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Engine Protection BarPart Number: 8160735-736

R1200 RT

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With these engine bars, we’ve applied our extensive experience in Engine Protection Bar design and once again hit a home run. This completely new design, developed especially for the R1200 RT, provides outstanding protection in more ways than one. Not only does it protect the valve covers from damage, it also protects the sump. The engine guard securely mounts at six optimally placed mounting points which share the load and protect from serious damage in most tip over situations. Cornering clearance is not compromised and all routine maintenance can be carried out without the need for removal. Installation is easily carried out with basic tools and no cutting or modification of any type is required. The engine protection bar is available in either a chrome finish or powder coated silver or black. The bar looks great and integrates perfectly with the RT's design.

Check out these facts:

• Even load distribution
• Protects cylinders and fairing
• Protects sump and oil filter
• Strong mounting system
• Removal not required for maintenance
• Precision steel construction
• Cornering clearance not compromised
• Easy to install
• No modifications needed
• Available in silver, black or chrome

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Please note the following:

These bars are not designed to be compatible with the Original BMW accessory valve cover protectors.

Fits all model year R1200 RT up to 2013.

On the chrome version, center support and bottom carrier are silver powdercoat. Only the protruding bars are chrome plated.

Not compatible with Remus header pipes due to tight clearances.

Please Note: The video for this product shows a bike that also has the saddlebag protection bars installed.

This item fits the following BMW bike models:

  • R1200RT

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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (Based on 62 reviews)
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Very Satisfied

Reviewed by James from Denton, Tx (10.12.2015)

I had no problems with the installation ( the rubber mallet was a great idea ) and they look great. Very much worth the price to protect those fragile cylinder head covers.
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Reviewed by Chen chang from La puente, Ca (9.17.2015)

Take a little effort to install. But okay
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Not as Hard as I Feared

Reviewed by Lou from Los Angeles, California (8.4.2015)

It's been ages since I turned a wrench and I've got some injuries (and age) that slowed me down quite a bit. But not counting a run to the tool store, this install took me about 1 1/2 hours. If you can get up and down from the ground like a normal human being, or have a lift so you don't have to, it will take you quite a bit less time. I put these bars on my 2011 R1200RT. Not nearly as difficult as the some of the horror stories here and none of the problems with ill fitting parts. The included instructions are insufficient and the online videos do not help much, but thanks to those who wrote here about having to remove a bolt on the left side and replace it with the included one, I managed. At one point, when the bottom support bracket appeared to be off by 1/2", and I thought I'd have to get out the Dremel and enlarge a hole on the bottom bracket considerably, I started composing a poor review in my head. Then I remembered that some writers here had mentioned the judicious use of a rubber mallet. Sure enough, one light tap and the holes lined up perfectly. My addition to the installation instructions is a warning to those with minimal tool kits. You'll need about 9" of ratchet extension to R & R the bolt that holds the crossover on the left side. It's waaaaay in there. I'm happy with the fit, finish and look of these bars. Now if only my highway pegs would arrive!
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Crash Bars for the 2011RT

Reviewed by Chris Marshall from maryville, tn (5.11.2015)

Fits pretty well, however the directions don't mention removing a bolt you need to use to secure them -seems strange, also the stock BMW cyl head covers WILL FIT -however they are tight, but DO FIT. yes they will get scrapped up also -but that's a given as will the crash bars too. over all - good solid protection with these bars.
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Look Great

Reviewed by George Lussier from Lakeland, FL (5.11.2015)

Bars look great on the bike. Hope I don't have the opportunity to find out how well they work. Installation was a bit tricky as the tolerances are so close that you can't tighten anything until all of the different pieces kind of push into place. Patience and a rubber mallet helped!
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Easy Installation - Great Looks

Reviewed by amz from Mondamin, IA (5.8.2015)

Purchased these engine guards for my 2015RTW. The instructions are straightforward and the guards are very easy to install. They look great on the bike and - IMO - make the m/c look a bit more 'finished.' Quite happy with this product so far. Hopefully I'll never "need" it to do its job, though :)
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engine protection bars R1200RT.

Reviewed by Cliff Thorne from Tigard, Oregon (4.21.2015)

The product seems to be well made,except engineers need to reengineer tolerance fit measurements. I had to reshape the under mount by about a 1/4 to 3/8. It was off just enough to not work. One side mount loop that protects the valve covers had to be slightly pressured into place and the set screw had to be replaced. I think I lost it in the fight. That tiny screw should be enlarged to better accommodate the vibration. And why have the screws poin rt ing in two different direction? I suggest red locktite. They already worked loose.
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Poor Fitment on 2013 R1200RT

Reviewed by Joe Babkowski from Avoca, PA (3.31.2015)

I purchased this product used,it was previously mounted on a 2008 R1200RT. The bar assembly that bolts to the bottom of the engine is an extremely poor fit on my bike. I had to grind down the tops of the front tabs and parts of the tab welds, and also had to "stretch" all 4 mounting holes to get both the front and back to bolt up. Actually, the front wouldn't even bolt up by itself (the back would, but not in concert with the front. Since the previous owner had no difficulty with mounting the bar, I am assuming BMW may have made some minor changes to the casting for the lower crankcase. Once bolted in, however, these look really strong.
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Great product

