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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:56 pm

Top Tip, when fitting a Skidmarx rear hugger USE THREADLOCK on the bolts, otherwise you will probably loose them.

I had one that managed to jam itself between the rear shock and swingarm. I had to remove the rear wheel to get a scredriver to tap it free. I did use some threadlock but obviously not enough. :oops:
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by STU » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:50 pm

Hi i just sprayed my rear hugger and it looks great but the painted surface is quite ruff can you sand it down after you have painted it without messing up the finish.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:21 pm

I would say no you cannot. Have you used a fine emery paper to prepare the plastic prior to painting. Anything to abrasive will effect the finish. If you have used the satin finish paint then it is not a gloss smooth finish.
If you take any abrasive to it, it will need a recoat.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by dancerdave » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:28 pm

I rubbed down between coats and as it dries really quickly its not a problem. Gave it 4 or 5 coats. Remember to use really fine wet and dry :idea:
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by STU » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:22 am

Thanks for the advice I have given it 5 coats allready it looks great so I think I will fit it as it is and see how it goes

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Rangoonruns » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:22 pm

Yep fit and forget, its good enough!

paint finish will be the last thing you think about when riding an smt..... :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:37 pm

I have just noticed today prior to going out small cracks around the the left near rear sprocket hugger bolt.
All bolts are properly fitted and nothing is loose. So only movement is normal vibrations.
Appears a design fault fault or weakness in the plastic.
Check your Skidmarx hugger!
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by phanson » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:24 pm

Bug wrote:I have just noticed today prior to going out small cracks around the the left near rear sprocket hugger bolt.
All bolts are properly fitted and nothing is loose. So only movement is normal vibrations.
Appears a design fault fault or weakness in the plastic.
Check your Skidmarx hugger!
I used a soft plastic washer under my bolts. I didn't have much choice as I hadn't used threadlock the first time. The washer absorbs some of the vibrations and protects the hugger. Doesn't look terribly pretty though. But then neither do I so I doubt it's an issue.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by dancerdave » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:30 pm

show us yer ugly mug and we'll decide :P
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by wildybeast » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:54 am

fitted mine and found that on full suspension travel it catches on the exhaust cans.(standard cans are fitted).Sent skidmarx some pictures and am waiting for a solution. :?

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by phanson » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:23 am

wildybeast wrote:fitted mine and found that on full suspension travel it catches on the exhaust cans.(standard cans are fitted).Sent skidmarx some pictures and am waiting for a solution. :?
WTF!!!!

How on earth do you get your hugger to touch two side mounted exhaust cans?

I can't imagine managing that with a 6' vertical jump. I've backed my rear preload to virtually nowt (front as well come to think of it)and still don't bottom out - let alone smack cans.

Have you any pictures??

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by wildybeast » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:29 pm

hope this works

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by wildybeast » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:34 pm

the other side

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by orangejohn » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:07 pm

Gentlemen & Ladies,
Skidmarx have 20% off during December.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Stormin » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:59 pm

Oh bollocks! I just bought mine and payed £85 Oh Oh bollocks!!

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:00 am

That explains a similiar mark on mine on the right side. Looks like they did not quite fully test their design before production. :|
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Lost Soul » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Broken Mine




Oh yeah forgot broke the rest of the bike at the same time Tarmac and plastic don't mix well :D

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Stu46Duke » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:19 pm

Yep, that would certainly do it. Plastic rarely wins against tarmac. How did you and the bike (yes, in that order) fare?
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Lost Soul » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:09 pm

It was back in august
I faired fine - bruised and beaten but nothing serious
Needed new Boots, Leathers and Helmet anyway!! :)

Bike need new plastics and yokes, but is ok now

as for the Hugger, I had painted it satin black. It now has a broken fixing that one day I will get around to sorting and then reattach to the bike.!

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by kaivalagi » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:34 pm

Anyone fitted the white hugger on a white SMT? Just wondering if it would look out of place or not on my 2011 white SMT

edit: I guess if it looks wrong I can always just give it the matt black paint job anyway :roll: ....So I've taken the chance and ordered it in white, fingers crossed it looks okay! I'll be sure to post some pics when it's installed so you all see what a mistake I made :)
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