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GT Protection dose it have any how to add some

I am looking for a second bike. I am looking at the RT and GT on the BMW family. The conny is a consideration and the HD RK. My question is: I do not see bumpers in the GT like the LT. If you drop it the plastic will get messed up. And you know that eventually will happened but if it doesn't well, cool. What is the solution to protect the GT from avoiding scratches if dropped? And do not tell me not to drop it ok? I love to hear from you that have one and if you have let her down. How bad it gets scratch. The RT has some protection due to the Boxer set up but the GT?
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I am looking for a second bike. I am looking at the RT and GT on the BMW family. The conny is a consideration and the HD RK. My question is: I do not see bumpers in the GT like the LT. If you drop it the plastic will get messed up. And you know that eventually will happened but if it doesn't well, cool. What is the solution to protect the GT from avoiding scratches if dropped? And do not tell me not to drop it ok? I love to hear from you that have one and if you have let her down. How bad it gets scratch. The RT has some protection due to the Boxer set up but the GT?
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I dropped my GT going over a HIGH curb at next to zero speed. Got a ding on the rear bag and a scratch on the tupper wear. Street cred. No biggie.

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Re: GT Protection dose it have any how to add some

There isn't any built-in drop protection like on the LT.

I had clear bra put on when the bike was new, and also added the factory saddlebag bumpers (same as used on the RT). Then I had a center stand break and the GT slowly tipped over onto a concrete floor. You can see the results in this thread.

A friend of mine installed some frame sliders on his GT. I think they were designed for the S-bike, so he had to cut some holes in the fairing. They are perfectly functional, but some guys don't like how they look. I say it's your bike, so it's your choice.

There are some pics in this thread on I-BMW.com.

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There's none built in but

http://www.rg-racing.com

do a set.
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