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May as well make it a worthwhile insurance claim. He wanted to switch to BMW anyway.
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This is a 2013 FJR and it happened during a test-drive by a journalist from a professional motor-magazine.
There was quite a lot damage also on the boat.
 

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I made one from black sheepskin. The sheepskin was originally for the grandchild, moved on to the dogs, then a part of it ended up where it belonged - on my Roadster seat for long trips, with just a couple of large press studs under the seat at the front to locate it, and the pillion seat to clamp at the rear.
 

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Made a sheepskin seat cover for warm summer riding.



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Did you use a quick release buckle on the strap so you can quickly remove it when it rains?
Not a big deal to remove the seat unless you have something strapped to the rear seat on a trip.
There were two different times over the years where I tried a real sheepskin.
I didn't like having to stow it away when it rained and didn't like the wet dog smell if it got wet :)
This was back when we camped and I used the sheepskin as my pillow.
 

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Did you use a quick release buckle on the strap so you can quickly remove it when it rains?
Not a big deal to remove the seat unless you have something strapped to the rear seat on a trip.
There were two different times over the years where I tried a real sheepskin.
I didn't like having to stow it away when it rained and didn't like the wet dog smell if it got wet :)
This was back when we camped and I used the sheepskin as my pillow.
No quick release, but it's easy enough ro slide off.

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Almost matches mine! We have had a couple as hire bikes in the Greek Islands, as you say good little bikes, this one is hardly run in.
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I've fitted more than one of those PUIG huggers to various R's I have owned. To my eye they not only give a certain - although not huge - amount of protection from road-spray to the rear and underside of the bike but they also visually fill that empty space under the seat. Should I make that 2011 Classic purchase I'm eyeing I'll probably fit another... Earlier models of the hugger had a two-colour finish, with the 'arm' or 'bracket' that secures the hugger part to the bike being silver, and the hugger itself either matte black, gloss black' or 'carbono'. I found it easy enough to mask-off then rattle-can spray with silver paint the 'arm' - it just lifts it a little visually, IMHO.

ChrisZ - if you are thinking of fitting one of the PUIG units take time to look up 'REAR HUGGERS' in the Search Community function at the top of this page. It gives good advice about installing so that the mounting 'arm' does not crack, a problem some found as it has to rotate (very slightly).

There's also some discussion on an alternative rather better (IMHO) and more expensive HORNIG hugger - pic below. You can contact HORNIG direct.. I have seen one of these with centre painted white stripes matching the tank and front guard stripes on BMW's R1200 R Classic - it looked classily classic. See not very good pic of a pic below.

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... I found it easy enough to mask-off then rattle-can spray with silver paint the 'arm' - it just lifts it a little visually, IMHO.
You can also flip off the screw-caps and take the mount off the fender. Then you can spray them separately. I used 2 layers of aluminiumspray and 2 layers clearcoat for the mount, and 3 layers bumper-repair black spray with three layers clearcoat on the ugly cheap looking ABS fender. It gives a more appealing look to the flat looking surface op the ABS part.

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Not directly too the R but...

I rearranged my toolkit because I got this:


So i made a quick tool roll so that everything fits nicely...



The pump has auto-shutoff, so I can see what the pressure change needs to be, read the pressure with the pump, set the adjustment pressure, and let it do it's thing. And it's battery powered.
 

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Nice work @r0ckrat - seams you have your tool kit all sewn up. The Lexin air pump looks interesting. Oh, I have my sewing machine and regularly do riding gear repairs and the odd jeans hemming alterations.


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Today was pre-trip service day. Changed oil and filter, checked air filter, change final drive fluid, changed brake fluid, put in a new battery, and put on a new rear tire. 14,758 miles, and the 2nd anniversary of purchase. Also the 9th anniversay of purchasing my first bike. A good day.

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