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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2018, 03:50:32 PM »
Each to their own and all that, but i prefer less  :745:

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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2018, 04:19:06 PM »
 :828: MDR, I’m sure I will!

I’ve also taken another leaf from your book and ordered a Tail Bag too! It’s a cheap one from EvilBay for £20 but I saw a bike with a Tail bag whilst out riding last weekend.
I was using my Tank Bag and getting fed up having to remove it each time I needed fuel, constantly readjusting it and feeling like my riding position was comprised a little.
I thought, The Tail bag is a far better and more permanent solution.
The bike I saw had a Kriega one but can’t justify the £69!! (Not to the wife anyway)
Like you I’ll be keeping this ducktail thing along with waterproofs and first aid kit in there ready for the wet weather.

I’m disappointed with myself I chicken’d out of buying the sport one. Looking at this one, I’m inclined to think it would work. Especially if you’ve got the massive original number plate!

I’ve got an 8x6 plate on Evotech Tail Tidy, I wouldn’t consider buying the Sport version extender if you’ve got any smaller size number plate but this original extender would definitely work with smaller plates.

I’ve tried to take as many pictures as possible without going over the top. And shown measurements to help anyone else thinking of buying one now winter is coming.

Hope it helps and thanks again for all the advice I’ve received!

Tail bag:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273459486222

I’ll let you all know what the bags like when it arrives
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2018, 04:29:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wright_stuf [+]
Each to their own and all that, but i prefer less  :745:



Agreed!

The deciding factor for me was not only the size but like MDR has already explained, the ease of removing it is a bonus!

I’ll definitively only use this in bad weather. A motorcycles for life, not just sunny days  :028:
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2018, 07:23:12 PM »
 :028: who looks at the back end when it's persisting it down  :038: :164:
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2018, 08:40:44 PM »
It’s more about stopping the spray and road crap flipping off the rear tyre up your back and down your  :164:

It turns out the OE rear end was there for a reason  :oh_no:
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2018, 06:03:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ninjamaster [+]
Shandy a pic of yournrepairnkit in situ and how you secure it there is possible wou p d be greatly appreciated!

 :431: Ninja, didn’t read this post properly first time round  :164:

Anyway, here’s the pictures you requested. The kit stays tucked in here quite nicely and has never looked like falling out.
I first put it in a plastic bag to try and protect it but it flapped around like mad in the wind and made an irritating noise to the point I thought something was wrong  :003: I was relieved when it turned out to be just the bag  :oh_no: :046:

The kit is still there for now but I’ll probably move it into the Tail Pack when it arrives and it’ll live there along with waterproofs and first aid kit. That’s also where this mudguard extender thing will go when not in use!

Anyway I digress, here’s the pictures hope they help  :062:






I think I bought kit from J&S in the end, but here’s almost identical one from SBS

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/2636
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2018, 09:23:37 PM »
So you havent tied it down or anything? Just wedged it into the side? Would save a sh*t load of space for me. I have the gear gremlin kit that I got from SBS.

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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2018, 09:50:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ninjamaster [+]
So you havent tied it down or anything? Just wedged it into the side? Would save a sh*t load of space for me. I have the gear gremlin kit that I got from SBS.

Yep  :028:

It was a bit of a leap of faith when I first left it in there... but I thought it'll either work or it will end up on the road somewhere, only one way to find out  :164:

I'm pleased to say it's been sat in there nice and snug for a good couple of thousand miles, no problem  :062:
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2018, 12:07:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
Yep  :028:

It was a bit of a leap of faith when I first left it in there... but I thought it'll either work or it will end up on the road somewhere, only one way to find out  :164:

I'm pleased to say it's been sat in there nice and snug for a good couple of thousand miles, no problem  :062:
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Re: Hugger Extender 2017 (How To)
« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2018, 12:15:53 AM »
No worries dude  :028:
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