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MachineartMoto X-Head for BMW R1200/R1200R

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

X-Heads fit with BMW OEM, Touratech, SW Motech, Adventure Designs crash bar extensions and Hepco Becker crash bars. They do not fit with Z-Tecknik bars. If your bars fit BMW's OEM cylinder guards, they will fit with the X-Heads.

This Product Fits:
BMW
R1200GS 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200GS Adventure 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200GS HP2 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200R 20052010
R1200RT 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200S 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
R1200ST 2005, 2006, 2007
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Lew S: I need it to protect my bike from potential damage to cylinder, cover existing touch up from previous owners damage. I like its greater topside coverage area encase of lay-down were the bike continues to roll before settling at rest. the cover is attractive and textured which will hide any scuffing. Product has gotten good reviews. Post purchase: I regret I had the occasion to use it. It worked. And Well. Very glad I bought it! Feb 17, 2015
Curt L: I picked this item because I ripped the OEM BMW aluminum Valve cover guard off over the weekend and researching lead me to this product. combined with pending hepco and becker crash guard should resolve any problems. (and I also read there could be clearance issues using factory cover guards with the crash bars while these should fit. Mar 26, 2014
David M: I tipped my bike over and the BMW OEM cylinder guards snapped off and my heads got scratched up. I bought these as replacements. If I had had them, they probably wouldn't have broke off, and even if they had, these guards would have protected the heads much better. These are many times better than the BMW OEM guards. Feb 26, 2014
Catharine H: I saw my buddies go down because of black ice and it scared me so I thought I better protect my RT just in case. Dec 24, 2013
Trevor D: Recently purchased a 2010 r1200r. Owner before me laid it down and broke the left side OEM guard and scratched the cylinder head cover - this should hide the aesthetic damage to the cover Aug 30, 2013
Ricardo C asked: Does it fit with the BMW NineT engine? May 14, 2014
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Robert D: Doesn't look like it to me. Altogether different cam cover. May 15, 2014
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Yorke M: The model you need is the X-Head DOHC May 21, 2014
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Fred R asked: Will these fit a 2013 r1200r ? May 31, 2015
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Brett S: Gidday Fred,

Sorry mate,I can't say for sure. If you are happy that the engine in your R1200r has the same oilhead architecture as my 2008 Megamoto, then you should be good to go, but please check that first.

BTW, the product is awesome, looks great and fits up very easily.
Jun 3, 2015
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Brett K: They will likely fit if it is a liquid cooled boxer engine. I installed them on my 2014 RT. They would not have fit my 09 air cooled RT. Jun 2, 2015
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Fred R: I found out it will not work.Thanks for trying to help. Jun 2, 2015
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A shopper asked: It fit with BMW r9t? Mar 28, 2015
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Jason H: Think that might be the X-Head DOHC, but might be best to confirm first. I have the v3 on my R12GS and love them. Mar 28, 2015
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Joe P: The Machineart covers that I bought for my 2005 will not fit, but Machineart covers for the double overhead cam motors 2012-2015 will fit. The covers have DOHC molded in the plastic. Mar 28, 2015
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David M: Contact MachineArtMoto directly with fitment questions. They are very responsive. May 11, 2015
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A shopper asked: on 2008 R1200RT with a Wunderlich Engine Protection Bar.
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http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=WA&Product_Code=8160735-736&Screen=SCRNSHOT&scrnshot_offset=2
Jan 13, 2012
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AliB: In speaking directly with MachineartMoto, they recommend a minimum clearance of 15mm between your head cover and the protection bar. Jan 13, 2012
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graham s: Will fit with Touratech guards but not sure about Wunderlich...plenty of room with Touratech guards Aug 3, 2012
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A shopper asked: Hello,
Will theese fit on my 2014 r1200r?
May 17, 2014
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Yorke M: No. The model you are after is the X-Head DOHC May 21, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
MachineartMoto X-Head v3 816740 XH-3.0 In Stock: Ships next business day