Wednesday, July 17 2013 [449 miles]
Before I continue with bike wiring I need to install the hand guards.
The Touratech instructions consist of a diagram. The mounting kit for the 2013 R1200GS seens pretty simple. The bar clamps are marked R and L. But looking at the instructions you use both an R and an L on each side of the bike. The difference is on the right side the R is closer to the rider and on the left side the L is closer to the rider. Strange. Also strange is that the diagrams are from the POV of the front of the bike so “right” is on the left and vice versa.
I had to loosen the clutch/mirror perch to make room for the bar clamp on the left side. There is a mark on the bar (a line) and a mark on the perch clamp that tells you when the controls are aligned as BMW intended. That’s where I put the perch before torquing to the indicated 8 N-m.
Will the handlebar bag still fit? Yep. There is room for the GPS mount on the inside of the left perch, too. The GPS came from my ‘05 GS. I did replace the arm on the Ram mount with one that is a bit shorter.
Now I can get back to wiring.