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  • micathia Posts: 113
    Stock Poster micathia
    14 Oct 2019 05:38 PM
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    hi
    i m trying to decide which side mnt i should go for my iron 883. one is hd original one is from ebay. different mechanism. 

    anyone knows which is better? hd one is expensive with full of bad reviews. 

    ebay one however i dont know if it is good either.


    thx
  • Evo Wide Posts: 169
    Stock Poster Evo Wide
    14 Oct 2019 09:59 PM
    Every 3 months this gets asked.
    They are illegal in Australia.
    You take your chance , its your choice but most long time owners of Harleys try not to attract police attention as just riding one gets you stopped more than riding any other bike.
    Here is from S.A motor reg website
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  • Wideglider Posts: 876
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    14 Oct 2019 10:28 PM
    Don't get why you would want to do this?
    Each to their own, but having an ugly rectangular bracket jutting out at the rear takes away from the symmetry of the bike, seems like a backward step to me.
    Most don't want to draw attention to a bikes numberplate - doesn't perform any function.
    Plus, as has been mentioned, another excuse for cops to defect bike. 

  • tussuck Posts: 2299
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    15 Oct 2019 11:34 AM
    Gotta agree....the whole lets put a friggin ugly piece of signage out to the left of the bike just eludes me!

    Plan B would be to install a low profile mount on the rear guard or even integrate the plate into the rear guard by bending a curve into it.
  • steelo Posts: 2806
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    15 Oct 2019 12:17 PM
    This would be the go though



  • micathia Posts: 113
    Stock Poster micathia
    23 Oct 2019 10:20 AM
    just a follow up. 

    I finally chose the ebay one. It is actually the older style HD used on nightster. The new one got too many bad reviews in US, so I skipped that. 

    The ebay one has a slider so you can move the plate left/right. I installed the plate as left as possible, leaving a 2~3cm gap from the right edge, so mathematically, I CAN see it from 45 degree rear right. Of course I take the risk if police insist no. 

    I know axle mount side plate is absolutely NO in Australia. Fender mount is different (at least on my calculation paper).   
  • tussuck Posts: 2299
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    23 Oct 2019 12:36 PM
    Quoting micathia on 23 Oct 2019 10:20 AM
    just a follow up. 

    I finally chose the ebay one. It is actually the older style HD used on nightster. The new one got too many bad reviews in US, so I skipped that. 

    The ebay one has a slider so you can move the plate left/right. I installed the plate as left as possible, leaving a 2~3cm gap from the right edge, so mathematically, I CAN see it from 45 degree rear right. Of course I take the risk if police insist no. 

    I know axle mount side plate is absolutely NO in Australia. Fender mount is different (at least on my calculation paper).   

    Be interesting to see how the cops react going forward.  They may use it to pull you over and then start looking closely at other mods to the degree that it gets expensive real fast. 


    Mind you 90% of the deal is in how you ride... if you scream around with crappy loud pipes and piss people off then your a cop magnet for sure.  On the other hand if your sensible most of the time then they do not feel the need to pull you over; regardless of the mods on the bike.

  • micathia Posts: 113
    Stock Poster micathia
    23 Oct 2019 01:21 PM
    Quoting micathia on 23 Oct 2019 10:20 AM
    just a follow up. 

    I finally chose the ebay one. It is actually the older style HD used on nightster. The new one got too many bad reviews in US, so I skipped that. 

    The ebay one has a slider so you can move the plate left/right. I installed the plate as left as possible, leaving a 2~3cm gap from the right edge, so mathematically, I CAN see it from 45 degree rear right. Of course I take the risk if police insist no. 

    I know axle mount side plate is absolutely NO in Australia. Fender mount is different (at least on my calculation paper).   
    Quoting tussuck on 23 Oct 2019 12:36 PM

    Be interesting to see how the cops react going forward.  They may use it to pull you over and then start looking closely at other mods to the degree that it gets expensive real fast. 


    Mind you 90% of the deal is in how you ride... if you scream around with crappy loud pipes and piss people off then your a cop magnet for sure.  On the other hand if your sensible most of the time then they do not feel the need to pull you over; regardless of the mods on the bike.

    this is my commute bike, I ride on weekend maybe 1 or twice a year.

    I was only pulled once on country road. Cops didn't spend much time after telling them I was actually on the commute route between my work place. 

    I work for public schools. I told my wife I should be riding an army green slim with a shield bag bought from EB games on the back. If I do that, kids in schools will worship me. wife forbid. 
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