I have honestly never understood why people do this. I see it all the time in for sale pictures, videos, exhaust videos and the like. It seems double silly to cover it for a pic, yet thousands of people see it, (tho they never even care,) whenever you drive/ride somewhere. So what gives? I personally think it is a misguided attempt at trying to secure your motorcycle, but it just sits there, license plate open to the whole wide world, every time it's in the wild. I don't get it.