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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 25-Apr-2019, 10:00 AM (625) Thread Starter
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Dont quote me on this, but I think Heed Crash Bars are in Europe?
Oops! I just quoted you!!!!

Heed appear to market their products in Europe but not in the the UK. Also they currently haven't got a crash bar for the 1250.

Truth be told I would like to fit XHead covers (which I had on my 1200GS) but they are still in development and won't be available for several more months.
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I added the BMW Factory Crash Bar Reinforcement Kit from Touratech to prevent "fold in".
Tested and rejected. For tall folks you will hit your shins on these along with the ends of the BMW bars.
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I'm 6'3" and no problems at all with shin clearance.
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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old 26-Apr-2019, 05:25 AM (434) Thread Starter
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I have made a decision!!!!!

Genuine BMW crash bars currently unavailable.
Touratech have delivery issues.
SW Motech have (allegedly) poor finish?????
Heed unavailable.
Altrider unavailable.

Rightly or wrongly have ordered Wunderlich stainless steel crash bars plus matching centre strut.

Hope I will be happy with my choice.
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I have made a decision!!!!!

Genuine BMW crash bars currently unavailable.
Touratech have delivery issues.
SW Motech have (allegedly) poor finish?????
Heed unavailable.
Altrider unavailable.

Rightly or wrongly have ordered Wunderlich stainless steel crash bars plus matching centre strut.

Hope I will be happy with my choice.
Any crash bar is better then no crash bar.
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I'm 6'3" and no problems at all with shin clearance.
I hit my shin on the right bar when backing out of my steep driveway. You would think after awhile I would learn but I don't.

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I'm 6'3" and no problems at all with shin clearance.
I hit my shin on the right bar when backing out of my steep driveway. You would think after awhile I would learn but I don't.
We’re only human. Enduro boots now part of my daily commute.
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I bought a R1250GS with the original BMW crash bars.
A few days ago I read on another forum that one user noticed that the right one does not fully protect the cylinder, which projects out of the tubular frame.
If the bike goes down on the right flank on a flat surface, the first thing that goes in contact is the cylinder, not the protection.
On the left hand side this doesnít happen.
I verified this using a ruler on my bike and found it is true.

Someone (not me) had also an unfortunate first hand experience.

Anyone noticed the same issue?
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post #19 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-May-2019, 04:33 AM (398) Thread Starter
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Interesting! The bar on my Wunderlich crashbar is much lower than the BMW one. In fact it runs just above the damage on your cylinder head and slightly below the black plastic spark plug cover.
Ti auguro il meglio.
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Question on the SW-MOTECH crashbars

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I got the SW-Motech engine engine crash bars in black from Twistedthrottle.com at my BMW dealer's suggestion since my bike has the "exclusive" paint scheme with the black engine. They look great on the bike and the reviews are good.

Fortunately, I have not put them to the test. Good Luck!
I don't have 15 posts yet so can't send a PM. I'm looking for the diameter of the lower horizontal cross member. Twisted throttle only mentions the 27mm on the main tubular steel.
If you don't respond I'll try to find another way to get the question to you.
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