R1150GS Hepco Becker guards

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by valis, May 10, 2011.

  1. valis

    valis n00b

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    I've been recently looking for Hepco Becker engine guards for a 1150GS and everybody seems to have them on back order.
    Anyone knows any place that has them on stock? Or any used ones up for sale ?
    Thanks!
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  2. (none)

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    Nope, i had the same problem. Not many places will keep parts for 7-11 year old bikes in stock if they don't have to. Just order 'em and wait
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  3. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    find me a used ADV tank or a used Touratech tank and I'll sell you my HB uppers and lowers for a GS.

    At a nice price.
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  4. FolsomTony

    FolsomTony Fat Tony

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    No affiliation, but I used to look at this site for parts ideas.
    They show 1 in stock.

    Good luck.
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  5. 1Gopokes1

    1Gopokes1 Been here awhile

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    Hello

    I just bought an 01 1150GS and ordered aset this week from amotostuff.com $ 277 + S&H
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  6. captsam54

    captsam54 Ready to Ride..!!

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    I have been doing the research for R1150 GSA crash bars... and find GS crash Bars everywhere...

    Ebay and on all the usual parts sites..

    I personally settled on the SW-Motech crash bars.. Better than the Hepco Beckers.. Don't have to take anything apart to adjust the valves and change oil etc.

    AND $209 at Twisted throttle I think...

    There are a lot of posts here on the forum about GS crash bars..
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  7. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    I have them on my bike and like them, don't love them. You have to loosen (not remove) them up for valve adjustments.

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    Not a good picture, but if this bolt comes out to far.. good luck getting it back in without aligning the planets. For this reason, I'd rather have the SW Motech bars.

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  8. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I have the SW-Motek bars .They work and you don't have to take them apart to adjust the valves . They work well . Try Motostrano .They are less than Twisted Throttle and you get a break on shipping by being an ADV inmate .Touratech offers stainless bars which are really nice .
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  9. Illiumrider

    Illiumrider Been here awhile

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    Within the last month, I bought a set from Amotostuff.com. I called them directly and they had a set in stock which they promptly shipped. Very nice to deal with and the bars went on perfect!:clap
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  10. captsam54

    captsam54 Ready to Ride..!!

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    Going to order the SW-Motek bars w the footpeg's etc. I am thinking.. But.... Cost is then up to almost $400.00

    Anyone have these and maybe a pic so I can see what they look like and where they are positioned..

    There is also a German clamp on set of footpeg's on eBay for $129.00 Might be the better way to go..
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  11. captsam54

    captsam54 Ready to Ride..!!

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    I tried to find a set on their site but was unable.. What was your total cost, if you don't mind my asking.. thx
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  12. Illiumrider

    Illiumrider Been here awhile

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    I had better luck calling when I was ready to buy.....they were friendly and easy to deal with. Plus I was able to confirm that they actually had one and it wasnt back ordered. Total price was $349 shipped to NY. Like I said installation was quick and painless; I did some reading on the site.....one inmate has a pretty good step by step with photos and tips. Good luck:deal
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  13. captsam54

    captsam54 Ready to Ride..!!

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    I am seeing them at Twisted for $209.00 Did you get the footpeg brackets or?? to run up the cost or was shipping that much??
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  14. captsam54

    captsam54 Ready to Ride..!!

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    <table class="list" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="90%"><tbody><tr><th>Here's what I got without the pegs..
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    </td> <td class="bglight">SBL.07.408.100</td> <td class="bglight">SW-MOTECH Crashbars/Engine Guards (BMW R1150GS Adventure) - Rally Style</td> <td class="bglight" align="right"><nobr>$209.99</nobr></td> <td class="bglight" align="right"> <input name="CartIDArray[]" value="663459" type="hidden"> <input size="3" name="CartCountArray[]" value="1" type="text"> </td> <td class="bglight" align="right"><nobr>$209.99</nobr></td> <td class="bglight"><input name="CartSelectArray[]" value="663459" type="checkbox"></td> </tr> <tr> <td>
    </td> <td style="display: none;"> </td> <th colspan="4" class="right">Subtotal:</th> <td align="right"><nobr>$209.99</nobr></td> <td>
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
    </td> <td style="display: none;"> </td> <th colspan="4" class="right">Shipping and handling:</th> <td align="right"><nobr>$34.69</nobr> </td> <td>
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    </td></tr></tbody></table>
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  15. Illiumrider

    Illiumrider Been here awhile

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    Shipping was $49. I did a bunch of research and decided on the HB bars and I'm very pleased with them.
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  16. FatChance

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    The HB bars are great. I only have to loosen them every 6000 miles for valve adjustment. But I ride with them everyday and chance having to use them for their intended purpose. Plus, it gives me one more opportunity to check that everything is snugged up proper-like. For me, it is a worthwhile trade-off. :nod
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  17. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    True enough. I have them as well and have to loosen them. By the bye, DO NOT loosen the bolt which Norsman highlighted in his photo-- there is no need and that bolt also holds up the subframe which makes installing and uninstalling that bolt a dangerous proposition.

    Instead, remove your tank (one electrical connection, two QD's, two plug in hoses and a bolt-- one minute) and loosen the front mounting bolts instead. This allows plenty of spread and won't having you searching for a helicoil or timesert should you accidentally strip the threads out of that rear bolt Norsman shows.
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  18. ErricZ

    ErricZ Been here awhile

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    Not sure what the big deal is with these bars ... the left side was a bit of a bear but I put my jack under the footpeg for support and levered the subframe (and bolt) down GENTLY a tiny bit and it popped into the thread. Right side was even easier and nothing slipped out of alignment in the least, all three bolts in with ease -- just had to pull the front bar bolt hole and front frame mounting hole together whilst I got the bolt started.

    I have the plastic valve cover protectors and the right side is snug up against that, so I'd imagine a bit of loosening is in order for service. I keep a large jar of CoppaSlip around like the Brits do, so that was an easy addition and very helpful I'm sure.

    Torque is 40Nm for the (4) big M10 bolts and 25Nm for the (2) re-used M8s in the front.

    Also, the middle bridge connector on mine has 2 bolt holes but only 1 bolt/nut was supplied. I'm sure a quick stop at Lowes/HD/Ace will solve that disparity in a jiffy.
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  19. GS Yinzer

    GS Yinzer Go Stillers

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    Thank guys... Looking to pick up a set of crash bars today for the new 1150 GS. This forum helped a bit. In a way it's down to HB vs SW-Motech. Anybody out there feel they can sway me one way or the other?
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  20. redwing51

    redwing51 Been here awhile

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    I've had both,and they both are fine, but prefer the Hepco-Becker bars. Its easier to change the oil with the HB bars. But I only need to change the oil once or twice a year (synthetic oil) so its not really a big deal with the SW MoTech bars.
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