Reviewed by Renee Strand from Salt Lake City, UT (9.15.2014)

Excellent product. I bought both the engine and rear protection bars. I read all of the reviews about installation prior to beginning my project so I was well prepared for the time it takes, having 4 hands instead of two for the project, and the removal of all the plastic. If you're prepared for this, then you won't get stressed out. Just take the project one step at a time and it all goes together quite nicely. I am extremely happy with my bars and wish I had had them at the time I purchased my motorcycle and would have avoided scratching my engine and saddle bags when I tipped over the bike while stopped. But, at least I have them now and haven't tipped over the bike since having the protection.
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Hope I never need them!

Reviewed by Ken W Keller from Mt. Vernon, Il (8.9.2014)

Two factors led to my purchase of the Wunderlich engine protection bars. The one owner 2005BMW r1200rt that I bought was in showroom ready. Secondly, being a short, senior citizen, I was concerned about my adjustment to a taller heavier bike than I was used to riding. I was afraid that the bike might get away from me. The engine and read protection bars were a smart purchase. Additionally, they look good.
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2007 R1200RT engine protection bars

Reviewed by Ronald Grosser from Ocala, Florida (5.25.2014)

Nice piece. I like the metallic silver powdercoat finish. Fitment was no problem as long as you leave all fasteners loose until starting the last bolt. Some crash bars I see look out of place, but the Wunderlich bars complement the bikes appearance.
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2011 R1200RT engine bars

Reviewed by Jim Arnold from Centennial, Co (5.5.2014)

The bars were a snap to install, just be sure to install the included installation bolt (about 2 1/2 inches long) from the left side of the Motorcycle! I'm really pleased with the looks and protection that they provide!
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Did it's job well

Reviewed by Frank Ruffin from Tucson, AZ (12.22.2013)

(un)fortunately 2 weeks after having them installed I dropped the motorcycle (BMW RT1200) doing a U turn on a narrow uphill mountain road. Broke the foot rest & scratched the saddlebag but the engine block was unscathed & the mirror frame barely touched. could not have asked for a better protection. The bars did their job well.
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Just like the Big Boys

Reviewed by Chuck from Sunny San Diego from San Diego, CA (12.5.2013)

The bars were securely packaged, and the video online is great. Taking off the plastic was easier than my Suzuki (more screws but easier) The bars seem adequate, I haven't tested them yet. The color(silver) looks good and nearly matches the aluminum finish parts on the bike. I bought both the front and rear bars. Same goes for the rear saddle bag protection...excellent!
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Front protection

Reviewed by Don Chase from Olympia, WA (12.2.2013)

Very much enjoy the look and function of these bars. Relatively easy to install. Dealer liked them because on some the bars need to be removed for access, but not these.
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Look nice & easy to install

Reviewed by Don Chase from Olympia, WA (11.15.2013)

Not too bad to install - took a couple of hours. Had to stretch the bottom bracket a bit to fit but that was it. Dealer liked them because they will not interfere with access to the valve cover.
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Reviewed by john burke from orange park, fl (8.11.2013)

The bars work perfectly in every way. Had to pay the BMW dealer to install them - I just can't do that kind of work anymore at 70 years young. Even the mechanic was very impressed with them.
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Front tip,over bars

Reviewed by Alfred Harness from Covelo, Calif (8.9.2013)

Well I purchased a set of front and rear protection bars for my new R1200rT after my first accidental drop in the middle of a down hill asphalt road while trying to turn around ,scratched my valve cover and the rear case,,ugle but able to live with it ,well got home put on the front bars on ,not that hard even for and old man under the shade tree ,decided not to put the rear bars on as it required removing the side panel and decided to wait,,bad decision , well the next day heading out the drive way which Is dirt and going down hill ,well had to get off to open the gate get back on go through get off to close the gate, like I said this is on a down hill slope Needless to say I dropped the dam thing again only good thing was it was the same side as before the right side,,,,to make a long story short the front bars worked exactly as they were suppose to ,prevented any more damage to the valve cover but it did sctracked my new bars but the bars worked just fine ,only wish I went ahead and put the rear bars on at the same time,but what the heack the case was already scratched and I still have a clean set of rear bars to install ,,,ha
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all I wanted

Reviewed by Paul Wilbur from Waltham, MA (7.11.2013)

This engine guard is just what I wanted. Easy to put on took about ½ hour. Looks good matches the silver paint on the bike. Let me mount highway pegs in a good position. Hope it will protect my bike, have not tested it yet.
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Needs better installation instructions

Reviewed by Jeff Kadison from Deerfield, Illinois (6.4.2013)

Excellent product but needs better installation instructions. Front bar need to be marked which side is left and which is right. If this gets taken care of no problems what so ever.

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