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Old 03-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Mudsling: Before & After

In spite of there being less expensive options, for my new 2013 F800GS I decided to spring for the genuine Mudsling guard instead of something else. From what I'd seen online and experienced first-hand when I dealt with them, they offer a great product with top-notch customer support. I didn't want any surprises.

I've spent the last week since my bike was delivered to me (and we're not allowed to ride here in Quebec until tomorrow March 16th because of a snow tire law) installing all kinds of farkles, both functional items (such as guards, fuse panel, etc.) and sparkling items for looks, and I've got to tell you what an incredible pleasure it was to work on an absolutely showroom clean bike. (I've never had that pleasure before, and am likely to ever have it again.)

Anyway, the installation of the Mudsling went quickly and easily. For those who are interested in exactly what it protects, here are before and after photos...

Before...



And after...



Ever see such a clean bike?

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Old 03-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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That's sweet!
I'm putting one of those (and the front extension) on my bike.
Where did you get it?
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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I got it directly from Mudsling (even though they also have a Canadian distributor 😄 ). I also bought their Avant front fender extension and there's really not much to be said about that as it bolts on in about a minute (without having to make any holes), looks good and will probably work very well in keeping crud off the front of the engine.

I had REALLY been hoping to ride the bike to work tomorrow (first ride of the season) but it's snowing now with about 1cm on the ground and with the high temperature tomorrow forecast to be only -6C, it's unlikely I'll be able to.

Darn it!


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That's sweet!
I'm putting one of those (and the front extension) on my bike.
Where did you get it?
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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Hey Mtl Biker, could you post a "pulled back" shot so I can see how it looks with the rest of the bike please?

Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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I'll try to do that later, but my own cruising the web turned up lots of photos "pulled back" and the Mudslings are hardly visible. Which is why I posted the before and after shots showing more accurately what's covered.

I'm heading out for my second ride in a few minutes (my first was only 18km last night in the -8C temperature). If I can, I'll try to get some shots while I'm out.


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Hey Mtl Biker, could you post a "pulled back" shot so I can see how it looks with the rest of the bike please?

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
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I have had one for several years now and one of the best investments I did....
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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Should be stock

Mudsling is a great product that protects the rear shock really nicely. One of the first items I put on our bikes. Sad that BMW dosen't spend $3, maybe??? and included a similar item as stock equipment.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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Make your own and stay away from plastic that will break!

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
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for those who can not think about the cost of carbon fiber!!

Maier makes one for about half the price o f Mudsling. works well for me for 3 year now,

Yep it should be on the bike stock!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #10
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Make your own and stay away from plastic that will break!

Ha ha ha.... Had a feeling you'd chime in.....
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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for those who can not think about the cost of carbon fiber!!

Maier makes one for about half the price o f Mudsling. works well for me for 3 year now,

Yep it should be on the bike stock!!
I picked one up for 30 bucks as a closeout. No brainer
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #12
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$130?!?!?

I need to design some BMW specific trinket...
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