The MachineArt X-Heads LC are exclusivly distributed in Europe by Nippy Normans.
A great product at a great price!
Machine Art X-Head cylinder head guards provide wide area protection at a price BELOW COMPARABLE PRODUCTS.
Machine Art X-Head cylinder head guards for 1200 LC models...
X-Heads LCcylinder guards are designed to cover 80% of the face of the head to protect, not only the bottom/front initial impact area, but also the mid part of the cylinder head. Even in a stationary drop, inertia can cause a bike to roll partially onto the face of the head before it settles down.
For off-road riding the X-Heads LC complement BMW’s crash bars to protect heads from rocks and strike angles onto terrain that can get past the bars. The X-Heads LC are styled to complement the the Liquid-Cooled models and are the best choice for riders who do not like the look of crash bars.
The X-Heads LC design benefits from a SuperTough nylon polymer successfully proven in use with the X-Head models.
With its blend of high impact strength, temperature and UV stabilization, the injection molded shell is designed to be slightly ductile in impact to prevent breakage. On the inside of the shell is a thick thermoplastic rubber liner that rests against the face of the cylinder to aid in dissipating impact force while preventing hard contact.
The X-Heads LC are designed to protect both the valve and spark plug covers. If a bike is dropped at speed, any material will wear at the point of contact, but nylon will not break or puncture. Even a driveway drop will cause a bike to roll onto the face of the valve cover and X-Head’s wide shape helps to protect more area than other head covers
Includes full fitting instructions and relevant fittings (Each side mounts via 2 stainless steel M5 T25 Torx Head fasteners and one existing T50 bolt)
R1200GS LC 2013on, 2017 on
R1200 Adventure LC 2014 on, 2018 on
R1200RT LC 2014 ON
R1200R LC ( fits with all Wunderlich engine bars except for the Sport ones with part numbers beginning WUN-31740)
R1200RS LC( fits with all Wunderlich engine bars except for the Sport ones with part numbers beginning WUN-31740)
FITMENT WITH DIFFERENT MAKES OF ENGINE BARS
Touratech provide sufficient room on their bars as do the BMW OEM bars. However Wunderlich and SW Motech do not. In order to install X-Heads, the bars should be at least loosened to move them away enough to slip the X-Heads into position.This also applies when fitting Xheads to the 2017 on model R1200GS LC - loosen or remove the engine bars, fit the X Heads and then refit the engine bars - total safety for the engine.