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license plat again!

heard a rattling start yesterday after I opened her up on a straight stretch on the way home to about 90. then started hearing a rattling sound, I thought great, done tore something up, Its the plate again, lost one last year so I put a frame on it this year and it tore. this sucks! I think they make them weak on purpose!

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i lost three before i made my own frame 16ga sheet metal covering the whole back of the plate with a strip of 1 x 1/8 flat bar around the edges 4 m8 x 1.25 bolts fender washers and locknuts. its over kill but so is a 2 1/2 hour trip to the dmv for a lost plate


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I cut a backing plate out of about 1/8" flat aluminum and used all four bolt holes. No rattle or cracking since then.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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I am thinking a backing plate made from an old rubber mudflap, and attached with all 4 bolts would be sturdy and flexible.

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I made rubber washers from old bicycle inter-tubes and sandwiched them between large flat washers.

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ok you all are making me feel like i am deer hunting with an rpg launcher


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TPE stator
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I cut a backing plate out of about 1/8" flat aluminum and used all four bolt holes. No rattle or cracking since then.
Same here worked like a charm

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ok you all are making me feel like i am deer hunting with an rpg launcher
lol ...oh wait ...yuck!!!

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I did away with my license plate bracket and light altogether, drilled 2 new holes in the plate to line up with 2 of the 3 holes left in the fender after removal, and bolted my plate and a thin chrome frame directly to the fender. It's on there good. There are 4 blue reflectors holding the frame to the plate, and 2 Allen bolts, nyloc nuts and washers holding the plate to the bike. Much more solid, and gets rid of one more piece of unneeded clutter. Jerry.

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I've never had a problem with mine. I guess GA makes out plates nice and sturdy.
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^ Me either and I just had wing nuts...
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