I added crash bar reinforcement bars. They were crazy expensive from AltRIder, but better than cracking a valve cover and being stranded in the boonies. I'm sure there are some knock offs out there on the eBay.Wunderlich and Touratech crash bars apparently don't fit very well and require som brute force to have them installed, according to my BMW dealer (who does sell them as well).
The original BMW crash bars have a fairly good fit, but aren't particularly strong and are very expensive.
I once dropped my R1200GS LC very slowly at standstill, but the left crashbar was fubar... I wonder to which degree the cylinder head would also have been saved in case I had been riding at some speed...
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