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post #1 of 34 Old 06-10-2009, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Military base access sticker plate?

Okay, some of you will know what I'm talking about, some wont. A lot, but not all military bases require a sticker on the vehicle to grant access. Air Force and Army dont use them anymore, but the Navy still does.

I dont want to stick it on the fork, and am not looking forward to removing the VA state inspection stickers on there now. So, I'm going to make up a plate to bolt to existing locations on the left front fork. I was wondering if anyone else has done this already and has feedback as the best location.

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I made a plate for my BMW F650 and attached it to the lower left fork with bolts. I used aluminum plate that I cut with shears. There was a plastic guard over the fork that I simply drilled into to mount the plate.

I had a Honda CBR929RR that an airframes enlisted man made me a similar plate with a 90 degree piece that was pop riveted to it allowing me to use the axle pinch bolts on the forks to mount it.

I did not use a plate on my Wee. I put the base sticker on the fork. That being said, I am certain you can find an appropriate bolt or mopunting position to make a plate out of aluminum and bolt or attach it on the lower fork area.

I will look at mine when I get off work and suggest something for you.

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I picked up a 6X8 sheet of welding steel at Lowes to play with. Only cost 4 bucks. I'll post up my thoughts and progress.

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Army posts still use the stickers. I just stuck it on the fork.

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Yeah, but getting it off later can be a pain, thats why I'm making a plate.

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Yeah, but getting it off later can be a pain, thats why I'm making a plate.
Wish I would have done that, because it's never going to come off. I put it on the fender. Guess I'll have to keep the bike until the stick wears out....

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I picked up a 6X8 sheet of welding steel at Lowes to play with. Only cost 4 bucks. I'll post up my thoughts and progress.
Aluminum works well and is adequate for mounting a plate. It is easier to cut than steel and doesn't rust.

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Yeah, and I'll most likely make a V2 out of aluminum, once I find some local. This was handy. Cutting not a big deal, my 16" scroll went through it like butter. Bench grinder took out some of the rough edges, followed by a dremeling



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Looks nice....

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May not be how........

May not be how it looks, but it looks like it can come off with the removal of
1ea. 4 mm socket head bolt ?? I do not know the current specifications but While I was Active Duty @ NAVSUBSUPFAC/Nlon we needed to be unable to remove the plate without removal of the front wheel.....Cant believe they would allow a vehicle access pass to be that easy to get[ read Steal] now?... But I've been wrong before...:rolleyes:..

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