Who made these parts? (R1150GS add-ons)

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  1. M38A1

    M38A1 Type-A Introvert

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    Just picked up a new-to-me 2002 R1150GS with some unidentified manufacturer goodies.

    Anybody care to tell me "who" made them?

    Headlight rockguard?
    Pretty distinct in the size of the metal and the mounting. It's got some interesting fittings on the bottom set of bolts, and appears to be resting on little pads for the top two.
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    Engine protection?
    I've looked at the factory BMW bars and the bottom mounting tabs don't look the same?
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    Lightbar?
    Did the older ZanZaBar have the built-in compartments for the wire connection blocks? This is pretty distinct on both sides underneath.
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  2. Ron_Ces

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    Headlight guard is BMW Motorrad, the crash bars are BMW Motorrad from a 1150 GS Adventure. The skid plate looks after market. I do not like how the crash bar mounting tabs attach on the outside. They should attach on the inside to avoid catching and ripping off. The Zanzibar looks like the original version. They command a pretty penny in the Flea Market...
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  3. M38A1

    M38A1 Type-A Introvert

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    Thank-you!

    The more I look at what all was on this bike, the more pleased I am.


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  4. Land

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    Those blue forks are from the Adventure model, but I don't see the extra beak-protector piece on the beak. :dunno

    That looks like the skid plate for a standard GS.:scratch

    Is it an Adventure? A "de-Adventure-tanked Adventure?" A wrecked and repaired Adventure? A wrecked and repaired regular GS?

    Which tank and seat(s) are on it? What color are the wheels?:ear

    Post some pics of the whole bike, if you don't mind.

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  5. M38A1

    M38A1 Type-A Introvert

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    Naw.... it's a standard GS. In 2002 they had the bluish anodized fork tubes. My brand new '02 was like that and this one being 142 less in the VIN is the same. Standard brushed alum looking wheels, standard seat(s), no low first gear, smaller tank. (yeah, I've had two GSA's too...)

    2002 model, basically a one owner bike, 17.9k miles, lots of goodies. Can't see it's ever been off-road or on it's side for a dirt nap. Still had the original tires with date codes of 2402 and 2902. lol....
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  6. Land

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    I had forgotten that the later standard GSes had the blue/purple (blurple?) forks.:shog

    That's a great-lookin' bike! And it is loaded up with goodies.:clap

    Congrats on your find.:clap

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  7. M38A1

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    It's cool except for those engine bars. Looking at them, it would appear you have to remove them to get the skid plate off for an oil change. That means the tank has to come up/off to get to the top mounting bolt of the bars. NOT a happy camper about that now. Argh.....
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  8. Ron_Ces

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    They mounted wrong. The tabs should be in the inside of the skid plate. Just drop the plate and the bar ends stay right there.
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  9. dirtybike

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    Are you sure about those bars being from a GSA?
    I thought that the GSA bars had a section that goes back across the upper part of the rocker cover and attaches to the frame behind the cylinder.
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  10. M38A1

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    I don't know "who's" bars they are, but they look like they're going to be a pain in the arse to do oil changes....

    And I can't see how they could possibly mount on the other side of the skidplate. They're not formed that way in the bolt wells to be on the other side.


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  11. Land

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    Somebody who knows for sure will eventually chime in, but I think that those are the BMW optional engine guards for the standard GS.

    After you started this thread, I did an image searcb for '02 GSes and saw them on a bike or three, including in a ride report by an inmate with the username Peka.

    Again, that bike's an awesome find.

    Chris
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  13. Ron_Ces

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    I have the ADV version of those bars. The mounting brackets are different than mine. FYI.
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    Found a pic from MAX. The bottom differs from the ADV version.

    STD.
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    ADV.
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    A bit spendy...
    Ron
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  15. Ron from BC

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    Headlight Guard - OEM BMW (expensive too!)

    Engine Guards - dunno but they are NOT BMW GSA guards

    ZanZbar light bar - yes it is channeled aluminum. I don't know if it's by design or not but that is where wiring an connectors are usually hidden/zap strapped

    Looks like a Frankenbike to me, purple anodized rims are from the GSA. The valve covers are for a a GS not GSA. Lots of other obvious things too.....
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  16. M38A1

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    So I think we're in agreement the headlight rockguard is BMW Factory for their retro-kit (p/n 71607669391) and yes, kind of expensive at $199.

    The engine guards are the BMW Factory R1150GS ones (with all the associated problems about how to remove the skid plates for an oil/filter change :eek1)

    And it's a ZanZbar for the light bar (which they don't make anymore from what I understand)

    Back up a few posts I described the bike. It's not a frankenbike, just some ADV parts here and there with a mix of aftermarket stuff on a plain-jane 2002 R1150GS....

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  17. Ron from BC

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    Ya the headlight grill is stupid expensive, I picked one up used for 60 and I do like it. The ZanZbar is very nice, very discreet. Even with the GSA engine guards you have the hassle of having to remove the skid plate and then minimally loosen the upper and lower connection (2 allen bolts) and cross brace on the left side to change the oil filter and oil. I actually prefer the silver colored valve covers to the GSA bluish ones but they are what they are.

    Nice looking bike...
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