Skidmarx Hugger install

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Hansson » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Nice job! Great looking bike! :D
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by StabbyTMP » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:59 am

I have to agree, it looks pretty damned wicked...

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Gpke » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:13 pm

and not that expensive payed 150euro for the 2 huggers and 2 heatshields, front hugger in full real carbon cost around 230euro
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Thu May 10, 2012 11:32 am

My skidmarx hugger has broken. The plastic around the bolt nearest the rear sprocket has steered off with the bolt still in place but the whole recess in the hugger gone.
Not impressed as all bolts are secure with thread lock and it appears it's the hugger alone that has failed.
So I will try and get redress with skidmarx as its less than a year old.
Meantime back to the original fitting and I will probably get a rear shock sock thingy, rather than spend on another skidmarx hugger.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by ogden » Thu May 10, 2012 11:45 am

Bug wrote:My skidmarx hugger has broken. The plastic around the bolt nearest the rear sprocket has steered off with the bolt still in place but the whole recess in the hugger gone.
Did you have the trapezoid washer between the screw and hugger?
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Thu May 10, 2012 12:07 pm

Yes, all as per skidmarx instructions. It's is still there but all the plastic around it has gone in that recess in the hugger at that fitting.
So it is loose and flapping a bit. It happened last Sunday.
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Vrednie » Fri May 11, 2012 5:53 pm

That's how it should be from factory! Besides the failure part :?
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by kaivalagi » Fri May 11, 2012 9:39 pm

Bug wrote:My skidmarx hugger has broken. The plastic around the bolt nearest the rear sprocket has steered off with the bolt still in place but the whole recess in the hugger gone.
Mine has cracked around the same screw, but not broken off yet, it may be okay for the foreseeable, hard to tell....it looks like a weak spot of the design to me though
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Charlietangoone » Sat May 12, 2012 11:57 pm

Wish I'd read this before I bought mine, did you guys get any redress from Skidmarx ?

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Air » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:27 am

I know this is a skidmark post BUT
I bought a http://www.simpson-detour.co.uk/Huggers ... T_990.page
A redfox hugger and I just want all of you guys to know my experience.

It fitted great and has really done its jobb and I think it looks ok.
But most of all I like the way it protects my SMT.
My first month without the redfox hugger made my spring and silencer look really ugly!

Now I have gone 2 month with the new hugger and my spring and silencer looks so good :-)

Worth the money!

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Kernow » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:21 pm

Sorry got to bring back this thread or start another .

My red fox hugger has just broken on it's left side mountings so I came here looking for an alternative , the fit of the red fox was kind left to you imagination and a bodge of nasty brackets and spacers . At least it did a few years .
Are all the skidmarx huggers failing too or was it just a few here , also did you get any joy from skidmarx re problems touching the exhaust .

Finally is there no other hugger available . £ 85 for a hugger that needs re painting and re finishing inside that then fails after a year is not a great option

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by kaivalagi » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:57 pm

I replaced my first one with a new one at the start of this year, after over 2 years with it...the thing cracked around the left hand rear mount

Before I fitted the new one I mixed up some epoxy resin and put a nice thick layer of it around the bottom of the hugger where all the mount points are to hopefully strengthen it it a little then smoothed it out to make for a nice fit

I'm hoping this one will last longer than the last, but to be fair over 15K hooligan miles ain't bad for one IMHO....
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Kernow » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:22 pm

Went with another red fox , like you I figured it had done its time , they are cheap on eBay at present

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Bug » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:16 pm

Good idea Kaivalagi, mine failed at that mount, but after about 2k not 15k. Also marked the swing arm.
That should help strengthen it, but a definable design/quality flaw, the product needs redesigning.
A good first attempt but Skidmarx need to a bit of product development than what it is putting out.
I currently do not have any hugger.
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Post by kaivalagi » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:43 am

They do now include sponge strips for placing between swing arm and rear mounts to reduce fatigue from vibration I guess...but the basic design remains the same
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by KTMPete » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:56 pm

My skidmarx hugger has now completely failed and duly binned. The mount on the left side failed first and in spite of attempts to fix it, it's still buggered.

Damn.

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by kaivalagi » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:49 pm

Yep, seems like a weak spot for sure! What it needs is a proper collar fixed into place or atleast a rubber grommet or something....
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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by FFlash » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:12 am

IF you have a 1290 AND wish you could buy a Hugger for your bike AND you would let them use it to make the mold, so to speak, contact them.


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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by Ktkeith » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:53 am

Had no problems with my Skidmarxs carbon hugger.

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Re: Skidmarx Hugger install

Post by stinkerbill » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:20 pm

So, there was a Skidmarx hugger fitted to my SMT when I bought it and it's already crumbled around the LHS mounting bolt.

Crap.

So I'm looking for an alternative. Actually I found that in the wet I was getting crud spraying up the back/underside of the bike anyway, so I'd advise against the Skidmarx one.

I see there's an extender available for the stock one, so that might be it for me.

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