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Yes 43 82.69%
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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Baseplate or no baseplate??

Do you prefer the look of the chrome seat baseplate on any V-Rod or not? I'm not planning on using a sissy bar and don't mind the extra chrome but can't make up my mind as to wether or not I should remove the chrome baseplate or keep it. Do you like the look (without a sissy bar mind you) of the baseplate or no?
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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Chrome is an inert metal. It never hurt any one. I also like shiny objects.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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No baseplate if you ask me. However, I thought the baseplate was screwed into the rear fender (I could be wrong). If you remove it, how will you cover up the holes?
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:24 AM   #4
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ther are no screws in the rear. it bolts on under the seat. the back visable bolts are for a lugage rack.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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I love the look it adds to mine, with or without the bar.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:09 AM   #6
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Like this....the only reason I have the baseplate installed is for the luggage rack.

It is a "base" plate for the rack or sissy bar and nothing else...so running around with a rack/sissy bar mount and no rack or sissy bar is sensless...
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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Like this....the only reason I have the baseplate installed is for the luggage rack.
Me too, and the sissybar comes in handy for fixing luggage straps as well.
It is not too difficult to remove the base plate. On my 07 DX it has only 4 screws that usually hold the rear fender to the frame. Plus the spacer on the bolt for the rear seat which has to be a bit higher. 5-minute-job.
I will definitely keep that base plate, you never know when you might need it again.
Well, and chrome is not the only "coluor" on earth, mine is gloss black and doesn't look as bulky as the chrome one...
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:30 AM   #8
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Yes,chrome base plate and comfortable seat and sissy bar with padding for passenger or helmet holder.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:50 AM   #9
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Got mine for free (Thats another story) but i liked it because my '04 A needed som chrome there in the back.
When i got me the chrome bolts set that's availeble for the sissy bar,one wase sticking out unter the base plate so i scratched the paint ot the fender ,it's destined to stay there now.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:37 AM   #10
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chrome is good !
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:39 AM   #11
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:01 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Easy_Rhyno
Do you prefer the look of the chrome seat baseplate on any V-Rod or not? I'm not planning on using a sissy bar and don't mind the extra chrome but can't make up my mind as to wether or not I should remove the chrome baseplate or keep it. Do you like the look (without a sissy bar mind you) of the baseplate or no?

it's already there - keep it, it's a nice look, especially black on black!
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #13
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No baseplate, but I'm forced to bc I need some kind of sissybar for the wife. What KILLS me is that the baseplate almost completely covers up my stripes.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:06 PM   #14
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No baseplate - especially with black denim.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #15
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No baseplate, unless it's needed. Rear fender looks longer and leaner without it.
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