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    Rear Hugger
    on: January 29, 2017, 09:56:22 am
    January 29, 2017, 09:56:22 am
    Hi all,

    Just fitted a rear Hugger to my 2015 Crossrunner, and it's very close to the exhaust pipe, I ran the bike in the garage for a while and it seemed okay. Has anyone had any issues with heat damage on the Hugger from the exhaust?

    This is the Hugger I bought:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112256164917?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 10:34:53 am
    January 29, 2017, 10:34:53 am
    Fitted the Powerbronze hugger to my 15 Xrunner, no fitting  issues and plenty of clearance. Who made your hugger?

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 12:13:36 pm
    January 29, 2017, 12:13:36 pm
    Fitted the Honda one to my 2015 CR and no problems at all, a quick measure up and at its closest 4 inches (100mm).
    When you're moving with airflow, suspension compressed, etc. I can't see how you would have a heat problem.  :187:

    OK, just looked at the white version hugger on eBay and see now how you maybe concerned, as it goes way further than most huggers, right down protecting the lower suspension links.
    Yes, I could see therefore, you may have a problem as the exhaust would be quite close, lower down.
    Sorry for my earlier comment, I stand corrected!
    Last Edit: January 29, 2017, 12:20:56 pm by tiggy

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 02:35:08 pm
    January 29, 2017, 02:35:08 pm
    *Originally Posted by jwmitch [+]
    Hi all,

    Just fitted a rear Hugger to my 2015 Crossrunner, and it's very close to the exhaust pipe, I ran the bike in the garage for a while and it seemed okay. Has anyone had any issues with heat damage on the Hugger from the exhaust?

    This is the Hugger I bought:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112256164917?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Cheers

    jwmitch

    Has someone deleted a post? White hugger?   :027:

    Pic below is from your link in the OP and it comes nowhere near the pipe.

    Do you have a pic of yours so we can see the issue?   :261:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 03:13:37 pm
    January 29, 2017, 03:13:37 pm
    Sorry Skids,
    my mention of a "white" hugger was of a similar product by the same supplier, as fitted by jwmitch
    The photos on eBay showed the hugger at different angles, hence I then could then see the potential heat problem he had queried, as his hugger followed the contours of the tyre further down and appears to come close to the exhaust pipe, below the swing arm. The Honda item I fitted screws on the top of the swing arm, nothing below.

    Try this link (I'm hopeless at links) to see photos or go on his link and look for it in different colours:-  www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VFR800-2014-and-VFR800X-CROSSRUNNER-2015-WHITE-HUGGER/112255313285?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D1dfc541ce92e4a3dae3903602cc61851%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D112256164917

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 03:21:14 pm
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    As you can see it's quite close!

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 03:33:10 pm
    January 29, 2017, 03:33:10 pm
    Well that is too close, don't think it would be long before it melts, unless it's made of heat resistant space shuttle tiles! :156:

    eBay advert says GRP, in old money that was "glass reinforced plastic" I've seen Reliant Robins go up in flame made of GRP

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 06:09:09 pm
    January 29, 2017, 06:09:09 pm
    I see now what you mean.

    I fitted a Powerbronze and have no issues with it at all.
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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 06:51:26 pm
    January 29, 2017, 06:51:26 pm
    Just sent the picture to the supplier, and they said I could either cut a section out of the hugger for more clearance or return it for a refund, not sure what to do now :027:

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    Re: Rear Hugger
    Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 07:02:10 pm
    January 29, 2017, 07:02:10 pm
    You paid a lot of money for something that isn't right, I would send it back for a refund as it is not fit for purpose.