I am really surprised that you didn't tear the turn signals off the bike given the aluminum relocator bracket mounts via the turn signal bolts. I just can't believe that Evoluzione would produce something that was NOT tested. Is there anyway one could incorrectly mount the bracket? I have one of the Evluzione brackets sitting right here and I can imagin installing it incorrectly. The insturctions are pretty clear.ducremus said:Evoluzione license plate relocator: NOT a great solution, IMHO. Actually got about 340 miles before an unseen frost heave caused this mishap. Could have been worse I guess. Anyone have any other easy solutions? Not sure if I can salvage this mess .
Evoluzione license plate relocator: NOT a great solution, IMHO. Actually got about 340 miles before an unseen frost heave caused this mishap. Could have been worse I guess. Anyone have any other easy solutions? Not sure if I can salvage this mess :( .[/QUOTE]
That doesn't look good! I was afraid of that when I installed mine a few weeks back.
I haven't been able to go on a spirited ride on my favorite mountain roads to check out if there is rubbing, as we've had frequent rain in SoCal lately. But regardless, I wouldn't want to experience what you did on a pothole.
I'm also not going to alter the rear suspension preload and ride height just for the bracket. This thing handles sweet as it is!
So, I'm going back to the stock rear fender and wait for the Clay Carrier solution. Anyone interested in an Evoluzione bracket in like new condition? PM me....
I guess beige (bisquit?) furniture bumpers aren't good enough for some people!I custom made some black standoffs...
Hey Clay,clay said:I have about 200 miles on my PS1000 after the license plate relocate and no problems here I think that the Ohlins may be the difference. I'm a tad over 200#'s with gear and ride it on a wide variety of roads. Sorry to hear about your mishap though. Have you contacted the manufacturer about this?
I seems TOTALY INSANE for anyone to market a license plate bracket for a sport bike and even MENTION any thoughts of adjusting your frickin SUSPENSION settings to accomodate!Imola72 said:I've tried a couple of different solutions. Started with this bracket:
The bracket itself puts the plate a bit lower, but the recommendations on suspension preload were spot on (there were rubber marks on the plate otherwise).
I switched to the Evoluzione bracket because it provides some more clearance, but kept the light cluster mounted directly to the frame per the original setup. This keeps it further aft of the rear wheel. I was surprised to see no mention of preload adjustment in Evoluzione's instructions; this looks like it could have been a real disaster. They need to either adjust the design, call for stiffer settings, or recall the bracket, IMHO.
Agreed. Preload suspension settings are used to set the correct sag for your weight, not so a license plate won't hit your rear tire.SScowboy said:I seems TOTALY INSANE for anyone to market a license plate bracket for a sport bike and even MENTION any thoughts of adjusting your frickin SUSPENSION settings to accomodate!
Suspension settings are to accomodate YOU, the rider weight and riding style, NOT to make clearance for BLING!
I would stay away from any product that recommends throwing out the baby with the bathwater.