Originally Posted by xsf18cdf
Just ordered my first GS and pick it up next Monday. I want to put a good set of frame-mounted crash bars on it. I've only seen the Touratechs so far. Anyone know of anyone else that makes them? I plan on dumping the bike frequently and want as much protection as possible.
Thanks in advance,
I think he's specifying frame-mounted engine bars DoWorkSon.
There are only two I'm aware of: the original Touratech's you mention and Wunderlich Adventure bars.
That being said the more common engine mounted ones haven't proved to be a problem from what I've seen. Only one report of engine mount damage (not the case) over the years and that appeared to be from being broad sided by a car (he bought a used bike). It was repaired fairly easily.
There are a few engine bar threads to read reviews on what riders think of them as DoWorkSon.said. Google or search.