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Old 02-19-2013, 01:25 AM   #5431
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Does anyone know if the front mudguard on the new GS is the same as on the old one? I've taken my fender extender off as the bike is going later this week, and will keep it if it will fit. Obviously, someone that is in close contact with one already will know the answer.
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I just got my hands on some of the BMW accessories. While the varios are similar to the current ones the crash bars seem like they will cover more and the tank bags look really well built. Definitelysome cool accessories like adjustable footpegs. If anyone has any questions feel free to pm me and Ill try to help or send pictures if I can.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:33 AM   #5432
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Noticed Touratech posted up some crash bars & other goodies on their page.
Thinking those upper crashbars will be needed for the radiators on this bike.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=233
I've ordered them, but I hope I won't test it to often.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:21 AM   #5433
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I've ordered them, but I hope I won't test it to often.
Hehehe...

Anybody know if there is anybody making a black version of the crashbars?
I have H&B black on my (black) GS, but seems that H&B hasn't any news about new GS yet.

Yes someone can always paint them... Anybody with free time to do the photoshop work for BMW and Touratech versions?
Maybe they don't look good in black on the new GS.

Also has anybody found nicer looking cooler grids than Touratech version? I prefer thin chicken wire grils (that make it still look like a cooler).
Like these:
http://www.migsel.com/store/index.ph...d&productId=61
http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/moto...ent_prod/99701
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...01152-160.html
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...e/8160363.html
http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/R12...rillGuard1.jpg
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:22 AM   #5434
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Hehehe...

Anybody know if there is anybody making a black version of the crashbars?
I have H&B black on my (black) GS, but seems that H&B hasn't any news about new GS yet.

Yes someone can always paint them... Anybody with free time to do the photoshop work for BMW and Touratech versions?
Maybe they don't look good in black on the new GS.
Touratech also sells them in black.

http://shop.touratech.com/vehicle-eq...etype=1150_821

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:23 AM   #5435
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Hehehe...

Anybody know if there is anybody making a black version of the crashbars?
I have H&B black on my (black) GS, but seems that H&B hasn't any news about new GS yet.

Yes someone can always paint them... Anybody with free time to do the photoshop work for BMW and Touratech versions?
Maybe they don't look good in black on the new GS.
I dont think black bars would look that good, as the frame is silver. Now, when the Triple Black version comes out next year, that would be the time for black bars
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:32 AM   #5436
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Note I edited my post above requesting something else too.

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Touratech also sells them in black.

http://shop.touratech.com/vehicle-eq...etype=1150_821
Thanks. Not bad.
I prefer black usually because I like such a protruding thing "hidden" in the shadows as much as possible.

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I dont think black bars would look that good, as the frame is silver. Now, when the Triple Black version comes out next year, that would be the time for black bars
Well triple black is nice (I love black, pitty the dark 2013 GS is maybe the worse color, after blue), but my 2007 black GS also has silver frame but black bars look fine.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:42 AM   #5437
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Well first Tuono had the same HP. Even last Tuono didn't have the torque of GS.
75 pounds less on the Tuono (give or take) and a chain drive more than makes up for that. :)
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:53 AM   #5438
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I dont think black bars would look that good, as the frame is silver. Now, when the Triple Black version comes out next year, that would be the time for black bars
Initially I was going to go for black, but the silver looks better on the current versions.
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75 pounds less on the Tuono (give or take) and a chain drive more than makes up for that. :)
Maybe, but (strangely enough?) even my 100HP GS has taught a few lessons to similar bikes.
Maybe I was lucky, maybe they were (all) cases of useless riders, still the differences are not that much to compensate.
I mean if there was a huge power and ESPECIALLY handling difference between a tuono (as an example) and GS, then even that cr*ppy tuono rider would still win. Right?

That said, there has been at least one case were a scooter rider has kicked my b*tt.
(ok in traffic and acting like there was no home to go back to)
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #5440
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Initially I was going to go for black, but the silver looks better on the current versions.
I went for the BMW bars, but notice that the Touratech uppers are compatible, so can always add them later, once my bank balance has recovered.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:47 AM   #5441
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In case someone have missed them, UK BMW Motorrad has the accessories and equipment catalogues for 2013 online.

For example here:
http://www.motorrad.bmwdms.co.uk/ec/...nt_2013_01.pdf
Page 80 is the new GS equipment.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:53 AM   #5442
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In case someone have missed them, UK BMW Motorrad has the accessories and equipment catalogues for 2013 online.

For example here:
http://www.motorrad.bmwdms.co.uk/ec/...nt_2013_01.pdf
Page 80 is the new GS equipment.
Nice find, thanks
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:19 AM   #5443
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For a change, the BMW engine guards look like they offer better protection than the Touratech ones.. With the TT, the valve cover is wide open and you need to add the valve cover protector.
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For a change, the BMW engine guards look like they offer better protection than the Touratech ones.. With the TT, the valve cover is wide open and you need to buy the valve cover protector.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:05 AM   #5445
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For a change, the BMW engine guards look like they offer better protection than the Touratech ones.. With the TT, the valve cover is wide open and you need to add the valve cover protector.
I know, also ordered one. But the Touratech accesoires are in general a bit cheaper than the BMW ones. Protection bars a 100 euro less and the fog lights are 300 euro's less.
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