Originally Posted by brettnbama
The HD tri-light has a licence plate bracket that you can take off
He's right, the Tri-Bar light does come with a separate plate bracket that you don't have to install.
But if you decide to go that way I would suggest you make a shelf like plate under it and paint it black to protect the light from any road debris that nice fat tire can and will toss up at it.
The damn thing is really nice, but its far too expensive to sacrifice to an errant rock.
Here's what it looks like with the rack adapter and plate mounting. The light itself has its own plate adapter that you do not have to use. But you could use it as a pattern to make your protection plate.
The flat part with the two screws under the light itself is the bottom and it gets covered with a reflector.
There is also a chrome piece (see pic below) that fits over it covering everything but the three light bars if you want a bit more chrome. It was originally made for the CVO models with a 240mm tire. The fender for them is different so the Tri-Bar light for them has a different part number, but the chrome piece fits both versions.
Sorry I can't find the PN for the chrome piece right now, but it shouldn't take long for a dealer to find it in the parts catalog for an 08 or so CVO bike.
PS Just be ready to spend a bunch of bucks for them, I think the light is around $250 and the chrome piece is over $100.