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    Huggers
    on: Aug 01, 2020, 01.34 pm
    Aug 01, 2020, 01.34 pm
    Gents what is the latest outcome for the hugger issue.
    I have had one for a couple of years BUT never got round to fitting it as there was some dependency as to the few that had failed.

    How many have successfully fitted and kept in use a hugger??

    Make would be usefull with any info as to mods that may have been required.
    also usefull to note if Trophy is a high or low miler.

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 2020, 01.50 pm
    Aug 01, 2020, 01.50 pm
    I've had the hugger on mine for 5 years.  A lot of reports about corrosion developing between the two  welded parts because it wasn't welded on all sides and apparently water and whatever penetrates the gap and rusts it there badly.  I don't have rust showing in that spot on mine, but I don't live in an area that ever has salt on the roads.  Supposedly Powebronze has now decided to weld that bracket together on all sides to seal that area from that possibility.  I still don't think you will find it recommended for the Trophy, but you might contact them to ask.  Mine does prevent some of the nasty road grime from being thrown up in the back when riding in the rain, but I repeat SOME, depending on how severe the rainfall is.  I consider my Trophy to be a long trip machine that's still fun for the local twisty Texas Hill Country roads.  There are other members that have run up a lot of miles and made much longer trips than I on their Trophy's.
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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #2 on: Aug 21, 2020, 04.05 pm
    Aug 21, 2020, 04.05 pm
    Had a Powerbronze one fitted to my 2012 Trophy , its made a break for freedom due to what looks like corrosion or bad welding i suspect its the older one , still waiting for a replacement I'll check the new one and see if its been modified or improved over the early version. Only noticed it was missing when I removed the panniers for its annual MOT  :034:

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #3 on: Aug 21, 2020, 08.52 pm
    Aug 21, 2020, 08.52 pm
    You were lucky that it didn't end up under the rear wheel like mine did, thank god that I were bolt upright on a straight stretch of road at the time, could have so easily had an accident if I'd been taking a bend or corner at the time. :005:

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2020, 12.45 pm
    Aug 23, 2020, 12.45 pm
    After reading a number of threads on the subject , I made my own shock protector. I havent noticed too much crap being thrown up from the rear wheel.

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #5 on: Aug 24, 2020, 02.22 pm
    Aug 24, 2020, 02.22 pm
    how did you do that fella?

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    Re: Huggers
    Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2020, 05.27 pm
    Aug 24, 2020, 05.27 pm
    Few bits of rubber, keeps the worst of the crap out.

     



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