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NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« on: February 07, 2012, 02:03:16 pm »
SW-Motech , Germany have recently launched a revised cylinder had protector for the GS 1200 and ADV

What sets this apart from other offerings is the thick black billet aluminium section which offers good protection in the event of the bike falling onto the pods.

This section is also designed to be replaced which is a considerable saving as opposed to replacing the whole unit.

Can be fitted with existing crash bars as well.

R1350 Vat inclusive(for a pair) also makes it one of the most cost effective units around :)

Available from Vendors on this forum

Further details: www.bikegear.co.za

« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 03:27:55 pm by cracklin »
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 02:13:17 pm »
Pm me if you need :thumleft:
They look the biznizz!
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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 02:15:44 pm »
Lyk baie nice  :thumleft:
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 03:24:04 pm »
Lyk smart!
Kort sulke nice protectors vir my 1150.
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 09:38:01 am »
Will they fit the twincam models?

And, what other protection bars are available for the GS Adventure? I want a little more protection on the bottom part of the cilinder head, to the front. The standard BMW protection is there, but its a little too close to the engine. If you dont understand then I might have to learn to start posting pictures.....
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 09:41:42 am »
These ones depticed here are up to model year 2010 ( i.e pre-twin cam). We have stock of these

Our next shipment from Germany will have for the twin-cam model as well.

Are you referring to the standard BMW crash bar or pod cover?
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 10:33:37 am »
Look at my picture below...the area indicated is vulnereble. I fell in 2010 in mud next to an embankment somewhere in the Eastern cape and my head protector got bent back by the force of a hit in the directions indicated by the arrows. The Pod protector, the bar that is bent infront of it that attaches on the bottom, slants away to the bottom of the engine and creates an area that is open. If there was a bar running underneath the engine pod it could have helped protect it. It will almost eliminate the need for a headcover protector...almost...



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Now, if the bar could be here, it would protect this area as well. Problem is, I dont know what is going to happen to the...wait for it....lean angle!  ::)



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I hope my pics works....its my first time.... :D

 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 11:54:42 am »
Unfortunately the OEM BMW crash bar does not have the piece you are talking about.

The SW-Motech one does (have the additional brace) but means having to remove the OEM crash bar and then incur the additional expense of purchasing  new crash bars ???
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 10:05:10 am »
Yes! That is what it was supposed to look like....
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 11:54:36 am »
You do get them loose for the GSA, bolt onto std crashbars.
Sorry Cracklin for Hijack  :'(

No issue with lean angle, BUT, on my GSA it touched the tar look at pic. But then again, everything was scraping, gearlever and footpeg..........

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 12:19:06 pm »
Thanks for the heads up Manic

Would be interesting to see what this addition costs ;)
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 06:40:33 pm »
You do get them loose for the GSA, bolt onto std crashbars.
Sorry Cracklin for Hijack  :'(

No issue with lean angle, BUT, on my GSA it touched the tar look at pic. But then again, everything was scraping, gearlever and footpeg..........



Is it not possible for a fellow dog to make a very small profit and manufacture something like this  ??? You will make a lot money  :deal:
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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 07:35:34 pm »
You do get them loose for the GSA, bolt onto std crashbars.
Sorry Cracklin for Hijack  :'(

No issue with lean angle, BUT, on my GSA it touched the tar look at pic. But then again, everything was scraping, gearlever and footpeg..........



Is it not possible for a fellow dog to make a very small profit and manufacture something like this  ??? You will make a lot money  :deal:
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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 07:54:30 am »
Thanks for the heads up Manic

Would be interesting to see what this addition costs ;)

Given who the local supplier/importer is .....eye watering.....
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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2012, 09:29:39 am »
You do get them loose for the GSA, bolt onto std crashbars.
Sorry Cracklin for Hijack  :'(

No issue with lean angle, BUT, on my GSA it touched the tar look at pic. But then again, everything was scraping, gearlever and footpeg..........



Is it not possible for a fellow dog to make a very small profit and manufacture something like this  ??? You will make a lot money  :deal:

You can buy them in SA. Nothing new. But they are pricey. Paid R2000 for a set for my GSA. But worth it!! Friend of mine came off at 140kph. Bike was sliding on its side down the road. He rode his GSA 200km back home, not even a mark on cylinder heads  :thumleft: Bike had R120 000 damage though  >:D
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 09:37:45 am »
At R2000 you can buy a complete set of new SW-Motech GS 1200 crash bars, with the brace   ;)

Either way this additional brace is important, regardless of brand
 

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 10:03:59 am »
At R2000 you can buy a complete set of new SW-Motech GS 1200 crash bars, with the brace   ;)

Either way this additional brace is important, regardless of brand

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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 06:02:25 pm »
I've fitted a few of these new SW Motech head protectors, must say, they are really the bizznizz....there are lots of rubber 'absorbers' behind the plate that you cannot see, they is extremely strong, and should you bin it and scratch that black section, it can easily be replaced, and they cost a lot less than those extra crashbars that attach to the GSA standard crashbars.
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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 09:32:30 am »
Thanks for the heads up Manic

Would be interesting to see what this addition costs ;)

Given who the local supplier/importer is .....eye watering.....

What exactly are you saying bud?
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Re: NEW! SW-Motech cylinder head protectors
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 04:40:26 pm »
Thanks for the heads up Manic

Would be interesting to see what this addition costs ;)

Given who the local supplier/importer is .....eye watering.....

What exactly are you saying bud?

Not referring to you at all, relax.....
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