Rear huggers available in the USA?

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  1. Pandemonium

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    I installed my shiny new Nitron shock and now am interested in a hugger to keep it shiny and protected.

    I sent these guys an order after reading good things:
    https://www.harris-performance.com/product/vfr800-fi-98-01-rear-hugger-chain-guard/
    Unfortunately they want £75 to ship to California, bringing the total to $256 after currency conversion. Ouch.

    Anyone know of a similar product readily available in the USA?
     
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    Go to Ebay and look.
     
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    Spend the money for what you really want and don’t look back. If you buy a lesser piece, you’ll always be wishing you’d bought the Harris.
     
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    That is sage life advice right there. ;)

    I'll do that since it sounds like there's nothing exactly comparable here.
     
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    Food for thought. My bike has an undertail and I think a hugger would hit it. If you have stock pieces, I am sure it would be fine.

    Jose
     
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    Yeah, all stock on mine (so far). I have Corbin Beetle Bags which pretty much require that the entire rear end stays stock.
     
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    I did a super bar conversion on mine, and it is AWESOME! I know some people like their helibar setups as well. You also need ST1100 throttle cables, and longer brake MC lines. For the brakes, I highly recommend SS lines. I made my own SS single line, to a distrib. block, with dual lines to the calipers. The SS lines completely transform the braking feel.

    Jose
     
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    I bought and installed the genuine Honda tire hugger. Bike Bandit sells it for about $80. Took me about 20 minutes to install, and looks mighty fine in my book.
     
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    Can you post up some pics and link to the hugger?
     
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    Alternatively, in Russia, the guys themselves are made of abs plastic with a thickness of 3-4mm in 5 generation. Quite decent quality. Mounted on top of the normal circuit protection. The price is really around 70 dollars. They also have wing extensions
     

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    Elvish - that looks pretty good. Is that custom or is it a company that makes a lot of them? I wonder if they would ship to the USA
     
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