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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by kaivalagi » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:59 pm

That extender is for the front wheel....I've got one siliconed onto my front fender, good to have but on the front end ;)
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Kernow » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:04 pm

not heard of an extender for the rear , got a fender extender on the front . Iam not sure the soft plastic of the original guard would support anything worthwhile .
My home made mudflap infront hanging behind the shock is doing a good enough job .

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by stinkerbill » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:36 am

kaivalagi wrote:That extender is for the front wheel....I've got one siliconed onto my front fender, good to have but on the front end ;)


Nope, it's for the rear hugger. This one is for a 990 Super Duke, so I assume it'll fit the SMT?
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/produ ... -2008.html

I have a fenda extenda for the front, so I know the difference ;)
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Kernow » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:46 am

£30 for that little piece of plastic then you need have ugly self tappers holding it on as well as some sort of adhesive . makes the stupid price of other huggers look cheap

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by stinkerbill » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:34 am

It may well be expensive, but to buy the OEM hugger, chain guard and fittings is only about £35... add this £30 and it's £65 - still £20 cheaper than the current price of a Skidmarx hugger/chainguard... which breaks.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Kernow » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:12 am

Fair point , would like to see one fitted . It's given me an idea to trim down my broken hugger and fit the mudguard part over the oe one . Worth I try maybe

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by stinkerbill » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:13 am

I've just ordered all the bits (original OEM stuff to replace my cracked Skidmarx and the hugger extender)

I'll post pics when it's done

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by coopers » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:14 pm

stinkerbill have you done anything yet...??

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by stinkerbill » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:47 pm

Here you go... (ignore the crud!)

I fitted it using the glue provided (clamping overnight so it cured properly)

Looks much better in my opinion, if not quite the coverage of the Skidmarx hugger...


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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by coopers » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:44 pm

Nice looking, have you tried in wet condition does it the job..??

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by stinkerbill » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:06 pm

I've not really tried it yet - I'm actually selling the SMT so trying to keep it clean! :)
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by kaivalagi » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:46 pm

Looks very tidy...tempting if I need to replace again...
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by coopers » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:48 pm

I like it,but if you use i would love to see some pics

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by limeyduffa » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:27 am

Sorry to hijack this thread as well, but I've gone with stinkerbill's extension recommendation.

http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/produ ... -2008.html

I was going to get the skidmarx product, but then I read about it's high failure rate, so went with the above.

Kernow has a good point. All up, it's about $50AUD for a little bit of plastic. I'm sure I could go down to Clarkrubber and glue some nylon onto my existing hugger for about $5, but then it will look like a farmer's bike. I doubt I could make it look as professional as the above mentioned vendor. They do note that they have to make the product ("made to order"), so they aren't gaining economises of scale by making 10000 units and then putting them on the shelf. So, thanks stinkerbill for the review ;)

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Gimlet » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:10 am

I like the Skidmarx hugger because it really keeps the crap off but the left hand rear attachment screw, the one on top of the swinging arm on the chain side, doesn't have a large enough spacer as supplied so it stresses the hugger which eventually cracks. Adding an extra washer, or a pair of fibre washers either side of the hugger to protect the fibreglass solves the problem.

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Magic Wand » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:02 pm

Please, also see this thread:
"SMT rear hugger." (search for it on this forum)
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