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post #1 of 13 Old 06-10-2019, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Tires 190/55 = Bent license plate ?!

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Just switched to Dunlop Roadsmart 3 190/55 and ended up with the license plate like this (see picture) after some "not so hard" acceleration.




Didn't change suspension settings and this never happened with 190/50 tires. I have to admit that I do have a fender eliminator + Denali B6 Auxiliary LED License Plate Brake Light.



Any suggestion/ideas to avoid this?



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Where is your plate mounted? I've got a 55 tire and short of getting run over by a cement truck I can't see this happening.
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You need to pull (bend) the bottom of your plate out toward the rear a bit more AND add some more preload to your rear shock. I had the same 'issue' on an FZ-1 after doing a fender eliminator on it. Everything was fine until I put a Ventura bag on the bike and went to visit a friend in Tennessee. Hit a bump and...plate got caught and bent like yours. A little bending of the plate out of the way and some more pre-load dialed in and problem was resolved for good.
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I would say it’s setup way too soft in the rear. I have been running a 55 series tire since 1500 miles and never had an issue.

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this is what I have. see new picture.


thanks.
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this is what I have. see new picture.


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Way too close given the amount of suspension travel you have, you need to pull the plate backwards and have it angled at the bottom to increase the gap.
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You can see the gap I have on this picture and how my plate is angled rearwards.
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Did you recently have something on the rear that isn't usually there. . Like say.. a tidy female? Give me her bra size and phone number and I'll sort it out for you mate

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hahaha good catch!
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That aux light on the bottom isn't doing you any favors on clearance for sure. I'd say remove it or do the bending thing. You could always go back to the stock undertail.

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