Looks matter when it comes to bikes, we know that. It’s probably why manufacturers don’t always make mudguards that extend far enough to fend off enough of the crud that gets flung up onto radiators and rear shocks.
Whether you’re an on- or off-road rider, you should always be mindful of the dirt that gets thrown up into the front of your bike (usually your radiator and downpipes), or all over your rear shock and swing arm. Stones can damage radiator fins and salt from treated roads in winter can coat the front of your engine and exhaust creating a nice base for corrosion to set in. You can either wash your bike after every wet ride or keep things cleaner by fitting mudguard extenders.
Machineart, designers of specialised accessories and add-ons for BMW motorcycles, have designed an all new MudSling® rear mudguard and Avant Front Mudguard Extender for the R1200GS and Adventure LC models.
Although the GS comes with a rear mudguard as standard, its small surface area offers only minimal protection against mud, stones and water spray flung up by the rear wheel. Injection moulded in tough polypropylene, to match the 1200’s other plastic part surfaces, the MudSling® increases the surface area of the standard guard by up to 75mm each side, and by almost 180mm downwards, offering significantly more protection for the rear shock and paralever arm. The wide design also helps prevent crud being thrown onto the rider’s legs, and keeps the under seat area cleaner. Precision cut to fit the existing guard and frame perfectly, the MudSling® requires no drilling and can also be fitted to bikes with lowered suspension.
£134.00 including VAT.
The matching Avant Front Mudguard Extender adds an extra 140mm of length and 50mm of width to the GS/Adventure LC’s front mudguard. Specially designed wings on each side give extra lateral coverage for the downpipes and painted engine casing, without adding excess width. It’s also injection moulded in polypropylene, matching the finish of the original. And like the MudSling®, requires no drilling to fit.
£49.00 including VAT.
The MudSling® and Avant Front Mudguard Extender are currently available as a great value twin pack from Nippy Normans: