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05-27-2010 06:43 AM
hoff02 I've been fighting the same problem on my Vulcan. The plate bracket on the back is broken on one side and was seemingly letting the plate go every other week. In the end I went to a local dealership and got a couple of the reflective license plate bolts with tensioner springs and bought some loctite. I had to fiddle with the bracket a bit as being open on one end, it had slightly deformed, but within 10 minutes I had it back together and she's held for 3 weeks or so. Those homemade brackets sound like a good idea, but there was one on the bike that I ended up taking off, the extra weight on the broken bracket was making the problem worse...
05-27-2010 05:27 AM
fuzz my plate has cracks all over it , i put duct tape on the back to hold it togeather .
05-26-2010 01:18 PM
msh1156 I just bought a nice license plate frame for 6 bucks and some reflector bolts to hold it on tight. Looks good, problem solved.
05-26-2010 09:21 AM
LibertyPilot ^ Me either and I just had wing nuts...
05-26-2010 09:13 AM
VN750_DawgsFan I've never had a problem with mine. I guess GA makes out plates nice and sturdy.
05-26-2010 02:33 AM
VN750Rider/Jerry 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.
05-26-2010 12:37 AM
kay
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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
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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Originally Posted by vulcanjoe View Post
ok you all are making me feel like i am deer hunting with an rpg launcher
lol ...oh wait ...yuck!!!
05-25-2010 10:46 PM
vulcanjoe ok you all are making me feel like i am deer hunting with an rpg launcher
05-25-2010 10:42 PM
skalding I made rubber washers from old bicycle inter-tubes and sandwiched them between large flat washers.
05-25-2010 10:32 PM
OlHossCanada 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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