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Offline XRNewey

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Crash protectors/crash bars
« on: October 20, 2020, 07:52:10 PM »
As a soon to be 2020 XR owner, can anyone tell me whether I will be able to fit crash protectors (eg R & G)
or crash bars (eg Givi) to my bike which has the additional fog lights fitted, or do they all use the same mounting point? TIA

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 08:56:33 PM »
The biggest influence on this board when it comes to crash bar purchase is Cuban Riders vid, i’m Sure there is an option for the new model.

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 09:42:44 PM »
I see there is an ask from Powerbronze to be able to test their crash bobbins on a bike with fog lights.
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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 08:47:04 AM »
I've been researching and looking at the available crash bars for 2020, and here is what I've found so far.

Hepco & Becker
https://www.hepco-becker.de/en/engine-protection-bar-incl-protectionpad-black-for-bmw-s-1000-xr-2020.html

Wunderlich
https://www.wunderlich.de/shop/en/bmw-s-serie/s-1000-xr-ab-2020/rundumschutz/sturzb-gel-protektoren-motorschutz.html

SW-Motech
https://sw-motech.com/en/bike/BMW/S1000XR/2020/2X99+-K69-/products/protection/crash+bar/4052572197301.htm

Givi is still developing their crash bars for 2020.

IMHO, Wunderlich seems like the best option. Their crash bars fit and blend with the bike very nice. And they are the only ones that do not require any cutting of the plastics on the bike in order to install them. They also have rubber bushings where they bolt to the engine casing in order to absorb the forces away from it in case of a crash.
And of course, there are the OEM carbon crash bars which fit and look perfect, but they cost over 1000 EUR for a set...
« Last Edit: October 21, 2020, 08:51:27 AM by esso_sa »

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 09:51:47 AM »
Thanks for that. But I'm looking to confirm whether any fit when the additional lights are already there. These don't look as they do, from first look, good as they are I'm sure.

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 02:39:38 PM »
Neither the R&G nor Evotech crash bobbins will fit with the OEM auxiliary lights. They use the same mounting point.

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 02:23:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by XRNewey [+]
As a soon to be 2020 XR owner, can anyone tell me whether I will be able to fit crash protectors (eg R & G)
or crash bars (eg Givi) to my bike which has the additional fog lights fitted, or do they all use the same mounting point? TIA

Hi Iandavid,

I contacted Evotech Performance a few months ago to suggest an adaptor bracket for fitting Fog lights and their crash protector system to the same mount points.  The company had already considered such a bracket but did not have a bike to use for development, so when I received my bike I sent them my fog lights and OE brackets so they could design the bracket.  This was a few weeks ago now, and although I haven't heard anything further since receiving my fog light kit back the second time, I hope/expect that Evotech will have a new product/option available sometime in the near future, to allow the fitment of their Crash protection system whilst retaining your BWM fog lights.

Summary: Keep an eye on Evotech performance for a solution that lets you fit crash protection and keep your BMW fog lights.

Regards,

MSM

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2020, 02:51:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by esso_sa [+]
I've been researching and looking at the available crash bars for 2020, and here is what I've found so far.

Hepco & Becker
https://www.hepco-becker.de/en/engine-protection-bar-incl-protectionpad-black-for-bmw-s-1000-xr-2020.html

Wunderlich
https://www.wunderlich.de/shop/en/bmw-s-serie/s-1000-xr-ab-2020/rundumschutz/sturzb-gel-protektoren-motorschutz.html

SW-Motech
https://sw-motech.com/en/bike/BMW/S1000XR/2020/2X99+-K69-/products/protection/crash+bar/4052572197301.htm

Givi is still developing their crash bars for 2020.

IMHO, Wunderlich seems like the best option. Their crash bars fit and blend with the bike very nice. And they are the only ones that do not require any cutting of the plastics on the bike in order to install them. They also have rubber bushings where they bolt to the engine casing in order to absorb the forces away from it in case of a crash.
And of course, there are the OEM carbon crash bars which fit and look perfect, but they cost over 1000 EUR for a set...


If you want to go with crash bars, there is always the chance you could get a light mounting adaptor to work with the BMW foglights and the crash bar.  Maybe something like the following SW motech ones could be made to work with the wonderlich crash bars, assuming the actual light to adaptor mount bracketry can be made to work:

https://sw-motech.com/en/bike/BMW/S1000XR/2020/2X99+-K69-/products/safety/additional+headlights/light+mount/4052572021507.htm

The length of the OE lighting harness cables will be a limiting factor when trying to get them to work with a crash bar, but the wunderlich bars look like it may be possible to get the lights mounted within the range of the OE cable run.  The terminating connectors on the OE foglight cable harness are a pretty small multi-pinned units and not something I would expect to easily find an extension cable for, but I could well be wrong on that.

MSM
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 02:57:29 PM by MSM »

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 08:56:15 AM »
The cable for the oem auxiliary lights is more than long enough.  :305:

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Re: Crash protectors/crash bars
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 06:47:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by XRNewey [+]
As a soon to be 2020 XR owner, can anyone tell me whether I will be able to fit crash protectors (eg R & G)
or crash bars (eg Givi) to my bike which has the additional fog lights fitted, or do they all use the same mounting point? TIA

Had a bit of time to kill so try this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2020-BMW-S1000XR-Genuine-OEM-M-Carbon-Fiber-Engine-Protection-Bar-Set/324157974535?hash=item4b79522807:g:9n4AAOSwq~Feswg9
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