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hi everyone from manchester,england.First post on the website,have defected over from a GS to an R as i do all of my riding on the road,and was sick of looking like a "desert racer",anyway,does anyone have any knowledge of where i may find engine bars for my classic as i am told that bars for pre 2011 will not fit,bmw manchester say that they cannot supply any aas they are constantly let down by suppliers........ so any ideas.cheers,G.
 

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there are several manufacturers that make engine protection bars for BMW....first, find the model and fitment on the manufacturer's website... if the manufacturer does not sell direct, do a Google search to find a dealer to purchase from...

SW Motech

Hepco Becker

Wonderlich

Givi

Touratech (desert racer look)

there may be others (Google search)
 

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Hi,jhawk,thanks for the reply,i am aware that there are many makers of engine bars for BMW"s,as i have been riding them for over 20 years,firstly as a police officer,and for pleasure since.the problem i have is that no-one is yet making bars for the 2011 models as the mounting points are slightly different...any ideas? cheers
 

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Lamenting slow Aftermarket supply

Yes, you are Right!!
It's frustrating to own a newer model,
being forced to wait on the aftermarket to catch up
with minor design changes.
Patience is a virtue. ???
Meanwhile, BMW has a marketing advantage
selling their accessories at a robust cost.
Supply & Demand.

Bob's BMW

2011 & 2012 bars available, but
at about $twice$ the aftermarket competition's going rate.
But, you enjoy peace of mind NOW.

The upside is that you're fortunate to be riding a truly GREAT machine
that can do so many things well, and
with such PANACHE !!!

A small price to pay for such an enviable position.
 

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hiya,clem,thanks for the post mate,unfortunately the only thing that any BMW dealer can sell me even at their ridiculous prices are the alloy head covers , which are ok if you drop the bike at a standstill but for not much else.i want bars!!!!! and even though the following post from bob"s BMW state that they have them,there is nothing on their website.so guess i"ll just have to wait,enjoying the bike though,really handles well over the snake pass to sheffield,which is my regular test bed as i live only 4 miles from the manchester end of it.cheers for now.G.
 

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hi bluebuttyvanman
couple of years back on the gs forum there was a thread about engine bars or valve covers , yes you need something as the valve covers are weak from a minor drop .the discussion was concerning which was best to have in a spill , the one guy hit a car on his bike and it went down road and the engine bars caused damage to frame and motor ,no money saved there . the sturdy valve covers were my option ,i used touratech alloy, couple of times i have dropped the gs , first was outside the house stood still , no damage just a few stone marks in the alloy cover .. the second time was near work on diesel on the road 10mph while slowing down , big marks and scratches in the cover ,scratched the exhaust and broke mirror and hand guard . no major damage ,only pride , good job i had a full face lid on ... .if the speed was more than 15 mph then there would be more serious damage . i have been that pleased with the valve covers that i have bought some more and put them on the r1200r . the other protector that i bought is a swing arm one . i also put fork sliders on because if you do get a touchdown the bottom of the fork legs and caliper get it .
rca :)
 
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