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A new bike requires new protection, so AltRider completely redesigned the crash bars for the new water boxer model. A step up from years past, they utilize 1.25“ (31.75 mm) O.D. stainless steel tubing making them the largest diameter bars on the market. The decision to increase the diameter came from years of research and production results. The West Coast BMW Off-Road Training School has been outfitting their bikes with AltRider gear for the past 3 years. This real world testing yielded much insight on how much damage large bikes can do during crashes. 1” bars (25.4 mm) allow a significant amount of flex during a crash, creating the need to space them farther from the bike. The stout 1.25” bars allow a tighter profile while still providing real protection. Available in shot peen satin or black powder coat finish, they're extremely resistant to rust whether you’re riding the liquid cooled GS across the highway or across a river.

The top of the bars are secured in a total of three locations per side. The front mount is the only one on the market designed to utilize 2 bolts per side to increase the ability to distribute the load of any impact. The rear is held with a custom machined through-bolt that replaces the engine mount hardware -- increasing strength of the bars up to 25%.

Please note: BMW changed the design for the frame in November 2013. To tell if you need bars for the 2013 or 2014 model, examine the frame tab referenced in steps 5 and 9 in the installation instructions. If your tab has two holes, you’ll need 2013 bars. If your tab has one hole, you’ll need 2014 bars.

100% manufactured in the USA
1.25” (31.75 mm) stainless steel tubing
5-axis laser cut and hand TIG welded joints
Custom machined M12 engine through-bolt heat treated and plated to Grade 8
40MM flange mount design increases strength exponentially
3/16” (4.76mm) lower flanges integrate with AltRider skid plate
Weight: 12.2 lbs (5.5 kg) Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Kaiapoi, Canterbury, NZ

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