Penland has had rocks inside the wheel knock his brake banjos loose,
causing a no-brake situation. Replace the OEM banjo (left) with a
Yamaha Allen-head banjo (#90401-10172-00). These won’t loosen
like the OEM banjo, even as mud grinds down the head and the
outside of the caliper.
Penland uses both feet to drive, so he cuts the brake pedal off and
welds it onto the brake arm for more clearance with the throttle. He
also heats the wheel well with a torch and has someone push in the
floorboard for more clearance. Then, he cools it with a hose.
GNCCs regularly have low-light conditions, so Mike paints the P-R-N-H-L icons on his gated shifter for quicker shifts and less time lost on
Penland made his own roof out of diamond plate with a notch for
lights, and he runs lower A-arm guards in GNCCs. OMF beadlock
wheels keep the tires on during mongo bicycles.