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08 hugger
« on: December 18, 2014, 22:53:02 »
looking to buy a hugger for my 08 vara but they all seem to be Ģ80 plus,does anyone know of an alternative?
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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 05:54:06 »
Sorry, only ever seen the Pyramid brand.
If you want to simply "protect" the rear shock then something DIY or a commercial "sock/tube/sleeve" can easily be found
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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 12:12:49 »
Well said Jasper... the rubber sleeve is the obvious choice for anyone not wanting to spend much money. When i was riding for a living i used these and found them more than adequate. Can be bought from Ebay between Ģ6 [€8] to Ģ19 [€24]
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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 20:39:07 »
If you've found a hugger for 80 quid buy it NOW! Thats a good price. Mine was more than that in 2007.

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 19:15:51 »
To protect the the rear shock I installed a Japanese spatula at the regulator between the rear shock and the rear wheel.

Costs ~ 1 EURO

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 20:56:05 »
To protect the the rear shock I installed a Japanese spatula at the regulator between the rear shock and the rear wheel.

Costs ~ 1 EURO

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2014, 17:22:04 »
Here the pics, sorry to be late, it had been christmas.


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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2014, 22:12:22 »
There is something better from desertstorm.de.

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2014, 00:04:45 »
Better, mmh.
Sure itīs more expensive, but is it therefore better?

The Japanese spatula is minimum requirement and does its purpose.

It is to decide for themselves.

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2014, 01:22:29 »
Here the pics, sorry to be late, it had been christmas.


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simple but effective, who  stocks them?

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2014, 11:15:48 »
Easy to find.

Just go in a local "Do-It-Yourself-Store" / "DIY-Superstore" such as the German companies HORNBACH or BAUHAUS or ... and ask for Japanese plastic spatula.

Please see here exemplary the link to HORNBACH Germany: http://www.hornbach.de/shop/Japanspachtel-Kunststoff-Set-4-tlg/8538082/artikel.html

You donīt need to buy a set, just look for the size you need and buy this one only.

I think you will have an equivalent as well in the UK.

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2014, 16:39:22 »
Easy to find.

Just go in a local "Do-It-Yourself-Store" / "DIY-Superstore" such as the German companies HORNBACH or BAUHAUS or ... and ask for Japanese plastic spatula.

Please see here exemplary the link to HORNBACH Germany: http://www.hornbach.de/shop/Japanspachtel-Kunststoff-Set-4-tlg/8538082/artikel.html

You donīt need to buy a set, just look for the size you need and buy this one only

I think you will have an equivalent as well in the UK.

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Brilliant, Thanks Rainer. Look forward to meeting you all in Nant.
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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 13:12:17 »

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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 14:58:33 »
Thanks for the info but that works out almost same price as new here, as Ģ39.99 bid so far and Ģ25 p&p from Greece.
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Re: 08 hugger
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 20:04:12 »
I am considering getting a Pyramid Hugger for my 08; just took off the rack for the Honda panniers which bolt onto the sub-frame behind the exhaust together with the other support bar.

To anyone using such hugger; does it offer enough clearance to fit both racks?