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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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inspection plate location

helo everyone. i am currently in afghanistan with the us army. my wife has surprised me with a 2005 v-star 1100 classic. she is a beauty with only 1400 miles on her. my question is this: we in the military have a post sticker that we have to display on our bikes. it is similar to a state inspection sticker but is shorter and longer. where is the best place to put the sticker plate and which one is recommended, a straight or bent plate?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 05:11 PM
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I was in the USAF quite a few yrs ago and remember they were pretty particular as to where and how it was placed. I would have your wife check with the MPs or whatever body does your vehicle registration for the base and go from there.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 05:15 PM
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I see most of the base stickers on the left fork tube. Congrats on the new bike and thanks for serving.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 07:08 AM
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get the bent plate, I too work for the ARMY and have the same deal. I don't want stickers on my fork tubes, so I bought the straight plate, then realized thet the bent was a better option to be able to get a good location. I've got a windshield on mine so I used the bracket screws to neatly tuck it behind my windshield on the inside just to the left of my headlight (clutch side)...

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I just returned from Afghanistan myself, in Nov '09. Take care of yourself. That is an awesome gift! Take your time when you get back.

I have the same deal, as I work on a military base now and I put my base sticker on my left fork, just behind my windshield. I have concerns about the effect of weather on it, but so far so good. I figured the windshield would allow some protection for the sticker. If it comes off, I'll get another one.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 08:23 PM
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Where is your home posrt? I am outside Ft Lewis and I have my sticker on a aluminum plate attached to my boulevard shield.

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