ALTRIDER cooler guard installation
My only suggestion is when its time to remove the beak, or put it back on, go REALLY SLOW. There is nothing complicated about this job, just don't rush it and you'll be fine.
Apparently no matter what "decent" oil cooler guard you purchase, the beak has to come off, so I decided to go with the ALTRIDER oil cooler guard because it was cheaper.
It took me two hours but I went really slow and was interrupted a couple times. The real pain is putting the beak back on.
After only 1,100 miles I still cant believe the crud, bugs, etc that were in the oil cooler coils. Also, a couple of the blades already had a couple bends in them from small stones hitting the oil cooler. I'm shocked that BMW sells an enduro type bike that they know for a fact is going to be taken off road without a standard factory oil cooler guard in-place at delivery. What were they thinking?
The next time I'm at the stealership I'm going to pick up a few extra body molding clips that accept the screws that hold the body molding in place. I really beat up a couple of mine doing this job. They can't be more than a couple bucks each.
In-case you're wondering, those are SW-MOTECH crash bars. Another easy install job.
Below are three pictures. Sorry about the sideways view but you get the idea.
Last edited by Absolutediver; 20-Apr-2013 at 10:43 AM (654).