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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Lots of threads on this. Just want a plain old black plastic one that fits without drilling or cutting and comes with the hardware. Not carbon, not polycarbonate, not fiberglass.
Can't spend $100, when most other bikes can be fitted for $40 to $60.
What's up with this?
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Check what you can do for about $2. Couple of pop-rivets, two pieces of SS scrap, and a piece of conveyor belting, light duty....
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+1 on the DIY job. Lots of easy and cheap ways to get the job of a hugger done. I made a deflector, double sided velcro to the battery box. Not as cool looking as a hugger, but it looks like it came with the bike and it works.

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Don't waste your money on a pyramid hugger. They are crap.

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Don't waste your money on a pyramid hugger. They are crap.
I must be a disappointment to someone... my pyramid hugger has been fine for 15,000 miles, now I feel cheated
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Pleased with the Skidmarx hugger. No cutting, all necessary hardware and not too expensive.

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Powerbronze carbon silver mesh. Very nice.
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Powerbronze carbon silver mesh. Very nice.
Is it actual carbon fiber or just painted to look like it?

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I must be a disappointment to someone... my pyramid hugger has been fine for 15,000 miles, now I feel cheated
Keep an eye on the forward right mount point. They warranted my first one and the second one cracked in the same place. I will probably epoxy a piece of metal to the underside to provide support.

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Pleased with the Skidmarx hugger. No cutting, all necessary hardware and not too expensive.
+1 The Skidmarx fits your bill perfectly. I don't remember the cost, but I'm totally happy with mine too. black, easy to install, not cutting, etc.

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I picked up a 3" nail in my rear tire mid turn. I was so glad I didn't spend the money on a hugger because it would have shredded it.
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I picked up a 3" nail in my rear tire mid turn. I was so glad I didn't spend the money on a hugger because it would have shredded it.
I picked up a nail in my tire too and I heard this awful noise and couldn't figure out what it was. It went away, so I stopped worrying about. I heard it again a few days later, but it went away. I was curious, and finally found a nail in the tire that had been hitting the hugger. Looking at the hugger, you would never know though! I was quite surprised, not even a nick in the edge of the hugger where the nail hit. The hugger bent the nail, more than the nail ate up the hugger.

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