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Old 01-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Mudsling -->MachineartMoto

Okay, so I just ordered the Mudsling. Tired of the gunk in the guts of my bike. I did a bit of research and found that the big three would all do the same thing (Mudsling, Wonderlich and Maier). But the Mudsling looks to be a better fit aesthetically. At least from the pictures I was able to see on-line.
Anyway, I know I'm spending too much on the damn thing, but I am excited to get it installed.
Just thought I'd share...
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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the cheaper maier one fits just fine.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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...but the Machine Art Moto one looks like it was designed by BMW and came with the bike.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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...but the Machine Art Moto one looks like it was designed by BMW and came with the bike.
Yes, that is what I meant by my statements above. It just "looks right" whereas the others look like (what they are) bolt-on aftermarket bits.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:24 PM   #5
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my maier looks like any other bit on the bike

I'm all about spending for quality and fit, but this one was a super easy choice - perfect fit for much less money - doesn't happen often, but sure is nice when it works out that way.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #6
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I also purchased the Mudsling since it was on the shelf at the local dealer and I was heading out for a muddy ride the next day. Shock was completely slogged up the weekend before. Was upset that I did not do my normal ADV research before handing over my credit card and later discovered the Maier was HALF the price. I do care about the looks and quality of accessories, but I would have gone the cheaper route on this particular item. Was covered in grime and mud within minutes of riding and you never see it anyhow. I thought of Erling when I saw Maier's offered a carbon fiber option
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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I do care about the looks and quality of accessories, but I would have gone the cheaper route on this particular item. Was covered in grime and mud within minutes of riding and you never see it anyhow. I thought of Erling when I saw Maier's offered a carbon fiber option
I'm with ya on the Maier, I'm happy with it and after a few miles it is dust or mud covered anyway...

On the "carbon fiber" one it isn't really carbon fiber but painted or imprinted with a fake carbon look (like so many things are these days...)
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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I'm with ya on the Maier, I'm happy with it and after a few miles it is dust or mud covered anyway...

On the "carbon fiber" one it isn't really carbon fiber but painted or imprinted with a fake carbon look (like so many things are these days...)
i hear carbon fiber makes you go faster.
that's what they call ducati chrome
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #9
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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Mudsling installation

Be very careful installing the mudsling!!!

The two nuts that it attaches to to on the frame are some type of "nutzerts". One of mine failed quickly when I attempted to screw the longer bolt(supplied with the mudsling) in. I took it to the BMW shop and got more grief than necessary before I convinced them the faullty nutzert was a warranty item.

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:41 PM   #11
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interesting to debate the aesthetics of a component that, by definition, is constantly caked in mud....
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #12
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what about this one?



http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/hornig/mudguard-hugger/
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #13
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Aesthetics?! I like riding this bike but it is by far the ugliest bike I have ever owned. It has a kind of Transformer/mutant/inbred thing going on that stopped me from worrying about looks a long time ago.

The Maier works well and as pointed out...is half the cost.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:32 PM   #14
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You folks are funny. For if YOU didn't care about aesthetics, you could have saved EVEN MORE by simply tie-wrapping a cut up milk carton in place.
Two birds/one stone. Don't care what it looks like AND cheap.

Motorfiets, I saw those but they are more of a hugger, like on a Sportbike. Doesn't seem to fit, really.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #15
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You folks are funny. For if YOU didn't care about aesthetics, you could have saved EVEN MORE by simply tie-wrapping a cut up milk carton in place.
Two birds/one stone. Don't care what it looks like AND cheap.

Motorfiets, I saw those but they are more of a hugger, like on a Sportbike. Doesn't seem to fit, really.
i don't think buying something instead of securing garbage to my bike = care about aesthetics...but whatever, it was easier to buy a purpose built part than cut up trash and strap it to my $12k bike
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