2002 1150 gs oem crashbar insallation help please

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  1. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    I have a 2002 1150 gs that I purchased some used stock engine crashbars from a 2004 1150gs adventure. I have looked everywhere I can think of to find any installation instructions for them, but have had zero luck. Does anyone have instructions for this install? I believe I have all the parts, but cannot figure this out. Also, anyone that may have pictures of where, and how they mount would be greatly appreciated Thank you in advance for any help.
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  2. bugzilla

    bugzilla Adventurer

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    Will GSA crash bars fit on a GS?

    Here's what my stock 02 R1150GS look like:
    crash_bars1.jpg

    crash_bars2.jpg

    crash_bars4.jpg

    Hope this helps.
    T

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  3. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    Thank you, They are a different style than the ones I got from a 2004 1150gs Adventure. From pictures that I have found they appear to be the oem type.
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  4. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Do you have the skid plate from the GSA too? I don't know if you can install the GSA set up onto a GS but perhaps you can but you will need the skid plate.
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    slashbike Been here awhile

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  6. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    Yes I do have the ADV bash plate. I viewed the parts fiche last night but could not clearly find the mounting spots on the engine. Would you suggest I assemble the crashbars, then mount them onto to the bash plate and try to determine from there where the mounting points are on the engine?
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  7. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    when you start to assemble the crash bars don't tighten up the bolts....instead leave them fairly loose to ensure they will all line up with the mounting holes on the frame and skid/bash plate. Leave the cross bar in front of the engine to the last. As previously mentioned the parts fiche can act as your guide.....it'll become obvious when you get the left and right pieces that attach to the skid plate. IIRC you will need a long extension for the bolt that goes into the upper bar at the top rear of the cylinders.
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  8. dino1

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    Bugzilla, yours look a lot like my TT bars but they are sharper angles instead of smooth bends around the cylinder heads.

    Also, what is the red plastic ball and string on your knee, that's been bugging me for awhile.

    Also, is that a cup holder behind you? Attached to the bag??

    My bike is almost your twin cept for a sargent seat which I am loving and some old school zegas.
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  9. Steptoe

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    Waste of time..
    The mounting points for the ADV sump plate are different to the standard GS sump plate mounting points.

    The ADV front mount is a separate part that attaches to the hole that goes through the front of the engine sump and the ADV rear mounts are part of the centre stand bracket.

    It's a pain in the arse job for such a simple task and why you rarely see the ADV bars fitted to a standard GS.
    Plus the fact that the ADV crashbars cause the bike to flip over onto the tank and instruments if you're in a slide causing more far damage than they save. :D
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  10. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    I'm guessing I can drill into the extra adventure skid plate that I received with the crashbars to align with the bolts that attach my skid plate on now. Steptoe, you mentioned the rear mounts attach to the centerstand bracket. All of the pictures I've been able to find looks like they attach just behind the front suspension wishbone where it attaches to the frame above the backside of the cylinder heads. If this job turns out to be impossible anyone interested in swapping something that works on the basic GS for crashbars, skidplate and misc. hardware please let me know. Thanks for everyones time and help with this issue.
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  11. bugzilla

    bugzilla Adventurer

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    Haha, it's a 1) a bungee holding my knee pads in place, and 2) COFFEE!

    OP, I replaced my stock GS crash bars (the ones in the pics) with some from HEED http://www.heed.com.pl/index.php/en/ and I am really happy with them:
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/heed-crash-bars-poland-01-bmw-r1150gs.1166813/#post-31331176

    I would offer my original set to you but I have someone else interested in them currently.

    T
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  12. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    On my next day off I am going to attempt to put the crashbars on. From the pictures I've found they will attach onto the bike frame bolts behind the wishbone suspension point, just behind the cylinder heads. If anyone has any pictures or advice for me on this install it will be greatly appreciated.
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  13. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    The 1150gs adventure crashbars have been installed. I needed to drill a few holes in the adventure base plate to fit under my engine. They look pretty good. Just will probably have to reverse engineer to do an oil and filter change. I'll face that when the time comes. Happy with the results. Thanks to everyone who helped.
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