The 2013+ models offer superior performance in every way from previous generations. The water cooled engine does wonders for power on the pavement and coolness on the trail. The problem is that it required BMW to shave weight anywhere possible. One such place was in the girth of the upper stanchion tubes relative to previous model GSes. Under extreme conditions, the tube’s cap which goes into the upper tree has been known to separate causing harm to the bike and rider. If you are an extreme rider and you want some reinforcement and peace of mind I’ve created the “Stanch-Clamp” which adds additional clamping force around the stanchion and down on the capped stud. Working in conjunction with an engineer and machine shop that supplies parts for the aerospace industry a mold was formed which transitioned into a 3D print and then an aluminum prototype that has been reproduced and successfully used by dozens riders to date. $152 shipped in the CONUS, $180 for all international orders Paypal: BTCycleLLC@gmail.com Disclaimers. The product is not guaranteed. It has not been lab tested yet. This isn’t a chrome part for your neighbor’s Harley nor for riders who only go to starbucks. It is peace of mind in the pounding of off-road terrain.