Maier Rear Splash Gaurd anyone??

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by David_S, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    I like mine. Works well, looks like it came with the bike (other than the zip ties) :D
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  2. MoonBeamer

    MoonBeamer The Mountains are calling

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    $163 for a piece of plastic no matter how "Good" it looks is a bit mutch. If they would only lower the price more people would buy it and they would make more profit. MaMo has been publising alot of stories in the BMW rags about the "Other Guys" stealing there idea and stuff. Well I know they make some neat and useful products. But when it comes down to it.. Its just plastic molded to some shape. Its hard to somach the prices they want for there R&D. I know I am ranting but I get sick of companies Overpricing their items especially when it is gona go on a BMW. If they just made them affordable they would sell alot more products and they would get their R&D money in no time.

    /rant off

    sorry...

    I will be going withe the mier brand unless MaMo drops the price to atleast something comprable.
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  3. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Your point is definitely valid... which is why I went with the Maier myself. The Maier looks great right now and you can't tell it is a non-OEM part.

    Besides "stealing their idea" is hardly the case, it's not like the concept is new to motorcycling or they have a patent on it. I myself am a design engineer and my company worries about that stuff but if someone else gets it before you can patent it... tough.

    Price has to be a huge factor when you consider the part can be made with a few dollars worth of plastic, 10 dollars worth of thermo-forming and 50 cents worth of fasteners and zip ties. Granted the die for the thermo-form mold may be a couple thousand bucks but you make it up if you price it right and sell more!

    :D
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  4. tipler

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    Anyone know of a Canadian source for this? Shipping/tax/duty from the USA almost doubles the cost of the part. Parts Canada is not carrying it
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  5. MotorcycleIslandGuy

    MotorcycleIslandGuy DigitalDBoy

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    Hey Tippler ,i ordered them and i did not get hit up with any extra charges.My postie told me tons of stuff comes in Dutyfree.Any how Hello from a former Labradorian,Good OL Wabush!
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  6. FullSails

    FullSails Marauding Raider

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    I just got mine from Touratech USA $63. here in 2 days on in 10 min :D
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  7. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

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    The UPS man dropped mine off today...took 10-15 minutes to install, looks like the rest of the black plastic on the bike. :thumb

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  8. mostro900

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    After the time spent cleaning the mud from my bike, I can honestly say that the guard is easily worth the money in time savings alone if you go off-road a bit.

    thanks to a fellow ADV rider who installed it in about 5 seconds!
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  9. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    I was taking my rear wheel off and I figured: "what the heck... why not take off the maier guard?"
    I did that and noticed the guard had rubbed the black outside layer of the fuel tank. I think some dirt/sand/grit/small pebbles accumulated between the guard and the black outside layer of the tank. It was more than just some slight scuffing, which is why I wanted to give people a heads up.
    (I wish I had taken a picture before I put the guard back on.)

    Just saying....if you go offroad you might want to take a garden hose and clean that area up every once in a while. It's the part of the guard that faces the engine and touches the fuel tank. The same is probably true for the machine art moto mudsling.
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  10. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    Well,sorry...I see that's an old thread but I need some info...Could anyone of you tell me how low it is going that maier's splash guard?Some photos could help a lot and I'll be glad if you post some.Also I read about zip ties that included...what is the utility of them?:huh
    I'm thinking of buy a splash guard from there and I'd like to know some details.Thanks:ear:freaky

    Useful too,would be an opinion about the resistance of that guard....long time lasts or.....?
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  11. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    I've had mine on my F650GS with lowered suspension over a year now. Works great.

    no need to spend more
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  12. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    It's $75 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ilium-Works-F...G1MI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334454407&sr=8-1

    It's really a great piece of plastic and certainly worth the not-so-expensive amount of money. For people complaining about the price, if you think there are so many people that want to buy it but refuse to because it's too expensive then take $1000 and get a thermo mould made and make a cheaper one. No one is stopping competition in the market so unless you want to address the price issue yourself then buy it or don't. It's really tiring to see the same complaint so often on the BMW forums: people buying a $12-15k moto and then bitching about the cost of parts but not attempting to do anything about it. :puke1

    Here are some detailed pics without the wheel on. The zip ties cinch it up to the bike where there are no areas in which to bolt onto. I can take pics from the other side if you need detail from that angle, just let me know. :D

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    +1 -- this happens on a number of other dirtbikes' mud flaps as well. Some of them are made with thin plastic channels (ribbing or something) and it can/will wear a groove into the alum swingarm over time. The key is to knife off the ribbing so that there aren't any areas that put more pressure on then the rest. In the case of the F8, I can see this happening on the swingarm but I'm not sure how the flap would move enough where it contacts the gas tank unless something was wrong with the installation. Do you have some pics we could see? :wink:
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  13. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    Thanks a lot my friend.First and second posted pics were exactly what I wanted to see and check.Great post great help,I appreciate that.Thanks and like we say in Greece "Εfcharisto" :clap
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  14. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    Ep?Where did you bought that black coloured rear brake protector?I'm looking for one but all aluminium and I don't want to. :ear:evil
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  15. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Valid point yes, and until there are guys outside buying their stuff they won't change their politics. but one happy point is that for the bike BMW is starting to get the point :

    more options included (for new models) for the same price. take the new 1200GS limited edition or the new 1600GT/L.
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  16. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    Got it from TT.
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  17. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    Thks :clap
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  18. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Been here awhile

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    I just received mine and wanted to say thanks to Tony and Co :clap

    Fantastic service from the Inmate ! Quick and prompt shipping, and with much appreciated discount for the forum members :wink:

    If you are thinking of getting one, this is the place where to buy it :deal

    Can't wait to install it...

    Cheers,
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  19. ROAM_650GS

    ROAM_650GS Adventurer

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    Do you have to take off the rear wheel to install the splash guard?

    Thanks.
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  20. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    Nope, just put it on and zip tie
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