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Old 12-12-2008, 06:01 AM   #1
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Rear Hugger

I was looking at rear huggers the other day, I was thinking maybe I should get one. Does anyone have any pros and cons to a rear hugger? And do you have some pics of your GSXR with a rear Hugger so I can get the look?
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: Rear Hugger

Wow no one has any pics are comments about a hugger. I have done a search and looked thru threads.. I just need to see some pics and suggestions of brands...
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:10 AM   #3
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Re: Rear Hugger

I got the Hotbodies, but I'm not happy with it. It seems cheap and the fitment wasn't great. All the mounting holes lined up OK but one corner rubs against the swingarm. It's molded so that there's a portion of it that acts as a chain guard, so the original had to be removed. Also, after installation, it appears to be off center if you view it from the rear. The finish is nice but overall I give it

I'm gonna get rid of it and get the Puig, which is a little smaller, but looks better.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Re: Rear Hugger

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I was looking at rear huggers the other day, I was thinking maybe I should get one. Does anyone have any pros and cons to a rear hugger? And do you have some pics of your GSXR with a rear Hugger so I can get the look?

We have Hotbodies and Puig.


Here are some photos.

http://www.hardracing.com/Misc/PUIG.htm

http://www.hardracing.com/HOTBODIES/...iesHuggers.htm


Let us know if we can be of assistance.


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Old 12-13-2008, 05:56 AM   #5
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Re: Rear Hugger

If you end up buying one stay away from the HotBodies... It's made of poor quality plastic, holes didnt line up during installation, and it broke after an hour of riding. At high speed it tends to bounce and the lip of it got caught in the grooves in my metzler m1 and exploded.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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Geez, that sounds bad. I was thinking about getting the hotbodies undertail kit, but after hearing this its making me think twice.

I have a Powerbronze rear hugger, its a good fitment and the finish is nice. Matches the bikes body/lines well IMO. Its also available in CF which is good. But mine is black like my bike

If I was you go for the Puig if you can, if not the Powerbronze. Both are nice.
The hotbodies one looks ugly and doesn't match IMO
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:51 AM   #7
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Yea I am gonna go with a Puig.. I think I might invest in some Pazzo Levers first tho. After hearing nothing but negative things I might do away with the hugger idea!
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:22 AM   #8
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I went with the Puig because I think it fits the design of our bikes the best:

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Old 12-14-2008, 07:44 AM   #9
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uthaug thanks for the pics.. Yea the Puig looks sick on the o5's 600 I might have changed my mind now
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:59 AM   #10
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i got one from a guy on ebay...i like it, he paints them to match factory paint codes. if you like it i can try to find the sellers name.

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Old 12-14-2008, 10:06 AM   #11
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uthaug thanks for the pics.. Yea the Puig looks sick on the o5's 600 I might have changed my mind now

They really are great quality.


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Old 12-14-2008, 05:35 PM   #12
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I knwo the quality.. Its the price that matters. Seen some real expensive ones.. Almost 200$
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I knwo the quality.. Its the price that matters. Seen some real expensive ones.. Almost 200$

No no.
We have most for around $150.


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Old 12-14-2008, 07:56 PM   #14
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I bought the one on ebay from PIT-ECK and it was horrible. It didnt fit for shit. They said the huggers are made to "trim to get a perfect fit"... More like trim, cut, mold, add filler, sand, prime, add more filler, finish, and then find out it still doesnt fit. The seller description says perfect fit. Then they email me with trim to fit. There is a shop by my house that has a puig carbon fiber one on the shelf and it looks like it was built alot better. They had an 04 600 used for sale and I set oit on there and it fit like oem.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:42 PM   #15
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #16
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Re: Rear Hugger

Ok guys, Best rear tyre hugger for a Gsxr750 k7?

I like this one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/06-07-08-...#ht_500wt_1180

Just wish it was in real carbon.

Another nice one:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suzuki-GS...ht_5123wt_1165

Or the simple one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-Suzuki...item3ef6eba0a2

Cheers, let me hear your thoughts! ;D
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:52 AM   #17
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Re: Rear Hugger

my new pyramid hugger , looks sweet , clean shock & linkages , no real downfalls that i can tell cheers. BTW all holes lined up perfect , had oe chain gaurd removed and hugger installed in about 1/2 hr, qaulity seems good came with all hardware necessary no complaints bought online from AMC.com in Aus
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:00 AM   #18
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Re: Rear Hugger

minjayd do you mind taking a picture of your rear license plate assembly? it looks like your fender eliminator is utilizing the stock lights (something i'd like to do)

i'd appreciate any input you have on the subject. I've been interested in a rear hugger for my k5 for quite some time, yours is definitely the best fit / match to the body style i've seen in years
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #19
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Hey minjayd,
Nice frame plugs. Mind if I ask you where did you get them?
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