We like to improve the looks of our motorcycles. We like to do things ourselves. We don't like to spend money. It's rare to find a no-cost, nifty trick that really fixes an eyesore on the rear end of our Road King. But this is it. You'll only need to drill two holes.
Don't ask us why the license plate holder on many late-model Harley-Davidson touring bikes sits straight up like a huge sail or billboard. There are a number of aftermarket laydown frames designed to improve the rear end style with an angled plate for a smoother look that more closely follows the bike's rear curves. Heck, almost as an admission that the stock plate looks silly, even the Motor Company offers laydown frames.
Now if you want a complete re-styling using matched components with nice little extras, then by all means, get one of our vendor's kits and make the change. However, if you want to save $40 and up, then take an hour and follow this simple procedure.