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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #20 on: September 29, 2020, 07:27:15 PM
SIMMO, I will definitely give skidmarx a try. Thanks.

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #21 on: September 29, 2020, 07:37:59 PM
Mine failed on front bracket (not rear as OP) on Gen2 but due to dealer NOT tightening brake caliper bolt at service (I specifically asked them to check operation as rear pads wore very quickly). 300 miles later snapped.  Dealer is replacing foc but having issue sourcing new.  The one on my Gen1 did 35000 miles OK and this had done 10000.
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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #22 on: September 29, 2020, 09:58:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Drzdiver [+]
Stotty, All three of mine have broken about 3 inches up the bracket arm from the caliper bolt. Just snapped. 1 maybe bad, 2 maybe my fault, but 3, definitely a design or material flaw. Each one broke after off road use.
Yep mine broke on the arms, not the mounting holes.
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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #23 on: October 02, 2020, 08:32:20 PM
Give Skidmarx in Weymouth a call.
Their website isn't clear but I had their GRP hugger fitted to my Gen1 and it was great.
When I changed to a Gen2 Skidmarx used my bike to redesign their unit. The new version has now been fitted to both my Gen2's and my latest Gen3 and touch wood is still going strong.
I can hand on heart say I've never had a problem with their product.
I've just had a look out of interest because they are fairly close to me (excuse for a ride as if I needed one) and unless I'm blind (possible) Skidmarx list 4 huggers for Explorer and they are all up to 2015. Nothing later for Gen2 or Gen3
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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #24 on: October 02, 2020, 11:02:52 PM
Hi Chippy

I thought that was odd myself but they definitely developed a hugger for the Gen2 XR range - I spent a good few hours down there on several occasions while they did it! I then know for a fact that it also fits the Gen3 because it was transferred when I upgraded.

I thought it might be worth giving them a buzz and asking the question.

Dave
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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #25 on: October 02, 2020, 11:21:30 PM
*Originally Posted by Simmo [+]
Give Skidmarx in Weymouth a call.

Their website isn't clear but I had their GRP hugger fitted to my Gen1 and it was great.

When I changed to a Gen2 Skidmarx used my bike to redesign their unit. The new version has now been fitted to both my Gen2's and my latest Gen3 and touch wood is still going strong.

I can hand on heart say I've never had a problem with their product.

Simmo

I had one fitted to my Gen-2 (when I owned it) from Skidmarx and TBH didn't keep it on long, personally I was not overly happy with the way that it fitted (very close to the tyre) and bracketing seemed just not right. I also found when I fitted a Givi toolbox to my Givi pannier racks that the hugger rubbed on the tool box. Took it off after a few weeks and replaced it with the Puig (which I never had an issue with).

Unusual maybe as I've used SKidmarx stuff on previous bikes with no problem at all. Maybe I was just unlucky on this occassion who knows, as others (like yourself Simmo) have had no issue.

Last Edit: October 02, 2020, 11:26:27 PM by Hawkeye

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #26 on: October 03, 2020, 06:12:12 PM
I had one fitted to my Gen-2 (when I owned it) from Skidmarx and TBH didn't keep it on long, personally I was not overly happy with the way that it fitted (very close to the tyre) and bracketing seemed just not right. I also found when I fitted a Givi toolbox to my Givi pannier racks that the hugger rubbed on the tool box. Took it off after a few weeks and replaced it with the Puig (which I never had an issue with).

Unusual maybe as I've used SKidmarx stuff on previous bikes with no problem at all. Maybe I was just unlucky on this occassion who knows, as others (like yourself Simmo) have had no issue.

Haven't gone searching but seem to recall somebody on here actually had one of theirs cut into a tyre. (quite possibly Gen1 fitment on a Gen2 I guess)
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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #27 on: November 09, 2020, 06:38:06 PM
Been thinking about getting one of these, now rethinking, why increase torque as longer bolts should not require that as stated by others and if customer service is as good (bad) as stated then they can keep their products..

 


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