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post #1 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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tire eating licence plate

Why would my lkr650 start eating my licence plate all of a sudden, i see nothing wrong with bike and the tire has been on since last year , no differnce in riding habits or places. first the plate was bent up now it even worse and it eat the licence plate frame. ( i do feed the bike regulary, so its not hungry)

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 03:13 PM
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Simple answer... the rear shock starts to soften up over time.

Mount the license plate higher by using the lower holes.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 04:05 PM
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Adding 1 clik of preload my help as well.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 07:14 PM
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or move the license plate up where it is just under the tail light. Then cut off the stupid black inner fender. That is what I did.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-17-2008, 12:12 AM
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The klr 650 is notorious for ripping off license plates. Do what shank said and or bend the plate at a 45*degree angle skyward. Im on my second license plate and after I bent it upward, I haven't had a problem since. READ klrFAQ here and it will tell you everything you need to know. Here's a link. READ Thoroughly http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html.

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-31-2008, 02:30 PM
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Mine ate my new plate completely.
The second day after I got the bike, and a brand new plate, gone.
And it was a cool plate too, AK 69
But now it is somewhere in the desert.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-10-2008, 11:07 AM
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Did you tighten the chain and there by move the tire further back?
I just moved my plate up and have never had a problem.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-11-2008, 05:35 PM
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Get rid of that lame fender altogether.

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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post #9 of 9 Old 08-11-2008, 11:52 PM
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I thought you meant getting rid of the outer fender and I got all excited. I got rid of my inner fender and put the plate on the outer fender.
Now I would like to replace the stock fender. I got an 06 and those fenders look goofy.
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