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Over on the FJRForum I'm trying to organize a group buy and thought some of you riders may want to jump in also. Thanks to Kaj's discovery of a Hugger from France, I contacted them and asked about a group buy on the product. They are willing to do a GB if we have enough interest.

Quote from the e mail corro I had with them
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we know this system ( Group buy ) which is interresting for everybody.
This part is sold in black and would be more expensive
if you want it to be colour matched.
( Highlander note.. further e mailed stated the add for paint would be $90 each )

Below are the price for a plain black part.

The hugger is $179.

10 people sign up ( 10% off )

20 sign up ( 20% off )

30 sign up ( 35% off )

To give you an idea for 1 hugger shipping would be $ 30

"end quote

If there is any interest I'll give them further feedback.. any interest ???

Also Another E mail stated it did fit the 06 but we'll need to reverify this as another member was told it did not.



 

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I'm very interested, In fact I was just about to place an order with Franck via email. Franck also stated that for us folk waiting on the FJR-AE he'll be able to match the cerulean silver also for an additional $20 over the regular silver.


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Lookin Forever For A Hugger

I have been looking high and low for a hugger that is made for the FJR but until now have had no luck. Can someone give me a web site name or a contact nunber for this hugger. I don't know if I'll wait till a group buy is organized, how many are interested? Thanks
 

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I recieved more information about the FSD hugger from Franck. The hugger is made from fiberglass and not ABS plastic. I'm a little concerned about the possibility of it chipping and cracking. personally I'm leaning more towards the Geelong carbon fiber setup. I'm not trying to bad mouth the FSD hugger. It's by far the best looking hugger I've seen and the styling works well with the styling of the FJR. I just have a personal decission to make.



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Pierre said:
Have one in order already, maybe it is not too late to join the group, let me know.
Franck actually proposed to me to go ahead with the order now and if there is a group buy he would refund the discount to me. Pierre, you just might want to let him know that your a forum member and see what he says. That goes for you too sleepwker. Maybe at some point he'll just offer an open discount to forum members.
 

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At least 10 / 15 have shown interest so far.
I have a long list of questions still to be answered by the manufacturer. I'll post up when he replies.
 

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HIGHLANDER said:
At least 10 / 15 have shown interest so far.
I have a long list of questions still to be answered by the manufacturer. I'll post up when he replies.
I think between the 2 forums 30 should be easy to reach. 35% discount does make it a sweet deal. I'm just not certain if I want to go all carbon fiber.

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Questions answered

Well Franck answered all the questions and it looks like enough riders are interested in it. I'll contact him to set up the group buy rules. WOOHOO !!

Is this hugger like the one mentioned on the international board a while
back where a bunch of hacking/fitting was required for a perfect fit, or is
this one bolt on perfect right out of the box?

We have just finished this hugger 10 days ago, before this date we did not
propose any part for the FJR 1300.

Has this company had any issues with the fitment of their hugger and the
Avon tire?

We never had any issue so far with any of our hugger...

Is this hugger made of ABS or fiberglass?

The hugger is made in fibre glass.

Does it get in the way when removing the wheel for a tire change?

You shouldn't have any trouble to change the tire, no need to remove
the hugger .

Does one need to drill and tap holes in the swingarm for mounting or do
these glue on somehow?
For the 2002-05 you can on 1 point ( 1 screw ) either drill your swing arm
or glue it
to your swing arm.
For the 2006 you don't need to glue or drill the swing arm as Yamaha as made
already a hole on the swing arm
that you'll be using to fix it. It is the new ABS line fixing point.

I also need to confirm that it does fit the new redesigned 2006 FJR. You had
stated it did, but another board member has said he emailed your company and
was told it did not ?

3 weeks ago we had finished the design for the hugger 2002-05 model
and we had not tried yet on a 2006 model. 10 days ago we had a try on a 2006
model
and the fit was just perfect, so the answer is yes, the hugger we propose
does fit the 2006 model.

Is it paint ready when shipped or will we have to sand and fill to smooth
out the product?

The part is paint ready in plain black.
 

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Is the hugger painted gloss black, or is it more a matte finish ? I'm interested either way, so please let me know if a GB is organised. TIA.
 

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paint match

Maybe you guys missed the part where they paint match for $90... or maybe your just cheap bastards :mrgreen:
 
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