To license plate relocate or not to license plate relocate; that is the question. - Triumph Bobber Forum
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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-28-2018, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Post To license plate relocate or not to license plate relocate; that is the question.

So, I've got both the side mounted license plate kit & the rear multifunction light kit from Triumph on hand, but I keep vacillating on whether or not I'm going to install them.

I love the old school look of the rear fender as stock (with the big break light..,) but I also want to change a few things on the bike and make it a bit more "my own."

What is your opinion on the LP relocation & signal/brake light integration? Yay or Nay? Maybe I should start with the LP relocation and then decide on the signals?

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Are you doing the short fender? If not, I wouldn't be inclined to put the LP on the side. (even if doing the short fender, I'd try to find a diff solution than the Triumph side mount).
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Are you doing the short fender? If not, I wouldn't be inclined to put the LP on the side. (even if doing the short fender, I'd try to find a diff solution than the Triumph side mount).
Not doing the short fender. Not right now anyway...

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So, I've got both the side mounted license plate kit & the rear multifunction light kit from Triumph on hand, but I keep vacillating on whether or not I'm going to install them.

I love the old school look of the rear fender as stock (with the big break light..,) but I also want to change a few things on the bike and make it a bit more "my own."

What is your opinion on the LP relocation & signal/brake light integration? Yay or Nay? Maybe I should start with the LP relocation and then decide on the signals?
With a chopped fender, i prefer the LP relocated & small multi function lights (and to show the rear tire) .
With the stock fender, i think it looks great the way it comes from the factory.

Triumph really did a great job with this bike - as its so appealing no matter how you decide to mod it.
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Hate, Hate, HATE, HATE side plates, seriously stand back & look at it all lopsided, harley wannabe, no symmetry no no no it looks shite, of course that is only my personal humble opinion.
Someone somewhere must like them I s'pose, just can't see why.
Did I mention I'm not overly keen on side mount plates?
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Hate, Hate, HATE, HATE side plates, seriously stand back & look at it all lopsided, harley wannabe, no symmetry no no no it looks shite, of course that is only my personal humble opinion.
Someone somewhere must like them I s'pose, just can't see why.
Did I mention I'm not overly keen on side mount plates?


I'm leaning the same way you guys are. I purchased the kits before I received the bike. Now, with the stock fender, I don't think it would look quite right with the plate on the side.

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This is what I did with mine, turn signals are at each upper corner. I am going to re-fit it on the Triumph short fender so it looks like the other picture. Hopefully, you get some ideas from this.
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Personal opinion, but there are two things I think do not belong on a modern, new-looking bike: side mounted license plates and exhaust wrap. Both looks great on a well-patina'd ratbike, but if it's all shiny and new then no. Just no.

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I think the side mount looks OK and seriously thought about it, until I recalled that I'd probably be prone to trip over it. Let those who aren't as clumsy as me enjoy 'em.
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