Today I finally got around to a solid way of mounting my license plate. This is well after I chopped my rear fender. I thought I would share it so that anyone who needs an idea can have one.
In the above pic, I started out with a small piece of aluminum that I picked up at our local Lowes. I measured 1.5 inches and bent it at that mark then, measure another 5 inches and cut it. The 1.5 is the are where it will bolt to the bike and the remaining 5 is where my license plate bracket will mount.
In this above pic, I was just sizing up where I wanted the bracket to mount. I decided on mounting it to the back side of where the strut is bolted on at the bottom.
This hole took a 1/2 inch bit on the drill press. This is where it will slide on to the strut bolt.
These two holes are where I will bolt my license plate frame.
This is the plate frame I used. This is a steel frame that was originally chrome and that I have painted black. I picked it up at our local Auto Zone.
In the above picture I have my plate frame mounted to the bracket that I made, and my license plate mounted to the frame. I painted my bracket black to match. Also, you can see that the bracket is now cut at an angle so that it can lay perfectly parallel with the strut. Also, we had to trim the two bolts holding the license plate on that side down so that the top one does not touch the strut and the bottom one does not touch the frame.
In this final picture I have everything completely mounted up and bolted on. I put my license plate on the right just for the hell of it. No problems with anything so far.