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Our Price: $249.00
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Product Code: XH_LC


X-Head_LC cylinder guards for all Liquid Cooled models.

The new X-Head_LC design benefits from "SuperTough" nylon technology successfully proven in use with the X-Head DOHC and SOHC models. With its blend of high impact strength, temperature and UV stabilization, the injection molded shell is designed to be slightly ductile in impact to prevent breakage. On the inside of the shell is a thermoplastic rubber liner that rests against the face of the cylinder to aid in dissipating impact force while preventing hard contact. Each side mounts via 2 stainless steel M5 T25 Torx Head fasteners and one existing T50 bolt.

X-Head_LC cover 80% of the face of the head to protect not only the bottom/front initial impact area, but also the mid part of the cylinder head. Even in a stationary drop, inertia can cause a bike to roll partially onto the face of the head before it settles down.

Regarding using crash bars or not, for mostly street riding either X-Heads or crash bars will be sufficient. Some riders do not like the look of all that plumbing around the engine so opt for X-Head guards instead.

For off-road riding, X-Heads alone are very effective because of their broad coverage and the Super Tough Nylon material we use is the best that can be had for this application, preventing breakage and punctures. For heavy duty riding and frequent drops in rough terrain, X-Heads complement crash bars to protect heads from weird strike angles onto rocks that can get past openings in the bars, especially at the rear part of the cylinder. Adding bars is another layer of defense.

X-Heads for the GS_LC were designed with clearance for BMW’s crash bars in mind so you will be able to fit them at any time. X-Heads also fit with Touratech and Alt Rider bars, however may be too tight to fit SW Motech bars without removal first.

Fits: R1200 GS/A, RT, R, RS liquid cooled models to current year (2019).... not 1250cc.

Comes with full set of installation instructions

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 X head covers February 11, 2019
Reviewer: Jamie Cox from Cambridge, ON Canada  
Great product . Motorcycle innovations is excellent to deal with

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5 of 5 X Head Xcellent.... December 26, 2018
Reviewer: Stephane Dufour from L'Assomption, QC Canada  
X head fit and look good OEM quality. Also Motorcycle Innovations shipped quickly. A+

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5 of 5 Easy install and good fit September 28, 2018
Reviewer: Brian Grohs from Kincardine, ON Canada  
Installed on my 2018 GSA.  Had to remove the OEM crash bars to install, all in about 1 hour to do both sides.
I also had to remove the rubber bumpers that are inside of the crash bars to provide adequate clearance between the bars and the heads.

I don't believe this will be an issue as the X-Head has a built in rubber impact absorbing liner.

Instructions were clear, fit and finish are good.  Hopefully I'll never need the impact protection they provide

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Hope NOT to test these any time soon... August 20, 2018
Reviewer: Bruce from Alberta, Canada  
My old GSA had engine bars and cylinder guards. My new GS has neither.  I’ve seen ads for these in various BMW bike mags. After reading lots of reviews and watching lots of videos, I decided to get them.

Easy on, about ten minutes per side once you start. Perfect fit, like other MaM stuff. Very clear instructions, and they do a great video to show installation, and a drop test on their website. (There are other good videos too - search YouTube.)
One thing to note, the kit includes a longer cylinder cover bolt to replace the one you take off. The torque specs apparently are critical for that bolt - only about  8 Nm, which is not very tight at all -like finger-tight
Again, thanks Motorcycle Innovations for carrying these. Fair pricing, fast shipping. Appreciate not having to order from across the border.

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5 of 5 Nice finish and perfect fit July 12, 2018
Reviewer: Marc from Laval, QC Canada  
Also very easy to install

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