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Was looking for a place to mount a POW/MIA symbol on my bike.

I found this, cast metal, trailer hitch receiver cover online, shown in the photo.

My first thought was to make a backrest trim plate and place the emblem there.

For fun, I placed the emblem between the risers and found it was the perfect place to mount it. The risers, and handlebars seemed to make the great frame.

I had to cut down the square tubing on the back of the emblem (the part that slides into the hitch receiver). I left about 3/16ths of an inch. This made a small "pool" where I placed 4 threaded inserts into and then filled with epoxy. (If anyone tries this, I suggest plugging the bottom end of the threaeded inserts so epoxy doesn't fill into the inner threads. Perhaps scrape the bottom of the inserts on a wax candle or something) This gave me a way to bolt into the back of the emblem.


I made an aluminum plate with two tab extensions. The plate is shaped exactly the same as the emblem, only about 3/8 inch smaller. This plate was drilled with four holes to line up with the threaded inserts on the emblem. I placed two P Brackets on the risers. The tabs on the bracket were bolted to the P Brackets. Then, I could mount the POW/MIA emblem to the plate with the four bolts.

This could be a way for anyone to add some individuality to their bikes, ie. sports teams, military, and such.
 

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That looks kickazz bro. Nicely done. :D
 

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A job well done!!!!!!!
 

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nice!

Man, looks great! I was actually looking at putting a POW-MIA emblem on the back of the passenger seat. I may look online for this same piece or one similar size. Cool!
 

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Very cool!!!
 

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Spuu2kie: I went through EBAY originally for the hitch cover. Seems like you can access more hitch covers through this link, but it does lead to autoaccessory4you.com. I took another look and the variety is awesome. I may put something else on the backrest after all. About 15 pages worth.

There's a Superman one there for you FASTEDDIES.

http://stores.ebay.com/Autoaccessory4u_ ... idZ2QQtZkm

2007VTX: I also considered a POW/MIA grill bdgae at: http://www.4armedforces.com/product/6020_CB5
 

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Looks good. 8)

Biddy
 

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Love it! :beer3:
 

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Very cool. It strikes me though that you could also use this as a place to put your inspection sticker if you live in an area that requires them.

Shoot, I think I see lots of way to use this. You put your emblem on the front, and mount anything you want to the back. A clock, a GPS unit...

VERY COOL
 
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