I have an enclosed trailer with a Baxley Chock installed in it which gave me EXACTLY 1" clearance when when my last bike.. a 98 K1200RS was rolled in. I had heard that the new K1200S had a longer wheelbase so I wasn't sure that my new bike would fit in the trailer without me having to move my Baxley forward an inch or so... a major PITA...I'd rather have a salt encrusted flaming stick jabbed into my eye than have to move the chock..
I went to pick up my bike, rolled it on to the trailer .. closed the door and the light of the license plate holder just touched the rear door, but did close.. Not bad!! Very lucky.. I covered the light with tape for the trip home and while the tape was all marred up when I got there, the light casing was unscratched. But to avoid future probs, it looked like I'd have to move the chock forward afterall.. dang.
Had been dreading the 4-5 hour job until I saw the Evoluzione plate relocator
adverstised.. Ordered one for evaluation.. got it installed today and here are the results...
First..It's a very simple yet very well designed device. Quality is first rate.. even the packaging is nice. Better than some of the products we sell. Instructions are VERY easy to understand (with pictures) and the install itself took me less than 20 minutes. Everything fit perfectly. I could do one now in 1/2 that..
I took before and after measurements and the new position puts the license plate light EXACTLY 1 7/8th's more inward... meaning.. the bike is now almost 2 full inches shorter.. My problem is solved!! While the change isn't visually drastic... it is much sleeker and actually still looks factory. You can see in the pic that the plate light is now actually under the tail light rather than sticking out so far. Mongo happy. Judge for yourselves... Opinions?
Nice work Evoluzione!! http://www.evoluzione.net/