I received my Moto-Fab plate bracket yesterday afternoon and was immediately impressed with the finish on the product, nary a single scratch or blemish. The bracket is stout, lightweight, and professionally fabricated. Also impressive was the care taken with packaging the product.
The bracket came with the necessary hardware for installation and well-written instructions. Install was a snap with only one machine screw, a pair of washers, and a nut. As an aside and because I tend to overbuild everything, I would have liked to seen a dimple on the bracket that coincides with one of the reflector alignment holes to make the bracket less likely to rotate off center. I just added a piece of mounting tape between the bracket and the reflector mount. I also liked that all the hardware is stainless and the nuts all nylon locking.
With the bracket installed and the plate mounted, it certainly looks better that bolting the plate to the remnants of a hacked mud flap plus the plate is mounted vertically and readable from behind. The loss of the license plate light is of no consequence to me.
My only complaint is that with the mud flap completely removed and the new plate bracket installed, the mounts for the original turn signals stand out like a sore thumb…Perhaps with short stalks mounted this will become less of an annoyance.
While the Moto-Fab plate bracket does not look as clean as a trick under tail, it gets rid of the ugly mud flap just as well and for a whole lot less coin and looks so much better a hacked up mud flap or some home-made brackets I have seen.
Conclusion: The Moto-Fab plate bracket does a decent job of cleaning up the tail on the 954 at a pretty reasonable price.