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Anyone know, or know where I can find the rules and regulations on license plate mounting location in the state of Michigan?

My bike, which is being delivered tuesday after getting new grips and a new brake lever installed, has the plate on a side mount on the swingarm.

If I have to, I'll just get a bracket, or fabricate a bracket to locate it on the tail.

I'm just unsure of the regs in Michigan.
 

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Ask a cop, goto the DMV office and ask. Or just mount it with a standard kit throw a white LED light on it and you'll be fine. Stuffing it in your undertail behind the rear tire isn't the correct location for any state.
 

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Anyone know, or know where I can find the rules and regulations on license plate mounting location in the state of Michigan?

My bike, which is being delivered tuesday after getting new grips and a new brake lever installed, has the plate on a side mount on the swingarm.

If I have to, I'll just get a bracket, or fabricate a bracket to locate it on the tail.

I'm just unsure of the regs in Michigan.
I live in Holland Mi and have dealt with a few state troopers from Grand Haven on the matter. I was finally set the rule from the state trooper and all it says is....

"Plate must be clearly visible with letters in upright position" My rule is, put it on the bike. Take 20 paces back and if you can read it then its fine.

The cop tried to give me a ticket because my plate was tilted a bit. He claimed it wasn't clearly visible. Long story short, I proved him wrong and he was furious. Not because he was wrong but because I had the biggest grin on my fave ;D
 

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See doing this chit will get you pulled over and given a ticket.



Put about 180lbs on that seat and you won't see that plate for nothing. This with a rider on it should get you pulled over, even more so if it's not lit.



Figure if a cop in a patrol car 30' to 50' behind you while you're riding can't clearly see the plate day or night then it's not good.
 

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I live in Holland Mi and have dealt with a few state troopers from Grand Haven on the matter. I was finally set the rule from the state trooper and all it says is....

"Plate must be clearly visible with letters in upright position" My rule is, put it on the bike. Take 20 paces back and if you can read it then its fine.

The cop tried to give me a ticket because my plate was tilted a bit. He claimed it wasn't clearly visible. Long story short, I proved him wrong and he was furious. Not because he was wrong but because I had the biggest grin on my fave ;D
Cool man. I appreciate it.

I think I'm gonna grab a bracket off one of the websites and just do it that way.
 

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The only rule is that it must be readable from behind. Be careful if you mount it under the tail, because when you sit down it will push your plate down so that the rear wheel is obscuring it. (i got in trouble for that)
What I'm gonna do is leave it where it is now on the swingarm, and if I get hassled about it, throw on a bracket to mount it in a 'normal' way on the tail section. Sportbiketrackgear.com has a nice plate bracket that is SV specific I might pick up this week.
 

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i like not trying hard at things either
I just couldn't find the regs in MI on plate mounting location.

I've been looking all day and can't find jack about it.

I'll probably stop at the state police post on the way home tomorrow since I have to stop by my friend's place that lives near there. See if they can tell me anything.
 

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Here's the Michigan Vehicle Code. A quick scan through it didn't reveal anything specific on location; just that the lights illuminating the plate had to be white. To save yourself the hassle, I'd just mount it under tail and make sure it's lit.
 
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