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    Impact Method For Easy Peg Removal

    Finally sheared off Betty Boop's left foot peg last weekend. Cumulative impacts had cracked and torn the frame mounting tab. However all seems good now with new I welded 12mm nut, frame and an additional 8mm retention bolt.
    Many of my formerly fun easy routes have seen significant erosion making some sections a struggle.
    Apologies for video's title block using the template while omitting my verbiage, will edit eventually. Enjoy!
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    2:24 - Nice dismount - I like your style - (fuck that, fall over if you want to, I'm outta here)

    What is it with you and foot pegs anyway - you must hold the world record by now ......
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    Been avoiding a tear down to get at underside to correct a stress fracture for some time now with band-aid tack welds. A couple of good blows and they would break, or tear crack more & bend peg back.
    With tank & seat off could flip her over and properly weld from bottom safely yesterday.
    Now hoping that fresh paint will hide minor stress fractures on the Ricochet since I don't weld aluminum.
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    The way you were squeezing between those rocks it looks like you need to stand on the seat. You're lucky you have feet left. I think I'll pass on your easy rides.
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    Beautiful riding area despite it's knack for putting the hurt to your peg. My hip muscles would have been screaming having to hold up my leg on the way home. Good thing for you it was easier. You make it look effortless riding over/through some of those bouldery sections. Looked pretty steep and nasty at the point you dismounted. Very intimidating.

    Here's a new signature line I'll give you. May sound familiar but fitting in this case.

    A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a foot-peg should be entirely irrelevant? haha
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    Maybe it's time to weld up a cattle guard type device to the front of your bike. The only thing is it would have to be called (THE ROCK CRUSHER).
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    Nice riding!! Just watching I was breathing about the same!

    How far did you have to ride without the peg?
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    I rode maybe 12 miles without a left foot peg.
    Camera just doesn't capture how steep things were at times. Once starting some of the single tracks aborting and turning around is not really an option. So we just soldier on scraping against the entrenched sidewall rocks.
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    “That’s no good”
    Lol. Where are you riding? Looks very similar to a lot of the riding in UT.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I rode maybe 12 miles without a left foot peg.
    Camera just doesn't capture how steep things were at times. Once starting some of the single tracks aborting and turning around is not really an option. So we just soldier on scraping against the entrenched sidewall rocks.
    Impressive to say the least! My hats off to 'ya!

    And, watching the vid yesterday, and listening to the engine..... I knew those were some good climbs.
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