Point Beach gets an EZM kit.

Discussion in 'Motorized Cruiser Bicycles' started by GearNut, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Greengabbard

    Greengabbard New Member

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    Plate??? Do you mean to tell me that your DMV issues plates to motored bicycles?
     
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    In California it is required that any motorized bicycle that shall be operated upon a public highway, road, ect. be equipped with a state issued license plate.
    There is a one time fee of $19.00 (may change without further notice) to obtain this plate.
    There are no reoccurring/ yearly registration fees due. The plate is good for ever.
     
  3. Greengabbard

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    Wow! I wish was like that here in Missouri.
     
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    The plate came in the mail today!
    This weekend I am going to fabricate a bracket to attach it to the rear fender.
    I also gotta reinforce the rear fender struts. I think that it will flex too much with the plate acting like a sail in the wind.
     
  5. Greengabbard

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    Pictures please!
     
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    I will post pics as I build the bracket and the plate mounted.
    I think that I will try to get a second fender strut and just double them up. That ought to be rigid enough and strong enough to not crack due to fatigue.
     
  7. Greengabbard

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    Sounds good! Can't wait to see it.
     
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    Looking forward to see what ya come up with, GearNut!

    I recently moved to a small town and cops are coming down hard on me. I had to get a DOT helmet, got my plate ordered, and bought a combination tail/stop/turn signal/lighted license plate holder for mine. Only way I could figure mounting the plate on my bike without it looking juryrigged. Now I just gotta juryrig the lights to work rotfl
     

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    That taillight is a good idea, The Aleman. It looks like a part of a DOT light kit for dirt bikes; is it?
    I was thinking of at least using a pre-fabbed backing plate for license plate mounting, but I don't know. We'll see.
    I do have a couple of stock brackets for Harleys that I might use parts from.
     
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    It's a universal light, supposed to fit most motorcycles and scooters. Unfortunately, it is not DOT.
    Makes sense tho, the turn signals are integrated in it, not separated.

    It's pretty inexpensive ($23), found it on Amazon.
     
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    Here is the license plate bracket just after I bent it to shape. It is made from 1/8" x 1/2" aluminum flat stock.
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    Here is the plate mounted.
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    Now that the bike meets all legal requirements, anyone wanna go on ride? :D
     
  12. Greengabbard

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    I wonder if I could get my brother in LA to register my bike for me. Then I could put the plate on my bike and ride it like I'm an out of state rider. Thoughts???
     

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