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mexipike 04-20-2013 10:16 AM

What do these bolts on the rear drive do?
 
http://johnpikephotography.smugmug.c...10.51.31-M.jpg

I'm new to the 1200gs but I don't what these bolts do. The closest one in the picture that's all by itself and the top looks really rusted (mostly from the flash) . What is it? It has a little sleeve which is able to move up and down a little bit. Do you think I need to tighten it. The other one I'm confused about is the one near the disc brake that's all by itself. It looks like something's supposed to be attached there but nothing is. So what do they do, do they need tightening?

Thanks

trc.rhubarb 04-20-2013 10:26 AM

They hold the mud guard on that you don't have...
Rear fender sort of :D

kubiak 04-20-2013 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by mexipike (Post 21230229)
http://johnpikephotography.smugmug.c...10.51.31-M.jpg

I'm new to the 1200gs but I don't what these bolts do. The closest one in the picture that's all by itself and the top looks really rusted (mostly from the flash) . What is it? It has a little sleeve which is able to move up and down a little bit. Do you think I need to tighten it. The other one I'm confused about is the one near the disc brake that's all by itself. It looks like something's supposed to be attached there but nothing is. So what do they do, do they need tightening?

Thanks

on my 1150gs the bolts were for mounting the stock plastic rock deflector that kind of wraps around the back of the tire.

LaurelPerryOnLand 04-20-2013 10:42 AM

What you're missing...possum scraper.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by trc.rhubarb (Post 21230284)
They hold the mud guard on that you don't have...
Rear fender sort of :D

<a href="http://s635.photobucket.com/user/RMWBMW/media/mudguard.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/RMWBMW/mudguard.png" border="0" alt=" photo mudguard.png"/></a>

mexipike 04-29-2013 10:46 AM

Oh good, that clarifies it. Maybe I'll pick one up some day but they don't seem entirely too necessary.

GrouchyGeezer 04-29-2013 11:10 AM

If you ride in the rain, you will miss it.

mexipike 04-30-2013 11:54 AM

I do ride in the rain. So I guess I should just get one. Is it the best option or is there a better aftermarket idea? I think on my 1150 I had a huge fender that extended extra and liked that.

bdarling 04-30-2013 12:46 PM

You 1200 guys don't know how to have any fun. This is the appropriate response to the OP's question:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855959

LTCOliverNorth 04-30-2013 01:15 PM

Those bolts are so you can attach one of these :D

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...-Cover-R1200GS

Yes, I have one of these.

mexipike 05-01-2013 01:23 PM

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...er-R1200GS-HP2

This looks like a pretty clean solution. Anyone try one?

AngusMcDung 05-01-2013 09:52 PM

I bought these and filled the holes
 
2 x Dome head hex screw M6x14
1 x Dome head hex screw M6x08
3 x Washer M6

People behind me may wish I kept the fender thingy, but i don't miss it.:evil

JimVonBaden 05-02-2013 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LTCOliverNorth (Post 21302013)
Those bolts are so you can attach one of these :D

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...-Cover-R1200GS

Yes, I have one of these.

Go to Walmart or IKEA and buy a black, or color of your choice, cutting board made from nylon. Cut it to whatever size you wish, drill three holes and bolt it on. Put the plate wherever you want. Cheaper the TT, not backordered, and will never rust or get bent.

Jim :brow

Twilight Error 05-02-2013 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 21314632)
Go to Walmart or IKEA and buy a black, or color of your choice, cutting board made from nylon. Cut it to whatever size you wish, drill three holes and bolt it on. Put the plate wherever you want. Cheaper the TT, not backordered, and will never rust or get bent.

Jim :brow

And if you're careful to not cut the bit you need out of the center, you can trim the remainder into ta nice little cutting board for when you're camping off the bike. Can't do that with a Touratech backorder slip...


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