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AltRider Rear Brake Reservoir Guard for BMW G650GS
When you tap your rear brake, you want to know it’ll be there. Install the AltRider Rear Brake Reservoir Guard for the BMW G 650 GS to protect the life-blood of your rear braking system.
Made from 2 mm anodized aluminum, it installs using OEM hardware and offers full coverage to the reservoir. An AltRider logo cutout allows you to check fluid levels, while a recessed cutout for the fastener keeps the design clean.
It is satisfactory, but a stronger product would be a better choice.
It seems a little weak for a piece designed to protect such an important part. It is better than nothing, but I would probably make something stronger over buying this product. I understand they are limited to the availability of mounting locations. In a hard fall this probably will not protect the brake reservoir. It will protect from a branch hitting it, but not much more than that.
April 27, 2015
Part broke off & disappeared during normal riding
Bought and installed this part and within 2 months the part broke off at its mounting point and is gone. The bike was never down. The failure happened during rather sedate break-in on-road riding of less than 500 miles on my new 2014 G650GS. Perhaps the bending of the aluminum in shaping the part and small size of the mounting points results in an insufficiently robust part. It didn't hang around long enough to test its protective capability in an actual step off or fall however having a single screw mounting point for a "protective part" doesn't inspire confidence. In the photo you can see what remains of the part under the OEM mounting screw.
I also have the Altrider crashbars, skid plate, and rear master cylinder guard mounted with no problems to date but none have been tested by a fall yet.
April 3, 2015
Not robust enough
I purchased this product for protection of rear brake reservoir. I have not had any impacts on the protector and just installation and removal a few times for maintenance (brake flush and shock work). The connection point to the frame is very thin and has cracked and failed. I do no think this would provide any protection to the reservoir.
January 31, 2015
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