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I am looking for a specialist to fix my bent frame tabs in either NY metro area or NE PA area to fix my bent frame tabs after a lowside. I'm somewhat handy, so a DIY job is not completely out of the question. Just need to know what tools and the method. Btw: it's an 1198.

The woodcraft peg did a nice job protecting the clutch cover, but it bent the frame tabs. Now I'm thinking if I would have been better off using folding pegs.

I would appreciate any advice.

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Say no to folding pegs, have always hated them, as your Woodcraft pegs may have too strong of a bolt holding the pegs onto the bracket, make sure they're stainless-steel, strong enough, yet soft enough to break, under heavy impact.
Or Ducati is just building their frames a bit "lighter" these days, not sure. Yet if this was on the street and those frame tangs were bent most insurance companies would total the bike....
Yes under most cases you can remove the paint from both sides of those mounts, perform some light heating from a torch and bend them back and re-weld both sides, chase the threads with a tap and call it good...Tig welding only........
Simple really.
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Speedymoto folding rearsets: http://www.speedymoto.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=RS

Speedymoto replacement heavy duty frame tabs (in case yours can't be bent back): http://www.speedymoto.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=04-0204&Category_Code=NP



Anyone know which solid rearsets are specifically built to snap off in the event of a lowside? I've seen bent tabs from both solid rearsets and folding.



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Speedymoto folding rearsets: http://www.speedymoto.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=RS

Speedymoto replacement heavy duty frame tabs (in case yours can't be bent back): http://www.speedymoto.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=04-0204&Category_Code=NP



Anyone know which solid rearsets are specifically built to snap off in the event of a lowside? I've seen bent tabs from both solid rearsets and folding.
My frame tabs bent from a measly 20mph low side with the stock folding pegs. IMHO Ducati has some insanely weak frame tabs on the 848/1098/1198 series.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I'll look for rear sets with the aluminum bolts going forward. The tabs are too damn weak.

With respect to the fix - I was advised that the easiest way to bend the tabs back is to take a long pipe, insert same over the foot peg and pull. Anyone pull off the tabs completely using this method? Also, Is this a slow pull or a yank? I'm guessing the former. I'm going at this without the dealer's help.
 

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Yes, bending it back with a long leverage arm will work, (very slowly) yet you will create degradation of the welds that hold those brackets in place. Where most people blow it here is "over-bending" the brackets, most bend them too far, then bend it back to where it should be, now they've "really" weakened the area.
Take your time, and go slow!



Thanks for the advice. I'll look for rear sets with the aluminum bolts going forward. The tabs are too damn weak.

With respect to the fix - I was advised that the easiest way to bend the tabs back is to take a long pipe, insert same over the foot peg and pull. Anyone pull off the tabs completely using this method? Also, Is this a slow pull or a yank? I'm guessing the former. I'm going at this without the dealer's help.
 

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Yes, bending it back with a long leverage arm will work, (very slowly) yet you will create degradation of the welds that hold those brackets in place. Where most people blow it here is "over-bending" the brackets, most bend them too far, then bend it back to where it should be, now they've "really" weakened the area.
Take your time, and go slow!
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Exact information I needed. Much thanks.
 
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