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Hi, I'm new here, just in the process of buying a low-mileage '09. Any recommendations on rear huggers to keep things clean? Especially ones that aren't made of carbon-fibre and cost about $400, lol.

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danged things ARE expensive - all of 'em! Mine was about $265 made by Hornig. There's a photo of it somewhere on this forum if you search the term Hornig i think you'll find it.
 

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Went with the Hornig myself as well (mine was 200 euro about the same as Younderbob) - and spending about another $100 for painting to match the classic paint.
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There is the more industrial looking PUIG Xtreme rear mudguard - R1200R & S all years (WUN-8160706) - Nippy Normans
But aside from that sort of differnece they are really pretty similar until, as you know, start using exotic materials or paint. Some ready to install, others are primed for painting.
The mud slinger is another option others have employed here. Belive there is a seperate thread going on that discussion.
 

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Just an FYI - just got the part back from the painters and installed it (the hornig, one screw and a nut, 10 minutes max). Had it painted the factory black saphire and had the alpine white pinstripes cut (paint takes two weeks to cure). Now that I see it on, not sure I'll be applying the pin stripes, looks really good and compliments the lines of the lower body work under the seat and the tank. Might change my mind, but right now, looks good as is. Really wonder why BMW does not just put these on evry bike. First time I rode a wet road covered in silt from dump trucks and spent an hour getting all the muck off the schock, battery, cables and fender - decsion made.
 

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. Had it painted the factory black saphire and had the alpine white pinstripes cut
I'd like to see photos of that! Considering having the BMW cases and the hugger painted to match - but that's a LOT of red! Although red, yellow and orange are the colors opthalmologists say are the most visible... anything to get the attention of the mobile and self-important cell phone users...:001_unsure:

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thompcat: Really wonder why BMW does not just put these on evry bike.
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I've got the mud slinger from machine art moto and this thing rocks! It looks stock which is really nice. I highly recommend this piece if you want something simple, affordable, and a great fit.
 

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Here is the stock Hornig on my classic. I thought it went well with the bike since the support is the bright color used on most the frame and suspension.

Wonderlic makes the same one, only the support is a darker color that goes better with the 2011 and 2012 non-classic bikes.

It does a great job of keeping the mud off the shock and the underside of the seat.
 

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Here is the stock Hornig on my classic. I thought it went well with the bike since the support is the bright color used on most the frame and suspension.
I ended up buying a Puig from a British company. Looks pretty much identical to your Hornig. Glad to hear it works as well as it looks.
 

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Any thoughts on rear hugger vs the mud sling, as far as which does a better job protecting things. I like the look of the huggers myself (I keep thinking about grabbing the one from wunderlich) but they are pricier than the mud sling. Just wondering what opinions might be, if any.
 

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The mud sling works great. I haven't had to wash off anything from the rear shock or battery area or ESA components. Definitely works well, way cheaper, and looks stock.
 

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And now with the pinstripes

Just an FYI - just got the part back from the painters and installed it (the hornig, one screw and a nut, 10 minutes max). Had it painted the factory black saphire and had the alpine white pinstripes cut (paint takes two weeks to cure). Now that I see it on, not sure I'll be applying the pin stripes, looks really good and compliments the lines of the lower body work under the seat and the tank. Might change my mind, but right now, looks good as is. Really wonder why BMW does not just put these on evry bike. First time I rode a wet road covered in silt from dump trucks and spent an hour getting all the muck off the schock, battery, cables and fender - decsion made.
Took the hugger down to a custom paint shop here in Honolulu and pulled the trigger on the white pinstripes. Have to say it looks pretty damm nice. Will post pics soon. Oh and had that silver cover had the silver dash cover behind the headlight painted black to match. Refrained from going over board, so far, and left it sans stripes.
 

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I recently fitted the PUIG rear hugger onto my 013 R1200 R. I bought it on-line from Nippy Norman’s in the UK, saving the 20% VAT as a non-resident. Arrived in nine days, took about nine minutes to fit once I’d got the hang of whether to fit it while the bike was on the side or main stand (main, FYI – with the rear tyre just very slightly lifted so as to remove pressure on the two bolts that require removal and replacement with the new ones.

I went for the Carbono faux carbon look: not quite sure if it was the best choice in hindsight, but it looks fine. The two ‘arms’ that attach the hugger to the bike are finished in the same flat silver paint as the pillion pegs and other bits on the bike: the colour doesn’t quite match that of the medium-grey adjacent swing-arm, and I was initially intending to look for an after-market auto paint spray can to try to match it up, but it doesn’t bother me or catch the eye as much as initially, so I’m leaving that for now at least.

The empty space at the rear of the bike under the seat looks kinda – well – empty, IMHO, and the hugger fills it nicely and neatly. It does a reasonable job of keeping crud off the underside and bits around in the rain, and is probably worth the money.

If you do decide to proceed there’s a separate well-illustrated (by Hoshiko) thread here somewhere… see 'Appearance', 'Xtreme Inner Fender' thread, started April 17th 2013. There are some pix of my set-up too.

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outer Brisbane, SE Queensland, Australia

Montego Blue 2013 R1200 R, PUIG rear hugger, Stebel Magnum horn, Grip Puppies, ss oil-cooler rad guard, Wunderlich ‘Trophy’ fairing coming…

 

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I recently fitted the PUIG rear hugger onto my 013 R1200 R. I bought it on-line from Nippy Norman’s in the UK, saving the 20% VAT as a non-resident.


CORRECTION, folks! I bought the PUIG unit from BR Special Tuning in the UK, NOT from Nippy's. Nippy's currently has my order for a W'lich 'Trophy' fairing.

Lawrence of Suburbia

outer Brisbane, SE Queensland, Australia

Montego Blue 2013 R1200 R: PUIG rear hugger, Stebel Magnum horn, Grip Puppies, ss oil-cooler rad guard, blue-tint 'Eagle' touring screen, Wunderlich ‘Trophy’ fairing coming…
 

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:cowboy:More farkles. :001_tt1:Additional bling.
It's ALL good!!!:goodjob:KA-CHING!
 
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