Author Topic: Huggers  (Read 1649 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline The Inkerman

  • Crosstourer Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Bike: Crosstourer
  • City / Town: Stafford
  • Country: England
Huggers
on: January 13, 2020, 08:49:02 PM
Can anyone advise on best hugger, and fenda extenda, pref matt black
Cheers Alan

#1

Online DE65Y

  • Crosstourer Member
  • **
  • Posts: 30
  • Country: Great Britain
Re: Huggers
Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 08:58:49 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.

#2

Offline Max2007

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 108
  • Country: Croatia
Re: Huggers
Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 06:05:27 AM
I also have R&G. It does the job, no to much  dirt on suspesion! My is ok no problems with look!

#3

Offline zphenyl

  • Crosstourer Member
  • **
  • Posts: 65
  • Country: USA
Re: Huggers
Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 02:43:28 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.

#4

Offline mzflorida

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 472
  • Bike: 2016 VFR1200X,
  • City / Town: Estero
  • Country: United States
Re: Huggers
Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 02:15:40 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. 

#5

Offline Superjeap

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 374
  • Bike: VFR1200XD
  • Country: Netherlands
Re: Huggers
Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 08:54:13 AM

#6

Offline Clazzer

  • Crosstourer Member
  • **
  • Posts: 38
  • Bike: 2016 CT Manual
  • City / Town: Stoke on Trent
  • Country: UK
Re: Huggers
Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 05:31:03 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
Old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway!

#7

Offline Murphy

  • Crosstourer Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
  • Bike: DCT
  • City / Town: Suffolk
  • Country: UK
Re: Huggers
Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 11:15:30 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.