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Offline wylecoyote

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Rear Hugger
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:19:16 PM »
Hello everyone, well have now got bike and first thing I need is a rear hugger with all this crap on the roads. Anyone recommend a supplier?
Cheers Phil

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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 12:37:27 PM »
Pyramid for me, I'd consider a rad guard too, I went for R&G

Paul


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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 03:35:33 PM »
R&G hugger and rad guard for me, but the hugger alone doesn't stop the crap covering the rear shocker.
Some have fitted sock tubes. I myself added a flap made from plygene which is fastened upright from the front of the hugger reaching just under the frame.
Not a bit of crap hits the shocker now.

A duck tail of sorts will also keep the rear seat and pillion drier and cleaner, as the ct is notorious for decorating the rear end from the tyre.
Just don't ask Hartley (Paul) or was it Scotsy ? As to the best method to fix one on.  :164:

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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 07:04:50 PM »
Many thanks for replies,
 I can see that the addition of ducktail would help. Can you give more detail on what you used and how you fixed it to bike?
Cheers Phil

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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 09:21:14 AM »
I made one from alu plate myself.
It holds the licence plate and its a ductail in one.
It is as wide as the licence plate , that is wider then the ones for sale.
Easy to DIY drill 4 holes and bent ad the wright angle + a little paint.  :002:
It also made it possible to ad a second stop light as extra.

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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 09:44:27 AM »
As a matter of fact Rob, it wasnt my attachment method that failed, the bit i attached was still present, it was the rest of it that went awol!  :010:

Right, Wylecoyote, back on track. I had a Pyramid ducktail and it does reduce the srpay up the back of the bike pretty effectively.

https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/accessory.html?h=99999_101366&accessoryCode=1588&d=Universal+Ductail+-+Tour&partNumber=08101

 It comes with some double sided tape to affix to the rubber plate, i know someone on here lost one that had fallen off so i also drilled my plate and ducktail and added a couple of those plastic number plate screws for added security. Unfortunaly my first one snapped off in a very short period of time, very odd and im not sure what happened. I bought another and thats been on for some time no problem. As a side note, when i came to remove the remaining part of the original one, the double sided tape tore the back off the number plate and knackered it, there is no way it would have fallen off.

On the Hugger front, 5the Pyramid one extends down below the swingarm a bit which protects the shock in a similar way to Robs (Saxon747) idea.

Paul






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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 02:27:52 PM »
I fitted the Touratech universal splash guard.
It's very effective and comes ready with plenty of pre drilled holes to fix securely behind the number plate  :001:

http://shop.touratech.co.uk/number-plate-splash-guard-universal-18cm.html

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Re: Rear Hugger
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 04:47:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gary545 [+]
I fitted the Touratech universal splash guard.
It's very effective and comes ready with plenty of pre drilled holes to fix securely behind the number plate  :001:

http://shop.touratech.co.uk/number-plate-splash-guard-universal-18cm.html
and I did  :002: