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VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
on: August 09, 2019, 10:14:43 AM
I was offered a vfr800i hugger for sale, and i was wondering will it fit the first gen crossrunner ?

i am thinking yes, as all the swingarm / measurements are identical to the vfr800 ( underseat exhaust type )

before i go for it, im checking to see if i am correct, as id be stuck with it if it does not fit and out of pocket.

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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 01:34:39 PM
*Originally Posted by Duke [+]
I was offered a vfr800i hugger for sale, and i was wondering will it fit the first gen crossrunner ?

i am thinking yes, as all the swingarm / measurements are identical to the vfr800 ( underseat exhaust type )

before i go for it, im checking to see if i am correct, as id be stuck with it if it does not fit and out of pocket.

tks

The Mk1 Crossrunner is based on the 02-13 model VFR800 so it should fit, but I don't know this for sure.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 01:54:45 PM
i reckon you're right skids, as the ones new online for 100/110 stg look the same as the one this guy has.

they are stupid money for what they are, im sure their tooling has well paid for itself by now.

will keep you posted. i might just take a punt on it.


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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 05:30:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Duke [+]
i reckon you're right skids, as the ones new online for 100/110 stg look the same as the one this guy has.

they are stupid money for what they are, im sure their tooling has well paid for itself by now.

will keep you posted. i might just take a punt on it.

You'd get a definitive answer if you ask Powerbronze who manufacture huggers for all VFR models. They're active on this site and you can contact them. Their CS is very good.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 06:58:15 PM
But unless they have changed the design recently, in my practical experience their huggers are dangerous.

https://www.honda-crossrunner.com/index.php/topic,1607.msg11014.html#msg11014

Go with Pyramid is my advice.
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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 10:33:37 PM
What is the issue with the Powerbronze huggers please
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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 01:23:49 AM
I think the thread made it clear.  Powerbronze huggers have an internal metal frame which normally sits about 1 cm or so above the tyre.  On mine impact with a pothole caused the suspension to compress and the top of the hugger impacted the bottom of the top box mounts.  This caused the frame to deform and come into contact with the tyre, wearing it away rapidly.

I was riding solo and the top box was not loaded.  I have Nitron rear suspension which is stiffer than standard.  Had I been two up with a loaded top box and had standard suspension, this would have happened much more readily.

IMHO Powerbronze huggers are not suitable for bikes fitted with a top box and should include a suitable warning.


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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 01:20:56 PM
Thanks for the update
Sadly I couldn't see the link on my phone yesterday evening
I was enquiring as I have just fitted a Powerbronze Hugger on a 2015 model
Looking at your pictures it is obviously a different design hugger as the later one does not double up as a chain guard
Anyway I hope you got your issues sorted
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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 08:16:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Newbs1ok [+]
Thanks for the update
Sadly I couldn't see the link on my phone yesterday evening
I was enquiring as I have just fitted a Powerbronze Hugger on a 2015 model
Looking at your pictures it is obviously a different design hugger as the later one does not double up as a chain guard
Anyway I hope you got your issues sorted
Stay safe
Newbs

I've had Powerbronze hugger on my 2015 for 40k miles with no issues. I don't ride 2-up though.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: VFR800 Hugger - will it fit a crossrunner ?
Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019, 08:53:04 PM
Cheers Skids
Very reassuring
I fitted mine 6 weeks ago on a a 2015 model , have done 4K on it since then and no issues
Seems stacks of space around it
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