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Offline okemos

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Damage to rear hugger caused by passenger in pillion seat
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:50:59 PM »
Hey guys, I just realized my rear hugger has been hitting the rear tire underneath. And I figured out that when I ride with my passenger without setting the suspension for two passengers (look for the two helmets instead of one on your dash screen in suspension settings), the shock setting is too soft and lets the battery box descend down onto the hugger, enabling that flimsy plastic POS to press down into the rotating tire. My hugger is toast now. Just letting you know. Be aware. Set your suspension for two riders every time you take on a passenger or you'll bugger your hugger. Lesson learned.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 11:52:55 PM by okemos »

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Re: Damage to rear hugger caused by passenger in pillion seat
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 12:07:18 AM »
This is why there is a hole in the hugger ... guess it went all the way to the tire.

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Re: Damage to rear hugger caused by passenger in pillion seat
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 12:43:18 AM »
Yes, but the battery box is way bigger than the hole. Here's a photo of my hugger with the imprint of the battery box where it hit.

https://i.imgur.com/tXnbCsS.jpg

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Re: Damage to rear hugger caused by passenger in pillion seat
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 01:20:40 AM »
As agent 86 once said in Get Smart: "missed it by that much"  :001:

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Re: Damage to rear hugger caused by passenger in pillion seat
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 03:09:05 AM »
Which just further goes to show the OEM suspension on this bike isn't designed to handle much weight :P

I'm surprised my fat @ss hasn't bottomed out on the hugger yet.

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Re: Damage to rear hugger caused by passenger in pillion seat
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 05:01:28 PM »
Thats disappointing to read...At least we (I anyway..) know its pretty critical to adjust the suspension to 2up "mode"now...

 


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