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Old 03-10-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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Rear mud guard for F800GS

I saw a neat rear tire mud guard on an F800GS. It went ahead of the rear tire to keep crap off the shock and suspension. Made of plastic and had nice shape and contour. Looks like it would really help keep the suspension parts cleaner. I didn't see a name on it. Does anyone have this and can you tell me who makes it? I asked the person and he thought it was called a "mud slinger" or something like that. Thanks. oclv
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:01 AM   #2
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MudSling is what you want. Should be able to find it easily with a search both here on ADV and on the web.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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There's only 2 that I know of. One is the "tire-hugger" or some such, basic a low rally-esque fender (like the stock front) for the rear wheel; the other is the Mudsling, which bolts further from the wheel and covers the shock.

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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I have the Mudsling and it works pretty good. The hugger types seems like too much stuff could get past it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks. I was looking under mud slinger, and was coming up with tons of stuff, just not the right stuff. oclv
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:17 AM   #6
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Here ya go:

http://machineartmoto.com/shopsite_sc/mudsling2.html

These guys carry it and did have a discount coupon set up with ADVRider members ... but it may have expired.

http://www.advdesigns.net/bmwf8ac.html

$159 originally ... now on sale for $139
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:45 AM   #7
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Perfect!!! Thanks. oclv
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:29 PM   #8
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+1 on the Mud Sling. Super easy install. Looks OEM. And works great. $139 seems like a lot for a simple piece of plastic, but my shock and everything else in front of the rear tire has stayed really free of mud and gunk. IMHO a good long-term investment.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:22 PM   #9
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I ordered one yesterday from machineartmoto and it showed up at my house today. When I get home I will install it. And I had them ship it ground.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #10
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Yep, the Mudsling. Its the one. And the owner of the company just left my house.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #11
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I ordered one yesterday from machineartmoto and it showed up at my house today. When I get home I will install it. And I had them ship it ground.
Allow about two to three hours for the installation. Ten minutes to actually mount it and the rest for testing
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:41 AM   #12
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I just finished the install for my Mud Sling. It was brutal. I didn't have to adjust, cut or fabricate something to make this thing fit. It took about 7 minutes to install, should have taken less, I had to walk back to my tool box to get my dykes to cut the wire ties.

I feel short changed on this purchase, no hassle straight forward and a monkey could install it.

Looks like it came with the bike and it sure looks like it will do the trick.

Wish I could come up with some sort of farkle like this and sell it for $139.00.

I'm out.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:15 AM   #13
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Well, if you knew the work that went to making the design a reality, you might charge $239.00
See how well it fits and like you said, looks like it came with the bike ? There is a lot of work and cost to make that happen. I knoiw, because the guy who designed it and sells it is a friend of mine. I was really impressed when he explained what went into bringing this to market.

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I just finished the install for my Mud Sling. It was brutal. I didn't have to adjust, cut or fabricate something to make this thing fit. It took about 7 minutes to install, should have taken less, I had to walk back to my tool box to get my dykes to cut the wire ties.

I feel short changed on this purchase, no hassle straight forward and a monkey could install it.

Looks like it came with the bike and it sure looks like it will do the trick.

Wish I could come up with some sort of farkle like this and sell it for $139.00.

I'm out.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #14
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Well, if you knew the work that went to making the design a reality, you might charge $239.00
See how well it fits and like you said, looks like it came with the bike ? There is a lot of work and cost to make that happen. I knoiw, because the guy who designed it and sells it is a friend of mine. I was really impressed when he explained what went into bringing this to market.
I don't doubt it takes a lot of work to get a product to the market, I just want to have one or two of my own, then just maybe I could afford to keep riding almost all the time. Trust me I'm not saying the price is too much, why shouldn't be, everyone deserves to make a profit. Besides if it was priced too high then they would not be selling. And as you stated I'm willing to pay a premium for something that works and installs like this product.
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