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Old 02-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #16
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I got one too, nice fit. The holes are predrilled and you have to use some zipties to band it to the frame but it's fine. I didn't want one that hugged the rear wheel either.
Zip ties are even included which is a nice touch...

Unless you are anal about your UV resistant high strength zip ties like I am
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:29 PM   #17
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Damn they go on nice, fast, easy.
Took way longer to find a mud hole to make it match.
Now it looks like it been there all along.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:17 AM   #18
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It is a pity that we cannot get an ADV discount.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:53 AM   #19
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Looks expensive.....From mudsling! $139

$63 seems better.
So "saving" $76 isn't enough???
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:29 AM   #20
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Great! This thread helped me to decide!
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #21
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I like mine. Works well, looks like it came with the bike (other than the zip ties)
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:30 PM   #22
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$163 for a piece of plastic no matter how "Good" it looks is a bit mutch. If they would only lower the price more people would buy it and they would make more profit. MaMo has been publising alot of stories in the BMW rags about the "Other Guys" stealing there idea and stuff. Well I know they make some neat and useful products. But when it comes down to it.. Its just plastic molded to some shape. Its hard to somach the prices they want for there R&D. I know I am ranting but I get sick of companies Overpricing their items especially when it is gona go on a BMW. If they just made them affordable they would sell alot more products and they would get their R&D money in no time.

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sorry...

I will be going withe the mier brand unless MaMo drops the price to atleast something comprable.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:20 PM   #23
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$163 for a piece of plastic no matter how "Good" it looks is a bit mutch. If they would only lower the price more people would buy it and they would make more profit. MaMo has been publising alot of stories in the BMW rags about the "Other Guys" stealing there idea and stuff.
Your point is definitely valid... which is why I went with the Maier myself. The Maier looks great right now and you can't tell it is a non-OEM part.

Besides "stealing their idea" is hardly the case, it's not like the concept is new to motorcycling or they have a patent on it. I myself am a design engineer and my company worries about that stuff but if someone else gets it before you can patent it... tough.

Price has to be a huge factor when you consider the part can be made with a few dollars worth of plastic, 10 dollars worth of thermo-forming and 50 cents worth of fasteners and zip ties. Granted the die for the thermo-form mold may be a couple thousand bucks but you make it up if you price it right and sell more!

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:38 AM   #24
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Anyone know of a Canadian source for this? Shipping/tax/duty from the USA almost doubles the cost of the part. Parts Canada is not carrying it
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:45 AM   #25
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Maier splashguard

Hey Tippler ,i ordered them and i did not get hit up with any extra charges.My postie told me tons of stuff comes in Dutyfree.Any how Hello from a former Labradorian,Good OL Wabush!
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:49 PM   #26
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I just got mine from Touratech USA $63. here in 2 days on in 10 min
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:54 PM   #27
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The UPS man dropped mine off today...took 10-15 minutes to install, looks like the rest of the black plastic on the bike.

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #28
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Thumb Highly recommended

After the time spent cleaning the mud from my bike, I can honestly say that the guard is easily worth the money in time savings alone if you go off-road a bit.

thanks to a fellow ADV rider who installed it in about 5 seconds!
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #29
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I was taking my rear wheel off and I figured: "what the heck... why not take off the maier guard?"
I did that and noticed the guard had rubbed the black outside layer of the fuel tank. I think some dirt/sand/grit/small pebbles accumulated between the guard and the black outside layer of the tank. It was more than just some slight scuffing, which is why I wanted to give people a heads up.
(I wish I had taken a picture before I put the guard back on.)

Just saying....if you go offroad you might want to take a garden hose and clean that area up every once in a while. It's the part of the guard that faces the engine and touches the fuel tank. The same is probably true for the machine art moto mudsling.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #30
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Well,sorry...I see that's an old thread but I need some info...Could anyone of you tell me how low it is going that maier's splash guard?Some photos could help a lot and I'll be glad if you post some.Also I read about zip ties that included...what is the utility of them?
I'm thinking of buy a splash guard from there and I'd like to know some details.Thanks

Useful too,would be an opinion about the resistance of that guard....long time lasts or.....?
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