Hugger Installation

A rear hugger serves to protect the shock absorber and the undertail area from road grime and dirt splashed up by the rear wheel. This extends the life of these components and makes bike washing easier. In addition, it balances the appearance of the bike and provides a more finished look. I went with the Ermax hugger from Frog Specialties. The price was $150.

To install the hugger, start by removing the stock chain guard.

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The instructions recommend trimming the shock protector flap underneath but I found this wasn't necessary.

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On right side, the brake line guide must be removed and replaced over the installed hugger.

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Rubber washers added by me to protect paint finish on the hugger.

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Install hugger allowing tight but adequate wheel clearance.

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Finished installation.

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Last Updated: 03-08-2003

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