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Hello All!
It has been several years since I had to get a motorcycle yearly safety inspected, and I was bewildered to find out that the Inspector says that He now needs to place the sticker on a visible, permanent part of the motorcycle... Fork Leg, Headlight Nacelle, Frame, etc. Bummer!! I really don't want to slap a State Inspection Sticker on My new Classic's painted surfaces! Years ago, You could simply get the back of a side cover, bottom of seat, etc. as a possible location, but no more!! The Safety Inspector and I agreed that if I would cut a piece of Aluminum for sticker placement, and permanently mount it to the bike, that would suffice. Soo... What does everybody else in the US with State Inspection requirements do? Any others have suggestions? Please post pictures of Your solution? This could be a non-trending topic!
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Hello SLC!
Interesting! The W Va Inspection Sticker is about 3" x 3"... It would take up a lot of real estate on the W Va plate...
What other stories of goofy rules plague the other states? Inquiring minds want to know!

Had another learning moment today... The plate that I made for the sticker (see above image), was not acceptable!
The state inspector pointed out that the sticker location (plate mounting point) had to be visible from the left side (as sitting on bike) so when going thru a road check point the local Trooper can easily see the expiration month of the sticker. Soo... back to the drawing board! Revision number 3! (see image) Finally it is now sorted out and everything is in compliance and sticker is finally installed!

Ranger Bob

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Our used to be like that, went in the front windshield of the car. Now we get two stickers, each about 1.5 inches square. They go on the back plate. One is the the month and the year (that the inspection was done). Here's an example. This is an auto plate, but bikes are the same.
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Hello (again) SLC!
W. Va. (on Automobiles and Motorcycles) also uses a sticker system for the validity of the plate... As the posted image depicts, the plate stickers are issued for a yearly (or two year) lifespan, and are registered on a monthly basis... This way, the state, has a monthly expiration of the plate, and the inspection sticker, but they are not co-running... Sooo.. The law enforcement can whack You for expired inspection sticker or expired vehicle registration or both!... What does other states do?
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Not that I have done anything complicated, but I simply had to get rid of the plastic plate holder with the DOT required reflectors... Cut a piece of aluminum, bolted it to the existing plastic plate hanger, tucked it up as close a I could to the license plate light, and put the plastic plate holder in the cabinet!
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