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Has anybody fit a rear hugger to their 05 or 06 ST? I see Jack Lilley (UK) list one on their site.

Any experiences?
 

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The powerbronze hugger is a good quality piece of kit. No you don't have to drill any holes, but one tip is put the securing nut on top of the hugger. Good luck and safe riding.

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OK. I've just ordered my Powerbronze carbon-fiber look hugger for my '06 ST through a local dealer. Won't be here for at least 3 weeks I'm afraid.

I like huggers. They seem to keep lots of the crud off the shock and the rest of the bike. I used to have the Triumph one on my '99 ST.

Thanks for the pics and the comments.

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Good looking pic iceman. smart hugger and clean looking bike. How is the hugger held in place as the ABS version does not have the tapped holes in the swing arm?
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Hi guys. Fitted a Powerbronze hugger to mine too. Just don't follow the instructions that come with it unless you remove the rear wheel first. I attached the frame to the hugger first , then loosened and removed the rear caliper to get the hugger under the brake line, then bolted it all down without having to remove the wheel (I didn't have the necessary tools at the time for removal).The only slight modification was that two of the holes were approx 5mm out of position on the hugger and I had to oval these out to get a line up for the bolts. :hammer:
 

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On 2006-11-29 04:13, gavinb wrote:
Good looking pic iceman. smart hugger and clean looking bike. How is the hugger held in place as the ABS version does not have the tapped holes in the swing arm?
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Gavin, the hugger has a steel bracket which uses the same bolt holes as the original chain guard.There are some photos in my album of the bits and a before,during,after sequence.
It all went together as per the instructions without removing the wheel.I had to file one of the holes in the plastic slightly bigger as I couldnt get the rubber gromet in place - but no big deal.
Probably half the time was spent cleaning all the crud from around the shock,etc.
Tankman and whisperinsmith have both put the 2 bolts that hold the hugger to the bracket in upside down as they felt that the ends of the bolts got too close to the tire.Mine seems ok - looks to be at least 6mm or so clearance and no sign of any interference.
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As Iceman said, I did reverse the bolt and nut arrangement and even with that I got a scar on my new rear tire!

I've been reading this post debating whether to mention I'm taking my hugger off my bike. Don't misunderstand, if the hugger doesn't rub anything or hit when going over bumps, then I love it. Keeps everything back there nice and clean.

I mentioned this in a previous post, but worth repeating. Since I got my new tires (Metzler Sportex M3), the hugger has given me problems. I think the new tires have a higher, rounder profile and therefore "hit" the hugger. I had to bend the frame up in order to avoid more scrapping. Then I noticed the hugger itself was hitting on the left side near the rear footpeg protection bracket.

Maybe I ride very bad roads! (Glad I just got a cheap dirtbike.)

Too bad because I loved the function of it. But on the positive side, I seem to be the only one here that's had any problem.

Good luck with yours.

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I havent had any problems with my '04 version of the power bronze hugger and have had Pilot Powers and Bridgestones new BT002's on and no problem scraping.

I also fitted it as per the instructions in less than an hour including cleaning.

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I fitted the powerbronze carbon hugger on my 06 and managed to slip it under the brake and /abs lines without disconnecting anything. It's been on for 4,000 trouble free miles now. Nice product.

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The Powerbronze hugger looks great and will probably be the one I end up with. But has anyone installed or seen the Jack Lilley version on a Sprint ST?

Thanks for the pics Iceman, looks great.
 
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