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Has anyone installed one of these? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...xaOTOS&vxp=mtr

Had a weak moment on ebay and bought one new for under $50 including shipping. ABS construction. Most brands are well over $100 plus shipping. Hopefully it is not total crap. Buying stuff from China can be a real hit or miss. Hope this is a hit, I will report back after it arrives in about a month.
That looks just like the Givi brand I installed a few months ago.

Mine was twice the price. If yours is the same you got a good deal.

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That looks just like the Givi brand I installed a few months ago.
Mine was twice the price.
Hell, I was foolish enough to buy the givi. In th eend it cost me 238$can to have it in my hand, with all the shipping, customs and usd exchange rate. INSANE. And it doesn't work.
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Hell, I was foolish enough to buy the givi. In th eend it cost me 238$can to have it in my hand, with all the shipping, customs and usd exchange rate. INSANE. And it doesn't work.
Wow that sucks. Guess I got a "deal" after all.

How does it not work for you?

I still get road grime, sand, mud, etc tossed up under my seat but the shock and forward stuff seems to stay cleaner. I think it gives the bike a more finished look rather than it looks like they forgot something in the back end.

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How does it not work for you?
It`s physics. crap flies tangent to the tire; you can figure the rest.
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China Hugger arrived today, was ordered on March 11 so just over 1 month from order to my door. It was just wrapped in some foam sheet placed in a plastic bag and taped up. The shape is somewhat deformed from shipping but I don't think it is damaged, I will let it sit for a couple of days to see if the bent part straitens out on its own, If not I will use a hair dryer to warm up the plastic and straiten it out.

basically just some molded plastic with a few bolts, no instructions but I think the install will be pretty strait forward.

My total cost including shipping was just under $50.00.

I will post some pics when I get it installed.

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My $50 hugger installed. install was strait forward and no fitment issues. Basically just a molded plastic part and some SS screws. I am happy with it for $50 but don't think it is worth more than that. Not sure how well it will work but I do like the cosmetic look, seems to make the rear end seem more finished to me.
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My $50 hugger installed. install was strait forward and no fitment issues. Basically just a molded plastic part and some SS screws. I am happy with it for $50 but don't think it is worth more than that. Not sure how well it will work but I do like the cosmetic look, seems to make the rear end seem more finished to me.
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Installed my $50 China hugger last night. It only took 3 weeks to get to Canada! Definitely worth the money, simple install, looks great and will definitely help keep crud off the spring etc.



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Very interesting as the actual product is different than the picture. The one in the picture is exactly the same unit as the one I bought from Givi.

The one you guys installed is different. It looks to be a fair amount longer.

Would imagine it will be a bit more effective keeping crud off the back of the bike than my shorter one.

Mine does help some keeping crud off the underside up forward, but still get spray up under the rear area.

I'm still glad I installed it. Gives the rear of the bike a more finished look instead of "Gee looks like something is missing."
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Very interesting as the actual product is different than the picture. The one in the picture is exactly the same unit as the one I bought from Givi.
The one you guys installed is different. It looks to be a fair amount longer.
Would imagine it will be a bit more effective keeping crud off the back of the bike than my shorter one.
Mine does help some keeping crud off the underside up forward, but still get spray up under the rear area.
I'm still glad I installed it. Gives the rear of the bike a more finished look instead of "Gee looks like something is missing."
Yeah, I thought the same thing after I installed it, it is longer than the pictures showed. Even the pics I took don't show how long it really is (but JoH's pics above do).

I'm also interested in getting one of the rear-mounted mudguards but I'm not sure how effective those are.
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I'm trying to be patient waiting for my "China Hugger" to clear customs and be delivered. I'm hoping it is the one pictured above. The eBay listing had this design and the Givi copy in the pictures...
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I’m waiting on mine as well.

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Well, my "Versys Fender" arrived in the mail. In a padded envelope. About 4" x 6"... WTF is this I wondered. It sure wasn't a hugger I'd ordered, rather it looks like a stamped steel guard for a brake reservoir or something. I've contacted the seller and am waiting for them to determine what they shipped and how to resolve the discrepancy. Though I won't be waiting more than a couple days before filing a dispute with eBay and PayPal.

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if you want to spend for look, ok.
if you think this will help against crapping your underseat, no.

don't waste your money.
it will exactly unperform like this below.
you may think this is not what you will do, but it's the same principle; crap will fly forward and over the guard. pointless I'm telling you.

I left mine for no reason. it looks more complete (when it's clean...)

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I couldn't help but notice the mud is still wet, yet your chain appears reasonably clean. Had it shed the dirt quickly, or did it not get coated in mud?

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I couldn't help but notice the mud is still wet, yet your chain appears reasonably clean. Had it shed the dirt quickly, or did it not get coated in mud?
I don't see why the chain should stay covered, just like the tires don't. The highway stretch before that picture must have flung anything off. But perhaps the chainwax has something to do with it.
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if you want to spend for look, ok.
if you think this will help against crapping your underseat, no.
I don't think any cover would help what you were riding through there.

As for rain, the hugger I installed has already proven to keep a decent amount of road water off the spring etc. There's definitely still some hitting the under seat (and therefore still splashing towards the spring) but way less than before. Not sure if this is due to it being rain (and not wet/heavy mud), the China hugger covering more of the rear wheel (compared to the noticeably shorter Givi), or something else.

dddd, what do you think of something like this? https://www.ebay.ca/itm/163030526786?var=462135840212

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I don't think any cover would help what you were riding through there.

As for rain, the hugger I installed has already proven to keep a decent amount of road water off the spring etc. There's definitely still some hitting the under seat (and therefore still splashing towards the spring) but way less than before. Not sure if this is due to it being rain (and not wet/heavy mud), the China hugger covering more of the rear wheel (compared to the noticeably shorter Givi), or something else.

dddd, what do you think of something like this? https://www.ebay.ca/itm/163030526786?var=462135840212
perhaps for mist, these guards act as an air guide to suck the mist out, I don't know. glad it helps you.

As for this ebay thing, I can't imagine how yet another tangential mud guard could possibly help. It looks very inconvenient for wheel access, and I might be taken for a bmw... oh the horror! :-D
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Here’s mine and my notes on installation.
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