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Old 09-23-2013, 08:08 AM   #916
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How do the Hornig radiator grills attach? Did you order from Germany or Sierra BMW?
They fit beneath the plastic radiator shroud, there are rubber bumper/spacers that attach at the top and the lower shroud bolt holds them in place, they are secure.
Unfortunately I ordered them from Sierra BMW, they waited a week to send them and then sent the wrong item, not a big deal, but they handled it unbelievably unprofessional, I would never do business with them again.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #917
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Sounds like a similar mount for the TT grill guards except that there is also a pair of zip ties included with the install kit! What you don't get for spending $$$ anymore.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #918
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I considered the TT radiator guards, the local BMW dealer has them in stock and I checked them out but they are way too heavy, the design appeared to block a lot of air flow and they looked a little too frou-frou-ee for me, I wanted something more basic, lightweight and less gaudy.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #919
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please come up with something
at least for the sake of the REST OF US
good luck in your search
I still can't find anything else that I "need"
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #920
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Today I installed a set of S W Motech Cylinder head guards. They look nicer than the Touratech guards that I removed. They also look stronger.
There is no interference with the BMW engine guards. The touratech guards fit but were touching the rubber bumpers on the BMW engine guards.



As some of you may know I dropped the GSW on a hill on loose gravel. The BMW engine guards did deform but did there job of keeping the engine from being hurt. The Touratech guards were scratched.
When altrider releases their bars I will be buying them.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #921
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Curious, what kind of oil are you using, looks like it is blue in the site glass?

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Old 09-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #922
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I still can't find anything else that I "need"
Don't give up Rich. Clearwater's sanity, already in question, is at stake!
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #923
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Curious, what kind of oil are you using, looks like it is blue in the site glass?

TIA
Normal BMW synthetic. I noticed that it looked blue in the photo also and don't know why. When I look it, it looks normal.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #924
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Normal BMW synthetic. I noticed that it looked blue in the photo also and don't know why. When I look it, it looks normal.
Guessing you had it on the sidestand an no oil was in the port.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #925
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I considered the TT radiator guards, the local BMW dealer has them in stock and I checked them out but they are way too heavy, the design appeared to block a lot of air flow and they looked a little too frou-frou-ee for me, I wanted something more basic, lightweight and less gaudy.
I bought them in Mar/April when no others were available - so there may, indeed, be better choices out there now....quite pleased with the TT guards ... beats no guards at all in a very easily damaged area. Heck, look at the dinosaurs that invaded your "gills".
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:02 PM   #926
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Just placed a farkle order with Touratech about an hour ago, hope to have it all installed for a ride in about 10 days.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:34 AM   #927
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Pics. You can see the lights mounted, the Touratech engine guards and the el cheapo JC Whitney top box...

Here is the Touratech Montana mount on the factory bar. Can also see the back of the lights mounted...

Here is the home made light brackets. Very simple but they seem to do the trick. I looked under the beak and their isnt much there to mount to so this looked simpler. Besides that, the lower mount would put the lights in line with the air intake funnels. This way doesnt. That has to be worth 10 horsepower. Now the brackets will get powdercoated...


How did you power up the Garmin/Touratech GPS mount? Have the same setup and am curious.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:14 AM   #928
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I considered the TT radiator guards, the local BMW dealer has them in stock and I checked them out but they are way too heavy, the design appeared to block a lot of air flow and they looked a little too frou-frou-ee for me, I wanted something more basic, lightweight and less gaudy.
They may block some air, but I haven't seen a high engine temp and I live in the south and have ridden in the heat some. I had the dealer install the guards before I even picked up the bike, so I can't compare before and after.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:14 AM   #929
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Normal BMW synthetic. I noticed that it looked blue in the photo also and don't know why. When I look it, it looks normal.
It's just a reflection. And my guess is that there is no oil to be seen there (bike not parked level).

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Sounds like a similar mount for the TT grill guards except that there is also a pair of zip ties included with the install kit! What you don't get for spending $$$ anymore.
I didn't use the zipties. And they stay in place.

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I put my faith in the Hornig Air Intake Grills, that's how, they've already saved me the cost of a new air filter which is twice what I paid for them.
And to be honest, after the collision with that thing out of Jurassic Park I headed for the house, it was like a bird strike for crying out loud.
Allready had a birdstrik, but never noticed it. Just found the corpse on my cilinder a bit later when giving the bike a wash.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #930
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It's been said before but I have looked and looked and I can't find it.

I need to install a Bluetooth module which needs a switched live feed.

Could someone point me to the post, thread or just tell me which wire to use, if there is one that is.

Thank you in advance.
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