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    F850GSA Upper crash bars

    Hi guys I'm going to be taking delivery of my new F850GSA this coming week and I think I have all the bits I want for it to do a BDR this fall but I can't find upper crash bars for it anywhere.

    I had the touratech bars on my 16' 800gsa and they make them for the F850GS but not the adventure.

    If anyone knows of a shop that's making them I'd greatly appreciate it. It looks to me that the OEM bars aren't going to do a ton towards protecting the body of the bike.

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    I took delivery of my '19 850GSA yesterday and I have been looking for the same. I also had Touratech Upper and Lowers on my 700GS and desperately want the same for the 850GSA but no such luck. I'll stay tuned...I hope you find them!!! I want black preferably.

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    I’m starting to realize the Adventure models have terrible non OEM support regarding crash bars. If I had known that before I bought my GSA, it might have gone differently.

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    I was trying to understand the thread... here I was thinking, "but mine has crash bars, what is he talking about"... then I saw the ones for the older bikes...



    So these add to the existing lower stock units and protect higher up. Got it now...

    Fairly new bike, guess these vendors are working on them. Would be great to have the added protection.
    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Oh... they are available for the regular F850GS... just not the GSA... sorry... a bit slow this morning...

    https://touratech-usa.com/store/Uppe...-F850GS-F750GS

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    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
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    So I wrote to them... here is what I got. I should have sent the email to their headquarters

    Hello,
    I'm afraid we do not have any clear ETA available from Touratech Germany.


    Best Regards,
    Kimmo
    www.touratech-usa.com
    800-491-2926 / 206-323-2349



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Wachuko
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    Subject: wachuko@ wrote you a note via Olark

    name: Wachuko
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    Type us a message here...: 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure.

    Do you have estimated time of availability for the upper crash bars for the
    F850 GS Adventure?
    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    One set of upper crash bars left at Wunderlich (Thursday 12:55EST) (1:55EDST)

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    Thumbs up

    Argghhhh... too late to order to get it here in time for my trip... I head out tomorrow on a 6,000 miles trip with 4 friends...

    But glad it is now available!!!
    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Wunderlich America Part Number: 41580400


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    Question

    I have to ask, for those that have the upper crash bars.

    What are the situations that these come handy in protecting the bike? Curious to know.

    I have shared several times that I bought this GSA and realized afterwards that it was too tall for me. Nevertheless, I decided to stick with it.

    I have had three times where I have had to let it fall on its side. Twice the first time I took it out to a campground in Saint Augustine, FL... was turning around and it was all sand... that front brake, even after 20 years of riding, stupid me with the front brake always get me... and the most recent one was on the last segment of a 6,127 mile trip... I was in the parking lot ready to head out, sure enough, front wheel turned, I am moving slowly, hit the front brake and down it goes to the right again...

    In all these situations the bottom guard has been a complete life saver... nothing, and I mean nothing damaged on the bike... not even a scratch!

    So I am trying to figure out, since the bottom ones seem to be taking all these falls perfectly... why the need for the upper ones??

    And guys, keep in mind, this is my first adventure bike. Everything else I have had has been touring bikes, and one sport bike...

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    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Why Upper Crash Bars

    Bike-snow.JPGI do a majority of my riding on Idaho Public Lands roads (USFS, BLM) and the Idaho BDR. These route often have rocks, loose gravel, sand, mud, water and sometimes snow. They also often have ruts and washouts that can quickly put your bike on it's side. During the years I rode my 2007 F650GS, it was on it's side more times than I would like to admit, generally at very slow speeds, but damage was still done. I plan on riding my F850GSA for many years to come and would like to limit any damage to scratches on some stainless steel tubes and not on expensive body work.

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