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    Hawk hugger project

    Thats what the hugger looks right now.
    Any help, directions, advice etc is much appreciated.

    Again I have on my mind to get a group buy organised for our forum very soon.


    Shot with DSC-P200 at 2007-07-03


    Shot with DSC-P200 at 2007-07-03


    Shot with

    Shot with DSC-P200 at 2007-07-03


    besides: thats my bros bike

    Shot with DSC-P200 at 2007-07-03

    #2
    hmmm...

    first off, i want to say you do great work.. and i dont mean to come off as insulting.. its obvious you put alot of work into it and it looks like a finished part...


    that said.. i dont care for it.. its too.. big... if it didnt have the chainguard.. and it was just a little shorter so it didnt quite reach the 90* straight up part of the wheel.. i think it would look alot nicer... and then if possible, id have it drop the sides down a bit more on the tire.. that will give the visual effect of it hugging on the tire alot closer.. the "flat" appearance it gives now makes it look like its too far away from the tire.




    please dont take that as an insult.. its still great work.. much better then i could hope to do.

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      #3
      kinda like this... but wouldnt want the chainguard part. (btw, i have no idea where this is from.. probably from another bike.. looks like theres brackets made to "adapt" it on...)

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        #4
        Fabitappi I love you man..
        I am on the look out for a hugger I want to ditch the stock chain gard.

        I was thinking alone the lines of this one
        http://www.cbr1000rr.org/HawkParts.htm

        How much mods can you do to your design to make it more like that.
        I am intrested let me know

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          #5
          This would be a good mod if you cleaned up the rear section. Looks too fussy at the moment, too much going on.
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          88 Bros
          93 Supra TT 6sp
          03 Sh*tbox Opel Combo
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            #6
            Trim it down to the essentilas and have it hug the tire more and i think you have a winner.
            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              ^^^
              What he said.
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              88 Bros
              93 Supra TT 6sp
              03 Sh*tbox Opel Combo
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                #8
                Very nice.

                I'm all for trimming down the chainguard portion. I don't see any problems with the size or shape of the hugger side of things. Maybe trim the top off just a wee bit. However, what size tyre is on that bike? Might this have something to do with the appearance which the others don't like. Don't forget folks, there has to be an allowance for tyre "growth" at speed. I can remember someone on the UK list ending up with a hugger split down the middle because they fit it just too close to the tyre.

                If possible I would suggest that it be compatible with up to a 170, and I'm sure I don't need to remind you to check that the full adjustment range of the eccentric is allowed for. But it's worth making sure that it doesn't get overlooked

                Oh and provide them un-drilled

                Mr. Dude, that's Jolyon's Bros. He says it's off a Triumph T595 Daytona, but I got a hugger for a 595 and it looks very different. I think it looks like a 916 chainguard/hugger, which someone else in the UK claimed to have done...

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                  #9
                  It looks great!

                  For me though anything that covers up the sexy single sided swing arm and rear wheel is "NG" (not good).

                  I echo the comments of the chain guard area is too big.
                  88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
                  <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

                  92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


                  86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

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                    #10
                    In this photo




                    It seesm the hugger doesn't go far enough over the tire to "hug" it. I would think it should go past the edge....

                    Also make sure you can fit Tire warmers under it so us racer guys will buy one.
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                      #11
                      Allright, thx for all ya constructive pointers and encouragement.
                      Thats just what I needed to hear.

                      For now I think Ill shall have a go for something subtle, more clean.

                      Gimme a few weeks, and Im coming up with something new

                      ***gitting back to work***

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by fabitappi
                        Allright, thx for all ya constructive pointers and encouragement.
                        Thats just what I needed to hear.

                        For now I think Ill shall have a go for something subtle, more clean.

                        Gimme a few weeks, and Im coming up with something new

                        ***gitting back to work***
                        i wish you were someplace near me.. i have this idea for one.. if only i could draw.....

                        i suppose i could get a bunch of clay, make one that way and take a pic, but then id have to go without riding my hawk... cant have that! lol

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by Doc
                          In this photo




                          It seesm the hugger doesn't go far enough over the tire to "hug" it. I would think it should go past the edge....

                          Also make sure you can fit Tire warmers under it so us racer guys will buy one.
                          moin!

                          there is a ducati 916 chainguard under the hugger of fabi. thats why it doesnt fit the tire.

                          but i agree ... and already said to him. there is a need of cutting out some material. but the chainGUARD should also save the chain (the duc guard only look nice )

                          btw. my tire is a bt45 ... max. 150 width :-/ (=>oem size)

                          bye, klee

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                            #14
                            I'll be in the market for one at some point (home is very rural, so need to keep as much mud and manure off the back of the bike as possible).

                            ETA: Where the 'meat' of the leftside (gearchange side) fibreglass is, where it blends into the chainguard top, why not put a cutout (sort of triangualr to keep the strength?) there matching the line of the hugger on the other side? Could also put in a cutout in the top of the chainguard (extend base of the triangular cutout), which could allow easy fitment of a chain oiler?

                            With some streamlining of the hub end of the chainguard, it could lighten up the overall look of the hugger?

                            ETA2: sort of like the forward curve of the carbon hugger being the left side of the triangular cutout, with the rear curve of your hugger still included, and that cutout running into the top of the chainguard.

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                              #15
                              all of these crits are nice.

                              i'd just ask, what do you think the cost would be.

                              its a pretty nice product and if it were well cheaper than the one offered in carbon fiber, it'd be worth it.

                              thanks again fabiam, my seat cover is great.
                              '88 hawk with sporty mods
                              '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
                              '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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