Unfortunately, the original steering stops are simply not strong enough. They can be damaged by harmless falls or a strong knock. If this happens, the top yoke (upper clamp), fork tubes, and Telelever can be damaged. All this can lead to expensive repairs and a great deal of aggravation.
We have opted for a new approach with the R 1200 & 1250 GS LC. The protector brackets bolt onto the lower fork bridge pinch bolts, and the top bumpers contact the Telelever just before the original steering stop would make contact. This softens the blow, and as the rubber bumper compresses, it progressively becomes a solid stop for the forks. Also, this makes fully turning the handlebar significantly more pleasant due to the absence of the original limitation.
NOTE: Sold as a complete set of left and right hand side complete with all fittings.