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Hello all,

I have taken delivery of my 2006 Tiger from a company called SKIDMARX based in Weymouth, Dorset.

They had my bike at their factory to develop a HUGGER for the UK/USA and European market place.

Whilst my bike was with them they also produced a DARK TINT screen and headlight protectors for the TIGER. The screen is taller than TRIUMPHS touring screen, and has for me, sorted out the wind noise.

You can contact them via their Web site address, just put a search in for SKIDMARX.

They are also looking for a spoke version Tiger for HUGGER development.

SKIDMARX gave me the HUGGER, SCREEN and HEAD LIGHT PROTECTORS as a thank you for using my bike.

So if you have a spoke version Tiger get to them and you'll have some free goodies aswell.

I will try to post some pics, not sure how to do it yet. Can someone help?
If not my bike has been pictured for their web site, sould be on there very soon, have a look.

Merry Xmas to you all.
 
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Cheers for that!
I was surprised on Christmas morning by a nicely wrapped Skidmarx hugger. Never realised they made them for the Tiger. Havent fitted it yet, must wash the muck off the Tiger first. Will comment on its fit as soon as I can.

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Well, the fit was straightforward.
However, for a hugger to leave a 15mm x 100mm gap directly between the tyre and the base of the shock seems to be an oversight.

Not so clever, Skidmarx.
 

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Hello The Duck

What I suggest you do is to give SKIDMARX a call, they are a great team and would welcome your input. I'm happy with mine, mine also has a tiny gap. I'll give them a call today, ok? :)
 
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Hi Tiger1454,
it will be interesting to hear their comments.
I'll take a photo and email it to them. I'd be surprised if they couldn't improve the shape of the hugger to remove the gap on future versions.

On my own one, I havent yet thought of a good way of blocking this off, a lazy way would be a strip of black duct tape but I'd rather have something a bit more permanent.

On a general note, so few huggers seem to offer protection to the lower shock linkages. My old RS had an aftermarket on that offered this, seems such an obvious thing to include.
 

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Hello Duck

E-mailed some pics of mine to SKIDMARX, they are having a look at it. I wouldn't do anything to yours yet, if they modify it you could swap it for a replacement :cool:

If I hear anything I'll let you know. cheers.
 

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SKIDMARX have emailed me today, saying that they will supply a gasket to sort it out. Contact them, i'm sure they'll send you one, cheers. :wink:
 
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Hi Tiger1454,
I mailed them just yesterday, so no reply yet.
No doubt they'll make the same offer, hopefully!

\will see what they say and feedback.

cheers :)
 
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well, Skidmarx's idea of a fix comprises a thin strip of adhesive backed neoprene. All of 2 mm thick.
I dont think they have really grasped the size of the gap their design leaves uncovered.

I filled the gap myself with a trimmed piece of rubber sheet bonded into position with black RTV.

Until they get their tooling sorted I'd advise anyone looking for a Hugger to give Skidmarx a miss. Shame, as apart from from this, its not a bad piece of kit, especially for the money.

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