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post #1 of 6 Old May 15th, 2017, 12:31 pm Thread Starter
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2011 Engine protection fitted

The GS guys have an engine protection 'bash plate' fitted as standard and I understand why this might not be necessary for the RT. However, I fitted a GS bash plate under my RT this weekend to ensure, when touring, that stones and other road detritus don't fly up under the engine causing potential damage. I had read somewhere on the forum that others had experienced under engine damage by stones and bits of metal. Fitting was very easy and took only 20 minutes. The plate came from Estonia, purchased on an auction site and was as new with not a mark on it. I needed a couple of nuts and the two rear flexible bolts from BMW but total cost fitted was about 50($64). Peace of mind now when riding.

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Re: 2011 Engine protection fitted

Someone on the old R1200R forum hit something a few years back and punctured the oil filter. Left him stuck on the side of the road if I remember right. Will it cover the oil filter area?
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Yep. Does what it says on the GS tin since it's the same engine as the RT, same oil filter and drain plug, same threaded screw holes. Looks the business for 50. Of course when it goes in for a service the service guy will have to remove it to do the oil filter, etc. but an extra ten minutes on the labour sheet will not break the bank when I'm paying for a 12000 service and I do my own oil changes at 6000 miles. I'll find some pictures of it fitted.

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Re: 2011 Engine protection fitted

I installed a OEM GS skid plate on my 2012 RT about 4 years ago. One of the best protection upgrades I ever did. Oil changes take a little longer to perform but it's no big deal.

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As promised. Looks good and seems as if it won't interfere with the lean angle.
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post #6 of 6 Old May 17th, 2017, 12:46 pm
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Pretty cool!
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