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Anyone have the middle plate installed on their '19? When turning right/after starting when accelerating mine makes a defined buzz. Looking at it while starting I'm thinking maybe the back of the plate contacts the CVT slightly when it's torquing over a bit...but there's a pretty decent amount of clearance so I'm not sure. Has anyone else had this issue and identified the source?
 

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Figured it out: When the engine/transmission torques over from a start (largest amount of movement) it would lightly brush against the back of the plate, hence the noise. I used a blacksmith's leg vise to flatten the tail of the plate down a bit to increase clearance (I'm sure anything would work...I just like saying blacksmith's leg vise because it makes me feel cool for a second). Spoke with Primitive and they said that now they have notched the plate in that area for clearance. Test drove a bit and all is well!
 
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