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Offline Jinx

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DIY Rear wheel hugger
« on: March 10, 2020, 09:13:51 PM »
Somewhat disappointed by an aftermarket hugger I figured I could do better myself and came up with this




Held in place with two heavy duty cable ties it feels more secure than the expensive plastic one that was alarmingly loose.
It seems to keep the worst of the spray off the rear suspension which is pleasing as I'm not sure it's ever going to stop raining in the UK!

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 09:45:59 PM »
It certainly looks like it can do the job.

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 05:10:40 AM »
Well done. It looks good and will be good at keeping the shockie clean.
Always more satisfying to build yourself.
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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 10:44:32 AM »
Marvelous  :062:
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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 11:06:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by Harry [+]
Well done. It looks good and will be good at keeping the shockie clean.
Always more satisfying to build yourself.
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Definitely satisfying and also significantly cheaper, I'd had the aluminium lying around for several years and the cable ties were only a few pounds () for a hundred.
It's reassuringly stable as opposed to the wobbly plastic one.

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 12:30:03 PM »
Looks tough enough but I hope those cable ties are UV resistant and dont deteriorate and let go as that alloy could surely shred a tyre...
The average nylon ties deteriorate with the suns uv rays.

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 12:44:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
Looks tough enough but I hope those cable ties are UV resistant and dont deteriorate and let go as that alloy could surely shred a tyre...
The average nylon ties deteriorate with the suns uv rays.

There are UV stabilized cable ties available that will last many many years.  And with occasional inspection they can be easily replaced when they begin to show signs of deterioration or even long before that, for pennies.

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 01:06:43 PM »
I know...I use them...hence my post

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 04:49:50 PM »
Good skills that man  :152:

I have a pyramid plastic thingy acting as a rear hugger. It to is held on with 1 tye wrap. Wobbles like the proverbial witches t1t. Might have a go at duplicating your efforts but replacing the tye wraps with some  heavy duty jubilee clips.

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Re: DIY Rear wheel hugger
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2020, 01:15:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Steve T [+]
Good skills that man  :152:

I have a pyramid plastic thingy acting as a rear hugger. It to is held on with 1 tye wrap. Wobbles like the proverbial witches t1t. Might have a go at duplicating your efforts but replacing the tye wraps with some  heavy duty jubilee clips.

Again, top skills  :152:

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Thanks, it was the Pyramid hugger that led me to create my own.
I'll be keeping an eye on the cable ties but would be surprised if they fail. Maybe an upgrade to stainless steel ones maybe appropriate.

 


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