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Head guards

Postby Wassy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:36 pm

I’m after a set of head guards for my 1200s which is currently fitted with the standard plastic ones. I’m guessing that the same year GS ones will fit.
Anyone got a set that they want to sell.
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Re: Head guards

Postby dave the german » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Is it the Ilmberger carbon head covers you're after? You just missed a set on here but they're not cheap. Try German Ebay. There's generally a few new sets for sale but they're upwards of £350. Not sure of other peoples experiences but mine weren't the best fit
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Re: Head guards

Postby Wassy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:35 pm

Just seeing what the options are tbh. There are some cheap Chinese ones on eBay for the Gs but might look a bit odd on the S. I’ve noticed how little stuff comes up for these bikes but I’m sure something will pop up.

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Re: Head guards

Postby Blackal » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:58 pm

The original R1200GSA protective covers (as fitted to yrs 2006-2009) are the ones to go for. They afford real protection of the rocker covers.

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Re: Head guards

Postby Wassy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:50 pm

Cheers, there’s been a couple of sets for the LC models on the ukgser forum so I’ll keep an eye out on there as well.

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Re: Head guards

Postby Boxermed69 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm

Blackal wrote:The original R1200GSA protective covers (as fitted to yrs 2006-2009) are the ones to go for. They afford real protection of the rocker covers.


Agreed, but while they fit the look of an 'overlander' GSA they look like crap on a 12S. Painting them black would help, mind.

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Re: Head guards

Postby slparry » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:56 pm

Boxermed69 wrote:
Blackal wrote:The original R1200GSA protective covers (as fitted to yrs 2006-2009) are the ones to go for. They afford real protection of the rocker covers.


Agreed, but while they fit the look of an 'overlander' GSA they look like crap on a 12S. Painting them black would help, mind.

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Re: Head guards

Postby Boxermed69 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:36 pm

Now there's an idea Steve [smilie=thinking about.gif]

The HP2-style carbon covers (Ilmberger ones very similar) look great but how much???? Feckin ridiclious :evil: It's all very well having 'blingy pots' but a short-arse like myself is prone to use these sticky-out bits as an extreme side stand on occasion. Done mine on both sides now :roll: So, what's needed is sacrificial protection. The cheap(ish) carbon guards my bike wears have done their job in this respect - just a shame they make plug/coil/cap removal such a faff. Now on the look out for another solution that doesn't look like military grade Meccano...

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Re: Head guards

Postby Al » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:00 pm

GS style crash bars Mike, it's the way forward :D

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Re: Head guards

Postby Boxermed69 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 pm

Must....resist......

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Re: Head guards

Postby Al » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:25 pm

:lol: :lol:

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