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#1001348 - 11/21/17 09:42 PM Weather Protection Kit  
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Has anyone fitted the BMW Weather protection kit (see http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fi...agram=46_1708&partnumber=46638548482) fiche # 46-1708

If so, do you have any hints and tips on fitting it? Any instructions that came with it etc?

Thanks

#1001361 - 11/22/17 10:48 AM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Andy, any pictures out there of the parts installed? Didn't know they even existed. dontknow

Pat


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#1001367 - 11/22/17 12:47 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Hi Pat,
Take a look at the thread I started on another forum, there you will find pictures:

https://1200rt.com/index.php?topic=3596.0

#1001371 - 11/22/17 01:31 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Thanks Andy, again never knew those parts existed. Looks like they would help keep road spray off your legs & boots! thumbsup

Pat


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#1001373 - 11/22/17 02:05 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Well they are certainly appreciated by some of the UK police force!

#1001377 - 11/22/17 02:32 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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I would guess that the hardware could be purchased locally for much less than BMW is charging. The nuts, bolts, and washers total over $61!


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#1001385 - 11/22/17 04:31 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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You're possibly right. however, the bolts are BMW's shouldered bolts - like the rest of the fairing bolts. My BMW dealer gave me an acceptable discount. .

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#1001428 - 11/23/17 09:26 AM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Well thanks to all of you. The kit all fitted perfectly and with the photographs and SweRT's pdf provided on the R1200RT forum it was a doddle. Now when I get out in the rain, I will give you feedback as to if I think it is worth it. So far, I think they are worth paying more than the alternative ones that are available because of the fit, finish and integration.

#1001432 - 11/23/17 12:29 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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I would like to see some pics. Thanks!


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#1001524 - 11/25/17 08:56 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Originally Posted by AndyS
Has anyone fitted the BMW Weather protection kit (see http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fi...agram=46_1708&partnumber=46638548482) fiche # 46-1708

If so, do you have any hints and tips on fitting it? Any instructions that came with it etc?

Thanks


I fitted these bits to my RT a year back and they are really good, just cannot work out why they are not fitted to every bike. The weight and cost savings must be very small.

I cannot remember if they can with instructions but I think they may have, anyway fitting was not difficult but was a bit fiddly.

Hope this helps.


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#1002604 - 12/22/17 03:09 AM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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I just installed the front section on mine. Looks pretty good. I will note that this kit is standard on the r1200rt police.


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#1002610 - 12/22/17 09:35 AM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Yep, very pleased with mine.

#1002621 - 12/22/17 03:00 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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I have a front section kit in the garage... waiting warmers days to install.

#1002631 - 12/22/17 07:39 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Surely it's NOW that you should be fitting it.

#1002634 - 12/22/17 09:59 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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Garage not heated... -15 today.... waiting for April.

#1002639 - 12/23/17 01:43 AM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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I have a standard civilian model RT and also have a 2016 RT-P that came with the kit installed on it. I can tell a big difference when it is raining with the amount of road spray and water on my feet and lower legs. I have been meaning to get the kit and install it on my other bike as well.


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#1002652 - 12/23/17 12:41 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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How does he kit effect air flow? Riding is summer is my real question.

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#1002663 - 12/23/17 03:25 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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It does not affect air flow in any negative way. It was designed by BMW for the BMW R1200RTW.
It has a positive effect on airflow because it reduces turbulence around the shin and ankle are of both the rider and the pillion.

#1002677 - 12/23/17 07:52 PM Re: Weather Protection Kit [Re: AndyS]  
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For winter and rain protection on my 2007 R1200 rt I bought these several years ago.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8600375-377.html

I give them an A+ for keeping your feet dry and diverting cold air. Easy to R&R when it warms up. I leave the brackets on all year long.

I also added these http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8600312-373.html to divert air off the arms. I give them a C+ when used with a stack windscreen. I think they

are designed to work perfectly with the Marathon windscreen. It is wider and fills in the gap.

I might buy the marathon screen this year.

Very easy to install (ten minutes) if you leave the bracket in place all year long.


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