Nice work. I would suggest getting a cheap hoe (that's hoe, not ho you nitwits)
and leave it in there. Then use it when your strap, gatorade, gloves, scraper, boot, whatever slides all the way up the channel. Maybe even a tool handle clamp to keep it in place? Will come in handy.
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470
97 DR650, 05 525EXC, 06 TW200, 89 TW200, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90, 07 CRF50