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Old 07-31-2013, 02:30 AM   #10141
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It's so annoying when that happens. At least we weren't on them when they fell! My OCD has kicked in, and I ordered a new cylinder head from BMW! I'll get the other repainted, and leave it on the shelf in case it happens again!
I learned my lesson years ago. Dropped my ZRX1100 and cracked the bikini cowl. Rode it that way for the better part of a year and then decided to celebrate the arrival of spring with a brand new cowl. Bolted it on, went for a ride and promptly binned the bike, smashing the new cowl to smithereens. Luckily I had saved the old cracked cowl and on again it went. Now I just put up with scratches till it's time to sell, on an adv bike they add considerable cred at the local Starbucks.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:03 AM   #10142
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It's so annoying when that happens. At least we weren't on them when they fell! My OCD has kicked in, and I ordered a new cylinder head from BMW! I'll get the other repainted, and leave it on the shelf in case it happens again!
What is the price of a new cilinderhead? Just curious, cause mine is scratched to (before I had the bars).

And some minor scratches on the bottom half of the cil.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:26 AM   #10143
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I have to assume you guys aren't really buying new cylinder heads, but rather cylinder head COVERS, right?



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Old 07-31-2013, 05:25 AM   #10144
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What is the price of a new cilinderhead? Just curious, cause mine is scratched to (before I had the bars).

And some minor scratches on the bottom half of the cil.
Used to be around 190-200 euros (you mean the valve cover eh). I suspect it it should be around the same.

BMW keeps prices around the same for decades actually.
A fact that for me is very important, but get very easily ignored.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:21 AM   #10145
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Darn, yep I meant valve cover. I'm not too mechanically minded!

It should have been 140, but I paid 126.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:52 AM   #10146
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From this angle it looks like you'll have to take the guards off for your valve inspection/adjustment.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #10147
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I have a set of factory engine guards and have a set of Touratech head guards that I hope will fit. If they do not I will get a set of Twisted Throttle head guards.
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I couldn't see head guards on the Twisted Throttle website.
Sorry about that Rich. It was an oversight by our web team. We have a container coming in on Thursday from SW-MOTECH. I confirmed that we have the cylinder head guards in this shipment. The part number will be MSS.07.781.10200.S. I also put in a ticket with our web team to add the part to our website by Thursday. I told them to at least get a basic page up by then. It will live in this category Bike BMW R1200GS LC '13

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The Twisted Throttle cylinder head guards are not on the website yet but they are in the video. If they are like there other products they will be a better quality than the Touratech guards that I bought. At some time in the future I may change out the factory engine guards for ATLriders. Many times I tend to get what is available then get a better product when it becomes available. At this time we are limited by what is released. I do have to complement Twisted Throttle for not putting the guards online until they have them available. Wunderlich has many items for sale that they have not released or even have an expected release date.
The Cylinder Head Guars incorporate a sacrificial puck and rubber dampers on the back side to help absorb the impact. Since the product page is not available here is a download the installation instructions DOWNLOAD HERE. Here are a few photos from different angles:







The container will take a few days to be unpacked and "locate" all of the products but I feel comfortable telling you that we should be able to ship these new items by the end of next week, if not sooner.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:52 AM   #10148
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Last time i had a boxer, i had the metal and plastic sacrificial covers fitted. Bike was still just about rideable after a highside on diesel..
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:59 AM   #10149
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Why would anyone design a crashbar like that? Pretty much necessitates additional cylinder guards when the damned bars don't cover the part they're supposed to protect!?

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:11 AM   #10150
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SW-Motech Cylinder Guard

I am curious if SW-MOTECH Cylinder Guard will work with BMW Crash Bars installed.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #10151
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I am curious if SW-MOTECH Cylinder Guard will work with BMW Crash Bars installed.
I doubt it, as the crash bars fit very close to the cylinder covers
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:26 AM   #10152
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I doubt it, as the crash bars fit very close to the cylinder covers
Today I will see if Touratech cylinder head guards fit with BMW guards.
Also my cylinder hears do not come close to the ground with my set of BMW bars installed.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:54 AM   #10153
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Question for current WC owners on the under seat storage. Basically, from pics I've seen, it looks like there is none, so toolkit (other than the 3 snapped under the seat), and tire plug kit will have to go elsewhere?

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:57 AM   #10154
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Question for current WC owners on the under seat storage. Basically, from pics I've seen, it looks like there is none, so toolkit (other than the 3 snapped under the seat), and tire plug kit will have to go elsewhere?

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My tire repair kit fits under the passenger seat.

And there's room for more...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:10 AM   #10155
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My tire repair kit fits under the passenger seat.

And there's room for more...
Awesome, Thanks.
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