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rear ‘mudguard’

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by jan nelder, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. jan nelder

    jan nelder

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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?
     
  2. Clive

    Clive VIP MEMBER

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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.
     
  3. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    AN extended rear hugger maybe ? Or an extension on your rear hugger .
     
  4. StuartSF2015

    StuartSF2015 VIP MEMBER

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    I'd like a proper mudguard for mine if anyone outthere could template one.
     
  5. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

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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.
     
  6. jan nelder

    jan nelder

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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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