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Help Needed on Rear Tire huger/fender

Hello all versys riders. i need some help on finding a rear tire huger for my versys. I saw some of em on ebay.com but for some reason i dont really like em. they are too short. i want something that really looks like a tire huger. has any of you found different once on some other websites?
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http://www.frogspecialties.com/index.php?categoryid=26 these guys are where you need to check out

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I am right pleased with my Skidmarx hugger. It is a medium sized hugger, not too big, blends in nicely, and does and excellent job protecting the important bits. Pyramid makes a bigger hugger, which might give you slightly more protection, but IMHO it looks a little gangly. Oh, the Skidmarx hugger also fit perfectly, and drops down below the swing arm in front so you dont get crud build up between the mating surface of the hugger and the swingarm. I kinda liked that as well.

Got it here... http://www.streetfightersbydesign.co...ighterhome.htm David Cork. Good guy to deal with.

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hugger

You might like this one that I bought from TWINSHACK....u can fibreglass or carbon fibre.....they fit real nice and look good...paint them yourself...
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I looked about for a while before ordering a hugger and
I have ordered this one from pyramid plastics

http://www.pyramid-plastics.co.uk/ca...oducts_id=1955

its longer and continues further down towards the floor, I didnt like have the one above as it joins to the frame..

Personnel choice but I prefered the pyramid one

you can get them from
http://www.intobikes.co.uk/products?...1614&bf=1&gf=0

Comes in black but im going to spray it candy plasma blue,,,

Sorry if i keep quoting uk websites, I know most of the forum users are not from the uk, but there must be a few..

plus they maybe cheaper here and shipping to the states, Canada is no problem
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wow. You guys are awesome. thank you so much. i am gonna look through the websites and decide which one would be the lucky. thank you again.
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Here's mine from TwinShack, painted red:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...earHugger2.jpg

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Two unflattering shots of my skidmarx
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2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**

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With the tail bobbed...

Unflattering again, but I think the look works :~))
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2011 KTM SM-T. Crash bars, E55 Top Box, Fender extender front and rear.
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I looked about for a while before ordering a hugger and
I have ordered this one from pyramid plastics...
I thought the Pyramid was supposed to be difficult to fit, required modification. most of he people I've spoken to or heard from reccommend the Ermax hugger. That may be because the Ermax can come colour matched I suppose

did you have any difficulty in fitting the Pyramid hugger?

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did you have any difficulty in fitting the Pyramid hugger?
I hope not, It only came yesterday so im going to take it to be sprayed on sunday, so I will be fitting it very soon, I will take some pics for you all
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Talking Pyramid Hugger

Here is mine. The only modifications needed were to clean up the holes by the chain guard.



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I also bought the Pyramid model. I've only been able to test it for a couple hundred miles before having to put the bike away for winter. I still seem to get mud/dirt up under the tail for some reason - more testing is needed to verify this. But, most annoying is the tapping sound on some bumps. Where the plastic touches the swingarm is mostly like the culprit. I'm going to put some rubber stick on bumbers like for cupboard doors to fix the problem. Installation was simple - three screws, that's it. Looks good though
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did you have any difficulty in fitting the Pyramid hugger?
No difficulty at all, looks fab colour coded, have not ridden the bike yet





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I too bought a Skidmarx, I have Shorty's lowering kit, I was really impressed with the fit, plus it came in black!I like the fact that it uses the brake line bracket hole to support the hugger with the included hardware. I ended up drilling a slot on the chain guard side at the front, then used a 100 lb. black tywrap to anchor the front corner.
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Be sure to check out the "Cheap Alternative
to a Hugger" thread...
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=2735
I may go that route for now until I get some
of my other more pressing farkles financed.
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