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Tire Hugger question

I like to keep my bikes clean, so I think a tire hugger would be a nice farkle for me. But most of the listings are not saying it fits a 2015 650. What years are the same, if anyone can tell me for sure?

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I wish I could help out, but I have no idea how the ABS might affect fitment of a rear hugger designed for a non-ABS bike...

I have the Skidmarx hugger on my 2011 and like it a lot!

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I got one from ermax, but it looks exactly like the one from Bodystyle. Pretty sure it's the same. And they sell it as 2015 model.

Edit: Oh well, the forum turned the image... I'm a bit in a hurry though.
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get it and some files and mod if needed =p

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I got one from ermax, but it looks exactly like the one from Bodystyle. Pretty sure it's the same. And they sell it as 2015 model.

Edit: Oh well, the forum turned the image... I'm a bit in a hurry though.
Thanks for the photos! Do you recommend the ones that are actually part of the chain guard like Ermax's? If the back of the chain guard is slightly longer it might be worthwhile. On past bikes, I used to find a little scoop to attach to make it a little longer to help keep things cleaner.

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I just bought this one. Horribly over-priced though. http://www.ebay.com/itm/311367210973...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I can't figure out how it mounts though. Maybe it'll make sense when it arrives.

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It will, there are two holes for bolts on the chain side swing arm and one on the other side near the suspension. I would recommend you use good quality stainless steel hex head bolts as they can take a battering form the elements.
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It will, there are two holes for bolts on the chain side swing arm and one on the other side near the suspension. I would recommend you use good quality stainless steel hex head bolts as they can take a battering form the elements.
Ok Throttled. Cool. It comes with the hardware, but thx for the tip in case it's not SS. I prefer black stainless and I think I have them in my stash somewhere.

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A black finish is what I had, but one has still jammed. The solution would be to occasionally unscrew and apply a bit of copper grease.
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I just added a little extender to my chain guard. I will fashion a better one, but this'll do for the time being.
Back in the 80's I used to go to a motorcycle junk yard and find the little front brake rotor fender that was on early Honda 750's. Some of you guys will remember those miniature fenders. Anyway, I'd attach them to the end of my chain guard on my Yamaha RZ's and RD's.

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I just bought this one. Horribly over-priced though. http://www.ebay.com/itm/311367210973...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
I can't figure out how it mounts though. Maybe it'll make sense when it arrives.
O.O did you get a sexual favor with that? or atleast some lube? horribly over priced is an understatement IMO

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A black finish is what I had, but one has still jammed. The solution would be to occasionally unscrew and apply a bit of copper grease.
midol works as a great anti seize

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Got the Powerbronze tire hugger today. That is only 2 days shipping from Michigan!
I also got my side bags and hand guards today from the dealer. Now I am only waiting for the top case mount plate.

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Thanks for the photos! Do you recommend the ones that are actually part of the chain guard like Ermax's? If the back of the chain guard is slightly longer it might be worthwhile. On past bikes, I used to find a little scoop to attach to make it a little longer to help keep things cleaner.
I'd recommend it. The chain guard is longer than the stock one and I think it looks better if it's integrated with the hugger.
I really like the Ermax hugger. It's well made, as you can see on the photos. Even though it's the unpainted one it looks nice and there are no scratches from manufacturing. (You can order painted one's in different colors, though.)
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