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    Engine Guard Protection

    Yes, I am seeking protectors for the bars themselves similar to what is pictured below and shown in this link: https://www.ridelikeapro.com/store/a...ective-covers/

    I know that I am riding a GSA but want to practice some slow maneuvers on and off-road and I am pretty confident that I will drop the bike a time or two. My goal is to not scrape up the engine guard bars unnecessarily; I'll save that for real drops in the woods that I can tell a good story about.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Welcome to the forum! I did a quick search and couldn't seem to find any mention of these specific guards. Hopefully a GSA owner will offer some of their insights soon!
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    I have a 17 GSA and have not seen anything like that, but that certainly does not mean they are not out there. I'd recommend posting over on ADVRider in the GSpot sub-forum (http://advrider.com/index.php?forums/gs-boxers.3/). They get a great deal of traffic over there from a much larger audience. Also try on the BMW R1200GS Forum (http://www.r1200gs.info/forum/). Good luck, and welcome.

    Oh, and if you are planning to only use the additional protection during your low speed training sessions, then temporairly using the foam insulation strips designed for water pipes would be an inexpensive way to go.
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    I went to a motorcycle cop training program that had a lot of slow maneuvers. Everyone dropped the provided Road Kings frequently. They installed split ring aluminum donuts to prevent damage to their crash bars. They worked really well. They used to sell them but not any more. The attached photo is similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I have a 17 GSA and have not seen anything like that, but that certainly does not mean they are not out there. I'd recommend posting over on ADVRider in the GSpot sub-forum (http://advrider.com/index.php?forums/gs-boxers.3/). They get a great deal of traffic over there from a much larger audience. Also try on the BMW R1200GS Forum (http://www.r1200gs.info/forum/). Good luck, and welcome.

    Oh, and if you are planning to only use the additional protection during your low speed training sessions, then temporairly using the foam insulation strips designed for water pipes would be an inexpensive way to go.
    +1 on the water pipe foam insulation wraps... work like a charm. Put them over your crash bars, duck tape them on and you're good to go. easy peasy....
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    When I went to motor school many years ago we used car heater hose that was split and taped to the crash bars. Not pretty, but effective for drops during training. The Kawasaki and Harleys looked perfect when the school was done.
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    Thanks to all for the alternative ideas. I will probably grab some foam or heater hose to start with.


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