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Offline Harvey Mushman

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Rear tire hugger
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:14:38 pm »
My apologies if this is in the wrong area to post this question.
Looking for rear tire hugger for my 2011 Connie, I see some from the U.K. but nothing from the U.S.A.
Any help would be much appreciated, are the U.K. manufactured huggers good quality?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 11:20:21 pm »
Check out Murphs Kits. I and a few others here got ours from Murphs he is a well known vendor here, same fender from the UK will save a ton on shipping  :)
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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 12:18:33 am »
Hello, I just received mines last week from pyramid, good quality and easy install. Took about two weeks to arrive. Here is the link.

https://sportouring.glopal.com/en-US/p-13685/pyramid-kawasaki-gtr-1400-concours-hugger-black-073870b.html?utm_campaign=pr_r&utm_source=http://www.sportouring.co.uk&utm_medium=wi_osf&utm_content=en_GB

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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 12:48:20 am »
Also, check out Toews Fenders in the Industry Members section here. I have one of his rear fender extenders and really like it. Brief review in his section.

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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 10:32:00 am »
Check out Murphs Kits. I and a few others here got ours from Murphs he is a well known vendor here, same fender from the UK will save a ton on shipping  :)

If you're looking for a rear HUGGER, then you have limited options, ProjektD being one, and a few others.
Several posts on this topic, and I'm pretty sure I posted up the same question about two months ago - all asked and answered within that thread.

Murph WILL NOT handle trans-shipments for individuals or sponsor group buys due to the laborious nature of re-shipping the bits and pieces.  He's done it before, and respectively does not want to do it again - and nobody can blame him.

 Basically, you can wait for one to come up for sale on the Classifieds, Order one individually, or organize a group buy to  affect a discount.

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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 04:59:38 pm »
I have a rear hugger for the purpose of removing the big rear fender.
Does it look good.. YES.   Would i do it again. Nope.
I do not see a Hugger on Murphs website.
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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 03:38:08 am »
I have the hugger from Skidmarx.  Was in the UK and had it shipped to where I’d be and got it home.  Haven’t ridden in heavy rain with it yet, but it definitely makes a positive difference with how dirty the bike gets.
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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2019, 10:43:19 am »
I have a rear hugger for the purpose of removing the big rear fender.
Does it look good.. YES.   Would i do it again. Nope.
I do not see a Hugger on Murphs website.

I'd simply want one to keep my new rear Ohlins shock clean.

And likely I'd still use it with the rear fender and or fender extender.

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Re: Rear tire hugger
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 12:25:32 pm »
I had a Hugger fender on my bike. Liked it, but it has a possible issue that needs to be mentioned.
The Hugger sets very close to the tire {particularly at the front/near the swingarm) and there is no room to move it further away.
For road use this is not a problem. But if you ride the track, here is something to consider.

I had a hugger on my bike and went to the Jennings Track Day.
The fender was torn from the bike and almost put me down as I came into a turn.
ie; Still have pucker marks on my seat...  :-[

NOTE: I had a 190/55 series tire, 28 psi of pressure, speed was near 100, hot day, lots of tire rubber on the track.
           The tire had picked up the sticky tire rubber from the track, and that rubber was probably also on the inside of the fender.

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