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Old 10-14-2009, 09:47 AM   #16
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No problem with Hepco & Becker bars - remove the stock bash plates and do the oil and filter change, then replace the plates. Takes longer for the oil to drain out than to R&R the plates. Don't forget to put in fresh oil.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:29 PM   #17
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No problem with Hepco & Becker bars - remove the stock bash plates and do the oil and filter change, then replace the plates. Takes longer for the oil to drain out than to R&R the plates. Don't forget to put in fresh oil.
Fair enough - but I was hoping someone had an easy solution for stock BMW bars ...
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:36 PM   #18
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Holy crap dude!!! Glade I hit this thread I was looking at crash bars not 5 min. ago. I will have to take notes on this one.

Any more suggestions one a good set for an 08 1200 GS.

I will sit back and watch to see what happens around this one.



Actually you are in better shape as the 1200GS has a slightly different setup. With my Touratech bars on I can change oil and filter without removing the bars. Still have to remove stock bash plate but it is only four bolts. Well, two 13mm bolts, one 10mm bolt and a 10mm nut but who is counting.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #19
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Bump.... I just ran into this problem and also am looking or solutions....

Here's the stock BMW bars on the top side. The very top bolt sits on the frame backbone behind the gas tank.


And here's the bottom attachment points. The whole system is ridged which sucks.


If you look close at the top left of the lower skidplate pic, I think you can see the scratch/scuff marks from the previous owner weaseling it in/out. I'm considering getting them out and having a machine shop drill out clearance holes for the filter and drain plug. Argh. STUPID design IMO.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:30 AM   #20
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Argh. STUPID design IMO.

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Yes, very stupid. And why they changed the design in 2001
On the post 2001 bars you can unbolt the lower section tubes.
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