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    Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    on: July 19, 2021, 05:02:47 pm
    July 19, 2021, 05:02:47 pm
    Hi Guys,

    Finally managed to pick up a Gen-2 2020 TE sports model with factory fog lights - from Vines BMW in Guildford.

    Looking up to this group for accessorising my bike as a bare minimum:

    1. Was looking at protecting the bike from any damage - I could see only plastic all around. Would you guys have any recommendations as to which ones will be better - Sliders or Crash Protection or Crash Bars or all ? And where to shop for these / which brand for the Gen-2. SW-Motech or GIVI crash bars seem to catch my attention.
    Are there any full fairing protection bars like the R1250 GS Adventure, for our S1KXRs?

    2. Lots of wind noise and buffeting from the short sport screen, could not even take a lifesaver glance at 70mph. So looking for best touring screen recommendation with shop / brand. Also with or without visor and Tint or without tint?

    3. Its a very heavy bike (Im used to 200KG - this is probably 228 and needs getting used to) and i can balance it only on my tiptoes, but If I put my Right leg up on the brakes, then I can put my left flat on the ground. - So looking for the best seat height lowering solutions - many rubber bungs on Amazon which claim to reduce height... but was not too convinced.

    4. Looking for a bracket for adapting the Navigation system for my iPhone XR - Aim to use WAZE (helps identify speed traps) rather than BMW Navigation, there are many out there - not sure which ones I should pick up and which allows integration into the menu controller on the handle.

    5. Although many say that there is no more buzzing in the Handle bars or foot pegs, I could feel it pretty much all the way I was riding. Evotech Bar ends? or any other? What about the foot pegs what do we do for them?

    6. Was a pain to reverse into the Garage which is slightly uphill. Was thinking of getting a Dolly which can be pulled / pushed  in a controlled manner. (I have a very small stretch of driveway leading to the Garage - major amount taken up by my relatively new BMW G30 and did not want to damage both) Alternatively I will need to hit the GYM https://www.s1000xr.uk/Smileys/light/008.gif. Any recommendations?

    If I have missed any of the bare minimum accessories, do let me know and also add where I could best shop for them.

    Thanks for all your help guys!!! looking forward to meeting most of you if any plans of meet ups in Midlands.

    Regards, W

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 05:21:37 pm
    July 19, 2021, 05:21:37 pm
    Early on in the life of this website and we were asking the same questions...Cuban Rider turned up with a vid of him throwing his X/R down the road in some spectacular fashion, which very quickly resolved any questions on which crash bars...do a search i’ve No doubt the vid is still around.

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 05:26:46 pm
    July 19, 2021, 05:26:46 pm
    1. Minimum absolute necessities:

    RAD GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    As for crash bars/bungs etc, I'm all for bars, they're the best solution to protecting from damage and look the part in most cases, but my bike came with R&G sliders so I'm not going to change them. Apart from that engine covers and fork pucks are also a good call.

    2. Don't have a gen 2 so can't comment but Powerbronze/MRA/Puig are probably the places to look. My Gen 1 with MRA Vario in the UP position, you can have the visor up at 140mph and I'm about 5'11 so you should aim for something like that.

    3. The rubber bungs do work but it's minimal, can make a difference if it's between barely flat foot and flat foot but for me going from balls of feet to still balls of feet with slightly lower ankles was not worth how they widened the gap between the tank and the seat and that it made the seat difficult to take off. Lowered seats are terrible frankly, mostly just remove padding, definitely can't recommend that route.

    4.
    https://www.wunderlich.de/shop/en/wunderlich-instrument-holder-for-original-navigation-systems-21170-202.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwxdSHBhCdARIsAG6zhlV8tCxqnbJGR-Z2ZFRm1N33eCVM_l-Um0TiyWvL9yjYotGJfHD0zzkaAp0HEALw_wcB

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mobile-Phone-Navigation-Bracket-Usb-Charging-Mount-BMW-R1200GS-ADV-F800GS-MO-/303962294014?var=0&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338268676&toolid=10044&customid=Cj0KCQjwxdSHBhCdARIsAG6zhlUKnAUIWLkBhN9FJJQpZpqI-_PissKvcnfeZxTUY3Q8wC7IWJLr6CoaAjFyEALw_wcB

    5. Evotech bar ends are a big plus, definitely recommend, foot pegs i don't know much about, possibly some with larger rubber surface.

    6. Whale of a bike to move around when off of it, it's just what it is, Maybe drive it in facing forwards and roll it out backwards  :745:


    Hope this help, good luck, have fun!

