Avant_LC fits the 1200 GS_LC with either BMW’s standard or optional Enduro skid plates. The photo below shows it with the Enduro plate.
Avant_LC also fits the 2014 GS/A with BMW’s standard skid plate, but does not comfortably fit the GS/A with the optional Enduro Skid Plate part #77148533747. The reason is that the front end caster angle was changed on the GS/A, reducing clearance with the Enduro plate.
ALT Rider fits, but it’s close while on the centerstand. Off of the stand clearance increases sufficiently.
A few other aftermarket skid plates do fit properly with the Avant on the GS/A_LC. Those made by Wunderlich and Touratech do not extend as far forward of the engine centerline as does the BMW Enduro plate, leaving sufficient room for the Avant. SW Motech fits as well (see customer note at bottom of page), but with a little less room to spare. The clearance worst case is when the bike is on its centerstand. When the suspensions is loaded clearance increases.
Wunderlich – sent by Lee S. “Good news! Purchased the Wunderlich skid plate for my 2014 1200 gs-adventure. Works perfectly with your fender extension”.
Touratech “Expedition” Engine Guard – sufficient clearance with Avant
BMW Enduro plate on GSA_LC – Another GSA_LC customer wanted the Avant’s splash protection but had already purchased BMW’s optional Enduro skid plate. On the center stand, the Avant almost touches the forward edge of the plate, but when off the stand when the suspension compresses, the clearance increases and increases even further with a rider aboard. Below are photos showing these two states.
MachineartMan thinks this is too close for comfort and does not endorse running both the Avant_LC and the BMW Enduro plate on the ADV_LC. We’ll stay in touch with customers who choose to do so and relate their experiences in a later post.
SW Motech Sent by Jay N. – I just thought you would like to hear that your front fender extender WILL fit on the GS_LC with the SW Motech bash plate. Having purchased the extender before the bash plate, I was not sure it would work.
It IS a tight fit, and I did have to take a rubber mallet and give the front of the bash plate three
moderate whacks, but not enough to compromise the plate, and since then I have had the bike on
some rough roads and there is no sign of interference. This was not full on nasty ADV riding, but I
just thought you would like to know that for the majority of riders, this combination will work. Also, I
was able to pick up 1/8 of an inch by pushing towards the tire hard on the extension before
tightening the screws.
This sure does a great job of protecting both the front plate AND the headers! Now for the Mud
Sling before my spring and shock get all chewed up.