Machine Art – AVANT Guard engine protector for BMW R1200RS LC and R1200R LC
A conventional mudguard extender cannot be fitted to the flimsy front mudguard fitted to the R LC and RS LC. The front mudguard is simply too flexible and not a sufficiently stable anchor for mounting a mudguard extender.
Therefore MachineArt the makers of the MudSling and Avant front mudguard extenders for other BMW models have developed the Avant Guard.
The Avant Guard is a front end stone and splash guard that protects the painted engine and exhaust headers of the liquid-cooled BMW R1200R/RS from serious and costly abrasion damage. The Avant Guard is a new kind of protection product designed to reflect these bikes distinctive styling while taking over the function of a front mudguard extender.
The Avant Guard covers the full height of the engine, 12.5″ (325mm), mounting to two existing screws at the top, and to the bottom of the engine case via an aluminum bracket and M8 bolts. At its widest point, 11.5″ (295mm), it partially overlaps the exhaust headers to reduce stone abrasion, while leaving sufficient clearance for cooling airflow.
The Avant Guard is injection moulded nylon the same material used by BMW for its mudguards and side skirts. Its fine matt texture helps hide abrasion marks from use over time. Perfectly compliments MacheArt’s MudSling for the same bikes (part number MAM-SLING-RSLC) and Xhead head protectors for the same bikes (part number MAM-X-HEADLC)
ENGINE BARS – Fits with the genuine BMW stainless steel engine protector bars.
SPOTLIGHTS – Fits with the genuine BMW spotlights.
R1200R LC 2015 on
R1200RS LC 2015 on
Instructions for fitting with BMW spotlights:
1. The light bar must first be removed to enable fitting the AVG into place engaging the two loosened screws holding the fan/radiator assembly. Those two AVG screws securing the lugs at the top must remain loose, while the two bolts securing the bottom of the AVG to the underside of the engine can be tightened.
2. Then, the locating pin on the flat right hand side tab welded that’s to the bar (right side of the bike) must be fitted into the hole in the right hand side chassis bracket. Then, its bolt, washer, and nut installed loosely. It is helpful to have a mate hold up the left hand side of the bar while the right side is being positioned and secured.
3. Then, the flat tab on the left hand side of the bar is aligned with its mounting bracket on the left side of the chassis and secured with bolt and nut.
4. Next, all the light bar fasteners must be tightened.
5. Finally, the two screws securing the AVG at its top can be tightened.