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Think I need to try and angle that exhaust away from the number plate!!! Didn't think it would do that as its a good distance from it!!
 

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Can you not get a number plate without that GB bit and shift it to the left a bit?
 

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Make an aluminium back plate for the number plate it will spread the heat out and act as a heat sink:thumbup:
 

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I had a similar problem with the exhaust melting the indicator! Fixed it with an exhaust extension that you can see here:
http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/103154-africa-twins-2014-a-17.html#post930305

I agree with Paulc re the aluminium backing plate. Our number plates in NZ are aluminium with a plastic coating. The white plastic coating on my bike's plate is only slightly discoloured at the edge from the exhaust. The bike burns a little oil, and I suspect it's the oil rather than heat causing the discolouration. Make your backing plate a few mm larger than the number plate and put washers between to make an air gap and you should be good.:)
 

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Simular thing happened on mine except the scott oiler is mounted there and that took the brunt of it :(
 

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I had a similar problem with the exhaust melting the indicator! Fixed it with an exhaust extension that you can see here:
http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/103154-africa-twins-2014-a-17.html#post930305

I agree with Paulc re the aluminium backing plate. Our number plates in NZ are aluminium with a plastic coating. The white plastic coating on my bike's plate is only slightly discoloured at the edge from the exhaust. The bike burns a little oil, and I suspect it's the oil rather than heat causing the discolouration. Make your backing plate a few mm larger than the number plate and put washers between to make an air gap and you should be good.:)


Thanks for the idea, but I'd rather melt a number plate than have a pea shooter sticking out the exhaust!!! ;-) lol!!!
 

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Stimpy just lookin your tyres , continental trail atac , any good ?


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I love them, they are grippy in the wet and dry. The only fault I have found is when you are pulling away and turning left or right whilst cranking the power on, you can get a bit of wheel spin! I think its quite fun and nothing to worry about! But all round I am very impressed with them!
 

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That number plate looks a lot bigger than is legally required. Might be worth trying a smaller one?
 
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