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Twinshack hugger noise?

I just installed a twinshack hugger. At highway speed there is a very loud howl now that sounds like transmission noise. I am thinking it must be from air passing under and around the hugger? Anyone else had this experience?
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I just installed a twinshack hugger. At highway speed there is a very loud howl now that sounds like transmission noise. I am thinking it must be from air passing under and around the hugger? Anyone else had this experience?
I just installed an ermax and my first ride today I also noticed some additional transmission noise. I thought it was just from the chain getting dry but then I read your post. I bet you are correct that some noise get's trapped inside the new air cavity. I wonder if anyone else has noticed. I was getting ready to go home and clean and lubricate the chain so I'll let you know if that changes the sound or not.
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I have had my Twinshak hugger on for about 12k miles now-either I've got used to it or noise isn't there. But, I do wear ear plugs and mine has about 9 coats of paint on it! Probably going back to matt black, so a 10th may be on the way.


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hugger noise

I have a hugger from twinshack and have never had the problem you describe...have you got it screwed down properly utilizing all the screw holes?
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Hugger noise

Well I took it off last night and took the bike for a ride. Noise was gone. Put it back on and brought it in to work today ( I work on motorcycles) and put foam under front edge thinking it might be wind noise. Did not help. Actually I have thought the transmission has been too noisy since I have owned the bike. Might be the hugger is just making the transmission noise louder because of the way it is positioned. Might have to just go with earplugs or try to get to the bottom of the transmission noise. Thanks for input.
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I thought I read a thread where it could be the chain rubbing against the hugger somewhere.?


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I notice a different sound also when I put my TS Hugger on. I guess I goteen used to it or the sound has been drowned out by the cherry bomb muffler
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I cleaned and lubed my chain and still have the noise with the ermax. I wear plugs and it is definitely different than the day before I installed it, I'm not worried, I think it is just the extended chain guard trapping the noise and the plastic housing amplifing it. Probably the same for any hugger you install, just that some people don't notice it just like some drivers don't notice when they are running around with a flat tire.
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