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post #1 of 15 Old 02-14-2017, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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rear tire hugger

Anybody install a hugger on the rear? If so does it help with the crude much? I just bought the fender extender for the front, was thinking about the rear now. I always get crap sprayed clean up on my top box.
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post #2 of 15 Old 02-15-2017, 05:50 AM
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Seems like only two choices (GIVI & Puig) unless you want to make your own. Pricey too.
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post #3 of 15 Old 02-15-2017, 09:23 AM
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Be interesting to hear if it helps. I always thought most of the spray came from the dirty water spray in the wheel well and how aerodynamics vacuum the spray in to the lower pressure area behind the bike.

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I used a piece of rubber sheet on my G650GS. I slapped it under the license plate to hold it in place.
Has someone whacked a piece off the bottom of the rear fender? I don't recall the top box being subjected to getting dirty.
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A must, If I could I'd have a full fender. I left small pieces of duct tape to cover the screw heads as they can pick-up and hold grit, making it impossible to get to later.
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I wish Suzuki would have designed a stock one to come on the 650.
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post #7 of 15 Old 02-15-2017, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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I used a piece of rubber sheet on my G650GS. I slapped it under the license plate to hold it in place.
Has someone whacked a piece off the bottom of the rear fender? I don't recall the top box being subjected to getting dirty.
Nope fender still the same. I get spray all over the back of the box where the lock is. I searched the 2 mentioned guards and found a givi at Moto Stom in Italy for $80.00 might give that a go.
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I installed the Givi tire hugger about 6 months ago. I think it does help to keep the crud down but haven't been doing a lot of wet weather riding.

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BMW style rear tire hugger on a DL650.....I want one, trying to figure out how to do so through this company "they are in Indonesia".

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That piece of rubber sheet I got at OSH, maybe your local hardware store, cost only a couple bucks.
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