After 70,000 K's I have a crack that runs up from the middle of my back guard to my tail light, which has now become a split. Has anyone else had this problem on a 2018 Scout.
I was wondering if it was from a ruff edge on a drilled hole. I can tell Ya that the Scout wags it's tail like a happy dog. That whole assembly wiggles like hell off that fender.That is a stress crack. A sharp point in the rear light cut out concentrates stress and vibration does its thing over time.
Easy enough to prevent. Either find and smooth the point of stress, or reinforce the lower edge of the fender.
These bikes are still very new models and stuff like this will crop up.
Yes, I have been pretty aggravated with badly rusted fenders on a $24,000 machine.
My US plate is cracked horizontally on both sides, probably due to the design of the backing mount. It just vibrates a lot.It looks like the licence plate is cracked at the screw holes too. Maybe it's flapping like a whales tail when you ride along at speed?That might have caused the fender crack
Or made it worse. Is the New Zealand plate a lot bigger than the US plate?
The car ones are
Don’t say that!I’ve had the same issue, it’s caused by the weight of the chrome (mine was chrome) number plate surround being too heavy and vibrating.