Installing BMW Engine Bars
Has anyone installed the BMW bars on the GTL? It looks pretty easy to me. Someone at the dealership said I should let them do it because the bars attach to the engine block and a mistake in torquing could crack the block. He said, too tight will crack the block and too loose would cause the block to crack if the bike falls over.
First, I have a torque wrench and know how to use it. Second, is the engine block really that delicate? I can see the possibility of stripping out the bolt hole, but cracking the engine block by not getting the torque exactly right? Really? :scratch
Engine Guards and a 2013 K1600 GT
Mine engine guards had to be special ordered and took what seemed forever to come in. My bike was an early order 2012 and took delivery on November 14, 2011. Typical for BMW accessories on new models ... slow to come in. Pricey yes but worth every $. I know of a fellow who dropped a GTL at low speed and cracked the engine ... costing him thousands. My dealer installed them for me as I did not wish to be responsible for a failure arising from a "self install" and to be brutally candid and honest, I am lethal when any sort of tool is in my hand. The engine guards are solid as a rock and appear to be able to do the job in an unfortunate situation.