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post #1 of 7 Old Jul 12th, 2013, 9:13 pm Thread Starter
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Adding Wunderlich Rear Protection Bars and more

Received the Wunderlich "Rear Protection Bars" or tip over bars yesterday. Going to take a stab at installing them this weekend. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Also adding a BMW F800GS "Adventure" to the garage tomorrow. Anyone know of a site like this for the F800?

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Re: Adding Wunderlich Rear Protection Bars and more

Hi Mark:


Follow the instructions and all will go well. The installation is very straight forward except for the tupperware removal on rear end for access to the mounting bolt positions. That is a bit tedious, but still not too bad.


Get an ice tray (old style) that is divided down the center for two rows of cubes. Put the screws for each side in the appropriate position, and label where you removed them. I would also suggest sticking a piece of masking tape with the appropriate duplicate label on the bike next to the hole you removed it from. This will make a much easier time of keeping track of where everything came from and goes to, and avoids having left-over screws you cannot remember where you removed them.

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Re: Adding Wunderlich Rear Protection Bars and more

Let us know how you like those bars once you get them installed. In particular, does it interfere with a pillion's legs?
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http://f800riders.org/

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Let us know how you like those bars once you get them installed. In particular, does it interfere with a pillion's legs?
Will do. As for a pillion...I have a BMR shelf installed and have never ridden anyone on the back. I remember reading that some passengers with short legs had and issue with the protection bars.

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1974 Husky 250 Mag, 1975 Husky 250 GP, 1976 Husky 360 GP
1977 Husky 250 and 390 GP, 1982.5 Husky 500 Silver Streak
1974 Yamaha Ty250 Trials bike, 1971 Honda CB 175
1971 Yamaha 100 Enduro, 1970 Minibike with a "Clinton Engine" (my first bike)

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Re: Adding Wunderlich Rear Protection Bars and more

The solution to short leg passengers is to put some padding between their back and the top-case to scoot them forward just a bit. It changes the leg angle to avoid the bars.


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Re: Adding Wunderlich Rear Protection Bars and more

Added the bars this evening. Knocked it out in about 45 minutes. Didn't seem to have any issues with fitment, everything pretty much lined up and went on without a hitch. If there was any pain, it was the two bolts up behind the tail light.

Hope I never had to use the bars, but if I do, I hope they take the brunt of the fall.

Mark

40+ Vintage 125cc Motocross bikes (1973-1974) - my collection
1974 Husky 250 Mag, 1975 Husky 250 GP, 1976 Husky 360 GP
1977 Husky 250 and 390 GP, 1982.5 Husky 500 Silver Streak
1974 Yamaha Ty250 Trials bike, 1971 Honda CB 175
1971 Yamaha 100 Enduro, 1970 Minibike with a "Clinton Engine" (my first bike)

.... a 2011 BMW R1200RT in Thunder Grey Metallic and a 2014 F800GS-Adventure in red.

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