crash bar comparisons for 2013 r1200 GS/LC

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by khale, May 4, 2013.

  1. eap

    eap El Adventurero Solitario

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    Quite possible, but I am not really sure and think such a hard hit would probably damage a lot of other stuff. That said, I think the upper bars detract from the great GS design lines and are generally overkill.

    The ILIUM Works crash bars install easily in a jif, no removal of Tupperware or anything except the 2 mounting screws, then they match right up. They fit and leave access to cylinder heads. They're very stout and I think they look great, worked well in a recent parking lot tip over :shog...

    http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Accessories.cfm?pn=28-700&pID=90

    [​IMG].

    Good helpful people, let them know you have the 2014 frame....
  2. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    Can I assume that you are talking T-T? No ...not much leverage from a crash up that high... more concerned about the lower CBs doing their job. No question that the factory mounting points on the new GSAW appear to be a more solid mount ... but I will take what I have over nothing to protect the upper area and radiators.
  3. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    I noticed you have Wunderlich bar risers. Did you need to do anything with the brake or clutch lines?
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    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    I can speak for SW-MOTECH crashbars and side carriers. SW-MOTECH uses mild steel which is "designed" or intended to offer some flexibility. This allows the bars to "give". This substantially decreases the possibility of transferring destructive forces to the mounting points.

    Kevin
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    :lol3lol ok
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    avalher Life is Good.

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    Compared them all, TT are the beefiest of the lot. May not be the prettiest, but with an additional crossbar and mounting point (lowers) IMHO they are the most solid.

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  7. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    TT as in Touratech? :scratch My AltRider bars are FAR beefier than the TT ones. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958437&highlight=altrider
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    I would agree that the Altrider are probably the strongest but the TT are nice looking and strong. you do win points on not removing them with the service and bash plate with the hole for the oil service. Both great product...in my point of view. I debated a long time on Altrider and TT for the wife's Bike at the end she pick the TT.
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  10. GSDirtbag

    GSDirtbag Been here awhile

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    Take a look at the TT online catalogue at page 79 that's the one I would get it's for the upper crash bar.
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    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    As long as the diameter of the Touratech bars is between 0.85" (21mm) and 1.125" (28mm). I suspect they do fall into that range but I do not have a set to measure.

    Kevin
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    Those look great but I'm not going to grab the upper bars. I'm only getting the lower bars.
  13. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    Just measured my lower bars. They are 25 mm.:D
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    eap El Adventurero Solitario

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    Not trashing TT, but I also suggest you look at the Ilium works stuff, [​IMG].

    Pricy for sure. The engineers are easy to talk to and can advise on location, bar thickness, and they've a couple of different styles. No connection and I don't have the pegs, just the crash bars.
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    Nothing looks worse than an adventure bike with highway pegs IMO ! Always makes me think the rider is a soft arse that never ventures off road and only has an adventure bike to look cool.
  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    from a guy that has a squid bike in his signature pic. :hmmmmm
  17. eap

    eap El Adventurero Solitario

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    Well that falls in the YMMV category, your farkle is not his farkle is not my farkle... Plus the definition of how to use an 'adventure' bike is YMMV also. I'm probably 70/30 road/dirt on this, my third GS. However these pegs fold and stow outa the way, and I think that's pretty cool. I got a close look at a pair at a dealer and they're top quality. I don't have 'em because 1) I don't care for the look either, and 2) I don't like the wide feel. When my old knees need a break, I rest 'em atop the crash bars...
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    Any input on the Touratech brace for the BMW OEM lower crash bars for the GSW?
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    No highway pegs on the squid bike !
  20. Shamone

    Shamone Adventurer

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    Looks like they've been release now - I've just ordered a set in Silver. I've used the link below as it has a description and pictures :)

    http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=101_108_942

    Changes to BMW' R1200GS LC models 2014 onward requires changes to crash bar attachments!

    BMW has seen fit to vary the crash top connection where frame & engine meet. Please make an assessment of your bike & choose the correct unit to suit! Here is our factory advice on what has happened with this bike
    "There are three frames used for this bike, the difference can be seen in the upper fixing points of the engine guard:


    frame 1 (Model from 2013) Orignal release - Frame has two fixing holes on the right and left side use 501.665
    frame 2 (Model 2014) Frame has 3 holes on the left and 2 on the right for fixing use 501.666
    frame 3 (Model 2014) Frame has 1 hole on the left and 1 hole on the right for fixing use 501.666