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Mr. Dirt is in possession of the UPP prototype and will be running experiments. I anticipate he will be bringing it to the Lemon Juice Rally or Orangeaide or whatever, so if you're going have a look. I expect he will try mounting it to someone's /250 or /400 and provide feedback on how it could be best secured.

Only four people so far have gotten themselves on the UPP waiting list and that's not enough to justify placing an order. Hopefully once we have some more information and more people see a UPP in person that'll change.
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Thanks rjeffb!!!!
rjeffb wrote:
>When you say the footpad risers have to come off do mean just the silver metal piece?

NO!

As described in words and pictures in this thread, the /500 has a big chunk of plastic that sits atop the passenger floorpad that raises the passenger area about 2". The silver metal screws into this riser and the riser screws into the real, actual floorpad - see picture below.

That riser will have to come off in order to install pegs because the real mounting point is under the real floorpad - the screws that hold down the metal piece are dummies that don't do anything and have no structural strength (which is okay for their intended use - if I put a ladder on the floor, I don't have to screw the ladder to the ground in order to climb it but I might use some cheap screws anyway to keep the wind from blowing it over).

Adding a footpeg that raises the passenger's foot by an inch, after removing the riser and lowering the passenger's foot by 2 inches, is not moving in the direction that you are looking for.

Look through the link I posted above, there are several ideas for short passengers. The UPP is not one of them.
I just want to thank you, Jeff for this post without which I would not have been able to install the brackets! Great post with pix!
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