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Offline Ducouple

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Dirty and wet
« on: April 28, 2012, 07:15:33 PM »
Hello,

Have you noticed when driving and it is raining or when the road is wet all the rear of the bike is very dirty; and worst the seat and my back are dirty and wet !
Can I buy an accessory to fix this problem ?

thank you  :002:
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Offline Don Hugo

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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 07:38:39 PM »
For my surprise I have same problem  :003:

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Offline Mister B

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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 09:47:16 PM »
A' hugger ' for the rear wheel .. I believe one is made for the VFR 1200F   ,sports bike, which will do... there is a posting on this site which refers  ,  or just wait a short time and  a bike specific one will become available...

Offline ojo

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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 10:45:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ducouple [+]
Hello,

Have you noticed when driving and it is raining or when the road is wet all the rear of the bike is very dirty; and worst the seat and my back are dirty and wet !
Can I buy an accessory to fix this problem ?

thank you  :002:
Wash it down again ... that what i did anyway .... for the moment  :169: .... but Mister B may be right ... a hugger might fix things ....  might  :155:
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Offline Ducouple

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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 02:00:06 AM »
what do you think about this new Ermax rear hugger ? Does it can fix the issue or not ?

http://www.ermax.fr/nouveaute-CROSSTOURER_2012-418.html

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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 08:03:23 AM »
There is not much clearance. The rear wheel might jam if going through mud.






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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
FRom my past experiance huggers generally do help but they never cure the issue .. Toowoomba is correct ,the really are a no no for off road . ,on road the biggest issue is that your tyre can pick up small stones and trap them between the tyre and hugger  ,resulting in a split in the hugger or a piece out of it.. . Funnily enough the worst sufforers of this can be those lovely carbon fibre ones which can shatter .. a softer/flexable (cheap) plastic one is often better but not so cool!!/ Finally I think the matter has got worse over the recent years with the improved abiliy of the tyre in shifting surface water and thus making us safer..

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Re: Dirty and wet
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 07:46:35 PM »
When it rains the back of my bike gets very dirty too. Even the rear seat is covered in dirt. I think the hugger will protect the rear shock for on-road riders, but for off-road a hugger will only last 5 minutes.

The only solution is soap and water on a regular basis.

 


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