Accessories for 1250GS/GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by igi2003, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. shrini23

    shrini23 Been here awhile

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    R12150GS question
    Can someone here confirm if Touratech or SW-Motech or AltRider any of the lower engine bar protection works in tandem with MachineArtMoto cylinder headguards? If so, which one?
  2. Dan Diego

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    Who’s researched or purchased either the Sargent backrest or the Chinese copy made for the 2013-2018 GS?
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  3. AdamChandler

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    By super proud you mean expensive? LOL. Touratech USA prices are stupid. If you look at what these parts cost in Germany, I doubt freight and import tax is that high but what do I know?

    AltRider, everything is designed and made by hand in USA. and by hand I mean they have machines but it’s not robots. Both are respectable brands.

    If you want to buy a rip off of their designs, try AliExpress or eBay. You can find copycats of their stuff direct from Beijing but the quality could be sub-par...it’s a crap-shoot.

    SW-Motech, Bumot...good places to check. amazon will have some knock-offs too.
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  6. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    I love them. Sitting or standing work great. They aren’t huge like some, I think they are just right. I’ve had them on every GS I’ve had since 2015.

    On sale for 20% off at bmw right now as well.

    https://www.shopbmwmotorcycles.com/

    My original install -> https://advrider.com/f/threads/krussells-gsa.1020583/#post-25516020

    They are then same width as oem and about a 1/4” smaller in length.
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  7. shrini23

    shrini23 Been here awhile

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  8. Magus

    Magus Never grew up... Supporter

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    Speaking of pegs, I just ordered a set of PivotPegz for the 1250. I had these on the '12 GS and loved the feel. They have a good Black Friday deal going on as well.
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  9. idea man

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    I found this one at black dog https://blackdogcw.com/bdcw-rear-rack-multi-function-bmw-r1200-1250-gsa-lc-2014/ Looks pretty rugged and about 50.00 less than the other two.
  10. Dan Diego

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    My 2018 GSA is pretty well loaded...but I’m always in the lookout for a new accessory to make riding more comfortable or improve the bike.

    Considering a couple more items, possibly a comfort seat and backrest.

    Here’s what I have now:


    Black BMW Panniers

    BMW Top Case with BMW seat pads installed

    RAM iPhone holder with mount and wireless charging puck

    Tourtech USB port in place of BMW power plug

    Black Puig Windshield

    Windshield reinforced mount

    Paint protection on gas tank

    Black BMW powder coated crash bars

    Black BMW Winglets

    Clearwater Erica lights with amber lens covers

    Machineart valve covers

    Machineart front fender extender

    Wunderlich kickstand plate

    BMW front light protecter

    BMW LED turn signals

    BMW rear brake pedal

    BMW foot pegs

    Machineart Mudsling protector rear tire

    Radiator guards

    Two electronic key fobs and two traditional keys

    Garmin Nav VI

    BMW GS tank bag
  11. Norsman

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  13. idea man

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    Blackdog makes one they call the helipad or something. That takes up the whole space (pillion and LR) with one piece ... https://blackdogcw.com/bdcw-helo-pad-bmw-r1200-1250-gsa-lc-2014/
    and they have just the pillion piece too ... https://blackdogcw.com/bdcw-pillion-rack-bmw-r1200-1250-gs-gsa-lc-2013/
    So too does Altrider ... https://www.altrider.com/altrider-l...00-r-1250-gs-gsa-water-cooled/pid/1349/cid/14
    So too does SW Motech ... https://sw-motech.us/products/luggage/luggage+racks/SEAT-RACK/
    Nice to know that all the "research" I've been doing can have some usefulness since I haven't pulled the trigger on a rack plate just yet.
    I asked the BDCW if they had theirs in silver and they said no, because it's anodized black, hence it will hold up better that if it was powder-coated silver. I am not sure why they can't anodize it silver for discerning customers....but that was the answer I got. They at least answered my email and that is something and appreciated.
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  14. Dan Diego

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    Your research is useful and appreciated.

    I’m considering that SWM back plate.
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    Nice, thanks. Man the Blackdog version is 1/4” thick aluminum... impressive. The SWmotech seams reasonably priced for what it is, maybe I’m missing it but don’t see a 19’ 1250 GSA version, perhaps the 16-18’ year would work.

    https://sw-motech.us/products/luggage/luggage+racks/SEAT-RACK/4052572026441.htm
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    You are right. Not sure why I thought that was for the 1250. But if the locking mechanism is the same it might work. That bike has been available since 2018 in Europe. I wonder what the delay is?

    Edit: According the the fine folks at Revzilla the SW Motech will fit on the 1250....allegedly.
    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle...gs-adventure-r1250gs-adventure?sku_id=1035493
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    Would love to know what backrest you come up with. On my 1150 ADV, I have the Corbin seat with the backrest that can be placed either behind the driver or the pillion. Seat is comfortable and the backrest is perfect....or I just got really used to it. BR comes off in 5 seconds. Goes back on in 6 seconds. And the seat is customizable, making it exactly the color I wanted it, mirroring the stock enduro seat. I haven't pulled that trigger yet for this bike, but it is on the short list.
    Always looking for an improved cockpit experience on the 1250,ADV I tried out the Puig handlebar wind blocker. I had very low hopes for it, thinking I would try it and pull it because it looks....whatever. But it turns out to be a nice addition. That, with my VStream Touring windshield and Ztechnique brace, has made my cockpit almost pleasant, 100% better than the 1150 ADV and probably 20-30% better than stock. YMMV what with height and posture differences. But I am extremely surprised/pleased.
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  18. Dan Diego

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    Yes, I’ve had Corbins on a few of my bikes, and like you, I like the easily moveable/removable backrest.

    I’ve come up with a few options, mainly the Corbin, Sargent or BakUp. Then there’s the Chinese version of the Sargent set up, but I have t seen anyone successfully install one yet. FF6A64FB-9A16-4A35-9DA5-1B966F912F00.png AF804F0C-9333-4189-9B9B-A03ADCE6A756.png C5249FB7-5B2B-4B76-8E05-ACD301F6B8B3.jpeg 3E21823A-B420-4609-AAA4-0EE86131F632.jpeg
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  20. Dan Diego

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    Because I ride a lot. No.