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Rear tire Hugger

Jeff.C

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Not hard to see it keeps road debris off the shock shaft and swing arm, but do you find the outside of the rear of the bike stays cleaner as well?
 
The rear tire hugger is a wonderful upgrade. Yes, it serves multiple purposes. I have had one for years and the rear of the bike does stay clean from debris.
 
Just purchased it due to Sean’s response!
My bike will just get pretty dirty two days after a good wash, being black it scratches easy! All the new body work just looking for better protection
 

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I had a Hugger on my C-14.
& At he time I also had the taller/190/55 tire.
Things were close but the Hugger seemed to be working out ok..
And then I went to the Track Day in Florida.

After several sessions the tire suddenly ripped the hugger completely off the bike.
{Luckily, no one hit it as it slid down the track, and I didn't go down}.

Not sure what caused the tire to rip the hugger off.
Thinking it was tire expansion from the Speeds or rubber build-up from the track.
But whatever it was, it definitely got my attention!

Ride safe, Ted
 
I had a Hugger on my C-14.
& At he time I also had the taller/190/55 tire.
Things were close but the Hugger seemed to be working out ok..
And then I went to the Track Day in Florida.

After several sessions the tire suddenly ripped the hugger completely off the bike.
{Luckily, no one hit it as it slid down the track, and I didn't go down}.

Not sure what caused the tire to rip the hugger off.
Thinking it was tire expansion from the Speeds or rubber build-up from the track.
But whatever it was, it definitely got my attention!

Ride safe, Ted
Yikes! Glad that all worked out well and you kept the rubber side down.
 
I had a Hugger on my C-14.
& At he time I also had the taller/190/55 tire.
Things were close but the Hugger seemed to be working out ok..
And then I went to the Track Day in Florida.

After several sessions the tire suddenly ripped the hugger completely off the bike.
{Luckily, no one hit it as it slid down the track, and I didn't go down}.

Not sure what caused the tire to rip the hugger off.
Thinking it was tire expansion from the Speeds or rubber build-up from the track.
But whatever it was, it definitely got my attention!

Ride safe, Ted
Thank you for bringing this up, although my plans will never include running a taller tire, will keep this in consideration during installation and inspect the clearance throughout.
 
I had a Hugger on my C-14.
& At he time I also had the taller/190/55 tire.
Things were close but the Hugger seemed to be working out ok..
And then I went to the Track Day in Florida.

After several sessions the tire suddenly ripped the hugger completely off the bike.
{Luckily, no one hit it as it slid down the track, and I didn't go down}.

Not sure what caused the tire to rip the hugger off.
Thinking it was tire expansion from the Speeds or rubber build-up from the track.
But whatever it was, it definitely got my attention!

Ride safe, Ted
Is your bike lowered?
 
Yes, (lowered 3/4") but the Hugger attaches to the swingarm so the lowering doesn't make it any closer to the tire.

Ride safe, Ted
 
I had a Hugger on my C-14.
& At he time I also had the taller/190/55 tire.
Things were close but the Hugger seemed to be working out ok..
And then I went to the Track Day in Florida.

After several sessions the tire suddenly ripped the hugger completely off the bike.
{Luckily, no one hit it as it slid down the track, and I didn't go down}.

Not sure what caused the tire to rip the hugger off.
Thinking it was tire expansion from the Speeds or rubber build-up from the track.
But whatever it was, it definitely got my attention!

Ride safe, Ted
I've run different sizes without issue, a few 200s even.

It must be the installer:poop:

It's the CF version, It's been on so long I don't even think about it.

Just a replete bitch on my part, two times I lowered mine, then decided I didn't like the results,

It was giving me jolts to buttocks, some may like, not me.:rolleyes:
 
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It must be the installer. :poop:

Nahh. But, (since both of us were at the track day together) I understand completely why "you" didn't have the issues.
(See my post). :sneaky:

ie; Thinking it was tire expansion from the Speeds or rubber build-up from the track. :ROFLMAO:

It was giving me jolts to buttocks, some may like, not me. :rolleyes:

I understand that too.
I'll be happy to show you how to set up your suspension sometimes. :whistle:

Ride safe, Ted <evil grin>
 
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