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  • Offline The Inkerman

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    Huggers
    on: Jan 13, 2020, 08.49 pm
    Jan 13, 2020, 08.49 pm
    Can anyone advise on best hugger, and fenda extenda, pref matt black
    Cheers Alan

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2020, 08.58 pm
    Jan 13, 2020, 08.58 pm
    I fitted the R&G hugger a couple of weeks ago.
    I went for this as it incorporates a boot guard for the swing arm.
    It does the job but it looks slightly off centre towards the swing arm when you look from the rear.

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2020, 06.05 am
    Jan 14, 2020, 06.05 am
    I also have R&G. It does the job, no to much  dirt on suspesion! My is ok no problems with look!

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2020, 02.43 am
    Jan 30, 2020, 02.43 am
    I installed the Honda one from vfr1200 as it's interchangeable with the vfr1200x.  Also, it's matte black to match the rest of the bike.

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2020, 02.15 pm
    Jan 30, 2020, 02.15 pm
    *Originally Posted by zphenyl [+]
    I installed the Honda one from vfr1200 as it's interchangeable with the vfr1200x.  Also, it's matte black to match the rest of the bike.
     

    Interesting.  Sorry for this spoonfeeding-ish question, but do you have the part number?  Only if it is no trouble. 

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #5 on: Jan 31, 2020, 08.54 am
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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2020, 05.31 pm
    Feb 03, 2020, 05.31 pm
    I had an R&G one and it snapped where the right angle piece is were it connects to the swing arm.  I plastic welded it and it snapped again, and then a third time so I took it off.

    The velcro sticky pads that stick to the side of the swing arm had marked the crackle paint finish so I have a Pyramid one and fender extender now but the Pyramid ones have a bit of a rep of not sitting central.  I knew this but still got one and just like I'd read, it sits off centre.  TBF, you can only tell if you're standing behind the bike...I prefer it to the R&G one but its down to personal taste.

    https://pyramid-plastics.co.uk/index.html

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2020, 11.15 pm
    Feb 03, 2020, 11.15 pm
    So I read about the issues with huggers on here and decided on a different approach. I have an old 2000 BMW R1100 RS where there is a factory fit flap between the wheel and the suspension. I used an A4 sheet of nitrile rubber, 2mm if my recall is correct, made a cardboard pattern and stiffened it with plastic cut from a small plastic chemical barrel. I used the two existing bolt holes through from under the seat, stainless bolts and washers and I have to say it works like a dream. You really don’t notice it in normal use.





     



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