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Old 06-10-2009, 07:31 AM   #16
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I am a satisfied owner of the Wunderlich product, however I agree that it's not for everyone. I don't do much muddy off road, more unfinished and occasionally "crap" roads, so I don't have the problem with mud packing between the guard and knobby tires. It does keep road grunge off of the rear shock, though.

My biggest issue with it was installation. It took 4 guys at the local tech day to install the f'ing thing, which involved (among other unsuccessful attempts) boosting the rear end and dropping the rear shock to get at the (loctited) bolt underneath the fuel tank.

Would I do this again? Maybe. This is a nice piece of kit that's not cheap and is challenging to install, but it fits the look of the bike, stays out of the way, and does the job that it claims to do. In the balance it was worth it... except for that one damned bolt.

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Old 06-10-2009, 09:39 AM   #17
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My only problem with the mudslinger is that included the shipping costs from USA it costs 185$ I get the Wunderlich from a Greek e-shop for about 100$ , the price difference is way to much for me. And of course since ,here in Crete, we have no rain from May till October at least there is not so much mud either. And even when it rains the whole island is rocky and the parts with sticky mud are few. (Must write a report about the rides here) Well , i might wait a bit till i get the bike first (soon) and then make an order. Surprised that there are only theese two (or three with the innovative German) options for a needed part.

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Old 06-10-2009, 10:28 AM   #18
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Ich kann auch ein wenig Deutch sprechen. Und Ich habe gar kein Problem mit diesen Schutz. Billig? Sicher! Aber schön ist es nicht!

And I agree with most of what you guys say. But I don't find $159 too much to pay for what I consider a well-designed piece of gear (unlike the Wunderlich offering, BTW), and am happy to support vendors who make the effort to produce and sell them. The more manufacturers out there willing to take a risk on making some good accessories for our bikes, the more options guys like markas are going to have. Everyone has a price. But I find this repeating "You paid WHAT for that?" theme a little tiresome.

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Couldn't agree more with you on the 'you paid what for that' sentiment. Wasn't there a time when it was considered rude to ask?

I wouldn't say the Wunderlich piece isn't well designed- maybe over-designed is more like it - it's A LOT more complicated than the Mamo piece. It's nice to be able to say that they both look like they came with the bike - unlike a hand cut piece of sewer pipe.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:37 PM   #19
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Your request is pending, I'll send you a PM once I have feedback.


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Ich kann auch ein wenig Deutch sprechen. Und Ich habe gar kein Problem mit diesen Schutz. Billig? Sicher! Aber schön ist es nicht!

And I agree with most of what you guys say. But I don't find $159 too much to pay for what I consider a well-designed piece of gear (unlike the Wunderlich offering, BTW), and am happy to support vendors who make the effort to produce and sell them. The more manufacturers out there willing to take a risk on making some good accessories for our bikes, the more options guys like markas are going to have. Everyone has a price.
I don't have a problem with that statement at all (BTW: Actually impressed by your german).

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But I find this repeating "You paid WHAT for that?" theme a little tiresome.
Yeah I know. But still that's where we begin to differ. IMHO this question ought to be asked much more often when the word BMW is around, although it is in deed a tiring one.
And I personally ask it regularly in my BMW-stealership (In conjunction with hearty laughter - They somehow don't like me there either ...).
Otherwise we start to be taken for fools (if not already).
Oh I see, not entirely clear what I mean – clickediclick:

Web catalogue price Touratech hand protector F800GS: 75 Euro
Web catalogue price Touratech hand protector LC8: 53 Euro

Difference of the package: Length of two M8 screws and a washer or two.

I think you catch my drift ...

PS: Little consolation – At least we're in good company: Yamaha and Suzuki owners also get the high price. Honda owners the lower one.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:14 AM   #20
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Mudslinger retails for $269AUD here.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:05 AM   #21
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Mudslinger retails for $269AUD here.

from where?

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:12 AM   #22
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Anyone tried the Powerbronze Hugger.

I can not find a supplier in the states but I thought maybe someone from the UK may have tried it.

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Old 06-02-2010, 11:45 AM   #23
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Just ordered up one of them fan-dangled Machine Art Moto Mudslings. $140 + shipping... ouch!

Seems to be the best option though.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:45 PM   #24
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Hey,

This might work!
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http://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/bmw...r-splash-guard

$63.33

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #25
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Shit.

I just dropped over $140 at Machine Art Moto! I wonder if I can cancel the order?
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #26
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I have used their fenders as replacements years ago, they were very good quality!

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:24 PM   #27
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+1

I've bought the same thing and I'm very please with it; does not look like aftermarket accessories or something added to the bike.

Someone could also make something decent from a motocross mudflap with some custom brackets, not worth it imo.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:46 AM   #28
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+1

I've bought the same thing and I'm very please with it; does not look like aftermarket accessories or something added to the bike.

Someone could also make something decent from a motocross mudflap with some custom brackets, not worth it imo.
Hello Simonf8gs

how is this mudguard attached to the bike?

Thanks
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