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DIY: CBR 250 Hugger install on 08+ Ninja 250r

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 09:08 PM by Gorilla25

Could not find any real clear DIY for this mod so here is my attempt at it.

CBR Hugger
10mm Socket
Allen wrench from bike tool kit
Something to cut the plastic (Dremel, Saw, Util. Knife)
Rear Stand (not necessary, but good to have)

Difficulty level (1-5, 5 being hard): 2

1. Put bike on rear stand
2. Remove Passenger pegs, exhaust, stock chain guard.
3. Make necessary modifications (Cut and drill), shown in pictures below
4. Install Hugger
5. Put bike back together.

The last cuts (on the inside where my rear shock is) is not needed if you have the stock rear shock. Instead, you will need to simply notch a clearance for the chain guard guide/holder.

Here is some pics before modification and installation:

Here is where you need to cut and drill. (Shown in RED)

Here are pictures after Modification. Refer to previous two pictures to have a better understanding or visual of where you need to cut and drill.

Lastly, here are the pictures after installation and final product:

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  1. Old Comment
    Kstorm21's Avatar
    NICE! Great write up! I've seen a few but this one is in great detail.
    Posted April 25th, 2012 at 10:44 PM by Kstorm21 Kstorm21 is offline

  2. Old Comment
    Gorilla25's Avatar
    Thanks this is something to consider when you finally pick up a bike.
    Posted April 25th, 2012 at 10:47 PM by Gorilla25 Gorilla25 is offline
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    Kstorm21's Avatar
    Haha...I already bought one. I've been buying random stuff when I get a chance or some extra $. It's waiting to be installed when I finally do get one.
    Posted April 25th, 2012 at 10:59 PM by Kstorm21 Kstorm21 is offline
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    PsHYk's Avatar
    where can i order the hugger from?
    Posted July 5th, 2012 at 02:45 PM by PsHYk PsHYk is offline
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    Gorilla25's Avatar
    @PsHYk: I ordered mine from the local honda motorcycle dealeeship. You can either do that or order from a website, but shipping might suck, hence why i went to a local dealeeship
    Posted July 7th, 2012 at 09:12 AM by Gorilla25 Gorilla25 is offline
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    NinjaBoyEddy's Avatar
    Order it from dealer it your best bet! Do not buy it from any of those websites selling motorcycle parts.
    Find a local Honda dealer and order it.
    That's what I did and I only paid $12.80.
    Posted July 7th, 2012 at 10:55 AM by NinjaBoyEddy NinjaBoyEddy is offline
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    NinjaBoyEddy's Avatar
    Oh I already have it took a 2 days to arrive I will be installing it today
    Posted July 7th, 2012 at 10:56 AM by NinjaBoyEddy NinjaBoyEddy is offline
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    PsHYk's Avatar
    Thanks guys and $12??? =O
    That's great I was expecting some stupid price...
    Thanks a lot for the info...
    Posted July 7th, 2012 at 06:32 PM by PsHYk PsHYk is offline
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    Gorilla25's Avatar
    yep. $12 and some change. thats why a lot of us go with this mod instead of ordering some other one that easily costs 10x more. AND this hugger supports up to a 150 or 160 rear tire IIRC..if you fancy such a big rear tire anyways.
    Posted July 7th, 2012 at 07:19 PM by Gorilla25 Gorilla25 is offline
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    PsHYk's Avatar
    sweet yeah thats right in the perfect price range... XD
    i almost bought a $120 hugger and **** till i read this... =D
    just ordered mine and itll be here friday... =D
    thanks for the help guys
    Posted July 9th, 2012 at 02:21 PM by PsHYk PsHYk is offline
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    Joule's Avatar
    Costed me $2 in india. Trolololol.
    Posted July 30th, 2012 at 03:59 AM by Joule Joule is offline
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    Kstorm21's Avatar
    Hey...pic 16 did you attach the plastic part, closest to the gear shifter? Other than the one part that you can actually screw right into it....did you have to use zip ties on the whole thing?
    Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 02:18 AM by Kstorm21 Kstorm21 is offline
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    Gorilla25's Avatar
    Just that one bolt and the zip ties on the other side. Its actually pretty sturdy. You can add more zip ties if you like though.
    Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 09:35 AM by Gorilla25 Gorilla25 is offline
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    subxero's Avatar
    Slapped this on my bike today quick and am really happy with how it turned out/looks.

    I did not do exact same as this DIY. I finagled the hugger on the bike and looked at where and what was going on. I only made 2 small cuts/trims. I did a similar trim on the brake side in the back but i did not cut as much, just vertical cut so plastic clears brake line holder thing. I then drilled small hole close to end there, zip tied hugger to the brake line holder that i just cut to clear. then used existing hole to zip tie to brake line just above. Zip ties are very hard to see and really anchor it down.

    I then zip tied forward hole on brake side around very front of swing arm and it is hidden by the brake mech and rear sets, again very hard to see.

    I made one cut on the inside where the hugger starts to make a 90 degree angle on the chain side. I did this so the straight part of the hugger (nose to tail direction) would fit into the stock chain guard holder bracket there on the inside top of swing arm. Cutting means it fits in bracket and you can still line up screw hole at the rear near the sprocket. Put that screw in and then the front piece for now i just let hang down on the outside of the swing arm. I have not yet decided what to do with it. Might keep it there as it helps keep it away from the chain.

    But that was it, 1 hole, 2 cuts 2 zip ties and it is solid as a rock and zip ties are almost invisible.

    Really happy, so much better than spending $80-$130

    It's really a great fit
    Posted March 22nd, 2014 at 06:23 PM by subxero subxero is offline
    Updated May 4th, 2015 at 10:54 AM by subxero
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    Ghostt's Avatar
    Very nicely done sir, I have already pick mine up, to give it a go on a pre-gen.

    I also have done the Suzuki Bandit 1200 chain guard.
    Here's my write up on the modification,

    I'm going to give this try but add a few changes to incorporate both the CBR, and Bandit guards, and hopefully have the best of both worlds, stay tuned folks.
    Posted December 24th, 2014 at 01:42 PM by Ghostt Ghostt is offline

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