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Has anyone installed one of these?  -  EBay - Rear Mudguard Hugger

From the photos, it appears to be maybe 3-4" longer than oem hugger,  I'm just curious about quality and any possible alignment issues.  For $42 it might be worth a gamble if it offers a little more splash protection for the shock.

 

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FWIW.  I have the R&G hugger and think it helps.☺️ Though it costs a whole lot more. 😐


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***UPDATE***

I ordered the one shown in the first post and just got it installed.  Oem hugger is 8", this one is 14", much more splash protection.

Make sure you can solve basic puzzles since this has no instructions, though after turning the brackets around a few times I figured it out.

Build quality, fit and finish is very nice, no complaints for $42.

 

Hugger 1.jpg

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Photo of rear hugger mounted on the bike.

Mudguard.jpg

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Looks good. Please let us know how it works in rain.

I've looked at this one on eBay and wondered if the screening will  contain spray or just let it fly through.

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 6:00 PM, betoney said:

Photo of rear hugger mounted on the bike.

Mudguard.jpg

Looks like it offers substantially more coverage, depending on the aerodynamic penetration of course...….

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15 minutes ago, getpetey said:

Looks like it offers substantially more coverage, depending on the aerodynamic penetration of course...….

It does offer more protection, however if the roads are wet the splash still goes everywhere. 

This offers coverage to about the 12 o'clock position, to eliminate most of the splash, a rear hugger would need to curve around the tire to almost the 10 o'clock position.

Its an improvement but still not perfect.


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Strikes me that the mesh side and top cut-outs are an unnecessary bit of flim-flam that would still allow a substantial amount of water through at any speed.   But a step in the right direction...

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8 minutes ago, wordsmith said:

Strikes me that the mesh side and top cut-outs are an unnecessary bit of flim-flam that would still allow a substantial amount of water through at any speed.   But a step in the right direction...

With the direction of wheel rotation, the mesh vents on the top dont let any water through, they are staggered in the wrong direction.  The water that flips up off the tire as it is rotating comes off the rear of the tire spraying forward.  As I said, the angle of the hugger would need to be at least the 10 o'clock position to keep things clean.

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Even the best-designed huggers cannot keep the rear of any bike 100% clean.   It's unrealistic to expect otherwise, IMHO!

My BMW R1200 R after running through some extensive roadworks on Tasmanian roads...

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I want to deflect some of the junk just a bit more rearward. Was going to make my own extension to the factory unit but snagged one like the first post for about $30 delivered. Didn't expect much and was not disappointed :) The mesh pieces were kinda sorta hot-glued on and two fell off coming out of the packing. Not complaining. Will ride with it a bit to see what's what then may modify the openings with some abs welding, swap out the mesh to some finer stainless stuff I have laying around etc.  

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2 hours ago, johnakay said:

I’ve been looking at the hugger you linked to.  What’s the colour like compared to the rest of the bike?  It appears to be very glossy on the listing.

Also what is that bellypan you have?

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