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 06:52:14 am
    July 20, 2021, 06:52:14 am
    Hey mate hope this helps:

    Added the following since buying a new bike here in Aus -

    1.  Larger BMW touring screen and an unsightly but very worthwhile wind deflector for touring.

    2. Evotech crash bungs and about to have DRL fitted after sourcing from Clearwater in the US

    3. Waiting on delivery of radiator and oiler guard cooler from Evotech.

    4. Fitted Evotech bar ends. - wasn’t too stressed with the original from BMW until lost one on a trip  - Evotech are MUCH better and get rid of virtually all vibrations.

    5. Fitted a touring rack as my bike didn’t come with one. -BMW stock

    6.  As well as the bar that holds the navigation unit from Wunderlich then added a Quadlock mirror mount and vibration unit. Like you use Waze but with the iPhone 12 in landscape mode.

    Hope the photos help.








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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 10:02:29 am
    July 20, 2021, 10:02:29 am
    I’ve got a Gen 2, TE sports colours. Which has a tiny screen great for this heat wave but not so for normal British weather. I opted for the Powerbronze screen. But like seats it’s such a personal preference thing.
    I second the rad guards!
    Seat height wise I’m on the balls of my feet. It takes some time to get used to it, but I slide left butt cheek off to the side of the saddle then flat foot and covering the brake.
    Buzzing bars and pegs, the Evotech bar ends help, but it does get better with miles on the clock.
    Nippy Normans the place for phone and satnav solutions.
    Engine bars, I went with Givi as the fit straight on and are a good price. The Motech bars, you need to cut the bodywork about to fit them.
    Hope you get to have lots of fun getting used to your new steed.

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 04:46:53 pm
    July 20, 2021, 04:46:53 pm
    Thanks Guys for the guidance and direction. Based on your feedback,  have now ordered the following (I already had the RAD protectors):
    1. GIVI Crash bars from BrandedBiker
    2. Evotech Bar ends, Front and rear axle spindle bobbins - from Chainspeed
    3. Puig Touring Screen With Visor - Light Smoke from Pyramid Plastics.

     Will keep you posted on how it goes and what additional parts I add: (may need to re-locate or re-fit the Fog lights, and still looking at wireless charging bracket from China or simply go with a Quad system in place of the Navigation system)

    Your inputs have been absolutely fab and that too very quick. Thanks a lot to all - Winger, Antares, Dirtybearded and Papadac!!!

    Regards, W

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 04:55:04 pm
    July 20, 2021, 04:55:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    Early on in the life of this website and we were asking the same questions...Cuban Rider turned up with a vid of him throwing his X/R down the road in some spectacular fashion, which very quickly resolved any questions on which crash bars...do a search i’ve No doubt the vid is still around.

    Ditto, this convinced me to just got with BmW crash bars.
    On the Nav, use the BMW system you can get speed camera info for that. Waze is only good for A to B rides on direct routes avoiding traffic.

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 06:17:13 pm
    July 20, 2021, 06:17:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
    Ditto, this convinced me to just got with BmW crash bars.
    On the Nav, use the BMW system you can get speed camera info for that. Waze is only good for A to B rides on direct routes avoiding traffic.

    This, people sh#t on the Navi but I think it's an amazing tool for the bike, seeing all your bike's stats and numbers, decent traffic info, EXCELLENT camera database, weather reports on the fly. It's a little slow but it definitely gets the job done and lifetime free map updates are nothing to scoff at.

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #8 on: July 20, 2021, 10:51:02 pm
    July 20, 2021, 10:51:02 pm
    I have already connected the app and downloaded the Maps. Do the maps come with the speed camera database? or do we need to download additional data?

    Also, in Waze, new average speed checks start and end including cameras not in use, the presence of police etc are all alerted by the user community which is actually very good in UK.

    Are you suggesting BMW maps are better than Waze functionality offered? I could not see the BMW maps in my car measure up to Waze, so I am preparing myself to be pleasantly surprised https://www.s1000xr.uk/Smileys/light/002.gif

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    Re: Minimum Accessories for a stock S1000XR
    Reply #9 on: July 21, 2021, 06:59:59 am
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    Once you use smartphone link to the navi you get all the live updates, you might need to enable it in the settings, the camera database is so good I've yet to see a single camera that wasn't displayed by the navi. It does also warn you of common police radaring sections with mobile speed cameras and I've seen 2 police vans in those sections so far. I'd say with its curvy roads setting and other features specific to BMW motorbikes it's indeed better than waze from a purely functional view. As i mentioned the hardware is a bit slow so it can take a while for it to plan routes and it has a few "moments" but once you get going it's absolutely superb.
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