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  • Offline slomogadgie   scotland

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    Duck tail?
    on: Feb 07, 2017, 06.47 am
    Feb 07, 2017, 06.47 am
    Is that the term for the bit of bent plate that fits to the rear of the bike to stop the mud and general road grime from getting thrown up on to the back of the bike?
    I went for a 70mile run a couple of weeks ago and the bike was a right mess afterwards (there is a lot of road works near me just now) and even the back of my textiles was yerdid!
    Could I make one?
    Does anyone else think the location of the footrest mean that your boots get covered in road spray/water when your driving alone?
    Sometimes I could curse Honda when it come to the CT....it's not a well thought out bike IMHO grrrrr
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2017, 07.11 am
    Feb 07, 2017, 07.11 am
    Here you go Slomo,

    This is the Touratech version:

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

    Or the Pyramid Plastics one:

    https://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/accessories.html?catnum=101369&h=99999_101366&d=Adhesives%20and%20Glues%20Universal%20Ductails

    As for your feet getting mucky, i cant say ive noticed it anyworse than the other bikes ive owned, my feet used to get colder on my faired FJR than on my naked XJR, work that out  :087:



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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2017, 09.34 am
    Feb 07, 2017, 09.34 am
    I fitted the Touratech version 3 years ago - its ok - still get crap over the top box etc
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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2017, 09.47 am
    Feb 07, 2017, 09.47 am
    thanks for links guys
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2017, 11.04 am
    Feb 07, 2017, 11.04 am
    I have the Touratech version.  I had to refit it lower than my original estimate and I think it now does a decent job of keeping the back of the box/passenger clean(er).  However the CT does appear to throw up lots of spray for a fairly narrow rear tyre.
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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2017, 11.28 am
    Feb 07, 2017, 11.28 am
    Thanks for the question  Slomogadgie and for the reply Hartley,

    been looking for one since picking up my CT in the rain!
    Regards, Dave

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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2017, 02.44 pm
    Feb 07, 2017, 02.44 pm
    you're welcome.
    The reason I'm interested is that it looks that I may have to start riding to work (65 round journey) each day soon. So will have to start looking at my bike in a different light. I don't mind riding in the wet to be honest, however the bike will take a right pounding in regards road grime.
    I could take the car, but the traffic on the road is terrible at 'rush hours'....not much rushing for sure haha. Who do we call it rush hour when in fact it's probably the slowest we ever ride haha
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Duck tail?
    Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2017, 03.46 pm
    Feb 07, 2017, 03.46 pm
    I fitted as an experiment a square piece of rubber car mat. Still on about 15months later and stops about 75% of the crap. It is slightly bigger than the duck tails mentioned though.
    Bill