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My DYI Hugger

Not willing to pay the high price for a Hugger I set about finding a cheap alternative. I got a carbon fiber hugger from Denise Kirk scratch and dent off E Bay for $25 bucks original retail was over $200 it came with all the brackets and hardware but for another bike it was all nice stuff. I made my own aluminum brackets and used the nice stainless hardware that was provided in the kit.
Plan to powder coat the brackets Matt Black.

CHECK IT OUT! :yeahsmile $25 dollar, real! Carbon fiber Hugger!

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SWEET!! That looks really good! Nice job!



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Is that this item?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ART-C...#ht_1485wt_941

Very nice job.
Did you drill the swing-arm on the right side?
Rain season is approaching and I need to do something about rear mudguard.
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Good welds. Pretty good idea for saving some money if you have the skills. Looks good and should be functional.

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Is that this item?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ART-C...#ht_1485wt_941

Very nice job.
Did you drill the swing-arm on the right side?
Rain season is approaching and I need to do something about rear mudguard.
Very similar, but that one has the cut out for the chain on the right. doesn't matter though you can make it work. I did not drill the swingarm, I used the tapped hole for the brake line holder thingy on the inside of the swingarm.

My hugger was relisted after no one bid on it, so I bid and no one else did.

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Good welds. Pretty good idea for saving some money if you have the skills. Looks good and should be functional.
Thanks, I don't weld aluminum much at all, I practiced on 3 small 2 inch pieces of scrap and then went for it. I got lucky

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lookin' good. I agree huggers cost alot for what you get.


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Damn nice project, I'd put it on my bike, great ingenuity...

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lookin' good. I agree huggers cost alot for what you get.
It's a complete joke the prices their asking for these. same for the slip on exhaust. as Ive said before I used to work for a pipe company we made a lot of stampings for Pro Circuit back in the day. I'm toying with the idea of making an exhaust that will be a 2 into 1 back into 2 giving me more ground clearance under the bike and then do a nice aluminum glide plate underneath.
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Damn nice project, I'd put it on my bike, great ingenuity...
Thanks, it was a simple project, I'm real happy with it.

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Is that this item?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ART-C...#ht_1485wt_941

Very nice job.
Did you drill the swing-arm on the right side?
Rain season is approaching and I need to do something about rear mudguard.
So who bid on this, anyone here?

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So who bid on this, anyone here?

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Somebody got it, Who?
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Not me.
Shipping was 325$.
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Not me.
Shipping was 325$.
Ouch!
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