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Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:32:45 pm »
Possibly my last bike-swap-related question (phew they all mutter):
- are there any tricks to removing/fitting an Imberger rear hugger?

I guess it's:
- caliper off
- exhaust off
- wheel off

And then it's take the hugger off old bike, and do the reverse onto the new bike.

Locktite needed, torque values, etc?

Thanks in advance...

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 09:46:32 pm »
Nope mate, you can get it on with a little bit of jiggling of the back wheel, its only three bolts if remember rightly.
Don't get me wrong taking the wheel off (and only the wheel) will make access to the bolts easier but for the time it takes your not really saving anything.
Also when I fitted it I didn't use the washers.
Any questions give me a shout.
Oh and its 30nm for the M8 bolts and doesn't say anything about thread lock.
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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 10:53:17 pm »
Check the bolt lengths - my hugger came with 3 new bolts that were 6mm or so longer than the originals - if you screw those back in without the hugger you could well do some damage.

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 03:09:54 pm »
And the stock bolts are not long enough to use with the washers and the hugger.

So, keep the current length of bolt with/without washers as fitted to the old bike and move that set up to the new bike. Whatever length and washer set up comes off the new put on the old.

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 06:02:50 pm »
Thanks all - I'll leave the wheel in situ, and swap the bolts over.

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 07:56:40 pm »
Had a double check the standard bolts are M8x30. The actual mount point of the hugger it made of steel which is why I didn't bother with washers.

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 11:29:25 am »
I had to take off the little rubber buffer that rests on the suspension arm. The nut inside rubbed the tyre. It does rattle a bit, I intend to grind the bolt down just for location and araldite the buffer on. When I can be arsed.

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 12:47:04 pm »
Is it an old hugger Andy? I bought mine new in 2016 (off the original importer) and it has a 'pull-through' arrow-head type rubber bung with no nut or bolt.

It might be worth contacting the importer and seeing if they can supply a new type for you.

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 01:12:01 pm »
Bought new within the last year from Motorworks

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Re: Ilmberger rear hugger - fitting instructions?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 09:29:58 pm »
Old stock?

Either way, they should have a rubber 'bung' and not a bloody nut and bolt to wear a groove in yer tyre.