yeah, my plates are mounted onto those swingarm mounts too, and 2 bolts on the back of the side covers of the motor. it just seems that since the bottom & rear of the plates are just hanging in the breeze that the pegs have a good bit of leverage to bend that plate.
i was thinking of that round stock idea for the plates too. although, has anyone cut the rear of those plates down since theres no need for the extra material since there is no frame tube there anymore to bolt it to? they just kinda look wierd. i think it looks like i was trying to go with the 59 caddy style fins on the back of my motor.
maybe ill post a pic & show where i think its weak.
thanks for the input so far guys.