Aftermarket Discuss aftermarket upgrades to your CBR here.

License plate hitting the back tire...

  #1  
Old 06-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: PDX, Oregon
Posts: 10
Thumbs down License plate hitting the back tire...

So I installed the under tail in the pic on the bike and for the most part everything fit together nicely. I purchased it off eBay, from china, so I had my doubts... Anyways all is well unless I go down a really bumpy road (and by bumpy I mean like rolling bumps that get the back shock working) or if I have a passenger on the back the problem is that the license plate keeps hitting the back tire. it happens when I accelerate or hit minor bumps with a passenger and sometimes even when I'm alone. the plate mount came with the under tail, and you can see it's nothing special. I need some suggestions on what to do... relocate the plate? different plate mounting bracket? other suggestions please. pics posted so you can see what I'm talking about.

Name:  cbr010.jpg
Views: 227
Size:  105.3 KB
Name:  cbr011.jpg
Views: 211
Size:  96.7 KB
Name:  cbr009.jpg
Views: 248
Size:  124.0 KB
 
  #2  
Old 06-19-2011, 10:52 PM
scorpionvmu's Avatar
2011 Ride of the Year
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 1,741
Default

bend the plate...........mine wasnt hitting its just i fund it more appealing.

Name:  DSC00625.jpg
Views: 210
Size:  143.8 KB

Name:  DSC00035.jpg
Views: 189
Size:  88.8 KB
 
  #3  
Old 06-20-2011, 06:46 AM
pittsm's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 427
Default

ditto. just bend the plate backwards some so thats its at enough angle that it won't hit anymore.........nice pic scorpion......
 
  #4  
Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM
gotcbr's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,494
Default

Are you sure that your bracket isn't on backwards?

This is more of the angle you're looking for...

Name:  DCP_0257-2-1.jpg
Views: 200
Size:  34.7 KB
 
  #5  
Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lake Geneva Wisconsin
Posts: 309
Default

^^^ thats what im thinkin by looking at it. flip that bracket around and your problems should be solved.
 
  #6  
Old 06-21-2011, 02:00 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: PDX, Oregon
Posts: 10
Default

so tried flipping it around like you suggested and the plate was to horizontal to actually even see it. If I find a different plate mount that holds the plate like gotcbr posted I should be fine. until then i just bent that **** back enough so it wont smack the tire anymore.
 
  #7  
Old 06-21-2011, 04:50 AM
Kuroshio's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Philly, PA!
Posts: 4,476
Default

Got 2 small L brackets from Home Depot and mounted my plate directly under the plate light. Don't think it comes anywhere near the tire.
 
  #8  
Old 06-29-2011, 11:43 PM
exciter900rr's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: cali
Posts: 109
Default

Originally Posted by Kuroshio View Post
Got 2 small L brackets from Home Depot and mounted my plate directly under the plate light. Don't think it comes anywhere near the tire.
EXACTLY what I did, and looks as clean as possible!
 
  #9  
Old 06-30-2011, 06:55 AM
Will1000RR's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tri-State NY, NJ & CT
Posts: 567
Default

to be honest that why I don't buy China products especially for bikes.. the motto has always been "You get what you pay for" just my 2 cents... pretty bike though !
 
  #10  
Old 07-13-2011, 02:02 PM
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 955
Default Legal and Clean

Originally Posted by scorpionvmu View Post
bend the plate...........mine wasnt hitting its just i fund it more appealing.
IMO this is the best thing to do. Most states have a "visible from 50 feet from the rear" law. So as long as the plate is visible and readable from 50 feet from the rear of the bike, day or night(illuminated), you will be okay. Also it could kind of act like a small mudflap, but since yours is more towards the top of the tire, it looks like it might not keep dirt and crud off, maybe.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: License plate hitting the back tire...


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.