in pic cause they are black. Cost about 5 bucks. Oh yeah, made in china.
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LED bolt lights,

https://www.customdynamics.com/led-t...white-tag-leds

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/182040095844

These are what I had on my old 919 cheap and bright

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I have these and the work great. I use them instead of the top plate bolts.

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Thanks guys I had no idea these bolt lights existed. That's exactly what I'll do.


Looking at that bike pic, it gives me the warm fuzzies. Those alien like tank and fairing angles and lines... beautiful.


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https://www.ebay.com/itm/182040095844

These are what I had on my old 919 cheap and bright
These are pretty much the exact light bolts I used. SPYDER's right. Cheap and bright. You could probably use two as the top two plate anchor bolts. Or do what I did and mount them above the plate, facing down.

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These are pretty much the exact light bolts I used. SPYDER's right. Cheap and bright. You could probably use two as the top two plate anchor bolts. Or do what I did and mount them above the plate, facing down.


I took a closer look at it today. It's all completely different with a custom plate bracket. I forgot I had to drill the holes through the state name so their bolt location won't work but I think I can use the bolt holes which hold the bracket on.


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The bandit had nothing to do with anything I just wanted to see how posting pictures worked on here. That was my last bike. 99 Suzuki bandit S1200. Very very clean and ran spectacularly.


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Going to tap into the running lights for the license plate lights. I don't like working on electrical often so I wanted to run this past you.

My plan is to either use a quick clamp type connector like with low voltage lights or cut and solder with shrink tubing (I'm very good at this) which would take a bit longer. I THINK I should tap into the brow wire with the red wire of the plate light and one of the green for the neutral. Is this correct? If so, does it matter which green?






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I suppose I should ask where the original plate lights are wired? I should tap into that instead of the running lights.


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There should be a two wire plug hanging out at the rear of your frame that used to be for the stock light
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There should be a two wire plug hanging out at the rear of your frame that used to be for the stock light


Thanks! Found it deep inside the rubber boot. All is working now. Also installed some led tail lights. Omg they're bright!




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