Moto Bolts License Plate Bolts
by B.K. for webBikeWorld
I found these
MotoBolts license plate bolts a while ago, and finally
got around to installing them on the "new" webBikeWorld
1998 Triumph Tiger (photos coming soon!).
These are made in the U.S.A. by the same company who
makes valve caps. We recently gave away a set of
Moto Guzzi valve caps made by TVG Manufacturing during
the first wBW contest.
These were too expensive at $9.95 for the pair, but
they are stainless steel, so they shouldn't rust like
the el cheapo license plate bolts sold at the corner
I know, I know - the nylon bolts are just as good and
they don't rust either, but hey, nothing's too good for
your pride and joy, right??
I used a touch of blue Loctite when installing these
to ensure that they don't vibrate off. They look
pretty cool in a subtle way - you'd have to get up
pretty close to them to even recognize the skull and
And Maryland puts the month tag up over the license
plate mounting hole, which doesn't help.
MotoBolts are available in several different designs,
including some modern and vintage motorcycle brands and
There are plenty of other cool-looking license plate
bolts out there for less money than these. Try
Cruisin Classics for a really good selection of
skull or dice bolts. They also have some nice
valve caps and other crazy stuff.
Custom Dynamics has some nice-looking LED license
plate bolts also.
has a couple of other ideas for license plate bolts: "I
put my plates on with bronze bolts, which I get at
marine stores like
Chesapeake Marine Fasteners. If you spray them
CorrosionX they don't turn green, and they look
unusual and cool.
You can also get stainless steel
bolts at marine stores. If you want REALLY GOOD SS
bolts, the ones to get are made of 316 SS from
McMaster-Carr, but this is going a little overboard.
On my boat, where even stainless will start to corrode
in some places, I use 316 bolts etc in those locations.
Most of the stainless you see in ordinary applications
is 304 or 18-8, which is not really very rust
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Review: MotoBolts License Plate
Retail Price: $9.95
|Colors: Various colors and
Comments: Dress up your license plate with some
cool-looking bolts. Available in various designs, colors, flags,