Q on putting on a number plate
Posted March 10, 2001 - 01:36 PM
1) The brake line guides prevent it from fitting.
2) It looks like the plate will hit the fender before the prongs slide into the holes.
How is the YZ plate supposed to fit on the WR. Do I have to remove pieces? Do I have to get a YZ400 number plate (are they diff from the 426)?
I thought I'd ask before I started removing pieces.
Posted March 10, 2001 - 01:57 PM
Dude your all about posting today. Did the wife and little shaver go out of town How is the baby doing?
Hey, I'm not sure on the big bore dub-R, but I did go look at my 99. I used a Acerbis YZ plate and it bolted right up and uses the stock brake line guide.
Sorry, maybe one the the guys with a newer bike can help. I just really wanted to say hi
86TT225, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted March 10, 2001 - 04:43 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by using the stock brake line guide? There are two, the mid and top. And the plate doesn't seem to have any thing to connect to those. They are both in the way.
Posted March 10, 2001 - 05:49 PM
I just went to the Yamaha page and looked at the pic of the 01 bike and also ran down to the shop and looked at my 99. The brake line guide configuration appears to be the same.
The pins on my plate did not bottom in the holes on the lower TC, but did go in far enough to hold the plate on. I did have to "turn down" the pins, the dia. was to large. I used a drill and closed the chuck to the size I needed and with the drill running, I pushed it over the pins, "turning them down". The brk line guide on the lower triple clamp should not interfere. I wonder if I'm having trouble understanding or you may have the wrong number plate?
The bottom brk line guide is on the fork leg and the upper on the lower TC......right? The plate fits behind the brake line and above the lower TC brk line guide bracket. The odometer does have to come off and you have to make a little bracket to hold the plate on, using the odo mount tang. I bent a piece of plumbers tape in about a 45 degree angle, painted it and it works great. The flappy thing at the top left (sitting in the bike)of the plate, goes around the handle bars (not crossbar), to keep the brk line from hooking on your TC, when you bottom the suspension.
Is that as clear as mud? Wished I had a digital camera.
edit: or maybe it's the scotts clamps????
[This message has been edited by Bill (edited 03-10-2001).]
Posted March 11, 2001 - 09:27 AM
When I went to Scotts and purchased my triple clamp, the guy asked me if I was going to keep the headlight on the bike or not. I'm not exactly sure why he asked, but I think you need a part that bolts onto the crown to accommodate the number plate. I'll check it out…
Posted March 11, 2001 - 01:40 PM
Posted March 11, 2001 - 06:52 PM
Posted March 12, 2001 - 08:39 AM
Probably would need a longer number plate bracket, similar to the Scotts...
JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender
Posted March 16, 2001 - 02:03 PM
Plus, like Dan said, I needed the Scott's adapting bracket to match up the screw in the number plate.
So what started out with a free number plate, even if it was for a 2001 YZ426, ended up costing me $35, 20 for the 99 plate and 15 for the bracket adapter.
Posted March 16, 2001 - 02:16 PM
But I’ve had both a ’99 and ’00 aftermarket # plate on my ’00 YZ and my Scott’s top clamp came with mounting hardware that would work with both types.
I forget what is who, but one had the centered top mount bolt on a horizontal axis, the other on a vertical. So don’t buy another # plate until you talk to Scott’s IF that top bolt is the only issue you have.