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two toned hugger from pyramid

I'm looking for a nice rear hugger..found this nice one from Pyramid:

http://www.visordown.com/product-fea...sys/18518.html

my question is: will I have to modify it because of the Speedy lowering link?
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Yes, I have the pyramid and speedy's link. I got the ABS link, so there would be room to attach that tab on the left in your picture. I did have to do quite a bit of trimming, but I got it to look good.

One thing to note, if the suspension is set too soft, the undertail will contact with the hugger. I found that out the hard way, breaking the hugger. Fixed it with some glue and zip ties. The pyramid looks nice, the lines match with the front fender. However, it's a two-piece design, so it may come unglued. The plastic is kinda cheesy too. I like the look, but not sure I'd purchase again.
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104 Pounds !!!!

75.00 USD here in Thailand for 1 piece
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I've had two pyramid huggers break where the right front fastener attaches. The first one was replaced under warranty. If you buy one, reinforce that area with metal.
Mine has no signs of touching the underside of the seat area.

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I bought a used one and the front right tab is a weak link in there design breaks very easily. As I found out on my way home I will be reinforcing it with fiberglass on the under side.
twowheeladdict do you have a picture of your metal reinforcement
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Hmmm... I just bought a Pyramid Hugger in Black.
Now hearing about some issues as above...

It is 2 piece, but is bolted together with 3 bolts and nyloc nuts - unlike the picture above.

I have already found a manufacturing issue - the 2 parts when together and bolted create a bulge in the the lip on the inside of the mated surfaces that can trap crap thrown by the rear wheel. I'm going to try and see if I can smooth this area out, and maybe put some 3M VHS Double sided tape there to seal it and close the gap.
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Hmmm... I just bought a Pyramid Hugger in Black.
Now hearing about some issues as above...

It is 2 piece, but is bolted together with 3 bolts and nyloc nuts - unlike the picture above.

I have already found a manufacturing issue - the 2 parts when together and bolted create a bulge in the the lip on the inside of the mated surfaces that can trap crap thrown by the rear wheel. I'm going to try and see if I can smooth this area out, and maybe put some 3M VHS Double sided tape there to seal it and close the gap.
I noticed a bit of a gap on mine, too. Filled it in with RTV, I think, or some other flexible silcone stuff. Mine wasn't bolted together, just glued. Maybe they've updated it.
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Mine has no signs of touching the underside of the seat area.
Mine didn't look like it would touch, distance seemed adequate. But, I had my shock set all the way soft (1), so it compressed enough to hit. Adding preload back up to around 4 solved it.
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I really like my Skidmarx hugger...built really well, looks really good, price was reasonable. I picked up a nail in my tire that ended up whacking the hugger a bunch of times. The nail bent, the hugger is literally without a scratch.

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twowheeladdict do you have a picture of your metal reinforcement
My replacement just broke. I will be repairing it when I stay at home more than a couple days.

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I really like my Skidmarx hugger...built really well, looks really good, price was reasonable. I picked up a nail in my tire that ended up whacking the hugger a bunch of times. The nail bent, the hugger is literally without a scratch.

cool hugger..what year is your bike? their site only lists generation 1 bikes.. in the picture it looks like on the right side the hugger fits over the shock mount..is this true?

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It's a 2011. I don't think it sits over the shock mount, might just be the angle.

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It's a 2011. I don't think it sits over the shock mount, might just be the angle.
would it be possible to get a picture from the right side? and the attachment on that side?
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I bought a used one and the front right tab is a weak link in there design breaks very easily. As I found out on my way home I will be reinforcing it with fiberglass on the under side.
twowheeladdict do you have a picture of your metal reinforcement

Here is my new Pyramid Rear Hugger showing the 3 bolts holding the 2 parts together.
ignore all the while specks - it is acrylic dust from making my reinforcing parts.



here the the front right mount that seems to be a weak point.
It attaches the the rear brake line hose clip rear bolt behind the rear shock mount.
the flange does not mount to anything solid as the flange has 3-4mm ridge giving the plastic its strength. but as there is nothing on the rear swing arm where it mounts that goes up into the space under the flange... it will crack when you screw it down.

So you need to back fill the underside of the flange.
I made mine with some acrylic, that was thick enough to be flush with the lips of the flange. I then made an acrylic disk to fill the hole as it is LARGE.
drilled a hole for the bolt - make sure you know where to drill the hole by test fitting it. I glued the disc to the my reinforcing plate and then used very thin double sided tape to hold the plate to hugger flange.
The reinforcing plate holds the hugger flange up off swingarm, and the disc I made keeps the rear brake line hose wire holder from crushing the top of the plastic flange.












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would it be possible to get a picture from the right side? and the attachment on that side?
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Here are some pics from the right side. Please disregard the dirt...I think I'll go wash my bike now though...





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I recently installed the pyramid rear hugger and I didn't have any issues. However, I didn't fully tighten the upper right fastener due to the previous listed reasons. If that fastener becomes problematic, I will just us liquid screw or something to keep it tight and right. Note the black hugger has a blueish tint to it.
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Here are some pics from the right side. Please disregard the dirt...I think I'll go wash my bike now though...





too cool...it's as I thought..the mounting screw hole on the right side no longer exists on my bike because of the speedy lowering link (well it's there..it's just being used and is covered by a big hunk of aluminum)...I'd have to do some adjusting to get your hugger to fit...let me know when your riding through..a beer is one me...
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Bummer about the lowering kit in the way for the Skidmarx hugger. Looks like you might have go a different route. Thankfully, there are several other options out there.

I'll let you know what my trip is looking like as I plan it more. If it works out to grab a beer, great!

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too cool...it's as I thought..the mounting screw hole on the right side no longer exists on my bike because of the speedy lowering link (well it's there..it's just being used and is covered by a big hunk of aluminum)...I'd have to do some adjusting to get your hugger to fit...let me know when your riding through..a beer is one me...
chadams66,

Got any pics with what you finally came up with? And what hugger did you finally get? The Pyramids seem to be doomed structurallyl and I've got a brand new one I don't want to screw up. A lot of people like that expensive powerbronze, but the screen sides make a mess when it rains: better off without one period!

Thanks!
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