Side-Mount License Plate Kit

Part Number 60978-10


Finish / Color: Gloss Black



Add a clean, custom look to the rear fender. This stylish kit moves the license plate from the fender to a side-mount location, visually lowering the bikes profile and opening up the view of the rear end.

  • Gloss black finish
  • Strut-mounted hinged frame conceals the license mounting hardware
  • Kit includes LED license plate illumination and a curved Bar & Shield medallion
  • Purchase of tail lamp without license illumination window is recommended for models with center-mounted tail lights
  • NOTE: License plate location and fold-away feature is regulated in many states. Check state and local laws before installation.

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  • In The Box

    License plate frame cover and chrome-plated stainless steel mounting hardware
Side-Mount License Plate Kit is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Folds in while riding from the wind drag. Within the first day of installing this product. I began having the license plate fold back concealing the plate from anyone behind me. It would fold back at speeds above 40 MPH. Just waiting for a cop to site me for obstruction of view. Local dealer said I would have to pay there techs to diagnose the problem despite the fact they claim it has a 1 year warranty. Apparently if you install the part yourself, it's your falt despite the fact that harley davidson assembled the pivot point.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installed on 2017 Low Rider S with detachable sissy bar and saddlebag I used this to fit my Low Rider S with a detachable sissy bar and saddlebag from Burly. This piece is one of 2 options for the Dyna. It's either this or using the relocation kit that places the license plate under the fender in front of the tire. IMO this is ugly and ruins the look of the chopped fender. The Dyna's stock side mount license plate has a beveled frame that can't be mated up to anything but the stock turn signal. It also has a 1/4 inch space that would push the detachable mounts out too far. This side mount is flat and mounts flush between the fender and frame rail. It wires as a direct replacement into the electrical system. Very clean and simple. The only down side is that it has a contained license plate which is clean, but doesn't allow for a custom license plate frame. It also sits slightly further back than the stock side mount plate, so it may be close to your saddlebag fyi. All in all a good replacement. It's ridiculous to pay $200 for a part that should be the stock part, but that's Harley and we keep paying it. I bought this online for 1/2 the price so I felt better about it. I think it's the best solution if you're installing a detachable kit and saddlebags.
Date published: 2017-04-22
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Side mount license plate kit

Can you post pictures of your install on this new mount for the license plate? The one thing that concerns me is that , I read a customer said there was a half moon gap between the top of the tire and bottom of the rear fender that there was a gap there with this kit. It is true to be the case with this aftermarket piece?
Asked by: userjones2010
Hello Userjones2010, This part will not do anything to close the gap that the customer is talking about. The gap is needed for the suspension to travel properly. This bracket fits nicely in the space provided. Please visit our store and look at the picture of the part installed on one of our Motor cycles to see if it is the look you are going for. Thanks you for checking with us and have a great day.
Answered by: Roadglide33
Date published: 2016-12-01

Will this work with docking hardware?

I am interested in putting a detachable sissy bar on a 2015 Street Bob. Will this license plate bracket work with dyna docking hardware part number 53797-09 and turn signal relocation kit number 53968-06C?
Asked by: Dave79
It worked on my 14 Bob with no problems. Just use enough Loctite on the plate mount. I didn't use enough and it fell off on the freeway. I had to make a replacement. Definitely looks good on the bike.
Answered by: TommyTwoGuns
Date published: 2016-06-04

Side license plate folds in while riding?

Just had the side license plate kit installed on my 13' bob. While riding the wind caches it and folds in. The LEO officers in my state will stop me and cite me for this for sure. Anything I'm missing on this that can hold the location properly displaying the plate. The kit and install has cost me about $300, and I don't need to keep investing money and being hassled with tickets. Season is already short enough in the northeast.
Asked by: Mhagenbush
Hey There Mhagenbush! I would see your dealer that installed this for you. This comes with all the appropriate items to have this installed. Thanks!
Answered by: jessica5377
Date published: 2015-09-15
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