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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Small hugger

Bought a small hugger to replace the HS standard - turns out you need to remove the wheel as getting to the third fastener is very difficult. I even shortened the Allan key and bent it a bit but no luck

Anyone else had the same issue and solved it?

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Old July 9th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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Yeah, I was able to get it off okay, but getting the screw started when putting it back on was tough. You can get a normal sized allen wrench on it and by taking the other 2 screws out, squeeze your hand in over the tire to move the allen wrench 1/2 turn at a time.

I did remove the rear wheel the first time, must pull the muffler and suspend the brake caliper with a rope/string. Took a 3' breaker bar to get the nut loose tho.

I was changing out the shock spring to lighter one to see if I could lower enough for my wife to ride, not able to get it but about 30" with 400 lb/in spring. She does not like to do one leg off so with 26.5" IS, guess she will stay on the Monster.

On side note, the Monster (2009 696/1100) shock is 3/4" longer eye to eye, so it will not fit either, at least to lower the bike.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Cheers for that. I hadn't thought of undoing the other two first. I'll give it a go - I've only got wee hands so maybe that'll help :-)

I'm only 5'7" with a 30 il and can get both balls of my feet down or one fully, to be honest that's normally enough. It is taller than my 1100s though.

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Still couldn't get to it. I've bought a 46mm socket to remove the wheel - it's a pain but needs to be done. Form over function :-)


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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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That 3rd bolt just vibrated off mine.. Took the hugger off when I noticed, love the look of the bike without. What hugger did you buy? Standard one off the hypermotard? And did it come with new fasteners.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Yep, standard short from the HM - still haven't fitted it yet 😕 Yes, it came with fasteners.


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