When I got my bike they gave me a backing plate - didn't use it yet but might think about it before my plate does the same..
Cindy, I got a black backing plate with mine too, came in the intro pack, I didn't use it because I used a backing plate that had room for my state inspection sticker..
Just as a side to the OP
, it looks like a metal plate!
Unless your license plate is made of cheap plastic or cardboard, I would almost think
that you were a victim of a vandalism?
Could you have inadvertently hung the plate on something while pulling in your garage? Maybe ran over something in the dark?
I just can not wrap myself around the idea that this was caused by wind drag.
Especially since there doesn't appear to be any damage to the bracket!
Under any of the above circumstances how can you be blaming Indian or the bracket for the problem? <VBG>