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Old 02-18-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Who made these parts? (R1150GS add-ons)

Just picked up a new-to-me 2002 R1150GS with some unidentified manufacturer goodies.

Anybody care to tell me "who" made them?

Headlight rockguard?
Pretty distinct in the size of the metal and the mounting. It's got some interesting fittings on the bottom set of bolts, and appears to be resting on little pads for the top two.


Engine protection?
I've looked at the factory BMW bars and the bottom mounting tabs don't look the same?




Lightbar?
Did the older ZanZaBar have the built-in compartments for the wire connection blocks? This is pretty distinct on both sides underneath.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Hard parts

Headlight guard is BMW Motorrad, the crash bars are BMW Motorrad from a 1150 GS Adventure. The skid plate looks after market. I do not like how the crash bar mounting tabs attach on the outside. They should attach on the inside to avoid catching and ripping off. The Zanzibar looks like the original version. They command a pretty penny in the Flea Market...
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thank-you!

The more I look at what all was on this bike, the more pleased I am.


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Old 02-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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Those blue forks are from the Adventure model, but I don't see the extra beak-protector piece on the beak.

That looks like the skid plate for a standard GS.

Is it an Adventure? A "de-Adventure-tanked Adventure?" A wrecked and repaired Adventure? A wrecked and repaired regular GS?

Which tank and seat(s) are on it? What color are the wheels?

Post some pics of the whole bike, if you don't mind.

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Naw.... it's a standard GS. In 2002 they had the bluish anodized fork tubes. My brand new '02 was like that and this one being 142 less in the VIN is the same. Standard brushed alum looking wheels, standard seat(s), no low first gear, smaller tank. (yeah, I've had two GSA's too...)

2002 model, basically a one owner bike, 17.9k miles, lots of goodies. Can't see it's ever been off-road or on it's side for a dirt nap. Still had the original tires with date codes of 2402 and 2902. lol....
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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I had forgotten that the later standard GSes had the blue/purple (blurple?) forks.

That's a great-lookin' bike! And it is loaded up with goodies.

Congrats on your find.

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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It's cool except for those engine bars. Looking at them, it would appear you have to remove them to get the skid plate off for an oil change. That means the tank has to come up/off to get to the top mounting bolt of the bars. NOT a happy camper about that now. Argh.....
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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It's cool except for those engine bars. Looking at them, it would appear you have to remove them to get the skid plate off for an oil change. That means the tank has to come up/off to get to the top mounting bolt of the bars. NOT a happy camper about that now. Argh.....
They mounted wrong. The tabs should be in the inside of the skid plate. Just drop the plate and the bar ends stay right there.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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Are you sure about those bars being from a GSA?
I thought that the GSA bars had a section that goes back across the upper part of the rocker cover and attaches to the frame behind the cylinder.
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I don't know "who's" bars they are, but they look like they're going to be a pain in the arse to do oil changes....

And I can't see how they could possibly mount on the other side of the skidplate. They're not formed that way in the bolt wells to be on the other side.


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Old 02-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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Somebody who knows for sure will eventually chime in, but I think that those are the BMW optional engine guards for the standard GS.

After you started this thread, I did an image searcb for '02 GSes and saw them on a bike or three, including in a ride report by an inmate with the username Peka.

Again, that bike's an awesome find.

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #12
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searching I was able to find out I'm not the first one to encounter this "design issue"....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ill+skid+plate
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #13
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I don't know "who's" bars they are, but they look like they're going to be a pain in the arse to do oil changes....

And I can't see how they could possibly mount on the other side of the skidplate. They're not formed that way in the bolt wells to be on the other side.


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I have the ADV version of those bars. The mounting brackets are different than mine. FYI.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #14
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From the 'Fiche

Found a pic from MAX. The bottom differs from the ADV version.

STD.


ADV.


A bit spendy...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #15
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Headlight Guard - OEM BMW (expensive too!)

Engine Guards - dunno but they are NOT BMW GSA guards

ZanZbar light bar - yes it is channeled aluminum. I don't know if it's by design or not but that is where wiring an connectors are usually hidden/zap strapped

Looks like a Frankenbike to me, purple anodized rims are from the GSA. The valve covers are for a a GS not GSA. Lots of other obvious things too.....
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