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    Quote Originally Posted by gsinnc View Post
    LOL ... yep ... that is my "lucky raccoon tail" that is attached to my Helen-2-Wheels bag. He travels with me everywhere I go!


    In addition I have since added the Illium Works rear bag guards in black. They blend in with the other black trim well and I like the added protection.

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    Still nice and clean. The Ilium rears are the way to go on a RT. They will save those bags in case of a stupid moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Still nice and clean. The Ilium rears are the way to go on a RT. They will save those bags in case of a stupid moment.
    Yep ... and I originally order the silver but when my dealer got them in they looked more gray than silver so I had him exchange them for the black. I really like them and like most Illium Works products they mount up easily.
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    Gssinc,

    I am really curious about your BMW badge on the rear fender. Would you mind sharing where you got it and how it is mounted?

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by hool119 View Post
    Gssinc,

    I am really curious about your BMW badge on the rear fender. Would you mind sharing where you got it and how it is mounted?

    Thank you
    Ha! That is one of my favorite farkles. There is a guy over on the K1600 site that makes the bracket. Then you buy the BMW automotive part that mounts right up.

    Shoot me a note at rstarrider at Carolina.rr.com and I'll give you all the info.

    Oh ... and great eyes! I went back to see what photos I posted and you can barely see that rear roundel.
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    LOL, message sent and thanks
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    Holy beemer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Ouch.
    Is that your bike?
    Yup that is my bike. I think you might be the only that noticed the hole. It is currently welded up so the bike functions well. I didn't expect to have that kind of damage after putting the bars on. I hit some moss in the bottom of a river in Mexico and went down. I plugged the hole with a rag and some gorilla tape and made it about 100 miles to Hermosillo with no problems. I added oil along the way. Took less than 2 hours to remove and weld and replace. Added another 1000 miles before getting home.

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    R-Series valve covers

    Went through a 45mph crash last Fall. Had on the standard steel BMW valve covers. Absolutely no engine damage whatever. These are quite tough valve cover protectors.

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    Why not get the crash bars? I'd rather if something happens that the weight of the bike not end up on the engine itself, which it still would with the valve cover guards.

    I will with ilium works front and rear.

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    I used Ztechnik engine guards on my RT and really liked the look. http://www.nationalcycle.com/engine-guards-zt.html
    I have a set for sale as I now ride a GSA... Sorry for the shameless plug..
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    Quote Originally Posted by alegerlotz View Post
    Why not get the crash bars?
    Read post #9.

    It appears he has the same bars as you, plus a hole in the valve cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Read post #9.

    It appears he has the same bars as you, plus a hole in the valve cover.
    My mistake! I saw the pic with the hole, but I was so focused on the hole that I didn't even notice the bars!

    I would still keep bars on there, but I guess in this case "belt and suspenders" is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alegerlotz View Post
    I would still keep bars on there, but I guess in this case "belt and suspenders" is the way to go.
    Looks like there's enough clearance to have both.
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