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Has anyone else had their plate crack clear through? Maybe California just doesn't make very good ones... Really not looking forward to the DMV trip this will eventually require (though to be honest, it really requires one immediately).
The recycled aluminum alloy license plate obeys the following fatigue crack growth rule: da/dN = 2.5 x 10−12 (ΔK)4, with da/dN in m/cycle and ΔK in MPa m−−√m.
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When you get your new plate...... try sandwiching neoprene washers between the aluminum plate and the mounting bracket. It will insulate the plate from the vibrations of your awesome V-twin mill. Use nyloc nuts since the neoprene washers will prevent the thread distortion required to properly tighten the nuts. But keep a couple zip ties handy. :grin2:
 
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The aluminum plate on my bike kept getting caught when I removed the bike cover, leading to it being bent a few times.
Fearing what happened to your license plate, I got some roughly 3/4" wide x 1/8" thick bar stock I had around and cut two supports
to bolt between the plate and the rear fender, with added bolts securing the plate to the bottom ends of the plate.
This picture simplifies things:
 

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If I had to choose I'd take the gray one.
Agreed. Plus it already has an aftermarket Corbin seat.
Oh wait...... It just looks like one.
Sorry.
 

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Maybe something to do with the San Andreas Fault?
I was about to go all "Actually..." and say something about how SF worries about the Hayward fault, not the San Andreas, but then I did some research to back that up and learned, oh hey, we've also got the San Andreas here, as well as the San Gregorio, Rodgers Creek, Calveras, Concord-Green Valley, and Greenville faults. :eek::eek::eek: The Hayward has just been the most destructive in this area, historically speaking.
 

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I was about to go all "Actually..." and say something about how SF worries about the Hayward fault, not the San Andreas, but then I did some research to back that up and learned, oh hey, we've also got the San Andreas here, as well as the San Gregorio, Rodgers Creek, Calveras, Concord-Green Valley, and Greenville faults. :eek::eek::eek: The Hayward has just been the most destructive in this area, historically speaking.

So you're saying there's a lot of fault finding in California?
 
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