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    so my tag bracket broke up in kentucky an di made the trip home with it duck taped together...(the left side finally broke too john)......i have a tag mount from a 96 fatboy that i can use but would have to drill 3 holes in my 03 anniversray fender...the broke stainless mount is at the tig welders getting repaired, but im not very confident of it ability to hold since its broke once already......i plan on keeping this bike till i cant ride it anymore, so that side of me says drill the holes and mount a bracket i KNOW wont break..............whatcha think......sorry for the wind
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  • #2
    that little red button is a red painted carriage bolt

    the softail tag mount can be mount 2 ways...flat or vertical....its being held there with double sided tape
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    • #3
      Drill Baby Drill, oh wait we aren't talking about oil. I myself wouldn't drill it.
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      • #4
        That mount looks good on there, but iffin it were mine, I would have a hard time drilling the fender. do the turnsignals mount right below the tail light?
        I'm trying to picture the rear of the bike
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        • #5
          if it wasn't an anniversary edition I would drill it.
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          • #6
            I kinda like the angle on #4...
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            • #7
              To Drill Or Not to Drill, that is the Question!

              DO NOT DRILL!!!

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              • #8
                I dont think I would drill.
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                • #9
                  The weld will be stronger then the original metal. Don't drill. If anything, look for another one possibly from Kuryakyn, which will be narrower and lighter. I'd put the original back on.

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                  • #10
                    Seems like I saw one listed on J&P that was a direct bolt on to where the signal brackets mounts were, just a thought.
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                    • #11
                      Oil - Drill
                      Fender - NOT
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rainrider View Post
                        Oil - Drill
                        Fender - NOT
                        Agreed.........g
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                        • #13
                          Replace with OEM yur jus gonna have extra holes you'll have to do somethin with.
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                          • #14
                            thanks HERD for yer foresight, ill wait till the drag specialtys part gets back from the welder. i asked him to re-inforce the corners where bracket broke. he said it wouldnt be prob

                            glad to have you boys as a sounding board, thanks again
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                            • #15
                              I would definitely put it back to original...don't drill any holes in that fender ;)
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