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Offline Sas

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Engine Guards
« on: February 09, 2020, 07:51:57 PM »
I just purchased an F750GS a couple of weeks ago and am looking at "engine guards" to adequately protect the engine as well as offering some protection to the upper plastics/tank area  I see Revzilla has  a Puig and Altrider and Twisted Throttle has a Givi also listed. I have a Touratech set on my 2006 VStrom which didn't protect the top plastic in a tipover.  Has any one had any experience with F750GS guards or opinions to share.  So far it seems the Givi TN5127 "look" like they would work well.

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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 05:20:06 PM »
Just purchased the Wunderich engine bars for my F850GS following a lot of debate. Not fitted yet but Wunderlich products are well made and intelligently designed.
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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 10:43:07 AM »
If it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is!

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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 05:56:21 PM »
The video is very informative but does not say who manufactures the bars and the luggage racks appear to be of the same manufacture.. Serious protection though.

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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 07:19:55 PM »
« Last Edit: February 12, 2020, 07:21:19 PM by tomcat »
If it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is!

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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 08:08:54 PM »
I am waiting on Alt Rider but they are still in development for the 750/850 GS, supposed to be released sometime this quarter. TourTech makes upper and lower bars and there is a video on You Tube from Adam Chandler on the Givi bars for the 750 GS.
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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 06:38:16 PM »
For the 750/850 standard models, you should be happy with any listed, for the F850GSA your only choice is wunderlich America https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/   I have been running mine for a few months now and I am impressed with both quality and fit.
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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 08:12:15 PM »
Another option are Hepco Becker engine guards, which can be matched up with the tank guards for complete protection. Can be had in black or stainless.  I purchased the black set and a Black Dog skid plate but have not installed yet. 

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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 08:40:09 PM »
I got tired of waiting on Alt Rider to finish developing theirs and I went with these from Outback-Motortek (from the video) and love the looks, quality and ease of installation.

 
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Re: Engine Guards
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2020, 07:21:46 AM »
Iíve had really good luck with Hepworth Becker guards and Black Dog Cycle Works skid plates. Iíve crashed on the trail a few times, and once on the highway (with Bark Busters) and so far zero damage to anything beyond mild scratches.
The BDCW skid plates are amazing. Theyíve taken some big hits.

Both the BCDW and Hepco Becker stuff is very carefully mounted to spread impact loads so you wonít crack your engine case on impact. Last year I saw a video where a guy actually cracked his engine. Mounting is important.

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