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Hugger Fitted
« on: April 02, 2015, 09:13:35 pm »
 I know there were previous posts on the subject of fitting of huggers. Much of this discussed the fitting or not fitting of a particular brand of hugger. Having spent two days last weekend on wet and muddy roads I decided enough was enough. I also thought that any problems with fitting (or non fitting) would now be resolved so I ordered one  :169:

The first point is that I was supplied with a Matt black reduced from £120 to £89   :046:

The second point is it arrived today and I fitted in in about 15 mins :152: and the rear wheel would not turn. :110: On closer examination I slackened off the four mounting bolts of the plastic shell to the bracket and moved it over to the full travel provided by the oval holes  in the bracket. This helped a little and in the end I grasped the plastic shell and flexed it a little away from the wheel . OK I bent the fingers of the mounting bracket a tiny bit an hey presto I have the same gap between the shell and the wheel all the way around  :047: So it fits with just a slight tweek and all for £89.  :062:   Well pleased with the result .
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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 09:40:51 pm »
Does it work?  Love to hear after your field test.

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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 10:09:21 pm »
Dave will let you know  :169: but to be frank it could not be any worse for throwing the wet and muck around  :047: so I am hopeful as it looks good and is fairly close to the wheel I can just get my figures in the gat between tyre and plastic shell. Posted more to advise you all of the reduction at the moment, Oh and postage was .01 p  :046:
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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 11:09:52 pm »
Yes they do help.
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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 12:41:17 pm »
Just curious. Is the hugger that you installed the type that is located more inward towards the frame or more rearward towards the backside of the bike (like on some BMW's). The reason I ask is that I too have been looking into the hugger, but the only ones that I see out there for the Trophy are the ones located inwards. I may be wrong, but to me the ones located inwards toward the frame wouldn't stop the splashing on the backside of the bike. I too am looking forward to your report.

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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 12:51:54 pm »
It's the one that fits inboard on the bike. I does go a fair way around the rear tyre. It's much bigger than the huggers I fitted to my F800 GS, R1200 GS and years back my 955 Tiger.

Looks like it will protect the shock, front half of exhaust and the back of my legs and boots. I don't get much on the back or over the top box as my TT came with the rear mudguard extender as standard.

I could post a pic but it would only be the same as you see on the company web site (powerbronze). Please not I have no affiliation with the company.
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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 07:54:22 pm »
FWIW the Matt Black hugger is still £89.00  plus a penny for P & P ?? :112:
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Re: Hugger Fitted
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 10:17:37 pm »
What make of hugger?
four wheels move the body,
two wheels move the soul.

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