If you're lucky like me, you live in a state that continues to not only use the outdated "inspection sticker" but decrees that it must be affixed to the upper left fork.
Frankly, it just looks tacky and really detracts from the looks of your bike, especially if it's some garish color like purple or orange. There really has to be a better
And there is!!
Since I need an inspection on my Bobber, I noticed something: right in the middle of the upper left fork area where the sticker would go is a chrome clamp that
is used as a clutch cable guide (Pic #1). In order for the sticker to adhere flat to the surface, the guide would have to be moved. I don't know if that's possible,
and in fact I don't want it moved. The state will just have to deal with it. So there! Then I remembered how I took care of that problem on my Thruxton: I simply
attached one of those chrome Bikemaster inspection sticker plates to the headlight mount. I figured that would work on the Bobber as well. However, upon
looking at it initially, there aren't any spare bolts to use, just the pinch bolts for the forks. Nope. Then it hit me - I need some sort of round clamp that I can
attach to the fork and bolt the inspection sticker plate to. Started looking around and found it (Pick #2) on Amazon. It's actually a clamp used by stage lighting
guys to mount lights for stage productions. The forks are 1mm in diameter larger than the max diameter of the clamp, but it actually helps it stay on tight.
Here's a link to the clamp: https://tinyurl.com/y6zmryno
. It's only $14, and is made of some pretty sturdy aluminum. The inspection plate is your standard
chrome plate from Bikemaster that you can get from Cycle Gear, Harley shops, etc... I swapped out the wingnut for a nice chrome acorn nut to finish it off.
Sorry about the blurry pics, I didn't have my glasses on.