Have you tried the BMW C650GT Impact Protection Set

pneuby

Member
As long as they screw into a solid portion of the frame under there, I think that's a tasteful addition.
Someone here who's modded or serviced their own bike can probably advise.
 

Don

New member
I'd be interested too, I struggle with maneuvering the scooter by hand as it is so heavy and it seems that the slightest lean causes it to go over. I've actually started weight training to help supporting the bike while walking it.
 

DrCohen

Member
I bought the impact protectors for my 2020 C650GT. The current version includes bumpers for the front fairing and for the rider and passenger floorboards, but not for the rear fairing. That's why https://www.bmw-scooters.com/index.php?members/miro.1100/ couldn't find the marks for drilling on the inside of his rear fairing panels.
I was going to install them myself, but the shop made a mistake on my order for a rack and scooter jacket. To make up for the delay, the shop installed the impact protectors gratis.
 

wspollack

Member
A fool as his money...$400. For stick on foam? Wow I'm getting older but not stupider...?
I dunno — have you checked the price of tupperware lately? If I had a 650, I think I’d buy them.

As I recall, the K1200LT had something like that, stock, and it’s my understanding that they were effective for parking-lot mishaps.
 

650Gtbrat

New member
Ok...prove me wrong. The ones I saw were just that. Poorly designed. Besides your mounting them on plastic...at 100+kph they are only pavement markers...IMHO
 

wspollack

Member
Ok...prove me wrong. The ones I saw were just that. Poorly designed. Besides your mounting them on plastic...at 100+kph they are only pavement markers...IMHO
You certainly have a valid point.

OTOH, most of my drops over the last 25 years have been parking-lot mishaps at 0 MPH, which is why I have the Wunderlich steel bars on my C 400 GT.
 

DrCohen

Member
Ok...prove me wrong. The ones I saw were just that. Poorly designed. Besides your mounting them on plastic...at 100+kph they are only pavement markers...IMHO
I have them on my C650GT. They are not stick on, nor are they foam. They are quite capable of protecting the bodywork in a tip-over, which is their function. And “prove me wrong” is a silly rhetorical ploy. The author of a claim obviously is the one with the burden of proof.
 
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