Author Topic: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's  (Read 5900 times)

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #30 on: September 26, 2021, 09:42:11 AM
After seeing this I went to check mine and it is broken on the mounting nearest the front of the bike. Ordered a Powerbronze one now.

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #31 on: September 26, 2021, 10:08:40 AM
So annoying and waste of cash.  Happened twice to me and now go naked (w/o a hugger).

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #32 on: September 26, 2021, 04:32:26 PM
I have never felt the need for one, for those that have them do you find they make a genuine difference? I would do plenty enough winter riding and I don't get covered in spray from the rear wheel. I do have one on my 1995 Daytona, they were a factory fit then along with an oil cooler and radiator guard, essential items now deemed optional.  :084:

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #33 on: September 26, 2021, 06:53:51 PM
I’ve had one fitted to the three Gen 3 Tigers I have owned. 35,000 miles in total & so far it’s been no trouble.
As to whether it’s effective, I’m not sure. I bought it to keep the spray off my pillion, but she still gets covered in road spray in heavy rain.

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #34 on: September 27, 2021, 09:07:20 AM
This horse's been beaten to death long ago.
GS style "huggers" are somewhat effective to protect the underside of the bike and that's it. They do close to nothing to limit rear spray.
Rear fender extensions on the other hand do work.
Once again a matter of style vs. function (and I wouldn't risk my safety on looks).

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #35 on: September 27, 2021, 09:36:53 AM
But the Puig hugger isn't really like the the weird bit stuck out the back of a GS, it's more like an extended sports bike one... mine was fine, no cracks or damage and the spray reduced 'a bit' but nothing like eliminated of course. All in all I was happy enough with it for what I paid.

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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #36 on: September 27, 2021, 05:47:27 PM
The most effective hugger that I have seen recently for keeping crap off the rear shock is designed for my Himalayan. It is molded plastic and incorporates / replaces the chain guard. I just added a plastic flap to hang down in front of the shock and another to extend the rear fender.
Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 05:59:24 PM by CaptainTrips
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Re: Check your Puig Hugger on Gen 3's
Reply #37 on: October 13, 2021, 11:07:46 AM
Same happened to me but on a very hard enduro road.....still it should not happen. If it happenes do not throw away spacers! If you do the screw will be to long hitting the brake disk.
Last Edit: October 13, 2021, 11:15:17 AM by jures

 



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