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    Heed vs Wunderlich Crash Bars (Hi-Way Bars) On BMW 2012 R1200RT

    Requesting feed back on quality, tube gauge, ease of installation, reliability of company, warranty experience, or any other important info to compare purchasing Heed (from Poland) vs. Wunderlich. BIKE MODEL: 2012 BMW R1200RT ....Thank you, B

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcneil View Post
    Requesting feed back on quality, tube gauge, ease of installation, reliability of company, warranty experience, or any other important info to compare purchasing Heed (from Poland) vs. Wunderlich. BIKE MODEL: 2012 BMW R1200RT ....Thank you, B
    If anybody knows or has seen advertising of tubular wall thickness I want to hear about it.
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    Theoretically”.....an engine guard or accessory should protect with some ability to “crumble” in the event of the guard was put to test. If built too rigid, a reasonable impact will transmit from the guard to the frame of the bike......possibly distorting the frame itself. Beyond normal bike “napping”, I don’t think of much bike protection. I’m running SW Motech on the F800GS and have no idea of the metallurgical aspects of the tubing, but they look adequate.
    Think of the “crush zones” in vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Theoretically”.....an engine guard or accessory should protect with some ability to “crumble” in the event of the guard was put to test. If built too rigid, a reasonable impact will transmit from the guard to the frame of the bike......Think of the “crush zones” in vehicles...
    I agree. I saw an image somewhere of the lower mount points of some engine guard that tore the case casting apart exposing the oil sump. $6,600 engine change right there (or a lot of bondo ).

    I just bought a set of guards only because I'd like something other than the heads to hit first in a tip-over or low-speed get-off. I have no expectation that they will do a damned thing beyond that. Well, there's that and I signed up for one of the on-road classes at the MOA rally and, expecting to drop the thing a time or three, I decided now was as good a time as any to get a set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    I agree. I saw an image somewhere of the lower mount points of some engine guard that tore the case casting apart exposing the oil sump. $6,600 engine change right there (or a lot of bondo ).

    I just bought a set of guards only because I'd like something other than the heads to hit first in a tip-over or low-speed get-off. I have no expectation that they will do a damned thing beyond that. Well, there's that and I signed up for one of the on-road classes at the MOA rally and, expecting to drop the thing a time or three, I decided now was as good a time as any to get a set.
    Had exactly that happen to me in '09 with Wunderlich bars. Luckily found a magician TIG welder who sealed the quarter sized hole in the sump. Threw the bars away, bought metal valve covers instead. After my experience, I don't recommend using anything that bolts directly to the engine cases. But hey, it's your bike...
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