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As we all know our Ducati Supersport (Sports Tourer)has a Useless rear Mudguard / Hugger. you drive through a teaspoon of water and get a bucket load shooting up the side and back of the seat leaving the rider with swamp ass for the rest of the trip [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ducatisupersport939.net/forum/images/DucatiSuperSport939_toucan/smilies/tango_face_plain.png[/IMG]Therefore it cant really be classed as a sport tourer, oh it does the touring job very well ……… when its not wet ! I added the Pyramid plastics extension on which helped some but did not solve the problem entirely. I have had a few ideas on what would help solve this problem for a while but just haven't had the time till today.
My aim is to make a shield that can be put on and taken off quickly and easily. Be able to stow away under the seat, in a tank bag or crumpled up to fit in a box the size of Marlboro 20pack. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ducatisupersport939.net/forum/images/DucatiSuperSport939_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile.png[/IMG] I made the 1st prototype and tested it....
I started on a rear stand in 1st gear with the hose pipe running over the back wheel which worked. 2nd I took it for a ride down the motorway aiming for every bit of lying water and puddle. It worked [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ducatisupersport939.net/forum/images/DucatiSuperSport939_toucan/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png[/IMG] I have at least 2 more prototype designs to make changing the angles and attachment points (some brackets involved off the tail tidy) but at least i know it wont be in vein and i will have a usable solution in the end.
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Thats clever and not too fugly. What are your thoughts production wise?
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A very clever idea @Rhino and, as said above, it doesn't look that bad. What's it made from? It looks like a big piece of rubber from an inner tube.
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Dude, that is a slick little solution!

Iíd buy one in a heartbeat but unfortunately I donít have my rear arms for the pillion pegs on anymore (Akra system).

Well done, brother....I think itís a great solution.
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So, lemme get this straight.

I twist this little tube, it gets loud, I go forward really fast and it makes me smile...is that how it all works?
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@Rhino Great idea!
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A very clever idea @Rhino and, as said above, it doesn't look that bad. What's it made from? It looks like a big piece of rubber from an inner tube.
this one is made from A black on Black Tonneau material. I will be doing one in neoprene (wetsuit material) which I know will work but ideally I want to end up with a super strong light weight product like parachute material (cordova) it does not need to stretch as it is cut and shaped.

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Dude, that is a slick little solution!

Iíd buy one in a heartbeat but unfortunately I donít have my rear arms for the pillion pegs on anymore (Akra system).

Well done, brother....I think itís a great solution.
Yes I usually ride with out mine too but I have had to put them on for this exercise. Its not only the length of the hugger that's the problem but the width and those pillion peg arms are just the thing to attach to
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Thats clever and not too fugly. What are your thoughts production wise?
By the time I'm finished mucking around and testing I suspect that I will have a very simple and cheep to produce product, But I have no plans to make and sell these.
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Dude, that is a slick little solution!

Iíd buy one in a heartbeat but unfortunately I donít have my rear arms for the pillion pegs on anymore (Akra system).

Well done, brother....I think itís a great solution.
Ditto for me. I agree it seems a good idea.

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Awesome idea and execution!
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Great ingenuity! Now, to come up with a solution that doesn't require the rear pegs...
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Great ingenuity! Now, to come up with a solution that doesn't require the rear pegs...
Without the pillion hangers the next forward anchor point would be the heel plate sections of the rider's footrest plates. Bit of a long stretch maybe?

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