New R1200GSA Accessories?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by CZman1, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. cherokeerider

    cherokeerider Journey=Destination

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Cherokee County GA
    Man your cranking! I think you will win! Anyway, I've had my '12 GSA for two months and added the Touratech Windshield Spoiler and Kaoko Cruise. For me both are a must have. I'm 6'2" and the spoiler make the air flow much nicer than the standard windscreen (for not too much $$) and the Kaoko (or some cruise, but I think the Kaoko is best) is a must for longer (or short) trips! Have fun with the bike, its' awesome!
    #21
  2. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,825
    Location:
    High Point, NC

    IMHO, WindSailor is spot on with the AdventureDesigns engine guards. I have 'em on my GSA and they're worth their purchase price.

    Mike
    #22
  3. drw1926

    drw1926 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Oddometer:
    57
    Location:
    Mililani, Hawaii
    I've got the Maier installed on my 2006 GS, and I went with the MachineArt version for my 2012 GSA. While both are likely equally effective at accomplishing their intended purpose (keeping crap off the rear shock, etc.) I would not say that I cant tell the difference between them. The MachineArt piece looks like something engineered by or for BMW as an OEM part; the Maier looks and feels like a cut-rate piece costing half as much. Granted the difference is purely aesthetic; it just depends how much that is worth to you. In the end it comes down to personal preference.
    #23
  4. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,553
    Location:
    As stated, and as often as possible -R'ville, N.C.
    Where is it for sale for $130 ?:ear
    #24
  5. AwolArn

    AwolArn Ride-Fly-Boat-Fish

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Oddometer:
    111
    Location:
    City of Lost Wages, NV
    My 2 cents worth:

    +1 for OneOff HID lights. I did both beams and love them.
    +1 for Skeen P-3 Lights on both ends. I like to see and been seen.

    +1 for ALT Rider accessories. They are made in America, of all places!!! :clap:clap:clap I got the oil cooler guard, rear brake master cylinder guard, and throttle potentiometer guard. All easy to install and not too expensive but offer great protection.

    ALT Rider headlight guard. Wish I'd seen it first. I got the cheaper guard that is stuck onto the lens. I'll replace it later.

    LOUD horn. Got a loud air horn from BMW in Houston. That gets the cell-phone-slinging-soccer-Mom's attention.

    Those are my top 5. Up next:

    Replace my stock skid plate with the ALT Rider. Just got the TKC's from UPS today. They go on next week. Geez, I thought my boat made me want to spend money and put accessories on! :rofl
    #25
  6. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,776
    Location:
    By the Lake

    Both brands available at www.cyclenutz.com.
    #26
  7. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,553
    Location:
    As stated, and as often as possible -R'ville, N.C.
    #27
  8. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,199
    these are all great suggestions for upgrades but I think they'd depend on how much you're going to have this thing offroad. Lots of guys get the GSA and never get beyond Starbucks. They're used mostly for commuting a touring.

    If you do a lot of offroad then these other things make a lot more sense. Also, what do you weigh? I'm 235 and the stock suspension has been largely inadequate. I'd bottom out every time I went offroad and ended up ruining my oem skidplate and then having to buy new attachment hardware each time my new skidplate (AltRider) got knocked off. If you're 180 lbs or less, the suspension will be fine. If you weigh more than that and take it offroad a lot, you're going to want to upgrade the suspension. All the aftermarket shocks are great. I got Wilbers and have been very happy with the upgrade in performance.
    #28
  9. Jonesky

    Jonesky Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Oddometer:
    238
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    That maier insert conflicted with my tkc's. So I did what any good adv'er would. Rode thru the noise and pain and eroded the fender. :evil
    #29
  10. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,199
    Me too. There's a half dollar sized hole in it now. No big deal :D
    #30
  11. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,002
    Location:
    Arizona
    Hmmm, I wonder if they changed the design because I have about a 1/2" between my TKC tire.
    #31
  12. Epictetus70

    Epictetus70 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Oddometer:
    115
    Location:
    The desert!
    Congrats on the bike! I just picked up my 2012 GSA last Friday. Lots of great insight reference farkles.....I still have to install my HID bulbs (low/high), oil cooler and headlight guard. After reading the thread I'll most likely invest in the engine guard extensions and the mudsling splash guard.

    I already installed the potentiometer guard as well as the rear brake resevoir. Just took a few minutes. :evil

    In transit is the Kaoko friction cruise control.

    My new money pit!!
    #32
  13. drw1926

    drw1926 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Oddometer:
    57
    Location:
    Mililani, Hawaii
    I resemble that remark! :lol3
    #33
  14. FBB

    FBB Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    164
    Location:
    CO Springs, CO
    Bavarian Money Waster... :evil
    #34
  15. freyke

    freyke Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Oddometer:
    338
    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    #35
  16. CZman1

    CZman1 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Wow, alot of great suggestions and very helpful. I have ordered the Maier mud guard, an oil cooler guard, a headlight guard and a brake lever extension. (and the Giant Loop Fandango and Diablo tank bags). Now if I could only get my bike...should be early next week.

    I really like the idea of the altrider crash guard extensions but will wait until I've got the bike. I'd also like to mount some forward footpegs somwhere and want to see what seems most comfortable.

    I am 6'6" and 280 lbs. so the windshield spoiler suggested by Cherokeerider might make sense. Also, given my weight and what fudgypup wrote, the suspension might become an issue. I agree that this is something that will become more apparent after I've put some miles on.

    The same applies to any changes that I need to make to the seat. I have a Sargent on the KLR and am very happy with it.

    I don't like the idea of the hi beam delay with HID's so will probably just do the low beam at some point. Thanks for the suggestions pointing me towards 1offmotorsports. I have the Denali D2 LED's on my KLR and think they are very good but will look at the Krista's for the GSA.

    What I seem to be missing at this point is a rear brake resevoir guard, a crash bung (had to look that one up) and a potentiometer guard (still don't know what that one is but it sounds important :D).

    Thanks again and I am desperately wanting to get my rear on the GSA.
    #36
  17. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,002
    Location:
    Arizona
    #37
  18. Epictetus70

    Epictetus70 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Oddometer:
    115
    Location:
    The desert!
    #38
  19. Izzy3

    Izzy3 Freak of Unnature

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Oddometer:
    302
    Location:
    NOVA
    Just installed a V-stream tall windshield. In the upright position, it is perfect for me. What a difference it makes over stock for a 6'6" freak! Threw on some Rox Risers while I was at it. Much better fit and rolling down I-95 at speed is now a dream. I can sit however I want and move around with ease now. :clap
    #39
  20. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,199
    I was just changing tires this morning and realized the Mitas E09 Dakar (140/80/17) is 10mm taller than the TKC 80 (150/70/17). That probably accounts for the hole in the Maier inner fender.
    #40