To use or not to use...

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by DirtAddiction, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. DirtAddiction

    DirtAddiction n00b

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    So I just purchased a 2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC which I LOOOOOOOVE. I want to add a rear mud guard to protect the rear shock as well as control all the mud slinging on my rear end. I exchanged the stock Pirelli tires for the Heidenaus.

    a): I don't see ANY bikes with them on and was wondering why
    b): Does anyone have opinion on these two products:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/130701255603?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-rear-hugger-triumph-tiger-800-xc-11

    c): Anybody have any MUST HAVE advice for my new toy??

    Much obliged,

    Dirt Addict
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  2. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I have a 1050 Tiger, and installed fender extenders . . . . .i've not seen another (in the flesh) with them installed, but my advice to you is, if you wish to reduce the amount of spooge you get on you, use them.
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  3. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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  4. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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    Though there are a few exceptions, general consensus among the T800 crowd is that there isn't quite enough room to use a hugger. The inner hugger can contact the inner fender and subframe, and break. A lot of people are happy adding a dirtbike style mudflap hanging off the battery tray in front of the rear wheel. Acerbis offers a universal one that will fit with a little trimming. I believe one fellow made his own from a cut up truck mudflap.
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  5. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Based on this comment, it sounds like the wheel travel is long enough to put the hugger into the bottom of the bike. I would think the R&G hugger from Twisted Throttle would be less likely to break because it looks more flexible. It also seems to have a slight upturn on the tip that may help it avoid catching the tire when pinched against the frame. Plus, it just looks less bulky.
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  6. Chinookmark

    Chinookmark Been here awhile

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