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  • Offline 1Jumper10   us

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    What engine case guard to get?
    on: July 20, 2023, 08:52:53 pm
    July 20, 2023, 08:52:53 pm
    Looking at putting some case guards and or frame sliders on my 2018 XR.  There is a dizzying array of products available.  I'm not going to track the bike.  I'm just looking for basic protection so a tip over or a minor slide doesn't cost me several thousand dollars in repairs. Anyone have a product they're happy with? Any to avoid?

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    Re: What engine case guard to get?
    Reply #1 on: July 20, 2023, 10:57:08 pm
    July 20, 2023, 10:57:08 pm
    *Originally Posted by 1Jumper10 [+]
    Looking at putting some case guards and or frame sliders on my 2018 XR.  There is a dizzying array of products available.  I'm not going to track the bike.  I'm just looking for basic protection so a tip over or a minor slide doesn't cost me several thousand dollars in repairs. Anyone have a product they're happy with? Any to avoid?

    The small R&G edge guards are really good, I rate them... Unfortunately tested on both sides and they hold up well :008:

    https://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/BMW/S1000XR/2015/ECS0099BK/

    https://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/BMW/S1000XR/2015/ECS0062BK/


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    Re: What engine case guard to get?
    Reply #2 on: July 20, 2023, 11:09:03 pm
    July 20, 2023, 11:09:03 pm
    I put on the SW Motech ones ... fairly cost effective and easy enough to install but can't thankfully comment on their effectiveness ...

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    Re: What engine case guard to get?
    Reply #3 on: July 20, 2023, 11:11:01 pm
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    Antares: That's the kind of real world data im looking for  :008:


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    Re: What engine case guard to get?
    Reply #4 on: July 21, 2023, 09:37:53 pm
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    I had SW-Motech kit:

    https://sw-motech.us/bike/BMW/S1000XR/2016/K10+-K49-/products/protection/engine+guard/4052572029596.htm
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    https://sw-motech.us/bike/BMW/S1000XR/2016/K10+-K49-/products/protection/slider+sets/4052572033890.htm

    They don't protect the upper plastics too much in the case of a moving slide but the engine protection is stellar and they are great for tip overs, I have tested both. 

    If are looking for the ultimate protection then see of you can find the AltRider kit.  It is not made anymore but I found some still in stock.  I drop my bike with these due to a puddle of oil mid corner and only had to sand and paint the crash bars and handler bar end and replace the panier cover.

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    Re: What engine case guard to get?
    Reply #5 on: July 21, 2023, 10:25:24 pm
    July 21, 2023, 10:25:24 pm
    *Originally Posted by 1Jumper10 [+]
    Antares: That's the kind of real world data im looking for  :008:

    On more protection,

    I had R&G aero crash bungs too and although they were destroyed the bike got away with very minor scrapes from what was a pretty hard bang. On the other hand I also had a chance to "test" the Givi crash bars when wind blew the bike over from centrestand onto concrete and the bars took some scrapes but there was virtually no damage to the bike aside from tiny nick to bar ends and the brake lever ball popped off, not even indicators, so I rate those aswell. When my XR got written off it got hit on the same side, and though there was a broken weld on the bars, they aren't the greatest quality, even with the broken weld they completely protected the engine and the tank/frame, though that was more of a front/side impact... So whilst the welds are a bit poop, the protection is good.