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Offline IakWhisky   scotland

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Rear wheel hugger?
on: September 10, 2019, 01:22:22 pm
September 10, 2019, 01:22:22 pm
I take it that the OE rear wheel hugger / mudguard is largely ornamental judging by the filth now covering the back of my bike and even the pillion seat.

Are there any aftermarket options or extenders that anyone recommends?

It was fine having a GS covered in mud, but not so nice with my lovely new Multistrada.

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 01:53:06 pm
    September 10, 2019, 01:53:06 pm
    Mud & Filth,  :110: :110: :110: , You took it out when it was wet !!!!!!!!!! :001: :001: :001:

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 02:22:53 pm
    September 10, 2019, 02:22:53 pm
    *Originally Posted by IakWhisky [+]
    I take it that the OE rear wheel hugger / mudguard is largely ornamental judging by the filth now covering the back of my bike and even the pillion seat.

    Are there any aftermarket options or extenders that anyone recommends?

    It was fine having a GS covered in mud, but not so nice with my lovely new Multistrada.

    you obviously did not read the owners manual...... it states do not ride with in 24 hours of last rain fall or near any mud as it may get dirty  :028:
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 02:36:52 pm
    September 10, 2019, 02:36:52 pm
    That's me stuffed as I live in Scotland and my commute includes country roads!

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 04:48:57 pm
    September 10, 2019, 04:48:57 pm
    I put this Touratech extender on. I rode through the construction zone soup for about 10 kms and you can see what it looks like when I was plugging the tire the next day with no wash in between. The last shot is when it is clean. Its looks may not be for everyone but it works











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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 07:18:15 pm
    September 10, 2019, 07:18:15 pm
    Can you post a link with that touratech extender please?

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 04:46:50 am
    September 11, 2019, 04:46:50 am
    Here is the page for Touratech Germany. They call it "Rear Splashguard". Mine was a universal model which I did not see here but one of these should work as well since I had to drill holes in mine to put it where I wanted it.

    https://shop.touratech.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=rear+splashguard&ignoreForCache=1


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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 04:52:08 am
    September 11, 2019, 04:52:08 am
    I think the splash guard  for the KTM would be my choice out of the ones I see now for the most coverage;

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 06:17:57 am
    September 11, 2019, 06:17:57 am
    I have found this one and in my opinion will work perfectly, but I am not sure If will fit 100%.
    Now I saw a comment says that fits on MTS 950.


    https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32954228674.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32954228674&aff_trace_key=&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=8965amp-jVPN16O5K6r2uiAiAf7ORQ1568178829754
    Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 06:22:21 am by Julian

    Offline IakWhisky   scotland

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    Re: Rear wheel hugger?
    Reply #9 on: September 11, 2019, 08:13:20 am
    September 11, 2019, 08:13:20 am
    I had one of those numberplate splash guards (and a hugger) on my first GS.
    The second and third GSes (I know ... but I am a 'reformed' character now I own a Ducati) both used one of these which was very effective - https://www.nippynormans.com/mudsling-xheads/machineart-mudsling-r1200gs-lc-2013-on-2017-on-r1200-adv-lc-2014-on-2018-on-r1250gsadventure

    The rear wheel fender thing is mostly to prevent the bike from flinging stones at vehicles behind I think and not effective as a mudguard. All of my GSes came with one fitted and it was the first thing that I removed.

     


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