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Old 02-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #4111
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GS (wide) Laminar Lip mounted with nylon hardware and threaded knobs along with strengthening struts.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:55 AM   #4112
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Rear hugger

Any of you have the Skidmarx rear hugger on your Stelvio? Im considering one but I am curious about the amount of clearance between the rear fender and the tire. I dont want it too close so as to trap mud.

I think they spec the same hugger for all the CARC bikes - including the street bikes.

Ive seen some of the other options like Pyramid but I like the Skidmarx. Ive had one on a BMW.

Also, I wonder about clearance with the seat bottom with rear suspension collapsed. I may could raise the hugger a bit but I'm afraid it may hit the under-seat area when I hit a huge hole and collapse the rear shock.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:27 AM   #4113
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Slightly off topic, but if you're trying to protect the rear shock, I'm using a Traxxion Shock cover that works well.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:34 AM   #4114
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Slightly off topic, but if you're trying to protect the rear shock, I'm using a Traxxion Shock cover that works well.
Pics?

And how easy is it to install?

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #4115
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U can query Todd on this

I think he's got a lot of custom made carbon fiber parts on there. But for cheaping it quickly and totally protecting the rear shock u can't beat the Toad Special. Go to Home Depot and buy a 10 buck plumbing roof vent. The tupe that the ABS runs thru. Take a box knife and cut it in half. If it were on the roof you would be cutting on the horizontal. Then slice vertically on each side till youve got it down to 6 inches wide. Then it will just slide up between the rear fender and the plastic central body piece. And yer done.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #4116
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Yeah, Ive seen that. Looks like it rubs the swingarm on compression. I have one of those flashings and Ive checked it.

I can fabricate something similar but the trick is to keep it from hitting the swingarm.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #4117
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No marks on the swingarm. Just kinda floats in there.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #4118
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:18 AM   #4119
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Very nice! You make me jealous all the great riding shots, no snow here but probably another 4-6 weeks until any decent riding weather.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #4120
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Very nice! You make me jealous all the great riding shots, no snow here but probably another 4-6 weeks until any decent riding weather.
Just to make you feel a bit better we are in the middle of a major blizzard today.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #4121
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I really like how in your pictures that burnt orange color blends nicely with the landscape.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #4122
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I really like how in your pictures that burnt orange color blends nicely with the landscape.
It's unavoidable when you live in a burnt orange landscape.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #4123
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It's unavoidable when you live in a burnt orange landscape.
Too bad about the Longhorns
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #4124
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It's unavoidable when you live in a burnt orange landscape.
Looks white to me......







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Old 02-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #4125
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Leafman,

I did what Toad did. Went to big orange and got a roof jack and fit it just as he shows in his pic. The only issue with it hitting the swingarm is the occasional clunk I hear when hitting a bump or rut. I suppose I could attach a piece of foam rubber to the bottom edge to keep it quiet but it doesn't bother me the way it is. Otherwise, it does a very good job of keeping the mud and gunk off the rear shock/spring.


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Yeah, Ive seen that. Looks like it rubs the swingarm on compression. I have one of those flashings and Ive checked it.

I can fabricate something similar but the trick is to keep it from hitting the swingarm.
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