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Old 7 Feb 2007
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R1200GS Hugger???

Has anyone fitted a hugger to a R1200GS, and is it worthwhile, or is it a liability?

I've just bought a 1200GS and IMO It's a bit of a design fault how poorly the rear of the bike is protected from rear wheel crap, especially how the battery is in direct line of sight with the rear wheel. Barking!!!!

There's a very limited choice of huggers available, and the only one I've found that appears to cover enough of the wheel to be worthwhile is the Ilmberger Carbon Fibre one with the rubber splash protector marketed by Wunderlich. Trouble is it better be good for £180! Personally I couldn't give a monkeys whether it's carbon or not, cheaper the better methinks!

What are you thoughts? Are there any viable alternatives or is it not worth worrying about in reality?
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Erhm -- the mind boggles --- what's a Hugger ?
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Hmmm??? I wasn't expecting anyone to ask me that! Sorry it must be an English thing?

Basically it's special mudguard that "hugs" the rear wheel and reduces the amount of road filth that otherwise gets flung all over the shock, exhaust and anything else in the line of fire. They're popular over here, especially on sports bikes, but presumably you can get a similar thing there?

See the shiny black guard over the back wheel.

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Ah . I see , so that's a b*gger , sorry , hugger .
Seems very close to the wheel , good for "on road" only I should think .

I would be delighted to say hello to your uncle the next time I'm in Victoria , you don't remember his name by chance ?
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BMW Hugger

I fitted a Touratech hugger to my GS. It took ages to come and when I enquired, they were re-designing so I eventually got the MkII. It fitted well - you had to replace the rear suspension bolt with a pre drilled and tapped bolt for the hugger to bolt on.
The bike was written off (a guy with a trailer failed to see me and turned across my path) so I've replaced the GS with a GSA. The hugger was 'a must' to stop the crap being thrown over everything so I contacted Tourataeh again to buy another. The message was that it has gone to re-design again and the price has gone up from £80 to £120+ so I haven't bought one as yet. It's a poor state of affairs when you have to spend extra on what is basically a design fault.
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Hi Paul
I can recomend these people. http://sandbarcomposites.co.uk/items...huggerlong.php Much better than Pyramid or touratech IMO.
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Talking Made one....

cylindrical shaped to protect the suspension and battery.
No problems 24,000 miles down the line.
You'll need:
1 stanley knife
1 rubber car mat
Cable ties
and a little ingenuity!
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