Rear mud guard for F800GS

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  1. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    I saw a neat rear tire mud guard on an F800GS. It went ahead of the rear tire to keep crap off the shock and suspension. Made of plastic and had nice shape and contour. Looks like it would really help keep the suspension parts cleaner. I didn't see a name on it. Does anyone have this and can you tell me who makes it? I asked the person and he thought it was called a "mud slinger" or something like that. Thanks. oclv
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  2. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    MudSling is what you want. Should be able to find it easily with a search both here on ADV and on the web.
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  3. Pomo

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    There's only 2 that I know of. One is the "tire-hugger" or some such, basic a low rally-esque fender (like the stock front) for the rear wheel; the other is the Mudsling, which bolts further from the wheel and covers the shock.

    Exhibit A
    Exhibit B
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  4. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    I have the Mudsling and it works pretty good. The hugger types seems like too much stuff could get past it.
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  5. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I was looking under mud slinger, and was coming up with tons of stuff, just not the right stuff. oclv
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  7. oclv454

    oclv454 Been here awhile

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    Perfect!!! Thanks. oclv
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  8. Waino

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    +1 on the Mud Sling. Super easy install. Looks OEM. And works great. $139 seems like a lot for a simple piece of plastic, but my shock and everything else in front of the rear tire has stayed really free of mud and gunk. IMHO a good long-term investment.
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  9. BruceV

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    I ordered one yesterday from machineartmoto and it showed up at my house today. When I get home I will install it. And I had them ship it ground.
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  10. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yep, the Mudsling. Its the one. And the owner of the company just left my house.
    Great guy.
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  11. MCMXCIVRS

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    Allow about two to three hours for the installation. Ten minutes to actually mount it and the rest for testing :D
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  12. BruceV

    BruceV Been here awhile

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    I just finished the install for my Mud Sling. It was brutal. I didn't have to adjust, cut or fabricate something to make this thing fit. It took about 7 minutes to install, should have taken less, I had to walk back to my tool box to get my dykes to cut the wire ties.

    I feel short changed on this purchase, no hassle straight forward and a monkey could install it.

    Looks like it came with the bike and it sure looks like it will do the trick.

    Wish I could come up with some sort of farkle like this and sell it for $139.00.

    I'm out.
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  13. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Well, if you knew the work that went to making the design a reality, you might charge $239.00 :lol3
    See how well it fits and like you said, looks like it came with the bike ? There is a lot of work and cost to make that happen. I knoiw, because the guy who designed it and sells it is a friend of mine. I was really impressed when he explained what went into bringing this to market.

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  14. BruceV

    BruceV Been here awhile

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    I don't doubt it takes a lot of work to get a product to the market, I just want to have one or two of my own, then just maybe I could afford to keep riding almost all the time. Trust me I'm not saying the price is too much, why shouldn't be, everyone deserves to make a profit. Besides if it was priced too high then they would not be selling. And as you stated I'm willing to pay a premium for something that works and installs like this product.
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  15. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    :thumb
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  16. dukedar

    dukedar 60 easy payments!

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    I just got my second hand Mudsling from the Flea Market yesterday. I had it shipped to my US mailbox, and put it on while I was there. It looks so original that no one noticed it on the way back over the border! :rofl

    Seriously, this is one well thought out piece. I would certainly pay a premium for most everything on my bike if it all worked like this! :deal :lol3
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  17. JRWooden

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    I bought one last summer, while it was expensive I do understand why...

    I was walking around my bike yesterday inspecting for an upcoming trip and noticed that my Mudsling has developed a crack at the upper right mounting point. I have not done any serious off-roading nor have I taken any tumbles where the sling would get subjected to any impacts, so I'm kinda surprised at this.

    The crack started at the edge of the piece and is working it's way toward the mounting hole but does not intersect it (yet).

    Thinking about it NOW ... (yeah I always do my thinking too late ... 20/20 hindsight) ....
    I could have perhaps prevented it from cracking by using washers bigger than those supplied, or by fashioning some "custom" rectangular washers that would spread the load out over a much larger area, but ... I didn't think about it at the time...
    I was kind of assuming that the plastic would be ductile enough to not fracture like this???

    I bought mine from ADVDesigns and have sent them a note about it...

    Anyway, I recommend some fender washers at the mounting points.... :cry

    DockingPilot: I'm not mad but am a little surpised, if the inventor is your buddy feel free to share this with him! Maybe wrong plastic selected, or bad batch of material?


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  18. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yep, doing that right now JR.
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  19. JRWooden

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    Thanks Frank!

    Like I said, maybe the new kits come with some sort of "fender washers" which would probably eliminate the issue -- 20/20 on the hindsight here :lol3
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