Thanks for the info guys. i know in Texas is has to be near the plate. just looking for some food for thought. For when i get done with tour in Iraq im going to have plenty of spare change to do some mods to make my bike mine.
I don't know the exacts on the rules here but as for a few that I ride with...
a couple of folks have them mounted on the swingarm and one has his on a little metal plate that he keeps stored in the trunk.
Thanks for what you are doing and come home safe!