AltRider stainless engine bars (silver) - R1200GS
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Chris on 16 Jul 2012
Bike Owned: Gs1200
Town: Wall Heath
Country: United Kingdom
Great product and a perfect fit, well worth the price paid, packaging was also first class, just one thing though, ensure you read the fitting instructions through. If you want a high quality crash bar this must be one of the best.
By utilizing the R 200GS's robust frame mount and incorporating the existing frame hardware, AltRider designed a quality piece that will protect your motor. Unlike other crash bars, these do not use flanges or weak tabs and are not hung: they are actually mounted. Made with a shot peen satin finish means that even when the bike takes a spill, the stainless bars will never show signs of rust.
These crash bars deflect the impact from the cylinders and engine case to the strongest parts of the frame. Unlike other manufacturers, our design provides plenty of clearance around the vulnerable left oil line. It also serves double-duty as a boot rest on long rides!
Save yourself hassle and frustration - and the purchase of a £345 valve cover - by installing AltRider crash bars. Also available in Black.
An advantage to the AltRider design is the comprehensive protection provided to the valve cover. This is especially important on 2010 and newer models because contact to the valve cover can cause the gasket to dislodge resulting in massive oil loss.
Take a moment to review the instructions (see www.altrider.com). The reason we mention this here is to make you aware which mount points on the R1200GS have strength.
You may also want to watch the installation video (see www.altrider.com). You'll see everything that comes with your purchase, the tools you'll need to complete the installation, and tips and tricks to make the process easier.
· Stainless construction fights corrosion and rust.
· Hand TIG welded crash bars are 1 inch diameter for additional strength.
· Refined satin peen finish
· T55 Torx driver provided with the hardware for installation.
· Fits with valve covers installed.
· Removal required for valve adjustment.
· Fits with Akrapovic full exhaust shotgun style.
· Note: Not currently compatible with Remus headers.
· Made in USA
R1200GS mark 1 ('04 to '07)
R1200GS mark 2 '08 on
R1200GS mark 3 2010 on