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    Reliable protection for the side stand safety switch. The interrupt switch for the ignition is mounted on the pivot point of the side stand and it is in a very exposed position. This essential electronic device can be easily damaged by a collision with an obstacle, resulting in an engine shut down or your bike unable to be started. The SwitchGuard can eliminate your concerns and keep you and your BMW moving forward.

    The SwitchGuard is made of hard anodized aluminum and it securely attaches to the frame at two points. Watch the video to see how robust this part is.

    Made in Germany.

    *Installation estimated at 12 minutes for this part may vary depending on skill level.


    Ultimate protection

    Wunderlich -The Perfect Match

    Wunderlich - Setting the New Standard with BMW U.S. Rider Academy. Teaming up with BMW's official U.S. Rider Academy, home for the GS trophy qualifier, we’ve developed the toughest protection components for your GS. Our limited production run is now in stock, allowing you to elevate your GS to this new World Class standard!

    Our journey with the BMW U.S. Rider Academy began with creating the Ultimate Engine Bars for their R1250 GS training fleet. Inspired by the rigorous demands of their off-road riding course at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina, our engineering team at Wunderlich Germany developed these bars to endure the toughest conditions. The resounding success and proven durability of the Ultimate Engine Bars in combination with our Adventure Tank Bars led to a deeper partnership with the Academy.

    Thanks to the effectiveness of our Ultimate Engine Bars, the BMW U.S. Riders Academy has expanded its trust in Wunderlich, now relying on us for a wide range of parts for various motorcycle models in their fleet.

    They have incorporated numerous Wunderlich products to enhance the durability and performance of their bikes. From headlight guards and ABS sensor protection guards to radiator guards and skid plates, our parts are designed to offer the best in protection and functionality. We also provide various other components such as front axle sliders, engine front housing protectors, and side stand enlargers, ensuring every aspect of the bike is fortified.

    Moreover, our collaboration extends to offering accessories that improve the riding experience, like fairing pouch sets and off-road sport windscreens. We also supply turn signal indicator guards, adventure tank bars, and hand guard enlargers, catering to the diverse needs of their motorcycles, including models like the R1250 GS, R1300 GS, F750 GS, and F850 GS.

    This collaboration underscores our commitment to quality and innovation, ensuring that BMW riders have the best protection and enhancements for their motorcycles, whether tackling off-road challenges, navigating urban environments, or embarking on long-distance adventures. Our partnership with the BMW U.S. Rider Academy is a testament to the reliability and excellence of Wunderlich products, trusted by one of the most respected training centers in the world.

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    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    4.82/5 Stars out of 11 Reviews
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    Verified Buyer
    (FL) | March 30th, 2023
    Your products and services are great and greatly appreciated. I will continue to purchase them as long as I need them. Thank you
    Exactly as Described
    | June 5th, 2022
    This was the easiest mod I’ve made. Why these switches aren’t protected by the factory design is beyond me. But hey, Wunderlich benefits. It Took me about 7 minutes and that included getting the tools. Do yourself a favor and get this. Without it, it’s not a matter of if, but when it breaks and leaves you stranded in a parking lot or in the boonies.
    Verified Buyer
    Kickstand guard
    | May 30th, 2022
    I looked at the touratech but wasn’t sure when looking at the it mounted. I really like the way it mounts and cover the switch. It was super easy to install and looks great as well. Job well done wunderlich!
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    Verified Buyer
    | May 8th, 2020
    It's a quality product and easy to install. I bought it because it's the only one I have found with the bracket on the back. Others use zip-ties and they get old and disintegrate. I do think it's overpriced for what it is.
    | March 15th, 2020
    Was thinking about the Touratech side stand guard, but after viewing the video of the SwitchGuard getting hit with a sledgehammer that sold me. Like another reviewer stated, the Touratech uses the side stand switch mounting screw which in my opinion is not a good choice when compared to mounting it to the frame. Well worth the money even at $95.
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    The Best Switch Guard I Found
    | November 13th, 2017
    This switch guard is the only solution that I found that didn't mount to the switch itself. This switch guard mounts to the Crash Bars and provides the best protection of all the solutions that I reviewed (Touratech, eBay, etc).
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    Wunderlich Side Stand Switch Guard
    | February 9th, 2017
    This switch guard is pricey but very stout and installed easily to the frame of my 2015 GSA LC in minutes. It is hard to understand why BMW engineered the side stand switch to be so exposed on a bike designed to go off-road. Seems like a no-brainer to protect an obvious point of failure.
    SwitchGruard for 2015 GSA LC
    (Escondido, CA) | March 11th, 2016
    A friend of mine had a rock hit his side-stand switch during an extended tour in South America. After some research, I decided the SwitchGuard was the best option as it attaches to the frame and not the side-stand switch itself. Just fitted it and it is a solid, well-made piece of kit. It looks bomb-proof! A couple of notes: Firstly, the instructions now appear to come in English in addition to German. Secondly: It's fairly easy to figure out if you need either of the two spacers required - the SwitchGuard should be in line with the frame rail. My 2015 GSA didn't require either. Thirdly: If you have engine guards, I recommend loosening the forward engine mounting bolt in addition the rearward bolt that you attach the SwitchGuard to. Attach your SwitchGuard and then re-tighten each mounting bolt little-by-little until you can hit the right torque values for each.
    SwitchGuard -> one of a kind
    (Boston, MA) | September 23rd, 2015
    I have a R1200GS lc 2013 silver color. The guard is first of all easy to put in, the instruction are in german "why!", you don't need the spacer which is included, this is for an older model. It does look great and not just that, it does indeed protect the swith. This guard is well design, 2 points of attachment so it stays in place to protect that switch.
    Excellent hardware - very poor customer support
    (Longmont, CO) | August 3rd, 2015
    I bought the switchguard which is solid construction. The instructions arrived in German - when I contacted Wunderlich for assistance - no reply - ever. There are some extra parts (spacer and washer) and I was unclear whether they were needed or not - simple instruction page doesn't seem too much to ask for a $100 part - turns out they were not needed (I found someone who was fluent in German who explained the instructions which suggest the parts were not needed for my situation.) C'mon Wunderlich - you have great stuff - can't you answer your email or provide instructions in English???
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