I keep losing my plates.

royswwifft

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Not sure if this means I am riding too hard or my suspension is not setup correctly (have a Touratech replacement unit on the back) and set to 55 clicks (SAG about 30% used). I have now lost two plates through rough fire service road riding (yesterday did 120k) and vibration / pothole banging... Has anyone else suffered this problem and if so what solutions have you come up with ? Thanks in advance…




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RItwin

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Not sure if this means I am riding too hard or my suspension is not setup correctly (have a Touratech replacement unit on the back) and set to 55 clicks (SAG about 30% used). I have now lost two plates through rough fire service road riding (yesterday did 120k) and vibration / pothole banging... Has anyone else suffered this problem and if so what solutions have you come up with ? Thanks in advance…




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I have never lost a plate..... I think you need some lock tight on them bolts... or an arm workout...

Keep the rubber side down

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RItwin

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Or drill an extra hole in the plate and put a thick zip-tie or wire through to the frame of it somewhere then at least when it falls off it will bang around an make noise till you notice

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royswwifft

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Or drill an extra hole in the plate and put a thick zip-tie or wire through to the frame of it somewhere then at least when it falls off it will bang around an make noise till you notice

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Excellent idea but not a solution

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RItwin

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Excellent idea but not a solution

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I would say red lock-tight or nylock nuts is your best bet, if you need to change the plate a bic lighter for a minute or so will take em right back off

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royswwifft

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I would say red lock-tight or nylock nuts is your best bet, if you need to change the plate a bic lighter for a minute or so will take em right back off

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Bic lighter?

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RItwin

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For removing lock-tighted bolts all you need is a little heat

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RItwin

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Heat a bolt up and it softens the lock-tight if you wanted to change plates in the future


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RItwin

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Just use RED OR BLUE lock tight even though red says "permanent" it is not with heat..., DO NOT use GREEN because green really is "pretty damn permanent"

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RItwin

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Also green is more meant for bearing and shaft retention than bolt lock-tight

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Kent33

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Not sure if this means I am riding too hard or my suspension is not setup correctly (have a Touratech replacement unit on the back) and set to 55 clicks (SAG about 30% used). I have now lost two plates through rough fire service road riding (yesterday did 120k) and vibration / pothole banging... Has anyone else suffered this problem and if so what solutions have you come up with ? Thanks in advance…




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I use a flexible plate

eBay item number 392623585966


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RItwin

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I would but that would be illegal in my state and most states I ride in....

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Graves

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Get rid of that silly license plate bracket and bolt it directly to the plastic with nyloc nuts.

Not sure if this means I am riding too hard or my suspension is not setup correctly (have a Touratech replacement unit on the back) and set to 55 clicks (SAG about 30% used). I have now lost two plates through rough fire service road riding (yesterday did 120k) and vibration / pothole banging... Has anyone else suffered this problem and if so what solutions have you come up with ? Thanks in advance…




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