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    Cool I've got money to spend!!!

    Merry Christmas too me!...I've got some money (and permission) to spend on my 2005 R1200GS habit. What to do first? ....Im leaning towards upper crash bars, a windscreen and better hand protection....help me spend it! Any Ideas? What would you do first?...Don

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    Can't help you with what to do first, but by your screen name I'll assume you are in Oklahoma. What part? I'm in the OKC area and have a R1200GS.

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    Im in the Tulsa area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklabeemerfan View Post
    .I've got some money ....help me spend it! Any Ideas? What would you do first?...Don
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    IMHO the upper crash bars are for looks only. My '05 GS has been on its side on both pavement and dirt all too often yet the plastic tank covers have no road rash or other damage. I understand the need on the adventure model where the tank is directly under the bars and needs protection. The plastic on the non-adventure model is all the protection the tank needs. Also, check the costs... you may be paying more to protect replaceable plastic than the plastic is worth.

    If you still like them for the looks, then go ahead. I've one or two bling only items on my GS, too. There are lots of things to spend money on. Take a look at the list of farkles on my gs page if you need some ideas.

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    Lots of good ideas on your page marchyman. Actually, I was sent a link to your page and thats what got me thinking about Farkles for the bike. Also, that is an excellent point about the upper crash bars. I like the idea of the Barkbusters for hand protection. Do you have any experience with them?

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    I think I'll go with the lower engine guards, first. I did get the BMW hand guards, mostly for wind protection and they are very good for this.

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    I have not used Barkbusters. A friend replaced his stock guards with the 'busters and is quite happy with the results. He also thinks that wind management is better in that he gets less handlebar buzzing. But then he also had the touratech guard extenders on his stock guards and maybe that contributed to the buzzing in the first place.

    One note: If you don't have some kind of secondary steering stop (I have the Wunderlich version) then it may be possible for the guard mounting hardware to contact the fuel tank plastic in case of a fall.
    Last edited by marchyman; 02-13-2013 at 04:34 AM. Reason: fix typo

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