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Old 01-25-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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Hepco and Becker BMW R1200GS Engine Guards

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What's the word on these....
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:07 AM   #2
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They really work. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:15 AM   #3
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H & B Engine Guards

Ditto on they really work.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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They really work and you don't have to remove them for a valve adjustment
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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I just put them on my bike. Easy install. Sturdy. Room to remove head covers for valve adjustment. The black ones make your bike go faster.

Do a search on google and add "advrider.com" to the end of your search and you'll find that most people that run after market engine gaurds, run the HB's.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:04 AM   #6
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Hb

Just mounted. They look good and fit well...no problems with mounting. Of course they will not protect much at speed, but in parking lot falls you'd have some hope of only minimum damage to bike. I got a discount of tank guards as they were slightly scratched from the manufacture.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:01 PM   #7
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If you get the tank guards, try to "spread them" a bit where they mount to the lowers. Bend them open before installing, place one foot on right side / pull up on other side, like loading a cross bow.
This will enable you to remove the side panels with out having to take the bars off.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #8
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rod, if you can bend them like that you're a bigger boy than I am. I used a hi-lift jack to spread mine a bit.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:42 PM   #9
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Best for the $ out there. As already stated:

-don't need to be removed to give access to heads for service
-give better protection than BMW or Touratech models which require additional extenders to protect the head.
-mine have saved me from serious damage multiple times. They're about due for a little touch-up paint.
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