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I put on the akra slip-on, from and back CF mudguards, chain guard, and doesn't really count but tank protector lol. Waiting on sprocket cover. cam belt g and swing arm guard are going to have to wait. Way overpriced in my opinion.
 

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Perfect timing! I just ordered the rear hugger and debated the chain guard. The hugger is a simple install, but what about the chain guard? Did you have to take the wheel off for it?

I want the sprocket cover, too, but my OCD won't let me. I'll need some CF on the other side too and they don't have any for that side...
 

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I put on the akra slip-on, from and back CF mudguards, chain guard, and doesn't really count but tank protector lol. Waiting on sprocket cover. cam belt g and swing arm guard are going to have to wait. Way overpriced in my opinion.
I, too, like the black weave look of CF parts and have purchased my share over the years, but as expensive as this material is it would make sense to use it where there is truly a weight/strength purpose, like wheels.
 

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I, too, like the black weave look of CF parts and have purchased my share over the years, but as expensive as this material is it would make sense to use it where there is truly a weight/strength purpose, like wheels.
It's strong, light stuff but it doesn't last as well in a wheel application as titanium does from what I've heard. Still pretty cool looking though.
 

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It's strong, light stuff but it doesn't last as well in a wheel application as titanium does from what I've heard. Still pretty cool looking though.
I've never heard of a titanium wheel. Forged aluminum, sure, also forged magnesium, and their cast variants as well. But not Ti. it would be prohibitively expensive and heavier than the rest.
 

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I did not, it was really time consuming and as soon as you get the inner bolts loose on the plastic guard, you gotta take them off by hand. Really uncomfortable position over the top of the rear wheel. It came with no instruction manual, the plastic one is bendable, bending it towards you will help you reach the bolts.
 

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Perfect timing! I just ordered the rear hugger and debated the chain guard. The hugger is a simple install, but what about the chain guard? Did you have to take the wheel off for it?

I want the sprocket cover, too, but my OCD won't let me. I'll need some CF on the other side too and they don't have any for that side...
I've tried to take my rear hugger off, but it seems like there is a screw in front of the rear wheel. So for replacement you have to take the wheel off, I guess. Or am I wrong?
 

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I did not, it was really time consuming and as soon as you get the inner bolts loose on the plastic guard, you gotta take them off by hand. Really uncomfortable position over the top of the rear wheel. It came with no instruction manual, the plastic one is bendable, bending it towards you will help you reach the bolts.
Did you have any trouble with the hugger as ma_he says below? I assumed it would be two screws and off it comes...

I've tried to take my rear hugger off, but it seems like there is a screw in front of the rear wheel. So for replacement you have to take the wheel off, I guess. Or am I wrong?
 

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Did not have any trouble with the hugger installation, I plan on getting the full swingarm CF cover and will use this guy ??to install it. Has to be less than 7 cm long to get in there without taking off wheel.
 

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I've never heard of a titanium wheel. Forged aluminum, sure, also forged magnesium, and their cast variants as well. But not Ti. it would be prohibitively expensive and heavier than the rest.
Was thinking aluminum, typed titanium. Though I've found titanium isn't terribly expensive to get as far as it goes for the price of the actual metal. Priced it out for trying to make super durable frames or props for quad copters for a laugh. It's just that machining and shaping is a tremendous pain requiring expensive tooling and increasing the cost of a usable product. Usually isn't worth it for most applications unless you really expect to be dealing with forces aluminum can't handle.
 

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I like the look of the tank pad but I can't justify spending that much on something I could get for $10 :surprise:
 

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Just got the carbon fiber swingarm guard, if anyone is interested I have attached instruction manual for hugger and swingarm guard.
 

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Did you have any trouble with the hugger as ma_he says below? I assumed it would be two screws and off it comes...
mud guard can come off and on without removing the rear wheel. You need smaller hands and a modified (cut back) allen key though.
 

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mud guard can come off and on without removing the rear wheel. You need smaller hands and a modified (cut back) allen key though.
For the hugger? I see two screw heads easily accessible. Are the Allen keys needed on the inside where the tire is??
 
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