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    License plate Light required?

    Is the light above the plate REQUIRED by law? Or can it be removed and still be legal? I live in Tennessee.


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    I took mine off during the trim up thy rear fender process. But I believe DOT regs say it's suppose to be there by how the law reads. If it's an issue which so far it has not been one from being stopped more than a couple times, the rear plate light never comes up. There are after maket plate bolts that have LED lights in em so thats a good back up plan, so till I get told it's a have to have, I'm leaving well enough alone for now.
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    I think that would depend on your local cops. I left my light off when I did my fender mod and have never had any trouble. I am considering ordering some license plate bolts that have an LED in them that shines down on the plate.
    Something like these - http://www.wingworx.com/browseproduc...lt-Lights.html

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    Yep, required by law in all 50 states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC-10 FE
    Yep, required by law in all 50 states.

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    I wonder when the kits to eliminate fender are applied that light goes bye bye....Am I to take it that it makes the bike illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean_Fuller
    I wonder when the kits to eliminate fender are applied that light goes bye bye....Am I to take it that it makes the bike illegal?
    I'm sure it does, just like when you put on most, if not all, aftermarket pipes.
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    I just installed a Comp Werkes kit, and the mtg plate has holes drilled in them to mount the stock lic plate light. Mines an '05 VFR. Kenji

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    Quote Originally Posted by Action
    I think that would depend on your local cops. I left my light off when I did my fender mod and have never had any trouble. I am considering ordering some license plate bolts that have an LED in them that shines down on the plate.
    Something like these - http://www.wingworx.com/browseproduc...lt-Lights.html

    Too Slow on the post, basicly same as RVFR

    Those will work, same idea and they look good too.
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    No plate light on my '94, been that way for nine years. Nobody ever notices.
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    I did a fender clean-up and considered going lite-less. After considering the local authorities though I thought some lite would be wise. I used a low profile LED light that I found on line. Turned out pretty sharp. Check it out in my gallery under fenderectomy.

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    Light

    When I cut my fender I eliminated the license plate light. Being the paranoid type I am I cut the bottom out of the tail light lense then covered it with a clear plastic piece which allow light on to the plate. Works ok and is probably close to legal. The only draw back is that it gets brighter when the brake light is applied
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    On my 98 the fender is cut off with the LP up under the tail light and it creates just enough light to keep me in regs.

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