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MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R
  • MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R - Black
  • MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R - Black
  • MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R

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MachineartMoto X-Head for Water Cooled BMW R1200GS / R1200GSA / R1200RT / R1200R / R1200RS

X-Head Cylinder Guards provide wide coverage in a tough, 5mm thick stylish shape that protects the vulnerable magnesium valve covers of R1200 hexhead engines.  When a bike is dropped, even at a standstill, a cylinder first hits the ground at its front corner, then rolls onto its face before settling back down on the lower edge. The wide coverage X-Head design protects both the valve and spark plug covers. Openings in the face are designed-in to provide air flow over the valve cover, while the molded-in texture at the bottom will help hide minor abrasion.

X-Heads are molded in a high temperature resistant nylon and installation takes five minutes - slightly longer on RT’s - with included stainless steel bolts. The bolt threads are coated with Nyloc thread locking patch to keep the bolts from loosening.

If your crash bars have had an impact, check that there is still a minimum of 15mm clearance between the crash bars and the X-Heads.

Sold in pairs.


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Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  •  Fits Liquid Cooled models only
This Product Fits:
R1200GS 2013, 2014, 2015
R1200GS Adventure 2014, 2015
R1200R 2015
R1200RS 2015
R1200RT 2014, 2015
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MachineartMoto X-Head BMW R1200GS / RT / RS / R 5 5 3 3
Simple and Easy Easy to install only draw back was the torque wrench setting. They look really nice on th cyclinder. March 11, 2015
Best Cylinder Head Guards out there Buy these quick, before you lose your balance while adjusting your mirror with the wrong hand and you drop your bike in your driveway, marring your new bike's cylinder head. I installed the hexhead version of these on my 2007 bike and didn't buy them soon enough for my 2014. They are far superior to the OEM cylinder head guards from BMW. I had the OEM guards on my 2007, and those break off in a flash and contribute to damaging your cylinder heads. The machineartmoto guards are very substantial, are less likely to break off and will do a much better job protecting your cylinder heads from damage than OEM guards or expensive 3rd party metal ones. That said, I would not consider these a replacement for crash bars. Get both. The only downside of the machineartmoto guards is that you need to use one of the cylinder head bolts to attach them, and as a result, you will need a torque wrench to properly re-tighten the cylinder head bolt as part of your install. There's an excellent video on YouTube of someone at machineartmoto installing these on a bike. ** Double check by searching the web that these guards will fit with your engine protection bars. Some engine protection bars fit more snugly than others. September 29, 2014
Cheaper, Better, Head Protection Cheaper, lighter, and better head protection than big metal crash bars. Looks much better too in my opinion. Installation was very fast and easy; less than 15 minutes. Save yourself some cash, get these. September 15, 2014
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Julian S: Protect rocker cover damage in tip over Feb 15, 2015
Daniel P: Recommended by a friend. Jan 20, 2015
Darius D: Had a slow speed fall while on a trail so outside of future protection it also covered up some scratches on the valve cover. I also purchased the AltRider Crash Bars and these fit very well with them. They even look better in person - smart part! Dec 4, 2014
John W: MachineartMoto valve cover protectors worked well on my last BMW boxer Hexhead, so I'm installing a pair on my new R1200GSW. Aug 24, 2014
Jose R M: For a better protection the crash bars always leave a space in between were a rock can come trought and damage the cylinder head. Jul 29, 2014
Joseph K: ease of installation Jun 27, 2014
Jason G asked: Will these fit with Hepco and Becker lower crash bars installed? Sep 26, 2014
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Sylwester L: They fit very close to cylinder head I don't see why they would not fit with h&b or BMW guards, Sep 26, 2014
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Sergio C: Sorry I'm not using crash bar Sep 28, 2014
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