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Whats a rear hugger?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by wheels44, May 29, 2007.

  1. OK i tried a search already. Prob a stupid question but i gotta know! Thanx


     
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  2. Most modern sports bikes have a high seat to allow for suspension travel, and there is a big distance between the rear wheel and the underside of the seat. Since most bikes also have only a basic 'mudguard' a hugger fits close to the tyre and catches the water and stuff that would otherwise be thrown up onto your back.

    Expect to pay anywhere between $180 - $350 depending on materials used (plastic is cheaper, carbon-fibre is dearer) and watch out for fake plastic one that LOOK like carbon-fibre, at carbon-fibre prices!!


    see here, the red bike a few down is a Honda Hornet, and that's what my bike looks like
    http://www.amcmotorcycles.com/index.html?lang=en-uk&target=d243.html
     
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  3. Ahhhhhhh those things! haha :grin: Thank you sir
     
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  4. Commonly knowm as a 69r :shock: carbon fibre would be a bit harsh and plastic a bit cold :grin:
     
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  5. Stop being silly!

    A rear hugger is someone that cuddles your bum.
     
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  6. A rear hugger is what you are when you're big spoon. From the little spoon perspective, they're the rear huggee.

    Generally it's a piece of carbon fibre or plastic that attaches to the swingarm, and is pretty damned close to the rear wheel. Stops stuff getting flung onto the rear shock.
     
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  7. that's really dear for a piece of plastic...... and even more for carbon fibre.
     
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  8. i would have expected better from you hornet!! :p

    a greenie is a tree-hugger, so therefore, a rear-hugger can only be a fan of Loz :LOL:
     
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  9. ^^ :LOL:

    i 2nd that
     
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