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Engine Protection Bars?

I just got a 2000 K1200LT and I'm going through the bike fixing things and getting it back in shape. Being new to the bike I have a question. Are the engine protection bars supposed to have any kind of curve in them when you lay them on a flat surface, or should they lay flat?. My left bar has a slight upward bend. So does the right, but not as much as the left. I'm thinking the bike may have fallen over on the left and bent the bar slightly up.

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I just got a 2000 K1200LT and I'm going through the bike fixing things and getting it back in shape. Being new to the bike I have a question. Are the engine protection bars supposed to have any kind of curve in them when you lay them on a flat surface, or should they lay flat?. My left bar has a slight upward bend. So does the right, but not as much as the left. I'm thinking the bike may have fallen over on the left and bent the bar slightly up.

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First of all, congratulations on your new purchase! In answer to your question...Yes, the engine protection bars should lay flat when placed on a flat surface. The curve in the bar is definitely a sign that the bike has been down on that side. Unless the previous owner replaced the parts before your purchase, other tell-tale signs would be scuff marks on the rubber engine bar cover and perhaps a crack in moulding rocker panel. Another area that commonly receives damage when the bike goes down is the moulding rocker panel (chrome strip on my bike) that runs the length of the side case. Now, don't ask me how I know all of this!


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Curt, that's a good sign. It means you won't have to drop it now! Have fun with it!!

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Thanks for the replys! Looks like I have some bar straightening to do.

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