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Old 03-30-2009, 04:34 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by glitch_oz
Doesn't make a diff, does it?
Physics are physics, impact forces are impact forces...regardless of brand/ model.
Yes it does make a difference. Every bike is designed differently.

If common sense and 35 years of wrenching and riding (incl. building a few bikes over the last few years) counts....
Not qualified on the F800GS.

If a hit is directed upwards and looking at the twin-brace of the bars running vertically up the side, those 2 little 5mm Allen bolts at the bottom will either rip out of their their threads or just snap, the curved mounting plate hitting the engine cover (which is usually very thin cast).

The more likely scenario is a drop while riding... directing impact forces upwards/ rearwards....and as the upper mounting location is more solid than the bottom, that upper bolt will act as a pivot... again tearing the bottom plate off the casings (as the down-leg is nicely braced and therefore fairly solid = transmit forces).
The likely hit would be from the side, not up from the bottom. Hence transmitting the force to the upper frame fastening points. Not the bottom of the engine. For some one so "qualified" on the F800Gs surely you can understand that.

And, whatever dude. You don't know what you're talking about. BMW wouldn't have designed it like that if it would have been a problem. You're purely speculating.

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