AltRider Potentiometer Guard BMW R1200GS 2005-2012
I never realized how much/often my leg hit or came close to my potentiometer untill i installed this and felt it hitting my boots/shin. I chose the over the touratech one due to the fact the put the extra thought in an use a metal brace/spacer instead of plastic for the standoff giving it more strength.
June 10, 2015
Looks good and designed well
I think it looks good and I feel it's designed well. I have a triple black GS, so the black cover fits in nicely. I like that it has a third mount point instead of just using the two potentiometer screws on the throttle body like the stock BMW cover. ( Some special edition GS's came with a cover...I think the Adventure model does too. ) I think it would do it's job well in case of a drop in rough terrain.
May 4, 2015
Easy to install and very strong. Only issue is your shin will feel the brunt of this guard if you place your foot a little forward on the pegs. Willing to live with it as it is a quality product.
April 13, 2015
Easy installation,,, good instructions.... i like the way it protects my potentiometer. And it looks good also...
September 29, 2014
This is a must for GS1200 Owners. I had a friend drop his bike and his boot broke his TPS off. He was stuck until we rigged it. The replacement part cost him $270. This guard is a great product to have and easy to install.
May 28, 2014
Could be better
Looks nice! It will help protect but it should have been made a bit smaller, as it does interfere with my boot when shifting (adventure boot has protection at the shin and that hits the guard) it could have simply been made one inch smaller and there woul be no issue. If you ride without tall boots I would be a little consered about hitting you shin in it ouch!
Better design would have the rider side of this brace with a moe rounded edge. I'm just dealing with it for mow but will likely make a new one to replace it
October 28, 2013
I picked up the guard after loosing a day's riding helping a friend get his GS home following a gravel road tip-over that busted his potentiometer.
Simple 10 minute install. The usual Altrider quality fit and finish. And, the peace of mind knowing that an easily broken "dead-stop" part is now well protected.
A good purchase that I highly recommend.
June 10, 2013
Hopefully will never need it...but economic and looks great
For the price, I can't see why you wouldn't want this kind of essential protection. Well fabricated and the finish is flawless...only a 10 minute or less install too so no lost ride time.
April 30, 2013