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Old 02-02-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Best crash bar for R1150GS?

Wich is the best crashbar for the BMW R1150GS? I have found the SW-Motech crashbar for my BMW R1150GS and it looks great. Any other suggestions?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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I have the SW bars . They suit me .
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:26 AM   #3
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:05 AM   #4
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+1 on the factory adv bars. great for putting your legs up on longer rides, easy to remove for servicing, strong.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:20 AM   #5
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I'm on my 3rd set of Wunderlich bars (98k miles). They work and don't block any maintenance access.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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i made these in my garage.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #7
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #8
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None?

Put some good Head guards on and call it good.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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I have the Hepco-Becker bars, do a great job of protecting the cylinder heads and the injectors, etc.






They are not the easiest to install and they have to be loosened (in front, under the tank-- NOT in the rear) so they can be spread a little in order to remove the valve covers. They are extremely robust. I use both head guards and crash bars, as they protect in different ways. My valve cover is rashed to prove it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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I have the SW Motech bars and I'm very satisfied. Great access for maintenance and quite robust. One negative point is if you ride serious offroad , the steel bracket that crosses under the engine can get snagged on roots or rocks etc.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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I like the wunderlich the best. not too many bars, a nice spot to mount some aftermarket lights and they have plastic corner protectors that can be changed when scratched up.

http://www.wunderlich-bmw.com/shopar...-Adventure.htm

http://www.wunderlich-bmw.com/shopar...01150-GS-R.htm
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #12
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Thanks all of you, folks!

I have chosen the SW-Motech. It has a distributor in my country (Spain), and it looks like great, like you say.
So, tomorrow it will arrive at home.

Nice to meet you!
I will post the pictures once installed!
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:55 AM   #13
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+1 on the factory adv bars. great for putting your legs up on longer rides, easy to remove for servicing, strong.
The factory ADV crashbars are a liability. They cause far more damage than they prevent. The bikes use the top of the bars as a fulcrum point and roll over onto the tank/bars/instruments etc, especially if the tank has a lot of fuel in it.

Here's two examples i've had in the workshop. And there have been many more.

Slow speed slide, shoud've been able to pick it up and ride away with minimal scratches - bars flipped the bike over onto the petrol tank and screen.


Another example of exactly the same thing.



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Old 02-06-2013, 04:07 AM   #14
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The factory ADV crashbars are a liability. They cause far more damage than they prevent. The bikes use the top of the bars as a fulcrum point and roll over onto the tank/bars/instruments etc, especially if the tank has a lot of fuel in it.
I'm talking about the OTHER Bmw adv crash bars - the ones without the horizontal fulcrum point installed
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:35 AM   #15
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I'm talking about the OTHER Bmw adv crash bars - the ones without the horizontal fulcrum point installed
One small problem -they aren't the BMW ADV bars. They are just plain BMW GS crashbars.
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