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    This is Betty Boop's third left side footpeg bracket. This one TW-Brian sent me in pristine condition about two years ago. foot peg.jpg
    Somehow I manage to have a bit more than my fair share of close encounters of the granitic kind.
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    Boots and skid plate sort of match too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    This is Betty Boop's third left side footpeg bracket. This one TW-Brian sent me in pristine condition about two years ago. foot peg.jpg
    Somehow I manage to have a bit more than my fair share of close encounters of the granitic kind.
    Since you are known for rolling over boulders maybe if you could make up a roller bearing on that lower side of the peg. On the same thought also add a skid plate with individual rollers all across the bottom. Just think of the downhill speed you could pick up if those big rocks don't slow you down.
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    You need to ride more careful and above ground level and this type of thing wouldn't happen as much. A riding style like below no doubt saves foot peg damage. Credit to Trail Woman for this fine example. I think Stagewax has many fine examples as well.

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    That would give me the necessary clearance. I should have Trail Woman give me some lessons...or simply go back to riding the tortoise in my avatar. aaaa.jpg
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    Since it is your 3rd LEFT SIDE foot peg bracket - why don't you try riding 2 or 3 INCHES TO THE RIGHT!
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    Now why didn't I think of that! dod.jpeg
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    if they were any stronger Fred you'd break the frame by the peg mount........
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    I have broken and re-welded that frame tab more than once.
    Yesterday single trackin' some bouldery zones I first center punched the skid plate so stoutly the G load instantly stalled the motor and much of my thought processes...enough "G"s to break light bulb filaments and looses dental work...now my high beam indicator doesn't work.
    Shortly thereafter another smack on the right side folded brake lever under the Ricochet locking up the rear end. It tool a long 19mm wrench and serious effort to pry the pretzeled lever out from under the skid plate freeing the brakes so the wheel could turn again.
    Fun, fun, fun but now it's time to fix, fix, fix.
    Last edited by Fred; 09-01-2019 at 12:35 PM.
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    I’m still chuckling about the broken frame in Moab and the missing valve cover gasket
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