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Author Topic: 2021 S1000XR: H&B Engine Protection Bars & Pads, Fog Lights, & Highway Footpegs  (Read 549 times)

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Offline JerryG

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I decided against BMW's non-repairable oval shaped carbon fiber engine bars in favor of H&B's because I wanted to be able to sand and repair minor tip over damage and I wanted round bars so I could remount the OEM lights (via non-OEM mounts) and add highway pegs. This post describes and shows the result.

Protection bar installation was straight forward per H&B's instructions except one hole didn't quite line up perfectly (which the instructions warned might happen). When I backed out the other two bolts, I was able to start all three bolts and then tighten each one a little bit at a time until they were all properly tightened up. I did not have to cut away any of the fairing trim pieces; the H&B upper mounting tabs fit perfectly under the fairing trim pieces and thru the existing belly pan cut-outs. Like all engine bars I've seen for the Gen 2 XR, these bars required removal of the OEM fog lights. To remount them on the H&B bars, I used just the mounts from a cheap light set I found at:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072L2SQMV/

These mounts are plastic, which I'm fine with as I want the mounts to fail before significant damage to the lights. For high pegs, I used expensive, but infinitely adjustable, Ilium Highway Pegs 27-11BL from:

https://www.iliumworks.com/27-100.cfm?pn=27%2D100BL&pID=80.













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Offline Molsal

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Nice protection, they look nice and neat. What is the seat pad that you have fitted?

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Offline JerryG

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In the US, it's known as an Air Hawk Dual Sport: https://airhawk.net/product/dual-sport-2/
In the UK, it's sold as Comfort Air Seat Cushions via https://comfortair-moto.co.uk/

They use the same interconnected multi air cell tech that wheelchair cushions use; it easily doubles (or more) my time in the saddle before discomfort. To set it up, you sit on it and very slowly let out the air until your posterior just barely touches through to the seat below. This maximizes distributing your weight among the air cells.

Wild Ass makes a similar product, but when I bought my Air Hawk, Air Hawk had a lifetime warranty on the bladder (I don't know if that's still available or applicable to Comfort Air.) I had leaks in previous Air Hawks, so the warranty was the clincher for me. That said, I've been using this one for two years now and had no problems.  I suspect they improved the durability.

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Offline Molsal

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Thanks, great info.