rear ‘mudguard’

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My California has a carbon hugger, which is pretty useless at being a mudguard...grime all over under seat area and rectifier etc, which is not easy to clean!! ( I have only had bikes with effective guards before). So....is there a better alternative available yet?
 

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Know what you mean. Can't see how to improve this as most of the crud gets flung off before it reaches the hugger so short of fitting a full mudguard :eek: dunno. The best solution would be a protective panel (acrylic?) to protect the rectifier etc.
Spray loads of acf50/ dinitrol etc on the underside of the frame.
The back of the airbox can get peppered and chipped so helicopter tape or just a good wax to stop the dirt sticking.

BUT beware of corrosion developing where the hugger screws down to the swingarm.
 
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AN extended rear hugger maybe ? Or an extension on your rear hugger .
 

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I had a similar issue when i had a 620 Multistrada. In that case there was an older Duc Monster guard which fitted - covered around to 12 o'clock so not perfect but a lot better. I passed on my Duc tech records when i sold the bike so no longer have the details, and the chain is on the opposite side on the Norton so no doubt would need some work if it did fit.
 
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thanks for replies so far. I was at Kempton jumble yesterday, and just realised I was looking at a lightweight glass fibre rear guard for a replica Manx that could have been adapted as an extension piece.. damn!!
There is a small carbon fibre firm nearby which might be worth approaching for contacts in that field.
 
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I have just fitted a modified large plastic hugger, but attached to the frame, not arm. I left the carbon hugger in place. New one fits to a sheet stainless bracket I attached to the two 6mm allen screws under seat at about 12 o’clock, and at lower / front end to a rearward pointing arm attached to the frame cross -tube above swingarm. There is a suitable gap to allow for arm movement. Doesn’t show much from side. Needs to be 8 plus inches wide to allow tyre to fit inside, obviously.
 

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I have just fitted a modified large plastic hugger, but attached to the frame, not arm. I left the carbon hugger in place. New one fits to a sheet stainless bracket I attached to the two 6mm allen screws under seat at about 12 o’clock, and at lower / front end to a rearward pointing arm attached to the frame cross -tube above swingarm. There is a suitable gap to allow for arm movement. Doesn’t show much from side. Needs to be 8 plus inches wide to allow tyre to fit inside, obviously.
Photo's please :)
 

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