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    Ricochet skid plate mounting

    Has anyone skipped the rear mount to avoid removing or bending the little loop out of the way? I would think there would be no ill effects. Anyone???

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    I just hammered that loop flat and then mounted. I would probably not skip that rear mount. Just my opinion. I use that skid plate not just for rocks and logs but also for supporting the bike when jacking it up, etc.
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    I was just thinking the only pressure would be upward against the frame, so it wouldn't matter. I bought a couple cut off wheels for my die grinder, but I might want to re-mount the original at a later date.
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    I thought the same thing about remounting the original, but then thought why, but my bike is high mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    I was just thinking the only pressure would be upward against the frame, so it wouldn't matter. I bought a couple cut off wheels for my die grinder, but I might want to re-mount the original at a later date.
    You "may" be able to bend that loop back down and mount the stock back if you don't cut it. Not positive, but it should work.
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    I just used a rubber mallet and bent the loop up out of the way. Should be able to get it bent back if needed.

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    Hammered it up out of the way. Figure the only reason for mounting stock plate is if I sale the bike.

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    Thanks all for your responses. I guess I'll go with my original thought, cut it off. If I get rid of it, the Ricochet will go with it. That original skid plate sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    Thanks all for your responses. I guess I'll go with my original thought, cut it off. If I get rid of it, the Ricochet will go with it. That original skid plate sucks.
    That's what I did. Cut it off with my Dremel.
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    I tap it out of the way in case someone ever wants to go back to a stock plate plus I hate grinding if I can avoid it

    you can use hammer and chisel to slice it as well if you really want it gone
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