My first modification to the R3
I, like many others, do not like how the license plate bracket hangs down and obstructs the view of the rear tire. I had looked at the license plate relocation kits, but I couldn't justify the price when I could probably do something better. I went out this morning and looked at it. What I did (after a temporary fit to ensure it would work) was to split the difference between the two sets of license plate mounting holes and drew a straight line across the area. Then I got my good old Mikita grinder out and cut the bottom set of mounting holes off. After cleaning up the edges and a little bit of paint, I mounted the license plate up under the fender using the bottom holes of the plate to attach to the bike's bracket. Not only does this look good, but it also allows the license plate to cover the rubber boots on the turn signals.