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post #1 of 54 Old 12-20-2015, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Rear fender huggers?

Anyone using one? After a ride in the rain the other day I see more sand and dirt flung around the rear swingarm than I'd like to see.

My research came up with both Givi and Puig making for our 2014 and up DL1000 V-Stroms.

Anyone using one, and if so, how do you like it?

Are there any other companies making one?
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post #2 of 54 Old 12-20-2015, 12:53 PM
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I have Givi one and it saves swingarm and rear suspension from all kind of road dirt. I like it a lot, especially because it looks like it belongs to the bike, not like aftermarket part.
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+1 for the Givi

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I installed one from the UK that I bought from eBay. Works fine for me!ImageUploadedByMotorcycle1450635521.248045.jpg

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Got the Givi last March. I agree with bosjno-nice piece, works great, looks like it belongs there.
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+1 for the Givi, got ours from Motostorm.it. It does keep a lot of debris off the shock but not all!, At first I thought it was looked very plain and cheap (it is!) but agree it is functional and un obtrusive. If you want a Carbon Fiber or high gloss product this will dissapoint you.I had actually considered painting mine...
The finish is in a "durable" satin/matt , I would prefer a slight texture or "depth" to the surface.Howeveras Bosnjo's image shows the hugger can be shined up with a suitable "shine" spray or product.
In anycase, you dont see the hugger when you're riding
AND the Givi IS very competitively priced
I am glad we bought one

I did notice the factory rubber flap that hangs down between the hugger and the shock might in time rub the hugger surface as the rear suspension compresses and spoil the hugger surface finish, I have forgotten to check ours-which we have ridden about ,4000 ks I,ll check it and see! The flap could be removed,trimmed or folded up out of the way as it is made redundant by the hugger.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the insight and photos.
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post #9 of 54 Old 01-08-2016, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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I went with the Puig. It has an integral chain guard. You first remove the factory chain guard and mini deflector and then slip the Puig in place and start bolting it up. You add a mounting bracket to the RH side of the swing arm and that gives it a total of five attachment points.

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post #10 of 54 Old 01-08-2016, 10:47 PM
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Would like to see some shots without the side cases and from a little further back.

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previously DL650K6
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