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I am considering installing a quick release system for my tour pak on my FLHTC. I understand I need a lay down license plate bracket but after looking at it do not understand how it installs. Do I need to drill holes in the fender? Please tell me no. Thanks
 

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It bolts right on to to unshaped chrome bracket that wraps around the rear of the bike and connects the fender struts. The holes are already there.
 

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Ya its pretty bolt in 15 minutes. The Harley one has good instructions if I remember correctly.
 

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lay down mounting

Thanks for the help. XXX, I cannot open picture attachments yet until I join the forum financially. It does help though. Thanks
 

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careful on the h-d versionof the layback plate. It looks great when tourpac is off, but may not fit with the new style tourpac quick detachables. It comes up about 3/8 of an inch to high any may interfere with the cross section of the quick detach...........
 

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A standard Road King lic. bracket works fine.
 

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TXCHOP said:
careful on the h-d versionof the layback plate. It looks great when tourpac is off, but may not fit with the new style tourpac quick detachables. It comes up about 3/8 of an inch to high any may interfere with the cross section of the quick detach...........
I had the same problem with mine. I reformed the HD LAydown bracket by bending and slotting the holes.

Sam
 

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Same here Sam, i just wanted to let others know incase there is a problem.I think mine looks better now, it sits barely above the taillight and is sloped a little more......
 

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I cut mine outta a street sign with a jigsaw. Then, I sandwiched the plate between two cheapo chrome license plate frames...sort of like a clam shell. I like the clean look of it better. It doesn't have that cheesy reflectorized Harley Davidson script on it. If you don't feel like the trouble of making your own, you can get a bolt on one from Jireh for 10 bucks.
 

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laydown bracket

I picked up one up from a member on this board and finally got my steel tag today. I mounted everything and it is fine except for the fact that you really have to look hard to see the plate and bend over to see the expiration date. Will the man in blue have a problem with this? I am leaving the tour pak on for now until I find a quick disconnect system for under $300.00. I like the look of this bracket but I am worried about getting pulled over.
 

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rustyrun said:
I am considering installing a quick release system for my tour pak on my FLHTC. I understand I need a lay down license plate bracket but after looking at it do not understand how it installs. Do I need to drill holes in the fender? Please tell me no. Thanks
On my 05 Roadglide, the HD layback plate mount interferes with the bottom of the tourpack rack. I've got the detachable King Tourpack. I had to put the original plate mount back on. A better option would be the new turn signal lightbar which mounts the plate below the turn signals low on the rear fender.
 

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C3go48, Thanx for the link to firemanjoe's. I am definitely thinking about that for my SG. Will definitely be different (never seen that before).
 

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Nice!! Thanx for the link. I was getting ready to order the bracket for the "under the tail light tag". But I like that much better. Thank You! :)
 

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I got 2001 FLHR lay down plate and detachable tourpak, works fine. I have wondered if a cop would hassle me. So far so good.
 
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