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ok, its cracked about half way through, im not sure it will make it another day.....anyone have a fix for this? not zip ties.....I was thinking of fabing a plate out of aluminimum, just super simple..like a backing plate.....anyone have any other ideas? thanks

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I had exactly the same issue. I used a scrap strip of aluminum, riveted the LP to it, drilled to mounting holes through the strip and mounted it in its original position.

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Did that a few days ago ,thankfull i had them blinker bolts the wires kept my tag with me till i tore it off....but what i did is took an old toolbox cut a backing plate for the new tag...lil paint to jaz it up and ran my new stuff. No flex no crack

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Ya... Just get a new plate. Problem solved

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But the problem will return, so make a backing plate when you get your new tag.

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Mine did same thing. This time I have used 3m double sided tape to stick it on and the bolted. Hopefully the tape reduces the vibration. Been good for a few months now

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Same problem I had so I made a backer from sheet aluminum and added silicone sealer between it and the plate before bolting it down so it didn't rattle.

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I had that happen on a bike, I just put a bead of silicone on the back side of the crack , no more issue for me. At first I went to get another plate, and only every 7 years its free, or you have to pay.

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Add a bigger backing(such as aluminum plate above), or use bolts with a wide head and a rubber grommet/rubber washer/oring to keep the vibrations from rattlign the plate causing it to crack. Happened on my old 650 sumo, very common with thumpers.

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ok, its cracked about half way through, im not sure it will make it another day.....anyone have a fix for this? not zip ties.....I was thinking of fabing a plate out of aluminimum, just super simple..like a backing plate.....anyone have any other ideas? thanks

 

This is what happens when everyone puts these fancy schmancy tail kits on.

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It's because there's no lower support. Run a couple strips of metal from the top holes to the bottom holes, maybe in an X pattern.

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Same problem I had so I made a backer from sheet aluminum and added silicone sealer between it and the plate before bolting it down so it didn't rattle.

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I did the same thing.....had some leftover 1/8th inch alum. plate, CNC'd the shape and did what you did.....turned out TITS!!  :smirk:

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same thing happened to me. 

 

i caught it right before it was about to break off. used 1/8 drill at ends of cracks to try to stop it from propagating . then, like others, i had 1/16 scrap AL that i attached to eliminator. and then i bolted the plate to that.

 

if i cared more, i would have milled out center to skeletonize it. as it is quite heavy. but w/e

 

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When I converted to the Edge2 tail light I saw the problem in advance and got some aluminium plate from a friend. I made it a little over sized especially on the bottom to which I applied reflective tape. The DRC Edge2 bolt pattern does not fit Nevada plates. So I drilled new holes and the plate is now offset to the left a little out of the exhaust gas path from the MRD Z-Pro. Having the thicker plate behind it solved the problem very well.

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Just curious how long have you had you DRC bracket installed and what kind of riding do you do? I had mine for a week before I made a new one that fits my US plate. I am going to produce my 3rd version of it soon. I changed the angle the plate sits at and added slots to fit all fifty US plates. The lesser angle that my plate sits at is less stress on the plate. 

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same thing happened to me. 

 

i caught it right before it was about to break off. used 1/8 drill at ends of cracks to try to stop it from propagating . then, like others, i had 1/16 scrap AL that i attached to eliminator. and then i bolted the plate to that.

 

if i cared more, i would have milled out center to skeletonize it. as it is quite heavy. but w/e

 

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I thought about "swiss cheesing" mine but I figured it would load up with dirt and be another thing to clean out?

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Just another option. I used some 1"x 1/8" aluminum flat that I had. My plate was cracked half way through from both sides.

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