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Display A Motorcycle Parking Permit Without Marring Your Paint!

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So, you're a college student, a government employee, or just anyone who needs to display a parking permit. You need to display that permit somewhere on the back of your motorcycle, but where oh where can you put it without the potential for marring that beautiful paint of yours? In this article, I'll cover how to create a simple, removable display placard to attach your parking permit(s) to.
 
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Step 1: Make your measurements

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First, we'll find the dimensions of our license plate and the parking permit. We'll be using the same bolts that hold our license plate in place to hold our placard behind it, and the permit will hang off to one side - where you choose to place it is up to you. 

Step 2: Create your file

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I chose to use a piece of acrylic and a laser to cut the shape for the placard, but you could use other plastics or metal if you like. For my method: Create a file for the desired shape of the placard in CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, or your program of choice. Be sure to measure out the placement for the bolts accurately!

Step 3: Cut the shape

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I used a 60 watt Epilog laser to cut the shape of my placard. Not having access to a laser doesn't limit you at all though, you could use any material or cutting method you so desire.

Step 4: Mount your placard!

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And there you have it! The placard mounts directly behind your license plate and is removable on a whim. No need for razor blades or solvents to remove a pesky placard at the end of the semester, either! 

Ride safe, and happy making!
mjrsting1 year ago
Kawasaki Vulcan? :-)
TechShopJosh (author)  mjrsting1 year ago
Indeed! :) They're fantastic bikes.
I bought a new 2008 900 Vulcan Classic LT...It does quite well, but I wish I went bigger now. But it was the best bang for the buck at the time, that's for sure!
scotth611 year ago
Very nice! Only thing I would do differently is to make it a tad oversize so I could round the corners a bit. I'd be cutting my legs all the time on the sharp corners everytime I walked by it. :-)
barista1 year ago
Well done. Proves that the simplest solution is often the best.
abadfart1 year ago
very nice. here in Hawaii you have to display a safety inspection sticker and this would be a great way
Lorddrake1 year ago
Brilliant.
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