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Hey all, I'm looking for a solution for my post decals. I purchased an America but I don't want to put my decals on the forks. I bought a dart fly screen thinking well I'll put it there but it looks really good. Any ideas?


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I have mine on my fork, but if that's not what you want, you could get some thin aluminum and cut a plate. Mount it using the caliper bolts or something similar.
 

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Army still using decals?

back in the day I made myself a mounting plate and put mine under the the bottom triple.

most of the gatekeepers hated it due to it being in direct line and directly under the headlight.

should be simple enough to do something similar but perhaps mount it lower and on the side of the frame. perhaps even with a hose clamp on the frame???
 

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Yeah my new forks aren't gettin that crap on em...
If you have insurance, msf card, registration, with ur ID when goin through gates, you shouldnt have to have a sticker. Kind of a pain but its also a 3+ hr wait for stickers at my base haha

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If any decal glue gets left behind is pretty easy to get off. I'm not sure what the big deal is? :confused:
I've had one on my bike since it was new, and since there's always a decal there, it doesn't matter if any glue gets left on the fork.
 

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which services are still requiring decals??

I thought this all went away - for the AF at least - over 5 years ago

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Nah, JBLM requires it to enter. They just got rid of the expiration stickers but they still issue the dod and post name decals.


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seems like Offutt dumped them in 05 or 06 maybe. when we arrived at Hickam in 07 they weren't using them either however all other services were

visited whiteman last summer and they don't either.

always gotta be different don't we? ;-)
 

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I use a plate ordered off ebay cheap. It's bolted to the inside part of my pillion peg.

Find the size of your decals and search "decal plate (+size) " on ebay.

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Old thread and I'm sure the OP has figured out a solution by now, but I'll throw my solution out there, just in case someone might find it useful.

Put clear bra material on the bike wherever you want to mount the decal...just a little rectangle slightly larger than the size of the decal. Put the decal on top of the clear bra. Done.

Clear bra material goes on easy, stays in place well (even on a curved or slightly grooved surface like forks), and comes off easy.
 

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Is your fly screen transparent? When I was at Fort Bliss the MPs/ gate guards never had a problem with me having them on the underside of my windscreen. My windscreen was blacked out so it didn't matter for me aesthetically. The only person who seemed to have a problem with its location was my 1SG...
 

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A friend of mine showed me a trick. I used a magnetic strip the flexible type. I stuck the decals to it and cut it to size and whalaa stuck in on the bike. I have a screen so I was able to find a piece of metal visible and it fitted perfectly. I can remove it if I am going riding over night and better yet no glue residue.
 

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In the Navy, at least, we have done away with base/post decals entirely. Hopefully the rest of the services will follow.
 

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Fort Hood still does
I think I do remember there was a message that came out, that said the decals were up to the bases themselves to decide if they required them or not.
I've been to quite a few Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy bases the past few years, and none of them required decals.
 

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I think I do remember there was a message that came out, that said the decals were up to the bases themselves to decide if they required them or not.
I've been to quite a few Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy bases the past few years, and none of them required decals.
It is really a pain in the A**. For instance most posts required a motorcyclists to only have a long sleeve, boot, gloves and helmet. However Fort Hood you the must wear a high visibility vest or long sleeve and it must also be reflective (even in the day). I wish the rules were the same for all installations but they are not.
 

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It is really a pain in the A**. For instance most posts required a motorcyclists to only have a long sleeve, boot, gloves and helmet. However Fort Hood you the must wear a high visibility vest or long sleeve and it must also be reflective (even in the day). I wish the rules were the same for all installations but they are not.
Yeah, a few years ago they relaxed the gear requirements a bit on bases. Now, as long as you're covered up and wearing a helmet, no one cares! I remember getting scolded once for not wearing a reflective vest on a sunny New Orleans day! Luckily I had one in my bike. :rolleyes:
Is Ft. Hood the only base that's still so strict?
 

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This is true. Regional instructions vary, and it's a friggin pain.
Navy regs require the long sleeve, helmet, gloves, boots, eyepro, only.
Here in the Naples area, it's like you have to be in a reflective yellow suit to ride. (Which I was wearing when I got smeared by a local driver haha!)
 
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