Hodakaguy's "Twist-A-Plate" - Rotate your Dual Sport Plate

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Hodakaguy, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. WVa Dualsport

    WVa Dualsport Been here awhile

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    Mine showed up today. It's on the bike now. First impression was pretty good. It went on in a couple of minutes without needing any directions, although I did later read the directions and they were thorough and well though out. My install was probably a little quicker than most, as I had already drilled out the center hole for my existing plate mount. Will give it a work out tomorrow and will reply with the results.

    Shawn
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  2. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Texas requires space for a separate inspection sticker. Looks like there might be room for it above the plate when it is rotated to the horizontal position. Do you think that location would interfere with the rotation to the vertical position? The sticker is 3" wide, 2" high.
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  3. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    You should have no problem with mounting the sticker between the plates...although it will probably get worn quickly by the plates sliding on each other when you open/close it.

    Hodakaguy
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  4. hillwalker

    hillwalker Adventurer

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    I'm thinking about one of these for my Berg in Texas. Wonder if it might be possible to put the inspection sticker in this spot and then cover it with some sort of clear tape to minimize wear.
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  5. Romppy

    Romppy n00b

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    I mounted the Twist-A-Plate up last week and went out and put 100 miles on the bike in a 12 hour race. I was able to crash test it a couple of times in the offroad road position. It held up great:clap
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  6. Lotus54

    Lotus54 Ngana

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    I just installed my Twist-a-plate.

    It came super quickly after I ordered.

    I already had a test unit that I built myself. There were some things I needed to finish up and fine tune. I made it out of aluminum, but was going to do a final in stainless.
    But since I knew it was going to take me quite awhile to get time to do mine, I though I'd just buy this one.

    My first thought in the pictures was it may not be very sturdy.
    After getting it, the unit was way better than I thought. It appears quite sturdy and I think will hold up really well.
    The whole thing is really simple but effective- just what I like.
    Not heavy, but good material. Also room to put a reflector sticker that will show up when horizontal.
    Since it sticks down a bit past the fender, I think it will be darn close to meeting the fender law for the converted bikes in Washington.

    I haven't taken it out the woods yet, but I very highly recommend it. And this is from someone that was a bit skeptical at first.

    If you ride on and off road, but one of these, you will like it!
    (pics to follow).

    I can't say enough good things about it!

    Mark
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  7. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    PM sent for ordering info.
    Assfault
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  8. Lotus54

    Lotus54 Ngana

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    Just an update on the Twist A Plate.

    Out on the West end (Donkey Hill) saw me make a mistake on this somewhat challenging hill.
    Because of that, I ended up with the bike on its side and a tree between the tyre and Twist A Plate.
    It took me a bit to get the bike extracted (the hill is rather steep)---and the Twist A Plate came throught just great!

    Still highly recommended

    Mrk
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  9. Tripndrag

    Tripndrag Tripndrag

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    How do I order one of these?
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  10. Lotus54

    Lotus54 Ngana

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    PM Hodakaguy
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  11. Lotus54

    Lotus54 Ngana

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    Just an update.

    6 months and still working really well.

    The weakest place may be the hole for the pin- LOTSof vibration and mud may eventually wear it fairly oval- but not really a big issue or anything.

    Great unit.

    Mark
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  12. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    Very cool product.

    WA State has specific mention of plate orientation in the RCW (Revised Code of Washington - aka, state laws) covering license plates, so this product is great for KTMs and similar bikes.
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  13. Outlaw6Guy

    Outlaw6Guy Adventurer

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    Will it fit the 690R fender?
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  14. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Are these still available Hodakaguy?
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  15. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yep I have them ready to ship :-). Just PM me

    Hodakaguy
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  16. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Just wondering if you have a site to buy the "Twist-A-Plate" ? And how much?

    Thanks,
    Craig
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  17. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    bump for a very trick product at an excellent price. pm coming for order.
    John
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  18. BackCountryCruizer

    BackCountryCruizer Gnarled Adventurer

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    PM sent for an order.
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  19. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    Keep trying. I got a couple from him recently. They work well for me.
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  20. KnightRider374

    KnightRider374 Adventurer

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    Bump for an awesome product and from a stand up guy (Hodakaguy):norton
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