installing hepco and becker engine guards / crash guards on r1100Gs bushing size?

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  1. Beard

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    2 x 12mm = 24 to barely get flush on all frame pockets..the 20mm would be too short
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  2. serenitynow

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    Sorry, it certainly seems strange. 1 x 20mm and 3 x 12mm were all that came with my fitting kit. As you can see, the 20mm one comes out a fair bit on the left side.
    Seems the frame pockets on yours are a bit deeper for some reason.
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  3. Beard

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    are u able to take one bolt out and verify the length of one of the bushings.. ive been on the phone with the place i bought it from with out a solution yet
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  4. serenitynow

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    Yea certainly, which one ?
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  5. serenitynow

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    Spacers are 20mm on the left and the others are all 12mm.
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    right i have 3 - 12mm.. and 1 - 20 mm.. but if u look at my pictures.. all of the frame cups that u put the bushings into.. require at least 2 of the 12mm bushings for it to be close to flush. for a total of 24mm

    on urs.. that 20mm sticks out.. on mine it would be 4mm below the cup outside edge..
    all the other pockets using only 1 12mm.. the bushing would be 12+mm from the edge of the frame cup

    have email to place i bought and hepco germany themselves.. waiting to here from them..
    basically i need a 2nd set of bushings
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  7. papachiax6

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    Recently had the same issue as you but on a gs. I bought a set used and missing some spacers. As long as you know the length of the spacers you need, go down and buy a bunch of washers to fill the void. I bought stainless so the wouldn't rust. Worked for me.
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    great idea with the washers..
    thanks
    stainless steel washers.. that probably set u back say $30 :)
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    yep they were a little pricey but it works. I also had to chop off the mounts on the tank bars and weld on new mounts to fit. Repainted with stove paint and they look brand new.
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  11. Jason Steelrod

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    just installed engine guards and tank protectors. After reading the posts on here I was quite nervous, but no reason to be, even with directions in German, it was as easy or easier than installing the Touratech hard parts!! looks great and I love it.
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  12. BADAK

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    I don't know if this is appropriate to ask here but, I have an issue with the bolt at the top mount point.

    I can't seem to tighten the bolt fully it will just spin off and come loose after I think I got it to tighten.

    It doesn't come off but I know it's loose and I suspect vibrations coming from there.

    Could it be that my thread has worn off and if so can I re- thread it somehow..? It is bolted into the engine mount yes..?

    Hope someone can share their experience..?

    Mine is a 98 model R1100GS

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