Motorcycle Document Holder: 5 ways to Carry Documents On A Motorcycle

motorcycle document holder

Keeping all the necessary paperwork in a motorcycle can be a bit difficult because of the obvious lack of space. However, it’s important that you have the registration papers with you all the time, even while you are riding, because situations may arise on the road when you have to show them to the necessary authorities.

Some motorcycles have additional holder boxes to store money, business papers, and other necessary rider details. You can easily install these on your motorcycles. They are made with different materials like plastic and aluminum. There are different categories of motorcycle document holders to fit your motorcycles perfectly.

Motorcycles have lesser space for carrying additional feedback but there is always an option to make purchases. You may want to carry important details in your document holder like address proof, motorcycle insurance notice, phone numbers, or other items.

If you are a minimalist and do not like bulky equipment on your bike, here are 5 places on your motorcycle where you can store all your necessary and important documents –

5 Ways to Carry Documents On a Motorcycle

Under Your Seat

Use a Side Bag

Inside a Tubed Document Holder

Inside a Magnetic Stash Box

Under Your Seat

motorcycle seat

You can opt for a document holder, which can accommodate a lot of important details, and slip it under your seat. You can use a zip-lock folder to keep all the papers together in one place.

Just make sure that you have not lost the content somewhere between two curves because there is going to be hardly any chance of finding them again!

The only downside of this option is the accessibility factor. If unfortunately you get pulled over for some reason, you will have to maneuver your way under your seat to take out the papers and show them to an officer. However, this option is being used by many motorcyclists who are okay with this little bit of inconvenience.

Use a Side Bag

If you are looking to carry your documents on the backside of your motorcycle or its side, then consider using a side bag as well as an additional shoulder strap, if necessary.

The advantage of this method is that there is no location inside the motorcycle where you need to search for anything – everything would be stored in a convenient, visible manner.

Also, these bags come with different levels of water and abrasion protection to keep your documents safe. Most of these bags are made with high-quality material which makes them weatherproof as well as safe on bumpy roads.

Inside a Tubed Document Holder

motorcycle document holder

A tubed document holder is a great way to store your documents and keep them safe from the weather. There are different types of holders available in the market, but most are made out of hardened plastic and remind me of a PVC pipe.

These holders usually come with mounting points to screw onto certain parts of your bike. If I were a privately contracted motorcycle courier this is what I’d be using!

Behind the License Plate

Another option is to place all of your documents behind the license plate in the weatherproof and tamperproof container.

This is a great option if you want to have easy access to your documents but do not want them to be seen by others. The only downside is that if you are ever pulled over, the officer may ask to see what is inside the container.

But the added appeal of this option is that the container is hardly noticeable from the outside. Other than the rider it’s very difficult for others to spot it at first. Another advantage of this option is that the containers are quite spacious. They can hold more than your papers and are perfect for storing keychains, batteries, flash drives, and flashlights.

However, to install a fancy container behind the license plate, you need to drill holes in the plate at first to make it fit properly to your motorcycle.

Inside a Magnetic Stash Box

Finally, consider using a magnetic stash box that can be attached to the motorcycle.

This is a small, flat, and discreet container that can be hidden almost anywhere on your bike. It is perfect for storing registration papers, insurance cards, etc. And since it uses magnets, it will not fall off!

Most importantly, these boxes are made with high-quality durable materials which give you an added advantage on the roads. They are weatherproof and some are even dustproof.

Although these types of boxes will look like an additional set of bulky equipment on your bike, if you get a little creative and get a box that matches the body color of your motorcycle, it will easily blend with your bike without any problem.

Conclusion

Whichever option you choose, make sure that the place you store your documents is weatherproof and tamperproof. And whatever you do, never keep your original registration papers in your wallet! Keep them in a safe place so that you always have them when you need them.

If you are looking for a way to carry your documents on the backside of your motorcycle or its side, then consider using a side bag as well as an additional shoulder strap, if necessary. The advantage of this method is that there is no location inside the motorcycle where you need to search for anything – everything would be stored in a convenient, visible manner.

Also, these bags come with different levels of water and abrasion protection to keep your documents safe. Most of these bags are made with high-quality material which makes them weatherproof as well as safe on bumpy roads.

About The Author

daniel and sarah on motorcycle

Hi, I’m Daniel and behind me (in the photo) is my wife Sarah.

We are both travel addicts who love Motorcycles, Rock-Climbing and Camping.We love to explore everything the world has to offer

We will continue to provide even more valuable content that keeps you riding safely! Keep the rubber side down :-)

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