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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: 1190 on February 24, 2014, 07:03:27 pm

Title: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: 1190 on February 24, 2014, 07:03:27 pm
Does anyone know if the 2014 crash bars are the same as the 2013? Getting mine on Sat 5 more sleeps :biggrin: Finally made my choice when people are still complaining about sand in the airbox on the 2014 1190 R :o
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Manic on February 24, 2014, 07:10:55 pm

So you swopped the KTM for the GS?
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: 1190 on February 24, 2014, 08:40:31 pm
Ja ek het die "cool aid gedrink" maar dit was vol sand ;)

Hope the beemer can power wheelie in 4th at 140kph :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Manic on February 24, 2014, 08:47:17 pm
Ja ek het die "cool aid gedrink" maar dit was vol sand ;)

Hope the beemer can power wheelie in 4th at 140kph :biggrin:

Whahahaah, dan het jy duidelik nog nie die LC gaan ry nie. Hy maar baie stadig teenoor die 1190.
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: BikerJan on February 25, 2014, 04:40:47 am
I fitted my 2013 crash bars onto the 2014 bike without any problems
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: 1190 on March 24, 2014, 07:59:33 pm
Just had the 1000km service and the dude at bmw said the new 2014 models have a different frame and the crash bars are completely different. Read somewhere that its the same as the gsw? I think you can tell by the white shock spring not sure though.

P.S. Die KTM manne se gatte het het gebrand opad buff toe... Dit was nogal warm in die Karoo :laughing4:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 24, 2014, 08:07:54 pm
Just had the 1000km service and the dude at bmw said the new 2014 models have a different frame and the crash bars are completely different. Read somewhere that its the same as the gsw? I think you can tell by the white shock spring not sure though.

Bullshit! I transferred my crash bars from K50 2013 model to 2014 model same as Bikerjan. The frame is identical. May I suggest you get a new dealer?

If however you own the K51 or 2014 GSA then yes, the frame is different to the 2013 GSA. The GSA however comes with crash bars standard so you must have a GS or K50 in which case they will fit.
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: 1190 on March 24, 2014, 08:16:04 pm
http://www.altrider.com/altrider-crash-bars-for-the-bmw-r-1200-gs-water-cooled/pid/1125 (http://www.altrider.com/altrider-crash-bars-for-the-bmw-r-1200-gs-water-cooled/pid/1125)

Read the bottom section where they tell you how to tell the difference

Please note: BMW changed the design for the frame in November 2013. To tell if you need bars for the 2013 or 2014 model, examine the frame tab referenced in steps 5 and 9 in the installation instructions. If your tab has two holes, you’ll need 2013 bars. If your tab has one hole, you’ll need 2014 bars.
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 24, 2014, 08:25:55 pm
http://www.altrider.com/altrider-crash-bars-for-the-bmw-r-1200-gs-water-cooled/pid/1125 (http://www.altrider.com/altrider-crash-bars-for-the-bmw-r-1200-gs-water-cooled/pid/1125)

Read the bottom section where they tell you how to tell the difference.

My first bike was manufactured in July of 2013 and my second bike in January of 2014. The frame is identical and so are the crash bars.

I struggle to understand how the apparent change made in November of 2014 affects the BMW/Touratech crash bars that both Jan and I transferred from the 2013 to the 2014.

Edit: Unless the change was made in November but only implemented later? Type your VIN number into:
http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html (http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html) check the date it was manufactured.
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: 1190 on March 24, 2014, 09:20:09 pm
 Bike was manufactured in Berlin 07.01.2014

 The mac at bmw still went outside asked me which bike was mine looked at frame and said it was the new frame and said they were struggling to get crash bars for the new frames.

Does your bike have a white shock spring?
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 24, 2014, 09:24:05 pm
Bike was manufactured in Berlin 07.01.2014

 The mac at bmw still went outside asked me which bike was mine looked at frame and said it was the new frame and said they were struggling to get crash bars for the new frames.

Does your bike have a white shock spring?

Yip, white shock springs, steering damper...made Jan 2014.

Edit: I am actually concerned that there was a frame change without announcement. Why change the frame and keep quiet?
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: COLES on March 26, 2014, 07:05:11 am

the crash bars for the 2013 September do not fit the 2014 February L C 
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: BikerJan on March 26, 2014, 07:51:16 am
Mine also has the white springs, and steering damper. I have BMW lower crash bars and Touratech upper crash bars, both was transferred from the 2013 model to the 2014 one without any problems
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 26, 2014, 08:46:33 am
Very curious
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Davew on March 26, 2014, 08:57:40 am
You'll probably find this is nothing more than a new and common jig for both GS and GSA models to accommodate the GSA model, which has some differences.
That you're finding GS models with the newer and older frames at the same time is nothing more than using up stock.
Not everything has to have some sinister conspiracy behind it   ::)
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Nox on March 27, 2014, 11:12:44 am
I knew if I said anything, no one would believe me, but below is the fisch for the crashbars.

You can decide what you need to believe. I have 2013 crashbars on my 2014, only difference is the new frame has one hole, not two, but the holes match and works.

Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 27, 2014, 12:02:58 pm
What he said  :laughing4:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 28, 2014, 07:46:03 am
Just checked my 2014 frame has one tab and so does my 2013 crashbars.
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: BennNevis on March 28, 2014, 03:22:37 pm
Oh heavens! really? 
Title: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 28, 2014, 03:37:42 pm
Oh heavens! really?

:imaposer:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: bikegeklap on April 15, 2014, 03:04:32 pm
Does anyone know if the 2014 crash bars are the same as the 2013? Getting mine on Sat 5 more sleeps :biggrin: Finally made my choice when people are still complaining about sand in the airbox on the 2014 1190 R :o

Not sure if it fits the older GS but fitted the “Hepco & Becker Engine Guards” weekend pass..

Starting to get warmer so thought it’s time for riding and some engine protection..  :ricky:

Not too shabby even if I have to say so myself..   :thumleft:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Nox on April 23, 2014, 09:13:27 pm
I like! :3some:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: 1190 on June 06, 2014, 09:13:02 pm
Just fitted the bars,  had to wait until now for the spacers to make the 2013 bars fit the 2014. Easiest one I've ever done. No need to take them off to change oil or set valves ;D
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: bikegeklap on June 09, 2014, 07:52:03 am
I Like !  :ricky:
Title: Re: 2014 Crash Bars
Post by: Manic on June 09, 2014, 09:12:51 am
Lyk netjies  :thumleft: